The City of Greater Geelong has launched the Creative Communities Grant Program, the program has two main streams, Community Arts and Community Festivals Grants.
In addition two minor streams are available for limited times outside the main annual grant rounds.
Creative Communities – Arts Project grants
- The program aims to support the initiation, development and delivery of quality arts, culture or heritage projects, enriching the cultural fabric of the Geelong region and maximising community participation in local arts activity.
- This stream includes suite of grants for arts projects initiated and managed by not-for-profit, incorporated organisations, a Biennial option is available (when rounds are open) for large projects that exceed the scope of a single year and one grant available to individuals for professional development.
Creative Communities – Festival grants
- This program aims to strengthen community festival activities across the municipality and in doing so, celebrate the diverse and unique communities within the City of Greater Geelong.
- Grants are available to groups (when round is open) seeking to develop small to moderate sized festivals which celebrate local or community identity, provide a diverse range of arts activities in accessible locations, and enrich the cultural life of the Geelong community.
Before you apply, it is important to be sure that your event meets our criteria as a Community Festival as opposed to an arts project, major event or other type of gathering. Examples include:
- Music Festivals
- Multi-arts events
- Film Festivals
- Heritage events
- Indigenous events
- Performing arts festivals
- Multicultural celebrations
- Children’s arts festivals
- The maximum amount of funding for a Creative Communities Arts Projects grant is $10,000 per applicant.
- The maximum amount of funding for a Community Festival grant is $10,000 per applicant.
- Not for Profit, incorporated bodies, cooperatives or associations
- Registered charitable organisations– Refer to Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission.
- Government Schools/Learning institutions – (only where the project is not curriculum based or where the activity or benefit is not confined to the learning institution but is for the primary benefit of the wider community)
- Unincorporated bodies with an auspice