City of Melbourne Annual arts grants

Annual arts grants program

Our annual arts grants program offers anyone with a great idea and an artistic outcome or artists looking for a residency in the City of Melbourne the opportunity to apply for funding.

The program makes art accessible for everyone, ensuring support of a diverse range of artists and taking art into the public realm for all to participate in and to experience. It runs every year and includes funding opportunities for arts projects and Indigenous arts projects for all artists, arts organisations and community organisations.

The annual arts grants program is underpinned by the City of Melbourne’s commitment to support artists, as outlined under the funding theme in the Arts Strategy 2014-17.

How to apply

2017 arts grants

Applications open Monday 2 May 2016
Applications close 5pm Tuesday 14 June 2016 

Information sessions

A number of information sessions are being held from 4 May to 31 May 2016. Bookings and RSVPs required.

Information sessions and grants writing workshops (PDF 54 KB)
Information sessions and grants writing workshops (DOC 63 KB) 

See how a grant has helped musician Nick Wilson to further his practice.