Arts Investment Grants Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the Australian arts and culture sector, with local artists and arts organisations reporting considerable financial hardship due to event cancellations and loss of income. The Moreland City Council Plan 2017 - 2021 and the Arts and Culture Strategy 2017 - 2022 both aim to ‘strengthen and invest in the significant creative sector in Moreland and enhance its standing as a destination for the arts’.

Moreland City Council recognises the challenges the sector is currently facing and has established the Flourish: Arts Recovery Grants as a once-off grant program to support the local sector during this crisis. These grants have been designed to help the arts and culture sector of Moreland flourish. This grant program will temporarily replace the 2020/2021 Arts Activation and Arts Investment Grants.

Click the link to learn more about the Flourish: Arts Recovery Grant program.

The Arts Activation and Arts Investment Grants program will resume in 2021/2022.

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Purpose of Arts Investment Grants Program

The Arts Investment Grants Program has been developed to align with the 2017-2021 Council Plan and the 2017-2022 Arts and Culture Strategy: Creative Capital, which both aim to 'strengthen and invest in the significant creative sector in Moreland and enhance its standing as a destination for the arts'.

Objectives of Arts Investment Grants Program

Applications need to address at least one of the following objectives:

  • Support Moreland's arts 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 arts sector

Grant Types Available:

Infrastructure Grants
Grants of up to $10,000 available for new arts infrastructure projects which address one or more of the objectives of the Arts Investment Program in line with the funding preferences. This could include either moving or expanding premises, the purchase of new equipment or maintenance and fit out of arts facilities. Applicants are required to demonstrate how this will make a valuable contribution to the arts sector of Moreland.

Organisational Grants
Grants of up to $5,000 available for Moreland based organisations that can demonstrate having delivered outcomes aligned with at least one of the Arts Investment Program objectives for at least three years. This funding could be used for annual operational costs or professional development activities available for the growth of the sector.

How to apply for an Arts Investment Grant
Details of the 2021 grant round will be posted here in the future. Please refer to the Flourish: Arts Recovery Grant program for details regarding this years grant opportunity.

Information regarding the 2019 Program can be found in the guidelines below:

Make an online application.

Moreland City Council encourage applications from artists from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, artists with disability, and artists from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background.

Enquiries regarding this grant program should be made to Moreland Arts Grants or phone 9240 2486


 

Successful applicants and funding allocation January 2019

Palmdale Studios - $9,922

A comprehensive, open access screen-printing studio in Moreland to provide artists and local community access to specialised and costly facilities, equipment and expertise. 

Alterfact - $3,943

Portable clay 3D printers for workshops with high school children and professional development opportunties with adults. 

Pink Ember Studios - $9,635

Volunteer not for profit gallery and facilities, responding to demands for more accessible and affordable spaces for creative development.

Temp Contemp - $5,000

Support jewellery artform exhibitions, create networking and work experience opportunities for students and graduates through a work placement program. 

TCB Art Inc. - $5,000

Artist-run-initiative to relocate and establish long term home in Moreland. 

Magnet Melbourne - $3,500

Building an innovative virtual reality development studio with workshops, meet-ups and tech demos.