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 closed on Wednesday 6 June 2018.

All applications should be made online through SmartyGrants Arts Activation Grants.

Small Event Grants are open year round and should be made online through SmartyGrants Quick Response Grants.

Before you apply, and for more information, read the:

Information sessions

Information sessions were held in April 2018.

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:

Events guide

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

There are documents on this page in PDF-only format. If you have trouble opening or viewing a PDF document, contact Council and we will arrange to provide the information in a format that suits your needs. See Council's accessibility page for further details.