Up to $20,000 is available from First Peoples Investment Program to help individuals, groups and organisations to develop their professional and creative practice.

 

First Peoples Investment Program

The First Peoples Investment Program provides opportunities for First Peoples individuals, groups and organisations to develop their professional and creative practice and increase career pathways into the creative industries.

 

Background

The First Peoples Investment Program (Pilot) is an initiative of Creative Victoria’s First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries and the Creative State Strategy.

The program is for emerging through to established creative practitioners and people working in the arts and creative industries, as well as individuals who do not formally identify as creative practitioners. First Peoples organisations in Victoria are also encouraged to apply for creative and cultural support activities.

First-time applicants will be supported through the whole project process from the application through to the final reporting on how the funds were spent (acquittal report). This support may be through a community-based or sector-based mentor (paid for by Creative Victoria) and can be organised with Creative Victoria staff.

 

Funding

Funding is available in three different streams:

  • Stream 1: Connect to Country
  • Stream 2: Develop your skills
  • Stream 3: Create something new

Stream 1: Connect to Country and Stream 2: Develop your skills

  • $1,000 to $5,000 for individuals (ie. one creative practitioner per project)
  • $1,000 to $10,000 for groups and organisations

Stream 3: Create something new

  • $1,000 to $20,000

 

Eligibility

Stream 1: Connect to Country and Stream 2: Develop your skills

  • First Peoples of Australia who are living in Victoria
  • First Peoples organisations based and operating in Victoria
  • These streams are open to creative practitioners at all career stages

Stream 3: Create something new

  • First Peoples of Australia who are living in Victoria who have not received funding through Creative Victoria before
  • First Peoples organisations based and operating in Victoria for projects that directly benefit practitioners who have not received funding from Creative Victoria
  • This stream is open to new and emerging creative practitioners

NB: In 2019 individuals and groups will only be able to receive one grant per stream.  Organisations may apply on behalf of multiple applicants.

 

Timing

Applications close 31 December 2019 or until funding has been exhausted.

 

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