Creative Victoria's grants program is OPEN - between $5k & $60k

VicArts Grants program are OPEN
It provides grants of between $5,000 and $60,000 for discrete projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's arts sector.
Applications close 22 February.
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The VicArts Grants program invests in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria's artists and smaller arts companies.  It provides one-off support for discrete projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's arts sector.
The program is open to new ideas, new modes of practice and new approaches to delivery of the arts that will build on Victoria's position as a cultural leader.

Funding available

Applications will be accepted for requests between $5,000 and $60,000.
Solo projects (i.e. one  artist working alone) are eligible to apply for up to $20,000.
The program also includes a 2 year funding stream, providing 2 years of continued annual support to a limited number of successful applicants.  To discuss appropriate grant requests please contact program staff.

Who can apply

  • Individuals
  • Organisations including arts, non-arts, community and local government.
The primary focus of the proposed project or program must include:
  • Victorian based individual professional arts practitioners (emerging to established) and/or Victorian-based professional arts ensembles/organisations; and
  • An artistic activity.
NB: For the July 2018 funding round, applicants must choose between applying to either VicArts Grants or the Creators Fund.

Key dates

There are two VicArts Grants funding rounds in 2018:
Round 1 opens: 1 February 2018 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal 
Round 1 closes:  5pm, 22 February 2018 
For activities commencing after 1 July 2018.
Round 2 opens: 28 June 2018 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
Round 2 closes: 5pm, 26 July 2018
For activity commencing after 1 January 2019.
It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

Who to talk to


Kate Bailey: 8683 3163 or at     
Louise Naumann: 8683 3145 or at
Dance/Physical Performance
Shaun Larkin: 8683 3179 or at
Kaushali Seneviratne: 8683 3106 or at
Visual Arts
Sophine Chai: 8683 3164 or at

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