Creative Community Grant

Closing date 05 November 2021, 05:00 PM

Opening Date Applications open on 4 October 2021
Aims / Outcomes
  • Provide arts engagement programs that encourage the voices of the family and children.
  • Increase community activity, sense of identity and celebration of place within our local communities.
  • Provide opportunities for local groups and community-based committees to become involved in building creativity, cultural capacity and vitality in their communities.
  • Strengthen understanding and value of Indigenous arts and cultural practices and/or contribute to the development of a sustainable Indigenous arts industry.
  • Increase creative engagement opportunities at local events or festivals
Value

Funding up to $10,000 per application is available  

Grant guidelines Download the Creative Community Grant Guidelines(PDF, 256KB)

Assessment

Refer to guidelines(PDF, 256KB) for full assessment details
 
The project addresses one or more of the strategic outcomes:
  • Increase civic engagement, sense of identity and place within our local communities.
  • Provide arts engagement programs that encourage the voices of the family and children.
  • Provide opportunities for local groups and community-based committees to become involved in building creativity, cultural capacity and vitality in their communities.
  • Strengthen understanding and value of Indigenous arts and cultural practices and/or contribute to the development of a sustainable Indigenous arts industry.
  • Increase creative engagement opportunities at local events or festivals

Eligibility

  • Program is open to incorporated not-for-profit community groups/organisations
  • Schools/Learning institutions – only where the project is not curriculum based or where the activity or benefit is not confined to the learning institution but is for the primary benefit of the wider community
  • Creative sector individuals (for the purpose of this grant referred to as ‘artist’), based in the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Local Government area, including:
    • Performing artists (music, dance, and drama)
    • Visual artists (e.g. painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, design and crafts)
    • Digital and media artists (games, animation, computer art, virtual art, computer robotics, 3D printing)
    • Multi-disciplinary artists (experimental, seeking new forms of expression and existing between established artforms)
  • Artists must be registered as a sole trader 

Acquittal

  • All projects must be completed within 12 months of receipt of funding;
  • A report and photographs (with consent from individuals in pictures) is required as evidence of the execution of the project, expenditure and outcomes;
  • The report must include project outcomes, variations, learnings and final budget;
  • Applicants will be notified via email when the acquittal form is available via SmartyGrants;
  • Applicants will receive a reminder email prior to the acquittal due date.