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Flourish Arts Recovery Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the Australian arts and culture sector. Many artists and arts organisations have reported considerable financial hardship due to event cancellations and loss of income. These grants aim to help Moreland’s arts and culture sector recover and flourish.

Applications open Wednesday 11 August and will close at midnight on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Information Session Wednesday 25 August 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm online. 

Register for Information Session

Grant Categories:

• Individual Artists (up to $5,000) - for individuals, sole traders and freelancers.
• Arts Organisations (up to $10,000) - for collectives, ensembles and not-for-profit businesses.


• To support local artists and arts organisations to survive the impacts of COVID-19.
• To strengthen the capacity of local artists and arts organisations.
• To support local artists and arts organisations to navigate new models of engagement.
• To build connection and engagement through community led arts and cultural activities.
• To support and encourage more people to be involved with arts and culture in Moreland.

Funding Preferences:

We will give preference to applications which:
• Showcase Moreland as a vibrant arts location.
• Encourage and champion diversity and Aboriginal culture.
• Show respectful partnerships with other artists, community groups and/or organisations.
• Align with commitments in Moreland’s Arts and Culture Strategy: Creative Capital.
• Clearly show how the initiative will impact and/or grow Moreland’s arts sector.
• Encourage environmental sustainability in line with Council’s policies.
• Align with identified priority groups from the Moreland Human Rights Policy 2016 – 2026.
• Show financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Please read the Flourish: Arts Recovery Grants Program Guidelines

Flourish: Arts Recovery Grants Program Guidelines 2021 (PDF 266 Kb)

Flourish: Arts Recovery Grants Program Guidelines 2021 (DOC 848 Kb)

For information and assistance contact Emma Crofts, Arts Officer on 9240 2486 (Tues/Wed) or email 

Apply for Flourish: Arts Recovery Grants Program

    • Alana Holmberg: Porch Diaries (Exhibition)
    • Blakademy - Blak Dot Gallery: Around the Fire (Blakademy Public Program 2020-2021)
    • Bunk Puppets: Organisational Funding - Company diversification and core planning
    • Dylan Martorell: Sonaflora Field Guide (Interactive Experience)
    • Eddie Botha Creations: Fawkner Bowls Club Community Mural
    • Fleur Murphy: Research and development of a new play script, The Fence
    • GalleryGalleryInc: Inside Out Projection Window (Exhibition)
    • Jade Imagine: Recoding of their second album
    • James Ruse: Untitled short film project
    • Jazzlab: Jazzlab Digital Corona Sessions (Pilot program)
    • Joel Ma: Development of Joelistics Presents Film School into a live performance and short film
    • June Lamb: Creation of Video clip for Home, the 3rd single off June Jones' upcoming album release
    • Kate Lefoe: Development of an online LGBTIQ community for Wicked Women web series
    • Lemony S Puppet Theatre: Open design process & puppetry workshops
    • Melbourne Minute: Melbourne lo-fi hip hop radio
    • Melbourne Sound School: Sound School - Watch and Learn Program
    • Merlo Art Collective: People on the Streets (Exhibition)
    • Milk Records Pty Ltd: Organisational Funding - Supporting Moreland based recording artists at Milk Records
    • Nicola Castle: The Alt-Right Addiction (Film)
    • NOIR Darkroom: Organisational Funding - Supporting Exhibiting Moreland Artists at NOIR
    • Norm Warehouse: Organisational Funding - Supporting Moreland Artists at NORM Warehouse
    • Pink Ember Studio: Pink Ember Workshops Series
    • Riot Stage: Everyone Is Famous (short film)
    • Roosevelt Street Studios Inc: Organisational Funding - Supporting Moreland Artists at Roosevelt Street Studios
    • Simon Aubor: Moreland: 23/03/2020 to xx/xx/xxxx (Photographic project)
    • Stephanie Lake Company: Creation of new work, Manifesto (Dance)
    • TCB Art Inc: Mulana - First Nations Residency Programme
    • The Listies: SMELLOVISION! Filmclips for forthcoming comedy album for children
    • The Wandering Room: 2021 Solo Exhibition Program
    • Varuni Kanagasundaram: Messages That Link Us (Kolam Ritual Drawing)

Making Space Program

Applications are now open for Brunswick Design District’s Making Space residency program.

Making Space will offer a residency at one of our partner venues - Blak Dot Gallery, BRUDI (Brunswick Design and Innovation Centre), Brunswick Library, Brunswick Town Hall (Seat at the Table), Coburg Library, Siteworks and Schoolhouse Studios.

Open to individuals and groups in the arts and creative industries, a variety of spaces are on offer to suit different practices.

Each residency includes the use of a space for 1-5 months duration and a small stipend for the resident of $1,000 to support the development of a creative project or idea.

An information session will be held online on Wednesday 15 September at 12.30pm.

Register for information session

Making Space is proudly delivered by Moreland City Council, Creative VictoriaRMIT and the Brunswick Design District (BDD).

Learn more about Making Space

    • support a diverse range of creative individuals and collectives
    • support and connect a network of creative venues
    • develop multi-sector partnerships focused on strengthening two of Victoria’s key creative neighbourhoods- Brunswick and Coburg