Grants & Support Initiatives

Applications are now closed | Selected projects will be notified Friday 4 March

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

Q&A Info Session: Tuesday 18th January 2022, 4.30pm

Applications Open (3 Weeks): Friday 28th January 2022, 9am

Applications Close: Friday 18th February 2022, 5pm

Selected projects notified: Friday 4th March 2022

Period in which development is to be completed:

Projects awarded a grant in this round must complete their development prior to December 16th 2022

INFO SESSION + Q&A

We recently hosted an online Q&A session during which our Creative Engine team discussed the application process, and the selection criteria of Connection, Innovation and Thoughtfulness. If you missed the session, you can view it here!

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 rehearsal studio spaces (maximum of 76 hours)
  • Access to co-working and meeting spaces
  • Mentoring opportunities with leading independent practitioners
  • Opportunity for an informal progress showing
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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 rehearsal 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 rehearsal studio spaces (maximum of 38 hours)
  • Access to co-working and meeting spaces
  • Opportunity for an informal progress showing
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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 rehearsal studio spaces (maximum of 38 hours)
  • Access to co-working and meeting spaces

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