Avenues of support

MAV encourages artists and communities of colour to access public (government) and private resources for artistic and cultural development. We regularly update Avenues of Support to help inform people of opportunities that are available. This list is not exhaustive, but we try to make it as relevant and useful as possible.

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Closing 19 September 2022

CREATE GRANTS

Closing Soon
Australia-wide

The Copyright Agency

The Copyright Agency’s Create Grants support mid-career writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. Amount of grant: $25,000

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Closing 19 September 2022

ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Closing Soon
Local Council area only

CITY OF WHITTLESEA

For artists who live, work or are connected to the City of Whittlesea. Artworks will be exhibited from Thursday 10 November until Thursday 15 December 2022 in The Great Hall, Council Offices, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang. This year’s theme is New Light.

All art mediums, materials, processes, practices and interpretations are welcome.

EOIs close: 19 September 2022

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Closing 21 September 2022

THE PAVILION RESIDENCY EOIs City of Melbourne

Closing Soon
Non-financial opportunity

Creative Spaces has a short-term residency opportunity open to all artists, creatives and cultural organisations looking for a space to present or exhibit work. The Pavilion is a 175m² space centrally located in the Fitzroy Gardens and is available for creative use between October 2022 and March 2023. Applicants may apply to utilise the space for up to three months but no less than one month. It is highly recommended that you attend a walkthrough of the space before submitting an application.

Walkthroughs are happening on: Tuesday 6 September at 2pm Friday 9 September at 10am Wednesday 14 September at 2pm

Available from 1st October, 2022

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Closing 23 September 2022

INNOVATION GRANTS EOIs

Closing Soon
Broad grant criteria - not specifically arts
Organisations only

Lord Mayor's Charitable Fund

Seeding Grants (up to $50,000 for one year) or Scaling-up grants (up to $300,000 for two years) now open for EOIs. Areas of impact are: Homelessness & Affordable Housing; Inclusive, Sustainable Economy & Jobs; ​Healthy & Climate Resilient Communities. Applicants must be an endorsed Tax Concession Charity.

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Closing 25 September 2022

AHEAD OF THE CURVE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Closing Soon
Non-financial opportunity

Cinespace & MAV

Four emerging filmmakers will be paired with mentors from three filmmaking disciplines—producing, writing, and directing. From October to December 2022, the mentees will receive one-on-one mentorship and teaching sessions.

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Closing 26 September 2022

CULTURAL FUND GRANTS FOR ORGANISATIONS

Closing Soon
Australia-wide
Organisations only

The Copyright Agency

Grants for organisations for projects that deliver exceptional opportunities for Australian writers, journalists, editors, picture book illustrators, English and literacy teachers, visual artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors. The aim is to support organisations to create, award, present, publish, and to offer significant income generating, professional development and career sustaining opportunities for writers, visual artists and publishers. $5,000 to $25,000.

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Closing 28 September 2022

FLOURISH: ARTS RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM

Closing Soon
Local Council area only

City of Moreland

Up to $5,000 for individual artists, $10,000 for organisations. You must be a Moreland resident and be auspiced by an incorporated organisation to apply for the individual category; your organisation must be Moreland based and incorporated or auspiced. Activities must happen in Moreland in 2023. Organisations can apply for the costs of equipment and toher costs (eg rent, bills) that will ensure their survival.

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Closing 5 October 2022

FESTIVALS AUSTRALIA

Closing Soon
Australia-wide

Federal Government

Festivals Australia will offer funding to support individual art projects that allow community members living in regional or remote Australia to participate in or appreciate an arts driven experience at:

*a festival – which is defined by Festivals Australia as a regularly presented program of events (for example annually or biennially) that is open to the public and provides an opportunity to gather and celebrate *a significant one-off community celebration – which is defined by Festivals Australia as a schedule of events that is open to the public and is focused on an anniversary or launch of great significance to the community. For example, a special celebration of the town or the area’s culture and history, a significant anniversary of a major local event, or the opening of a major new community resource could be the basis for an eligible significant one-off community celebration

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Closing 10 October 2022

SMALL REGIONAL PRESENTERS FUND

Closing Soon
Victoria-wide

Regional Arts Victoria

Applications can be for presentations of a single show, a show that is part of a tour, several shows over several months, or for an annual program of shows. Presenters can receive up to $15,000 through this program for presentations taking place between 1 January and 31 December 2023. Presentations must be: *Presented in regional Victoria, for local audiences. *A professional live Australian show, production or performance from outside the local government area where the presentation is taking place. *Ticketed, with box office income. *Open to the general public. *A paid presentation, where the presenter pays a show fee to bring the show to their community.

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Closing 11 October 2022

PLAYING AUSTRALIA

Closing Soon
Australia-wide

The Australia Council

The Regional Performing Arts Touring Program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. For projects starting after 1 January 2023.

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Closing 11 October 2022

BI-ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM City of Moonee Valley

Closing Soon
Broad grant criteria - not specifically arts

Biannual Grant: Arts & Events - up to $10,000. Arts projects and events or festivals that benefit the Moonee Valley community. Free grant writing workshops with Debby Maziarz available for booking, on Sept 15, 21 and 22.

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Closing 12 October 2022

LARGE GRANTS - WYNDHAM

Closing Soon
Broad grant criteria - not specifically arts

City of Wyndham

Up to $40,000 for incorporated not-for-profit groups, or with auspice by one. You must be based or operate in Wyndham. For activities commencing after 1 April 2023. Some co-funding is required, the amount depends on how much you are requesting. Applications open 12 September 2022. The guidelines are on the website now.

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Closing 18 October 2022

AFRICAN AUSTRALIAN CREATIVE MEDIA PROGRAM

Closing Soon
Must have ABN or an auspice
Available to non-permanent residents

Scanlon Foundation

This is an open grant round that supports African Australian individuals, platforms and organisations that operate in screen media, visual arts, podcasting, radio and written media. There are three funding streams: platform development ($10,000), content creation ($10,000) and live events ($5,000). Applications will be assessed by a panel which consists of three Scanlon Foundation staff and four industry representatives.

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Closing 20 October 2022

CultureLAB EOIs

Closing Soon
Creative Development support
Available to non-permanent residents

ARTS HOUSE

EOIs (Expressions of Interest) for CultureLAB and The Warehouse Residency are open, with $250,000 available to support all sorts of practices and projects.

This year, for the first time, CultureLAB placements are also being offered in partnership with ACCA (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art)Basement Theatre (Aotearoa)BlakDance and Western Edge

All disciplines eligible – music, theatre, performance, dance, visual art, digital art, experimental practice, relational projects, or anything between or beyond these mediums. There are a number of info sessions in-person and online.

EOIs are open until 20 October for residencies from July 2023 - June 2024.

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Closing 10 November 2022

IAN POTTER FOUNDATION -VIBRANT ARTS GRANTS

Organisations only

For arts organisations. EOIs open October 17 2022. the Foundation seeks to support first-rate artistic institutions and organisations in metropolitan and regional Australia which are distinctive in artistic achievement, imagination and innovation to:

*foster development across a sector or art form. *host artists in high-calibre professional development and/or leadership opportunities of at least 12 months (e.g. fellowships, apprenticeships, mentorships, internships).

Info session 11am October 4 2022, register to attend.

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Closing 10 January 2023

IAN POTTER CULTURAL TRUST

Australia-wide

Opening 17 October. For projects or travel happening after 28 April 2023. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas. In particular, they are looking for well-researched and planned projects that make the most of the time spent overseas.

The Trust primarily provides support for structured professional development and networking opportunities overseas such as: Residencies Mentorships Study tours which have a clear skills development focus Private lessons Internships Workshops Conferences and festivals

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Closing 28 February 2025

MULTICULTURAL SENIORS SUPPORT PROGRAM

Victoria-wide

Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Funding supports activities to benefit their members and build stronger community connections. Funding available up to $8,000
Funding can be used for:

  • social and cultural activities
  • improving seniors’ digital accessibility and literacy
  • providing practical support
  • purchasing essential equipment and resources; and
  • running costs

Grant recipients will also receive Public Liability Insurance (PLI) and Group Personal Accident (GPA) Insurance

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BLACK CAT GALLERY

Available to non-permanent residents
Australia-wide
International
2022 EXHIBITIONS

Black Cat Gallery has a new home in Brunswick St Fitzroy, and is seeking proposals for exhibitions in 2022. Artists, curators and collectives working in all mediums invited to apply.

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RENEW FITZROY STREET

Non-financial opportunity
Broad grant criteria - not specifically arts

CITY OF PORT PHILLIP & THE FITZROY ST BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

One year pilot project aims to transform empty spaces into vibrant places on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. If you create or make your own wares or IP, run a creative based community group, social enterprise or NFP and are seeking low cost or rent free space you may qualify for this activation project.

Applications Now Open

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SUPPORT ACT

Australia-wide

CRISIS RELIEF GRANTS

For music and performing arts industry workers.
Eligibility:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have a valid working visa
  • prove that you have been working professionally in the Australian music or live performing arts industry for three years
  • provide names and details of two professional referees
  • have household expenses which are greater than your household income

There is no deadline to apply, however those experiencing hardship should submit your application as soon as possible.

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PPCA PERFORMERS TRUST FOUNDATION

Australia-wide

Grants to promote and encourage music and the music-related performing arts:
Scholarships for the promotion and encouragement of musical and theatrical education;

The promotion and encouragement of the performing arts to the general public;

The aid or assistance of any beneficiary who is unable to adequately maintain herself/himself by her/his own exertions and other income

Individuals: up to $3,000. Groups: up to $5,000

Applications assessed four times a year.

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NATIONAL DEBT HELPLINE

Australia-wide
Broad grant criteria - not specifically arts

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a challenging time for everyone in Australia (and the world).
This is a guide on steps you can take to look after yourself and your family financially in the Covid-19 pandemic.

It contains information about:

  • Emergency Relief
  • Centrelink support
  • Maintaining your rent or mortgage
  • Payment priorities
  • Making repayment arrangements
  • Accessing superannuation early

If you are in financial difficulty, free support is available at the National Debt Helpline: 1800 007 007. You can speak to a financial counsellor to get advice.

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ARTS LAW CENTRE OF AUSTRALIA

Australia-wide

The arts sector has been hit hard with cancellations and disruption in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Arts Law has put together answers to some of the most common questions they have received from artists and arts organisations.

Arts Law is a community legal service providing legal advice and support to artists and arts organisations. Where Arts Law may not be equipped to help with certain issues, particularly non-legal ones, they have linked to other services that they recommend you contact.

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BUSINESS VICTORIA

Non-financial opportunity
Broad grant criteria - not specifically arts

Call the Business Victoria coronavirus hotline on 13 22 15 to find out about:

  • the latest information on the public health measures and how these affect your business
  • how to access the financial support available through the national and state governments
  • other support services, like accessing business, legal and IT advice and mentoring to help with things like developing business continuity and recovery plans.

Business Victoria also has advice, updates and support on their website to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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