City of Melbourne

Annual arts grants program

Annual arts grants program

What would you create with a $20,000 arts grant? Whether you compose, sculpt, dance, write, perform, film or produce work unlike anything else, apply for funding to make your 2020 project happen.

2020 Annual Arts Grants applications open 24 May and close 24 June.

Each year our annual arts grants support and celebrate our creative community.

Grants are available to artists, creatives and arts organisations across all disciplines and to people from all backgrounds and abilities in three categories:

  • Arts projects
  • Aboriginal arts projects
  • Arts residencies

You can be located anywhere to apply, but your funding must result in a public outcome activated within the City of Melbourne municipality.

All applications are assessed by an independent external panel.

Information sessions and grant writing workshops will run through May and June to assist in the process. Spots are limited, so book early.

We’re committed to investing in the arts to foster the vibrant creative life of the city. Read more about the City of Melbourne objectives and priorities for A Creative City in Council Plan 2017-21.

Read the guidelines below:

Questions? Chat with us weekdays 9am to 5pm on 9658 9983 or 9658 8601, or check out the FAQS below.

Applications close
24 Jun 2019
Amount
Amount Upon Application
Artform
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Experimental arts
Film / TV / Digital
Music
Performing Arts
Visual arts
Writing & Publishing
Grant Type
Major Project
New work
Residencies
Applicant Type
Individual
Organisation
City
Melbourne
Region
Victoria
Website
City of Melbourne (opens in new window)
Contact
Grants Manager
Email
service@smartygrants.com.au
Phone
9658 8601