Grants & Support Initiatives

Applications for 2021 are now closed

A big thank you to all creatives who applied for one of our six available grant packages. Applications for 2021 are now closed.

Here to inspire creativity and support positive risk-taking, Geelong Arts Centre's Creative Engine is proud to announce a new grant round for artists and creatives working in the G21 region.

Totalling $12,000 in financial grants and $30,000 of value-in-kind studio access at the arts centre’s landmark Ryrie Street building, the six available grant packages will directly benefit individuals and organisations who are looking to develop new and exciting work, push the boundaries, and advance their contemporary arts practice.

AVAILABLE GRANTS

IGNITION: 2 x $5,000 plus in-kind studio access and mentoring opportunities

JUMP START: 2 x $1,000 plus in-kind studio access

PLACE TO MAKE: 2 x In-kind studio access

To be successful, applications must demonstrate the ability to meet the program’s three selection criteria: Connection, Innovation & Thoughtfulness

Details regarding the application process and eligibility requirements can be found below within each grant category. Cross-genre projects are highly encouraged!

KEY INFORMATION

Applications Open (4 Weeks): Monday 28 June 2021, 9am

Applications Close: Sunday 25 July 2021, 5pm

Selected projects notified: Thursday 26 August 2021

INFO SESSION + Q&A

We recently hosted an online Q&A session during which our Creative Engine team discussed the 2021 grant application process, selection criteria, and answered questions. If you missed the session, this is available to watch below.

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

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IGNITION

Supporting local artists in the development of new work

Ignition grants are designed for projects that are in the early stages of creation and 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 (maximum of 76 hours)
  • Access to co-working and meeting spaces
  • Mentoring opportunities with leading independent practitioners
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JUMP START

Supporting local artists in the development of new work

Do you have a burning idea that you are keen to explore? We’re offering once off Jump Start cash grants and access to performance and co-working spaces for innovative concepts to play and explore their ideas further.

A successful Jump Start offer will include:

  • Cash contribution: up to $1,000
  • Access to performance and rehearsal studio spaces (maximum of 38 hours)
  • Access to co-working and meeting spaces
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PLACE TO MAKE

Supporting local artists in the development of new work

Whether you need space for workshops, concept development or networking, 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 (maximum of 38 hours)
  • Access to co-working and meeting spaces

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