Arts Investment Grants Program

Up to $10,000 is available from Arts Investment Grants Program to help organisations grow their practice, address infrastructure needs and develop new works, programs or services.

Arts Investment Grants Program

Arts Investment Grants Program

The Arts Investment Grants Program has been developed to align with the 2017-2021 Council Plan and the 2017-2022 Arts and Culture Strategy: Creative Capital, which both aim to ‘strengthen and invest in the significant creative sector in Moreland and enhance its standing as a destination for the arts’.



Applications need to address at least one of the following objectives:

  • Support Moreland’s creative sector to maintain and grow their practice in the municipality
  • Address identified arts infrastructure needs in the municipality
  • Provide capacity building opportunities to the local creative sector



New Initiative Grants
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for new initiatives which address one or more of the objectives of the Arts Investment Grants Program. This could include either moving or expanding premises, or piloting new programs or services in Moreland. Applicants need to demonstrate how this new initiative will make a valuable contribution to the creative sector of Moreland.

Organisational Grants
Grants of up to $5,000 annually for 2 years are available to Moreland based organisations. Applicants must demonstrate that their organisation has delivered outcomes aligned with at least one of the Arts Investment Grants Program objectives for at least 3 years. This funding can be for operational costs or new initiatives.


Eligible Projects

Preference will be given to applications which:

  • Support the development or extension of new work or programs
  • Enhance Moreland’s profile as a vibrant arts locality
  • Encourage and champion diversity and Aboriginal culture
  • Demonstrate partnerships with other organisations
  • Align strongly with commitments in Moreland’s Arts and Culture Strategy: Creative Capital
  • Demonstrate clear potential for impact on and growth of the creative sector in Moreland


Eligible Applicants

This program is only open to organisations whose primary business is in the creative sector. This includes performing arts, visual arts, literature, digital media, film, fashion and design.

Organisations can make one application annually to either of these categories.

New Initiative Grants
All applications must meet the following criteria:

  • Groups or organisations which are incorporated, cooperatives, public companies, charitable organisations or auspiced by an incorporated entity
  • Have adequate public liability insurance or guarantee that it will be obtained upon notification of successful funding
  • Have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council

Organisational Grants
All applications must meet the following criteria:

  • An organisation which meets the objectives of the Arts Investment Grants Program and has delivered outcomes aligned with at least one Arts Investment Grants Program objective for at least 3 years.
  • All eligibility requirements of New Initiative Grants above



Applications close 21 March 2018.


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