Funding and support

The City offers a range of arts funding initiatives aimed at supporting artists and organisations to develop and realise creative projects in the City of Port Phillip.

Arts Response Grants

Three streams of small quick response grants have been developed by the City of Port Phillip to support local artists, cultural organisations, and creative groups dealing with the ongoing impact of COVID-19.

Glitch, Rubiks Collective 2019. Photo Cameron Jamieson

Cumulus Nimbus, Fog Theatre. Photo: Paul Dunn

Cultural Development Fund (CDF) - Key Organisations

Cultural Development Fund (CDF) - Key Organisations is a City of Port Phillip arts funding initiative developed for significant arts and cultural organisations in the City of Port Phillip.

Cultural Development Fund (CDF) - Projects

The CDF is an annual arts and heritage grants round for artists and related organisations in Port Phillip. Applicants to the Fund may apply for up to $12,000 per project.

Glitch, Jacob Abela, Rubiks Collective 2019. Photo: Cameron Jameison

Space 2B Laneway Festival, photograph courtesy, Tatiana Castelo Chaves Scott

Local Festivals Fund

The Local Festivals Fund aims to support Not-For-Profit community groups to stage small to medium scale local festivals or community events

The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (RBFVAF)

The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (RBFVAF) was established in 2005. The RBFVAF aims to support a contemporary visual artist with an identifiable commitment to visual arts excellence.

PluginHUMAN, Breathe, 2019 (Immersive, interactive media art installation controlled by data from natural environments: White Night Festival, Melbourne Museum 2019)

A wooden floored white walled gallery space containd brown carboard boxes of various sizes on which the artist has drawn very realistic faces in black  wan portraits

Daniel Coulson, exhibition at Carlisle Street Arts Space, 2019

THRIVE Creative Grants

THRIVE Creative Grants is a brand-new grant that aims to assist and encourage Victorian Deaf and Disabled artists to develop professional skills and realise creative projects in the City of Port Phillip.

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