Looking for funding and/or support for the development of your work? There are numerous organisations that assist with grants, funding and initiatives. Don’t just apply for the same programs as everyone else does, take the time to do your research and see what’s out there.
A lot of these sites also offer tips on how to put together an effective application. Remember to also think outside the box on grants and funding – don’t just look at arts grants. (Eg. I always recommend checking out your local Council for possible grants. Examine how your project can be applied to and/or benefit other areas in the community.)
- Department of Planning and Community Development – Grant Finder
- Local History Grants Program
- Victorian Multi-Cultural Commission
- Youth Grants (ages 12 – 25)
- Melbourne City Council Grants
- Australian Government - Arts and Culture
- Regional Arts Victoria
- Arts Victoria
- Australia Council
Remember to also check relevant theatre companies, as while they are there to create their own productions – they also offer support in various ways for new works. The Malthouse Theatre has the newly formed HELIUM program, and the Melbourne Theatre Company supports artists through a variety of ways. Have a look at the Developing Artists and Theatre page on their website.
Need helpful tips on the grant writing process? There’s GREAT info all over the place. Check out these links to make it all less daunting: