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Australia council grants

Australia Council for the Arts

Applications close 5 February 2019

Career Development Grants for Individuals & Groups

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, this grant can provide support

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Australia Council International Residencies

Applications close 15 January 2018International residencies provide a unique opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in a new arts context, market, community and culture. The experience enables artists to articulate their practice within a global context and build knowledge, networks and partnerships that support future international arts activity.

Australia Council residency partners include:

  • ACME, London
  • BR Whiting Studio, Rome
  • Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
  • EMPAC, New York
  • HIAP, Helsinki

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APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund

Applications close 20 February 2019In recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have their works performed, APRA AMCOS has initiated the Art Music Fund. The Art Music Fund exists to commission new work that is innovative, displays professional compositional craft and represents a benchmark of excellence in its field.Find out more read more

Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships

Applications close 31 January 2018Travelling scholarships from The Marten Bequest offer talented young artists (21-35 or 17-35 for ballet) the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either overseas or interstate.Find out more read more

Tanja Liedtke Fellowship

Australian Dance Theatre

Applications close 14 December 2018The 2019 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship is offered by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation in partnership with Berlin’s ada Studio and Australian Dance Theatre’s International Centre for Choreography and is open for applications from dancers/ choreographers between the ages of 20 and 35. Find out more read more

City of Sydney Creative Hoardings Program

Sydney Hoardings
Applications close 12 December 2018City of Sydney seeking art and design concepts to be used on construction site hoardings in the City of Sydney local area. This is an opportunity to see your artwork large-scale across the city. Each artwork selected will receive a licence fee of $11,400.Find out more read more

Fast Track Fellowship


Applications close 6 December 2018Open to Victorian music artist managers and independent labels, the Fast Track Fellowship facilitates international professional development, relocates selected participants overseas and immerses them within music companies over a two month period.Find out more read more

LGBTIQ Community Grants Program

Victorian Government
Applications close 10 December 2018These grants provide support for organisational development, capacity building and sustainability of LGBTIQ organisations and groups. They are intended as one-off investments in activities such as planning, training, infrastructure, consulting and advice that will provide long term benefits to the organisation or group.Find out more read more

Mercedes-Benz Design Award 2018.

Do you have a design idea for the living space? Bring it to life.

Enter the Mercedes-Benz Design Award.

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The Mercedes-Benz Design Award is a celebration of excellence in design form and

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Australian Children’s Theatre Commission

Applications close 28 January 2019

Expressions of Interests for the Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation (ACTF) Commission are now open, with the successful applicant touring as part of Regional Arts Victoria’s Arts & Education Program in 2020! The ACTF will commission the creative development of a new performance work, up to the amount of $20,000.

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Transurban Community Grants

Applications close 31 December 2018Every six months, Transurban offer grants of up to $5000 to community initiatives like school projects, youth education, road safety and environmental programs.Find out more read more

Want to grow your arts organisation?

Arts Investment Grants provide financial support to organisations whose business is in the creative sector.

The grants aim to provide organisations with funding to grow their practice, address infrastructure needs and develop new works, programs or services.

Objectives of the Arts Investment Grants Program

  • Support Moreland’s creative sector to maintain and grow their practice in the municipality.
  • Address identified arts infrastructure

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10 Year Anniversary of Victorian Bushfires Arts Grants

Applications close 31 January 2019The Victorian Government Community Arts Grants program will provide funding for creative arts projects that reflect the experiences of local communities directly affected by the 2009 bushfires.Find out more read more

Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship

Image: Brown Paper, 2001, by Katthy Cavaliere. Mona/Remi Chauvin

Applications close 17 December 2018Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, made possible with funds from Cavaliere’s Estate in partnership with ACCA, MONA and Carriageworks, is valued at $300,000 in total and will be granted to three female-identifying Australian artists working at the nexus of performance and installation.
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City of Melbourne Test Sites

Image: Credit: Test Sites x Yirramboi Workshop, 2017, with Carly Sheppard, Baden Hitchcock and Ngioka Bunda-Heath. Photo: Bryony Jackson

Applications close 5 December 2018This is your chance to explore and experiment with creative ideas for temporary projects in the public realm. Test Sites is back, providing greater funding and more time to develop work.Funding of up to $10,000 is up for grabs and is open to local, interstate and international artists.

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Local History Grants Program

Applications close 18 December 2018The Victorian Government recognises that local and community history is an important part of Victoria’s memory. The Local History Grants Program encourages and fosters community activities that preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians.Find out more read more

Celebrating Darebin: Seeding Grants

Applications close 15 November 2018Celebrating Darebin seeks to support new and first time community events that celebrate the people and places of Darebin with a new grant scheme. Individuals and community groups can apply for Community Events (up to $3000) or True North Events for events in Reservoir (up to $5000).Find out more read more

Lesley Hall Scholarship 2018

Applications close 31 October 2018The Lesley Hall Arts and Disability Scholarship is an annual scholarship offered by Arts Access Victoria (AAV) which recognises the power of the arts to influence social change. It honours the life and activism of the late Lesley Hall, a tireless advocate for the human rights of people with disability. Find out more read more

ACT City Grants

Applications close 23 October 2018Through City Grants eligible applicants can apply for up to $80,000 for projects that contribute to the vitality of Canberra’s city centre through place-making.Find out more read more

Asialink Creative Exchange 2019

Applications close 28 October 2018Global Project Space produces a suite of innovative projects that are reflective of the enduring relationships of Asialink Arts and their global arts Alumni. GPS projects reflect the globalised nature of contemporary creative practice, across art form and geographic boundaries, while promoting sustained cross-cultural dialogue.Find out more read more

Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

Applications close 28 October 2018Artists are now invited to apply for Australia’s most significant commission for moving image art. The successful artist will receive $100,000 from The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and professional support from ACMI’s curators including highly specialised curatorial, production and presentation expertise.Image: Phantom Ride, Daniel CrooksFind out more read more

Arts Projects & Career Development Grants Open

Applications close 2 October 2018The Australia Council grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity. Career Development Grants can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career. The arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public.Find out more read more

Arts Projects & Career Development Grants Open


The Australia Council grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity. Career Development Grants can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career. The arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public.

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Creative Vic Music Works Quick Response Grants

Applications close 20 September 2018Music Works Quick Response Grants provide support to individuals, groups and organisations to cover immediate opportunities in the following areas of funding: Regional Activity,  Building Capacity (Professional Development) and Connecting to Markets.Find out more read more

The Carstairs Prize

Applications close 1 September 2018The Carstairs Prize aims to support socially engaged art projects that embrace participatory and collaborative experiences, bring participants into active dialogue with the artist(s) in order to involve audiences beyond the art community.Find out more read more

Arts House CultureLAB EOIs

Applications close 6 September 2018Arts House invites CultureLAB expressions of interest for the financial year 2019–20. There is an investment of up to $10,000 for research and creative development of projects led by independent artists and created on site at Arts House.Find out more read more

Critical Path Responsive Residencies

Applications close 3 September 2018The Responsive Program supports self-directed, blue-sky choreographic research. Research projects may be broadly defined but generally involve the exploration of new ideas or assumptions, new methodologies or new collaborations.Find out more read more

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants

Applications close 11 September 2018The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist emerging and early career artists.

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Moreland Project Grants

Applications close 26 August 2018Council provides funding each year to community organisations for activities and project implementation designed to benefit and engage the Moreland community.Find out more read more

Matched funding programs open for applications

Secure new donors, double your dollars with matched funding

Are you a small-to-medium arts organisation or an independent artist with a project to fund and a fundraising campaign in mind?

You could be eligible for up to $10,000 for artists and up to $25,000 or $50,000for arts organisations through our matched funding programs.

PLUS1 is our matched funding program for not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations.

MATCH LAB is our matched funding program for independent artists and groups.


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Creators Fund

Damon Kowarsky and Kyoko Imazu. Along the River (2013). Photo: Kyoko Imazu

Applications close 26 July 2018The Creators Fund paves the way for independent creatives to take their practice and their careers to the next level by providing them with one of the most important and scarce resources – time.Find out more read more

St Martins First Stage

St Martins are dedicated to supporting artists who are interested in developing work in collaboration with children.Their seeding program First Stages connects independent artists and companies with St Martins to explore and develop work that puts children at its centre.

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Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund

Applications open 20 July 2018The Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund has been created to enable projects to be realised in the Fringe program. They encourage bold ideas to take shape, and support all forms of expression which enrich the festival offerings.Find out more read more

Foundry 658

Expressions of interest are open to participate in Foundry658, an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Creative State strategy, delivered by State Library Victoria and ACMI. Foundry658 will support creative people to transform their ideas into sustainable businesses.

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The Atrium: exhibit your work in 2019

Applications are now open for artists or curators to exhibit in the Atrium in 2019. This Gallery space is suited for experienced artists who work in sculptural and spatial practices. New site-specific works are encouraged.

There is no fee charged for exhibiting in the Atrium. Selected applicants will receive the following support toward their exhibition:
Exhibition signage
Support in exhibition design, technical assistance
Marketing and publicity
An official opening alongside other exhibitions
$1,000 bursary

If you have further questions contact the Incinerator Gallery on 8325 1750 or email incinerator@mvcc.vic.gov.au. The exhibition space will be open to view during our regular opening hours.

Applications close Friday, 29 June, 2018.

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Yarra Annual Grants

Applications open 11 June & close 23 July 2018In 2019 Yarra Annual Grants will invest nearly $880,000 in programs which support and enrich the Yarra community. The funded programs will address a wide variety of local needs and promote connectedness and well-being across Yarra.Find out more read more

Prelude Composers Residency

Applications close 16 July 2018Prelude is a national initiative to provide time and space for Australian composers to make work by offering long-term residencies in historic houses around Australia. The stipend for the 2018 residencies is $20,000 for twelve months. 

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Melbourne Prize for Literature

Applications close 9 July 2018With a total prize pool over $100,000, there is an exciting new category offered. The Prize and Awards are open to Victorian residents and published authors only. Individual author entry or nomination.Find out more read more

National Library of Australia Fellowships

Applications close 1 July 2018The National Library offers three Fellowships to support practising writers and artists to develop new work creatively using or inspired by the Library’s collections.Find out more read more

Darebin Arts Partnership Initiatives

Image: Westside Circus, Arts Partner.

Applications close 17 June 2018Council is seeking interest for individual artists and arts organisations, with the aim of creating new partnerships that enable inclusive artistic collaborations to occur within Darebin.All funding requests for either stream are capped at $8,000.Find out more read more