City of Melbourne

Annual Art Grants and Residencies

The City of Melbourne Annual Arts Grants help exciting creative ideas come to life in our city. Each year we offer grants of up to $20,000 to make your project…


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Closing Date

Jun 23, 2024




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Call all creativesit’s time to make your vision a reality through the City of Melbourne’s Annual Arts Grants program, now open for 2025 projects. 

Whether you compose, paint, sculpt, dance, write, perform, film or produce, each year we offer grants of up to $20,000 to make your project happen. 

We will fund creatives in either:   

Annual arts grantsGrants available up $20,000 for one-off arts projects that result in a public outcome either online or within Melbourne municipality. Grants available to individuals, groups, small to medium arts organisations.   


Art residencies – Grants available up to $5,000 and provide studio spaces and facilities for artists and small to medium arts organisations to develop their creative practice.  

Applications close at midnight on 11:59pm 23 June 2024.  

For further details and to apply visit City of Melbourne’s website. 

Image: The Platform Emerging Artists Take Over by Grace McQuilten, photograph by Keelan O’Hehir.