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 NEW* VicArts Grants program guidelines below.

*Please note: there have been some changes to the guidelines for the 2019/20 rounds of VicArts Grants. Ensure you read the current version of the 2019/20 guidelines. The changes are regarding support material and confirmations.

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.

Key dates

2019

Round opens: 25 July 2019 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
Round closes: 5pm, 22 August 2019
For activity commencing after 1 January 2020.

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

2020 

Round opens: 2 January 2020 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
Round closes: 5pm, 30 January 2020
For activity commencing after 1 June 2020.

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

Who to talk toTheatreAarti Desai: 8683 3163 or at aarti.desai@creative.vic.gov.auLiterature

Fiona Beckwith: 8683 3137 or at fiona.beckwith@creative.vic.gov.au

Music and Dance/
Physical Performance

Masha Wijesiriwardana: 8683 3133 or at masha.wijesiriwardana@creative.vic.gov.au

Visual Arts and Cross-Artform/
Multi-Artform

Chloe Turner: 8683 3179 or at chloe.turner@creative.vic.gov.auLinks and downloads

2019/20 VicArts Grants program guidelines - (for Windows) word version DOC, 234.0 KB
2019/20 VicArts Grants program guidelines - (for Mac) pdf version PDF, 259.3 KB 

Application drafting tool ()  DOCX, 32.7 KB
Budget drafting tool (XLS, 103.5 KB) 
Tour itinerary template (XLS, 52.0 KB) 
Information for all applicants
Creative Victoria Grants Portal
Previous Recipients - July 2018
Current Recipients - February 2019 
VicArts Assessment Panel February 2019 DOCX, 17.8 KB

Applications close
22 Aug 2019
Amount
Up to $60,000
Artform
Experimental arts
Music
Performing Arts
Visual arts
Writing & Publishing
Grant Type
Major Project
New work
Applicant Type
Individual
Organisation
Region
Victoria
Website
Creative Victoria (opens in new window)
Contact
Chloe Turner
Email
chloe.turner@creative.vic.gov.au
Phone
03 8683 3179