Arts and Cultural Grants

About Annual Arts and Cultural Grants 

The Annual Arts and Cultural Grants program is open to all artists and organisations wishing to deliver arts projects within Stonnington. Eligible art forms include; theatre, cabaret, dance, visual art, circus/physical theatre, live art, music, digital media/film, interdisciplinary/ hybrid and arts festivals.

Please refer to the criteria below to see if you or your organisation is eligible to apply. Our grants are available to artists from across Australia but must be delivered within City of Stonnington. 

The aim of the Arts and Cultural Grants program is to support creative, innovative, dynamic and contemporary projects that enhance the cultural, community and economic development of the City of Stonnington by:

  • providing one-off support to organisations, individuals and community groups wishing to present high quality art based projects
  • supporting projects that reflect 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 that there are a variety of art forms in the municipality that are accessible to the community
  • assisting artists and arts organisations to be sustainable and financially viable.


Grant Categories and Guidelines

The City of Stonnington has five different Arts and Cultural grants on offer. To learn which grant is right for you download our summary guide of key information(PDF, 52KB).(PDF, 52KB) You can also view detailed guidelines for each grant:

Apply online

Applications for funding are via SmartyGrants

Apply Triennial 

Apply - Over $20,000

Apply - Under $20,000

Apply - Chapel Off Chapel Venue in Kind 

Apply - Venue Hire in Kind 

For more information, please email acgrants@stonnington.vic.gov.au or call 8290 1231.

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(Melinda Hetzel & Co, In between the Trees, Glow Winter Arts Festival 2018)

 

Grant recipients 2019-2020

Triennial 2018/19 – 2020/21

Applicants

Project

Funding

Melbourne Cabaret Limited

Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Full

Stonnington Symphony

Stonnington Symphony Annual Program

Part

Toorak Village Traders Association

Toorak Village SculptureFestival

Full

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 20,000

Applicants

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

 

Under 20,000

Applicants

Project

Genre

Funding

Alison Richards

The Amazing Adventures of Konstantin (design and performance development)

Inter-disciplinary/hybrid

Full

 

Firestation Print Studio

 

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

 

 

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 2020 Prahran Square Commission

Visual Art

Full

Spears Entertainment

 

Everything's Coming Up Sondheim

 

Theatre

 

Part

Christopher Horsey

Peta and the Wolf

 

Dance

Part

 

Chapel Off Chapel In Kind 

Applicants

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 In Kind

Applicants

Projects

Funding

Jason Bovaird

Private Peaceful

 

Full