Grants & Support Initiatives

You're brave, bold and creative, and you've got fresh artistic ideas to explore!

Geelong Arts Centre’s Creative Engine grants and support initiatives are designed to support you and your practice reach your creative and professional goals.

Following the opening of our Ryrie Street building in November, 2019; our performance and rehearsal studios, Creative Engine co-working floor and state-of-the-art facilities support our local independent and community artists and contemporary arts practice. Our initiatives give permission to create, refine and develop new ideas and content.

Projects considered may include, but are not limited to:

  • Exhibitions
  • Installations
  • Performances
  • Conversation series
  • Publication development
  • Workshop series
  • Digital projects
  • Screen or sound works

Cross-genre projects are highly encouraged.

If you have any questions please email creativeengine@geelongartscentre.org.au

Creative Engine offers four levels of support to suit your creative needs:

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PLACE TO MAKE

The Place to Make initiative is designed to offer a testing ground for creatives and companies to sample and refine ideas.

A successful Place to Make offer will include: Access to performance and rehearsal studio spaces & Access to co-working floor and meeting spaces.

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JUMP START

We’re offering once off cash grants plus more for innovative concepts that respond to our changed environment.

A successful Jump Start offer will include: Cash contribution: up to $1,000, Access to performance and rehearsal studio spaces & Access to co-working and meeting spaces.

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IGNITION

For projects that need support in transitioning from creative development to preparation for presentation.

A successful Ignition offer will include: Cash contribution – up to $5,000, Access to performance and rehearsal studio spaces, Access to co-working and meeting spaces, Mentoring opportunities with leading independent practitioners, Marketing support & Front of House support.

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LIVE & LOCAL

Thriving arts communities are the heartbeat of our cities. We would be delighted to partner with you to present live-streamed content to new audiences.

A successful Live and Local offer will include: Cash contribution – up to $2,000, Access to performance and rehearsal studio spaces, Access to co-working and meeting spaces, Access to broadcast infrastructure & Marketing and technical support for one livestream performance.

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THINKING BIGGER

Launching February 2021

Creative Engine’s Thinking Bigger grant offers opportunities for established creative practitioners, both local and visiting, to propose new and complex ideas to be developed. Geelong Arts Centre is looking to partner with well-developed works that have the potential for robust project planning, marketing and budget/funding strategy. This initiative will be specifically curated to meet a more rigorous set of criteria and detailed budget proposals. Selection criteria will focus on works that offer consideration for audience appeal or, for works of a more challenging nature which offer clear audience development or an accompanying education strategy.


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