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Cultural Development Fund

Roam - Red Stitch Actors Theatre - 2013 - Photo: Jodie Hutchison - cropped from original

The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) seeks to: 

  • Support artists and/or organisations to develop and realise creative ideas and projects within the City of Port Phillip
  • Support community managed projects
  • Generate arts and cultural activity
  • Build cultural identity
  • Support and celebrate community diversity
  • Support heritage initiatives

2016/17 Cultural Development Fund Grants.

Applications to the 2016/17 Cultural Development Fund are now closed.
Successful Projects will be announced on the Council website in early July 2016 for projects occurring between July 2016 and June 2017.

The City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund is an annual fund.
The next funding round will be announced in February 2017
The City of Port Phillip uses an online grants application process.

Cultural Development Fund Guidelines and Criteria

It is recommended that prospective applicants read the current criteria and consider discussing a project idea with the Cultural Development Fund officer prior to submitting an application. Applicants proposing projects in public space should discuss the proposal with the Fund officer well in advance of the submission date. 

View the 2016/17 Cultural Development Fund Guidelines and Criteria

For further information about the Fund or to discuss a project idea, contact:

Sharyn Dawson on 9209 6165 or email cdf@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Cultural Development Fund Reference Committee

The key role of the Cultural Development Fund Reference Committee is to assess applications for Cultural Development Fund annual grants. This Committee meets annually and members are appointed for a 3 year period. The Committee consists of a Port Phillip Councillor and four appointed community members.

Current projects

In 2015 Council received 52 applications to the Fund. A total of $136,500 was awarded to 19 projects:
2015/16 Successful Cultural Development Fund Recipients (186KB)

Previously funded projects

In 2014 Council received 56 applications to the Fund. A total of $135,000 was awarded to 21 projects.

2014/15 Successful Cultural Development Fund Recipients

2013/2014
In 2013 Council received 53 applications to the Fund. A total of $135,000 has been awarded to 23 projects.

2013/14 Successful Cultural Development Fund Recipients

2012/2013
In 2012 Council received 44 applications for the 2012/13 round. A total of $134,400 has been awarded to 19 projects
2012/13 Successful Cultural Development Fund Recipients

   

Other funding opportunities

For funding opportunities outside of the council's Cultural Development Fund, please visit this link: 

Funding Opportunities for Artists and Organisations

Other City of Port Phillip Grants

Links to other relevant City of Port Phillip documents:
Summary City of Port Phillip Council Plan_2013-2017
City of Port Phillip Arts and Culture Policy

 

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