Creative Victoria

VicArts Grants

The VicArts Grants program invests in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria's artists and smaller arts companies.  It provides one-off support for discrete projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's arts sector.

The program is open to new ideas, new modes of practice and new approaches to delivery of the arts that will build on Victoria's position as a cultural leader.

Download the VicArts Grants program guidelines (DOC, 224.0 KB).

Funding Available

Applications will be accepted for requests between $5,000 and $60,000.

Solo projects (i.e. one artist working alone) are eligible to apply for up to $20,000.

The program also includes a 2 year funding stream, providing 2 years of continued annual support to a limited number of successful applicants.  To discuss appropriate grant requests please contact program staff.

Who can apply

  • Individuals
  • Organisations including arts, non-arts, community and local government.

The primary focus of the proposed project or program must include:

  • Victorian based individual professional arts practitioners (emerging to established) and/or Victorian-based professional arts ensembles/organisations; and
  • An artistic activity.

NOTE: For the July 2018 funding round, applicants must choose between applying to either the VicArts Grants or the Creators Fund.

Key Dates

Round opens: 10 January 2019 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
Round closes: 5pm, 7 February 2019
For activity commencing after 1 July 2019.

It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

Note: as the Victorian State election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018, the Victorian Government will assume a caretaker role from 6:00 pm on 30 October 2018 until such time that either it becomes clear that the incumbent government will be returned, or when a new government is commissioned.

In line with the caretaker conventions, the incoming government will determine whether to proceed with this funding program after the caretaker period.

Who To Talk To

Cross-Artform/Multi-Artform, Theatre or Literature 

Aarti Desai: 8683 3145 or at

Dance/Physical Performance

Shaun Larkin: 8683 3179 or at


Kaushali Seneviratne: 8683 3106 or at

Visual Arts

Sophine Chai: 8683 3164 or at

Cross-Artform/Multi-Artform, Theatre or Literature

Applications close
07 Feb 2019
Amount Upon Application
All artforms
Grant Type
Major Project
Market development
Skills development
Applicant Type
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Aarti Desai