Creative Communities Grant Program

Formerly known as the Community Arts Grant and Community Festival Grant Program, this program offers two main streams.

  1. Community Festivals Stream

    The Community Festivals Grants Program supports community cultural festivals and events held in the Greater Geelong municipality.

    The Program aims to strengthen community festival activities across the municipality and in doing so, celebrate the diverse and unique communities within the City of Greater Geelong.

  2. Community Arts Stream

    The program aims to support the initiation, development and delivery of quality arts projects, enriching the cultural fabric of the Geelong region and maximising community participation in local arts activity.

    This stream includes suite of grants for arts projects initiated and managed by not-for-profit, incorporated organisations and one grant available to individuals.

We are looking for projects that assist the City to attain and build cultural strengths, connect communities through the arts, and raise the profile of the Geelong municipality as a creative region.

Applications are open between 14 August and 25 September 2017.

Please read the grant guidelines for the particular stream you are interested in  before submitting an application.  This provides information about the process, eligibility, what you can apply for and the assessment criteria.

You will also need to make contact with grants staff before you apply. Contact details are available below.

Access to the application will be available on this site until 25 September 2017.

Arts Grants - apply online

Festival Grants - apply online


Need to know more...

If you have any questions about the Creative Communities program, please contact: Sandra Muratti, Arts and Culture Project Officer by email at

Page last updated: Monday, 21 August 2017