Arts Investment Grants Program

Arts Investment Grants provide financial support to organisations whose business is in the creative sector.

The grants aim to provide organisations with funding to grow their practice, address infrastructure needs and develop new works, programs or services.

Objectives of the Arts Investment Grants Program

  • Support Moreland's creative sector to maintain and grow their practice in the municipality.
  • Address identified arts infrastructure needs in the municipality.
  • Provide capacity building opportunities to the local creative sector.

Grant types available

New Initiative Grants - up to $10,000

How to apply for an Arts Investment Grant

Applications open Friday 2 November 2018 and will close Friday 7 December 2018

All applications should be made online through SmartyGrants.

Before you apply, read the guidelines:

Enquiries regarding this grant program should be made to Moreland Arts Grants or phone 9240 1111

Please note, this second round of Arts Investment Grants has a funding allocation of $35,000. Please ensure you read the guidelines carefully and contact Arts Moreland staff to confirm your suitability before applying.

Successful applicants and funding allocation mid 2018

New Initiative Grants

Emerging Writers Festival - $9,214
Expansion of Emerging Writers Festival to create a northern hub in Moreland.  

NorthCity4 - $10,000
To create ‘TempContemp’, a not-for-profit artists run initiative gallery to exhibit, promote and discuss contemporary jewellery and object. 

Lapel Industries - $7,000
Move, re-open and expand fabrication workshop and studios.

NOIR Darkroom - $10,000
Upgrade capacity of multi-disciplinary creative facility, encompassing photography darkroom, artist’s studio and gallery.

House of Muchness - $5,232
Fund space and access for programs, as well as 6 financial scholarships, for young people aged between 5-17 years. 

Free Theatre - $6,800
Establish an active role as an engaged theatre company providing training, skill sharing and performance project delivery in Moreland.  

Girls Rock! Melbourne, Inc. - $6,800
New 8 week music development program providing skill based industry experience as a pathway for young female, trans and gender non-conforming people aged 12-17.  

Organisational Grants

Riot Stage - $5,000 (per year for 2 years)
Ongoing costs of running company and their ongoing youth ensemble activities.

Moreland City Band - $3,000 (per year for 2 years)
Ongoing program costs.