Community Creator - Artist in Residence Program


The program is designed to assist artists, businesses and community organisations to recover from COVID-19 restrictions through the creation of a matched artistic residency program. This partnership provides a short-term employment opportunity for artists and creative solution for businesses and community organisations.

Five local artists will be matched with five local businesses or community organisations to co-design and deliver a creative response to an existing challenge faced by each organisation through an artistic project or set of activities in early 2021.


Program objectives

  • To create an opportunity for artists to collaborate with others in areas outside their usual arts practice
  • To provide artists with the time and space to develop work and creatively explore new ideas
  • To support local businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19
  • To strengthen the capacity of local artists and businesses to develop and deliver quality projects for the wider community
  • To support local artists and businesses in navigating new models of partnership and engagement
  • To creatively address a need in the community
  • To build connection and engagement through community led arts and cultural activities
  • To support and encourage more people to engage with arts and culture in Moreland


Program information



  • Artist EOIs will open on Monday 18 January and close midnight Sunday 31 January 2021.
  • Business applications have been extended to midnight Sunday 28 February 2021
  • Successful applicants will be notified in late March for projects undertaken between April and June 2021.

Before you apply read the guidelines below:

2021 Community Creator Artist in Residence program guidelines.pdf

2021 Community Creator Artist in Residence program guidelines.doc

Information sessions

A recording of the Information Session on Wednesday, 20 January can be found on the Arts Moreland YouTube channel

How to apply

Please submit all applications through Moreland City Council’s Smarty Grants website. 

Artist EOI

Business applications

For any further application requirements (e.g. if you need to submit a video) please contact our Arts Officer via email.

General enquiries can be sent to:


Application guide


Accessibility and inclusion

Moreland City Council encourages applications from local creative practitioners who are members of culturally and linguistically diverse; LGBTQI+; Deaf; and/or disability communities and Moreland’s local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

To speak with an interpreter, call Translating and Interpreting Service National (TIS) on 131450 and connect to Moreland City Council (client code 103 237).  Ask to be directed to Angela Pamic (Arts Officer) extension 2486. Our Arts Officer is available Tuesday and Wednesday between 11am - 3pm. 

Make your events more inclusive and accessible:

Inclusive and Accessible Events Guide with Checklist

Inclusive and Accessible Events Guide with Checklist