Community Arts and Festivals Grants Program

The Community Arts and Festivals Grants Program is a suite of grants that support projects initiated and managed by not-for-profit, incorporated organisations.  

It also includes one grant that is available to individuals.

Comprehensive information about the Community Arts and Festivals Grants Program, and links to related documents and online forms, can be found by clicking on the links provided.

Grant information sessions

Information Sessions about the Grants Program and the application process are held in June each year. They feature loads of useful tips and information about the Grant Program, including an easy to understand explanation of the application and assessment processes.

2015-2016 Grant round

The main round of the 2015-2016 Community Arts and Festivals Grants Program will open on Wednesday 1st July 2015.

Please note that two grant streams in the Arts category will be open between 1 October 2014 and 30 May 2015. See Community Arts Grants for details.

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Additional opportunities

Outside of the main grant round in July, two grant opportunities will remain open between October 2014 and May 2015, subject to availability of funds.

  • Community Arts (Quick Response) Grants of up to $1,500 to support ‘urgent’ arts projects whose timelines prevent the applicant from applying within the major Community Arts Grants program application period in July each year.
  • Community Arts (Professional Development) Grants of up to $1,000 to support selected professional and skill development activities for individuals.

See the Community Arts Grants page for details!

Funding enquiries

General questions regarding grant opportunities can be directed to Justyn Rowe at the Arts & Culture Department on 03 5272 4703.

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