THRIVE creative grants

In the City of Port Phillip, the arts are an essential part of the cultural diversity, creativity and prosperity of our communities.
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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

In the City of Port Phillip, the arts are an essential part of the cultural diversity, creativity and prosperity of our communities. 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.
  • increase the diversity of individuals accessing Council’s arts programs and processes.

THRIVE grant guidelines

THRIVE Grant Guidelines 2020 Accessible Version PLAIN ENGLISH (DOCX 42 KB)

THRIVE Grant Guidelines 2020 Accessible Version PLAIN ENGLISH (PDF 560KB)

THRIVE Grant Guidelines 2020 EASY ENGLISH Web accessible (PDF 950KB)

Inaugural 2020 THRIVE grant successful recipients 

Samsara Dunston

Project Title: The Emerald Hill Coffee Palace  - podcast

A small series of short form podcasts episodes inspired by the history of Temperance Hall on Napier Street. Episodes will revolve around people and places impacted by the Hall and play on the concept of coffee palaces which were an outcome of the Temperance movement.

Heidi Everett     

Project Title: Qualia - short film

Qualia will bring together four disabled/deaf performance artists and an experienced diverse community film maker to devise and create a short documentary/drama film conveying under-represented human rights aberrations in our public psych wards.

Joe Monteleone

Project Title: Iconic Landmarks of the Emerald Hill precinct - visual art

A series of six prints showcasing and celebrating iconic landmarks of the Emerald Hill precinct - such as the South Melbourne Market and other historic buildings - while also helping the wider public to gain awareness of the deafblind world.

Adam Knapper  

Project Title: Public Portraits - public art

An exhibition of portraits (drawings) on the windows of Arts Access Victoria at 222 Bank Street South Melbourne. The Portrait Project will involve drawings portraits of Deaf and Disabled artists who live in the City of Port Phillip.

COVID-19

Council Officers and Arts Access Victoria staff will be working closely with THRIVE recipients to support the delivery of projects, including project amendments if required.

Contact

For more information, to discuss your eligibility, please contact the Community Cultural Development Officer: Email: thrive@portphillip.vic.gov.au, Phone: 03 9209 6530

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