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Creative Ventures are cash grants for creative micro organisations, small businesses and collectives (up to 10 people). The grants provide two years of funding, at $70-100k per year, starting from next year. The money can be used for a single, two-year project, or a series of arts projects across the two years.
Round opens: Thursday 12 August 2021
Round closes: 3 pm, Thursday 16 September 2021
It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing dates until funding results are available.
There is information on the grant program on the Creative Victoria website. You can read the guidelines, download a draft application tool and draft budget for you to use while you write your application. There is also a captioned video of an information session about the program.
Click the links below to download the application guidelines and tools
AAV is here to support Deaf and Disabled artists who want to apply. We can organise a phone or video chat with you to discuss your project, or chat over email if you prefer. We can give tips or advice about your application, which you can take or leave as it is relevant to you. You can also send us drafts of your application which we will read and provide feedback.
An auspice is when you ask an organisation to manage the grant and its money for you. Applicants to this program who are not legally constituted organisations (registered by law and with an ABN) need to apply through an auspice. AAV can auspice your application for you. We charge a fee for this service, which you can pay for with the grant.
You can contact AAV, or Creative Victoria directly if you have questions about your eligibility for this grant program. Creative Victoria can also answer questions about what you can and can’t use the funds for, what information you need to provide, and how to sign up for their grant’s portal (the online form you will use to apply for the grant).
Contact AAV and ask for Tania Smith (Manager, Arts Services Partnerships)
Contact Creative Victoria’s Kaushali Seneviratne (Contact for Deaf and Disabled applicants)
Great! Contact AAV straight away to let us know you are interested, and we can make time to work on your application with you.