Arts 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

Laneway Festival 2021. Image courtesy Space2b.

Cultural Development Fund - Festivals and Events

The Cultural Development Fund - Festivals and Events support not-for-profit arts, cultural and community groups to stage small to medium scale 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)

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