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New funding scheme for Victorian creatives

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The Government of Victoria continues to invest in the people and ideas at the heart of the state’s creative industries, with a new fund to help bring creative projects and the people of Victoria to life.

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Victoria-based independent creators are invited to apply for the new Creative Projects Fundthat will help them develop, present or launch new creative content, products and experiences.

Whether you are a visual artist, writer, theater artist, designer, dancer, game developer, musician or craftsperson, Creative Projects Fund is open to a wide range of creative disciplines.

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 are available to individual creatives, creative collectives, or micro-enterprises at all stages of their careers.

Eligible projects may include presenting a performance or exhibition to new audiences, launching a new video game or fashion brand in international markets, writing a manuscript, developing virtual reality experiences or new creative products, and much more.

Designed to ensure that what we see on our stages, screens and gallery walls reflects the diversity of Victoria’s creative community, the fund includes dedicated streams for First Nations creatives and Deaf and disabled creatives. Applications are also encouraged from culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQ+ and regional creatives.

The Creative Projects Fund part of the Victorian governmentCreative State 2025 strategy. It replaces the former VicArts grants program, expanding opportunities to those working in all parts of the state’s creative industries and providing a more streamlined, flexible, and responsive application process.

Applications for the Creative Projects Fund close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 11. The Deaf and Disabled stream will remain open until 3 p.m. on August 18.