Clever and Creative Seed Grants

Clever and Creative Seed Grants provide artists and creatives with small grants to initiate, explore or activate new ideas or new approaches to their work.

Grant guidelines

To confirm the eligibility of your organisation and activity, please read the grant guidelines before applying.

2023-24 Clever and Creative Seed Grants Guidelines (WORD - 896 KB)

2023-24 Clever and Creative Seed Grants Guidelines (PDF - 376 KB)

Who can apply?

This grant is suitable for emerging artists and creatives exploring, testing and developing a new creative arts project, as well as mid-career and established artists and creatives exploring a new direction or developing a new innovative or experimental project.

Applicants must reside or operate in Australia and deliver the proposed project or activity within the City of Greater Geelong’s municipal boundaries.

You must be one of the following applicant types:

  • Not-for-profits - incorporated bodies, co-operatives or associations
  • Registered charitable organisations – refer to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
  • Unincorporated bodies with an auspice
  • For-profits - commercial entities, businesses
  • Individual/Sole Traders (entity type with Australian Business Register)

What can you apply for?

Artists/creatives fees, materials, venue hire, equipment purchase/hire, inclusion/access costs and documentation/evaluation.

How much can you apply for?

There is a total grant pool of $25,000 available.

Applicants may ask up to $2,500.

How to Apply

  • Read the grant guidelines.
  • Check you are an eligible applicant.
  • Check your activity is eligible.
  • Get in touch with us - please discuss your activity with us before applying.
    [email protected] or phone 03 5272 5560
  • Collate your supporting documents.
  • Answer the questions in the application form.
  • Don't forget to hit the submit button.

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Applications open/close

Open:  Saturday 1 June 2024

Close: 5pm, Monday 29 July 2024

Notification of outcomes

16 September 2024

Page last updated: Friday, 31 May 2024