Arts and Culture grants

 The current Arts and Cultural grants round is closed. The next round will open in early February 2021.

Our annual Arts and Culture Grants program is open to artists and organisations, to deliver arts projects within the City of Stonnington. Eligible arts include theatre, cabaret, dance, visual art, circus and physical theatre, live art, music, digital media and film, interdisciplinary and hybrid art festivals.

The program supports creative, innovative, dynamic and contemporary projects that enhance the cultural, community and economic development of the City of Stonnington by:

  • providing one-off grants to organisations, individuals and community groups wishing to present high-quality art based projects
  • supporting projects that reflect the diverse communities of Stonnington,
  • providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate in the arts,
  • bringing new works, productions, exhibitions, publications, curated programs and events to the Stonnington community,
  • supporting artists to develop and execute new ideas,
  • ensuring there are a variety of art forms in the municipality that are accessible to the community, and
  • assisting artists and arts organisations to be sustainable and financially viable.

For more information email our Arts and Culture team or call 8290 1333

Apply for a grant

There are five Arts and Culture grants on offer. Check which is right for you and apply online.

Triennial grant

Information and eligibility criteria

  • Provides financial support over a three-year period.
  • Open to applicants from across Australia, but project must be delivered within the City of Stonnington.
  • Eligible disciplines include: theatre, cabaret, dance, visual arts, circus/physical theatre, live art, music, interdisciplinary/hybrid, digital media/film and arts festivals.
  • Applicants must propose project/s within the City of Stonnington between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2023.
  • Cannot be submitted with any other Arts and Cultural grant.

Apply

Applications for the 2020 Triennial grant closed on 10 April 2020.

Successful applicants will be announced in mid-July 2020.

Over $20,000 grant

Information and eligibility criteria

  • Provides financial support over $20,000 only.
  • Open to applicants from across Australia, but project must be delivered within the City of Stonnington.
  • Eligible disciplines include: theatre, cabaret, dance, visual arts, circus/physical theatre, live art, music, interdisciplinary/hybrid, digital media/film and arts festivals.
  • Applicants must propose a project within the City of Stonnington between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.
  • Can be submitted with a Chapel Off Chapel Venue Hire In-Kind or Venue Hire In-Kind grant.

Apply

Applications for the 2020 Over $20,000 grant closed on 10 April 2020.

Successful applicants will be announced in mid-July 2020.

Up to $20,000 grant

Information and eligibility criteria

  • Provides financial support up to $20,000 only.
  • Open to applicants from across Australia, but project must be delivered within the City of Stonnington.
  • Eligible disciplines include: theatre, cabaret, dance, visual arts, circus/physical theatre, live art, music, interdisciplinary/hybrid, digital media/film and arts festivals.
  • Applicants must propose a project within the City of Stonnington between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.
  • Can be submitted with a Chapel Off Chapel Venue Hire In-Kind or Venue Hire In-Kind grant.

Apply

Applications for the 2020 Up to $20,000 grant closed on 10 April 2020.

Successful applicants will be announced in June 2020.

Chapel Off Chapel hire in-kind (up to $20,000) grant

Information and eligibility criteria

  • Provides venue hire in-kind support at Chapel Off Chapel only (excluding consumables and/or on-costs).
  • Open to applicants from across Australia, but project must be delivered within the City of Stonnington.
  • Eligible disciplines include: theatre, cabaret, dance, visual arts, circus/physical theatre, live art, music, interdisciplinary/hybrid, digital media/film and arts festivals.
  • Applicants must propose a project for Chapel Off Chapel between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.
  • Can be submitted with an Up to $20,000 grant, or an Over $20,000 grant.

Apply

Applications for the 2020 Chapel Off Chapel hire in-kind (up to $20,000) grant closed on 10 April 2020.

Successful applicants will be announced in mid-July 2020.

Venue Hire in-kind grant ($20,000)

Information and eligibility criteria

  • Provides venue hire in-kind support at an approved City of Stonnington venue only (excluding consumables and/or on-costs).
  • Open to applicants from across Australia, but project must be delivered within the City of Stonnington.
  • Eligible disciplines include: theatre, cabaret, dance, visual arts, circus/physical theatre, live art, music, interdisciplinary/hybrid, digital media/film and arts festivals.
  • Applicants must propose a project for an approved City of Stonnington venue between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.
  • Can be submitted with an Up to $20,000 grant, or an Over $20,000 grant.

Apply

Applications for the 2020 Venue Hire in-kind grant closed on 10 April 2020.

Successful applicants will be announced in mid-July 2020.

 

View current grant recipients

Triennial 2018/19 – 2020/21

Applicant Project Funding 

Melbourne Cabaret Limited

Melbourne Cabaret Festival

 Full

Stonnington Symphony

Stonnington Symphony Annual Program

Part

Toorak Village Traders Association

Toorak Village Sculpture Festival

Full

Over $20,000

Applicant Project Genre Funding

Duldig Studio

The Studio of Karl Duldig: A Living Legacy

Art

Full

Mars Gallery

Clean up Our Backyard

Visual Art

Full
Midsumma Festival POWER Music Part

Up to $20,000

Applicant Projects Genre Funding

Alison Richards

The Amazing Adventures of Konstantin (design & performance development)

Inter-disciplinary / hybrid

Full

Firestation Print Studio

Graduate Printmakers Residency Program

Print Making

Full

Australian Tap Dance Festival

Australian Tap Dance Festival Gala

Dance

Part

Pamela Reid

Urban Eyes

Visual Art

Part

Vikki Conley

Inclusive Story Art Sessions

Inter-disciplinary / hybrid

Full
Melbourne Shakespeare Inc. Plays in the Park 2020 Theatre Part

Sanjeev Singh

Outings

Visual Art

Full

James Voller Studio

Piping Hot

Visual Art

Full

The Ball Room Projects

The Ball Room

Inter-disciplinary / hybrid

Full
Photo Australia Ltd PHOTO Prahran Square 2020 Commission Visual Art Full

Spears Entertainment

Everything's Coming Up Sondheim

Theatre

Part 
Christopher Horsey Peta and the Wolf Dance Part

Chapel Off Chapel hire in-kind

Applicant Projects Funding

Pursued By Bear

Bright Star the Musical

Full

Kieran Gould-Dowen

You Look Like Your Father

Part

Lion Heart Dance Company

Clash

Part

Iron Lung Theatre

'night, Mother

Part

The Ball Room Projects

The Ball Room

Full

Spears Entertainment

Everything's Coming Up Sondheim

Full

Venue hire in-kind

Applicant Projects Funding

Jason Bovaird

Private Peaceful

 Full