Arts Projects Quick Response Grants

A limited amount of funding annually is available for a Quick Response Grant when there is a compelling justification to do so.

There is a total grant pool of $220,000 available to cover the four arts grants offered by the City (Arts Project, Festival-Arts, Professional Development and Quick Response).

Grant amount

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support individual Arts Projects that aim to foster creativity, engage the wider community and embed the role of the arts in the life and experience of the people of the Geelong region.

Who should apply?

Eligible applicants can apply for a quick response grant to support the exploration, development and presentation of arts projects for activities that:

  • fall outside the timeline for the main Arts Projects or Festival-Arts grants round (refer to
  • can only be funded at short notice, for example:a new, limited-time opportunity or an activation devised in response to an unexpected community issue or municipal disaster; and conducted solely within the City of Greater Geelong municipality
  • align with the City of Greater Geelong Arts & Cultural Strategy (visit our Arts and Culture page)

Grant guidelines

Please read the grant guidelines before applying.


A pre-assessment of your eligibility is required to apply for a quick response grant, please contact the grants team on 03 5272 5560 or email [email protected].

Closing date: 15 May 2022 unless funds are exhausted 

Notification of outcomes

Outcomes of applications will be announced within four to six weeks following submission of applications.

Page last updated: Monday, 14 February 2022