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Arts grants

Making Space Program

Please note: Applications for Making Space are now closed for 2021.

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

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

Making Space is proudly delivered by Moreland City Council along with Creative Victoria, RMIT and the Brunswick Design District (BBD). You can find out more about these organisations at:

  • The objectives of the 'Making Spaceresidency program is to:

    • 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

Summer Community Event Grant

Please note: applications are now open for the Summer Community Event Grant program.

Carols by the Lake is our annual carols by candlelight live music concert held in December. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we held the event online in 2020 and premiered a very special video.

While sadly, the annual Carols by the Lake tradition will once again not go ahead this year, the good news is that instead we plan to give community events a chance to shine this Summer through this once-off grant program!

The Summer Community Event Grant, offering up to $3,000, has been devised with the aim of providing once-off funding support to assist you to safely bring community together to perform, connect and celebrate at public outdoor events over Summer.

We will consider proposals for events you may already be planning, have recently had to cancel or postpone and ideas for new events.

Your event should showcase local artists and inspire community connection.

This funding is open to applications from local not-for-profit community groups, community organisations and arts organisations in the City of Moreland.

Please note: The Event must take place between 4 December 2021 and 1 May 2022.

All events must be COVIDSafe and adhere to the Public Events Framework which is available on the Victorian Government Coronavirus website.

Please read the Summer Community Event Grant Program Guidelines below before applying:

For information and assistance call us on 9240 1111 or email

You can apply for the Summer Community Event Grant on our Smartygrants website.

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.

Please note: applications for the Flourish Arts Recovery Program 2021 2022 have now closed.

    • 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 and 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)