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. Acquittal Forms for use by all grant recipients can be found below.
2012-2013 Grant Round
It is a requirement for all potential applicants to discuss their proposal with the Arts & Culture Department prior to applying. Applications may only be made by receiving a link to an application via Email.
Applications are currently closed for the following Grant streams:
Outside of the main grant round, two grant opportunities will remain open between 1 October 2012 and 30 May 2013, 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. A legitimate reason must be provided as to why application could not occur during the July intake, and why funding is necessary at short notice (Example: creation of an arts program to support an environmental disaster relief effort).
- Community Arts (Professional Development) Grants of up to $1,000 to support selected professional and skill development activities for individuals. Volunteer arts community workers and professional artists who reside permanently within the Greater Geelong municipality may apply. (Example, reimbursement of travel costs or registration fees for cultural conferences, programs, mentorships or other arts education activities for individuals.) Provision of arts industry references is mandatory
Information and Guidelines:
The assessment criteria used to assess all funding applications are detailed in the Grant Guidelines.
All Arts Projects and Festivals are required to submit an Acquittal Form at the completion of their activity:
Please contact the Arts and Culture Department on 03 5272 4703 if you require the following:
- Community Festivals Grant (Triennial) Acquittal Form
General questions regarding grant opportunities can be directed to Justyn Rowe at the Arts & Culture Department on 03 5272 4703.