Arts Activation Grant Program

musiciansArts Activation Grants offer funding and skill-building opportunities to support community-led ideas, big and small, which engage Moreland's community with the arts. 

The Arts Activation Grants are a revision of the previous Celebrating Place Grants, with the main improvements being access to greater funding, access to funding over consecutive years and a greater focus on arts and cultural outcomes and engagement. 

Objectives of the Arts Activation Grants

  • Build connection and pride in place through community led arts and cultural activities
  • Support and encourage more people to engage with arts and culture in Moreland
  • Build and support local capacity to develop and deliver quality arts and culture activities

Grant types

  • Activation grants - up to $8,000 for one-off activities.
  • Annual events - funding for up to three consecutive years, up to $8,000 per year, for events that can demonstrate they have delivered the objectives of the grant program for two or more consecutive years.
  • Small event grants - up to $1,000 for small activations

How to apply for an Arts Activation Grant

Applications for the first round of Arts Activation Grants open from Wednesday 4 April 2018 and close on Wednesday 6 June 2018

All applications should be made online through SmartyGrants Arts Activation Grants

Small Event Grants are open year round from Saturday 30 June 2018 and should be made online through SmartyGrants small event grants.

Before you apply, and for more information, read the

Information sessions

Mini mentor sessions - Grant writing and budget preparation 

Need some support to put together your grant application? Unsure about writing a budget?

We are offering a free one-on-one mentor session with Debby Maziarz who will help you navigate your ideas into a grant application format and ensure you have the right details for your budget. 

Sessions are available for the following dates:

  • Wednesday 2 May, between 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday 9 May, between 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
  • Wednesday 16 May, between 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

All sessions run for 1.5 hours, are free, and are open to everyone. There is no application process. Email Emma Hutchinson, Arts Officer, or phone 9384 9239 to book a place. First in first served.

Inclusive and accessible

For tips and advice on how to maximise participation and make your event as inclusive and accessible as possible, download Moreland City Council's Inclusive and Accessible Events Guide with Checklist (PDF 2Mb).

Events guide

For information, forms, checklists and templates to help your event go off without a hitch visit our events guide.