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Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu

Victoria Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu

Applications For Vic Arts Grants Now Open

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Applications for arts grants under the Victorian Coalition Government’s 2011-12 arts grants program are now open.

Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu has invited professional Victorian artists and arts organisations as well as community groups to consider applying for grants through a range of Arts Victoria-run programs.

“Victoria’s reputation as a creative and cultural leader is fuelled by the energy, ideas, talent and hard work of our many artists.” Premier Baillieu said.

“These grants can provide an important leg-up, enabling artists to get their projects off the ground and in front of an audience.”


Funding is available for research and creative development, presenting exhibitions, performances and festival programs, mounting regional or international tours or creative collaborations between artists and community groups and schools.

Grants available in 2011-12 include:

  • Arts Development support for any stage or stages in the development and presentation of new artistic work as well as the presentation of curated professional arts programs in Victoria;
  • Community Partnerships support for collaborations between professional artists, arts companies and Victorian communities;
  • Contemporary and Live Music Development focusing specifically on the contemporary music sector, these grants support musicians and bands to record, distribute, market, promote and tour their work, as well as support for sector development;
  • Education Partnerships support enabling professional artists and arts organisations to work with primary and secondary schools;
  • International supports Victorian artists and arts organisations to undertake cultural exchange, touring and export activities overseas;
  • Annual Operations operational support for small arts organisations for the development, delivery and promotion of 12-month programs;
  • Touring Victoria support to meet the cost of touring a professional Victorian production, exhibition or program to regional, rural and outer metropolitan areas.

Closing dates for most programs are in August and September 2011 with a second round of applications closing around March 2012.


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