Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation

Emerging Artist Grants Program

The Emerging Artist Grants Program is to open to emerging and up and coming individual artists/collectives who can display their artworks at the Rainbow Serpent Festival in Lexton, Victoria. This program supports individuals and collectives in developing new concepts in their chosen art form and to exhibit new work in a safe, professional manner.

The annual grants program provides emerging artists an opportunity to construct manage and present new work to a large audience in a natural, outdoor environment. We encourage submissions that develop a high-quality, imaginative artistic practice; and can reach and engage with diverse audiences.

The Artist Grants Program encourages innovative original art that engages with people, decorates and enhances the Rainbow Serpent Festival grounds. Please remember that we are situated in the Australian outdoors and artworks must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions. All installations must be well lit at night in order to be viewed throughout the entire event. Submissions must be well thought out, and use materials that are conducive to the harsh conditions of the Australian outdoor environment (eg. high winds, rain and extreme UV(sun) and heat).

The grants program is open to, but not limited to the following mediums:

  • Digital
  • Lighting
  • Sculpture
  • Recycled
  • Shade Structures
  • Kinetic
  • Functional
  • Installation
  • Interactive
  • Social/ Environmental/ Political themes

The Emerging Artist Grants Program totals $27,000 and is divided into the following awards;

  • 2 x $5000 Awards
  • 1 x $5000 Aboriginal Culture Arts Grant
  • 1 x $3000 Awards
  • 2 x $2000 Awards
  • 1 x $2000 Memory Seed Multimedia Arts Grant
  • 2 x $1000 Awards
  • 2 x $500. Awards

We invite everyone to bring their creative ideas and unique flavour; and that participating in this program will encourage greater artistic expression and allow your unique artistic endeavours to come to life.

Further information can be found on our website

Applications close
13 Oct 2019
Up to $5,000
All artforms
Grant Type
Applicant Type
Lexton, Victoria
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Lynne Donnelly