Supporting small creative businesses to make a big impact

06 June 2023

Applications are now open for the latest round of the Creative Ventures Program, supporting innovative small creative businesses that fuel the state’s creative economy.
Joel Bray Dance and Chunky Move, 'Garrabari'. Image: Jeff Busby

Recognising that the vast majority of creative businesses across the state are small and micro-businesses, the program is designed for creative businesses with less than 10 full-time staff or collectives of no more than 10 people.

Applicants can work in any creative field including screen, digital games, design, fashion, visual arts, literature, dance, circus, cabaret, craft, theatre, music and more.

Previous recipients include First Peoples fashion label Ngali, whose founder recently made history as the first-ever First Peoples designer to have a solo show at Australian Fashion Week; and Joel Bray Dance Company which will provide jobs for up to 20 dancers, performers, dramaturgs, set, costume, lighting and sound designers this year.

Other organisations to benefit from this program include disability-led performance group Weave Movement Theatre; and The Archie Roach Foundation.

Investment of $70,000 to $100,000 per annum over two years is available to support eligible businesses, organisations and collectives to create jobs, develop groundbreaking new work and events, and plan for the future.

Applications are now open and close at 3pm on Thursday 20 July. To apply or find out more information visit Creative Ventures Program page.