Applications for the 2021/22 Love My Place Grants Program are now open and close 11.59 pm Sunday 10 October 2021.
Love My Place grants provide support to our community with an opportunity to trial new ideas through creative activities in the public realm. As well as financial support of up to $15,000, we can support successful applicants with marketing, road closures, parking controls, permit approvals, permission to use spaces and more.
This grants program aims to reactivate public space in order to support the local community and businesses.
This program also links to the Council strategic directions of:
Vibrant Port Phillip – A City that has a flourishing economy, where our community and local businesses thrive, and we maintain and enhance our reputation as one of Melbourne’s cultural and creative hubs; and
Liveable Port Phillip – A City that is a great place to live, where our community has access to high quality public spaces, development and growth are well-managed, and it is safer and easy to connect and travel within.
|Applications open||Friday 10 September 2021 at 9 am|
|Applications close||Sunday 10 October 2021 at 11.59 pm|
|Applications assessed||October 2021|
|Applicants emailed outcome||November 2021|
|Funds issued||November 2021|
|Grant delivery||November 2021 – 30 June 2022|
|Final acquittal due||31 July 2022|
Download a copy of the Love My Place 2021-22 Program Guidelines below:
Click the link below to submit an application.
2020/21 grant recipients
Recipient: Sophie deLightful
Dates: 6 and 9 December 2020
Locations: Across the Municipality
It's contactless! It's distanced! It's sanitised! It's circus... for a COVID-world!
Curbside Carnies will roll a custom-built roving stage around the City of Port Phillip. Audiences will be delighted by a variety of circus acts from neighbourhood performers – including hula hooping, juggling, acrobatics, unicycle and fire performance. Suitable for kids of all ages!
'connecting hARTS' St Kilda Peace Festival
Recipient: Planetary Healing Artists Association of Australia
Dates: 20 December 2020
Location: O'Donnell Gardens
This free community festival aims to support and showcase our local artists, musicians, and performers that have been devastated by COVID-19 in 2020. With a theme on creating peace through the arts, it is never timelier than now for such a healing event.
Recipient: Red Stitch Actors' Theatre
Dates: 25 to 28 March 2021
Location: Alma Park
PLAYlist is a festival of short plays, each inspired by a different song and the physical environment in which it is set. Join the Red Stitch ensemble and our extraordinary line-up of guest artists for this unique celebration at the beautiful Alma Park.
Musicians in Alleyways
Recipient: Alex Read Theatre Performance Inc
Dates: March to 18 June 2021
Locations: Across the Municipality
Whilst exploring the beautiful bayside city of Port Phillip, you may be lucky enough to catch one of the live alleyway concerts, that are being filmed over the Summer, yet you will not know where until the first note is played.
Sight and Sound
Recipient: Memo Music Hall
Dates: 2 May 2021
Location: Albert St, St Kilda
Memo Music will deliver an inclusive, COVID-safe indoor/outdoor festival showcasing locally made short films and the best of established and emerging performers, incorporating a diversity of talent and genres from the City of Port Phillip.
Albert Park Contemporary Art Walk
Recipient: Carolyn Menzies
Dates: 26 to 28 March 2021
Location: Albert Park
Albert Park will be holding its inaugural Contemporary Art Walk, showcasing art installations from some of Melbourne’s wonderful contemporary artists.
Helios – radiating light in a darkening world
Recipient: ILANEL™ Design Studio
Dates:April 2021 – Ongoing
Location: St Kilda Road
'Helios' is an interactive street-art mural expanding upon the existing artwork, 'Atlas'. Located in the under-utilised atelier precinct of St Kilda Rd, Helios is proposed to radiate light in a darkening world.
Portal Pop Up
Recipient: Rawcus Theatre Inc.
Dates: 13 March 2021
Location: Elwood or South Melbourne
Portal Pop Up is an interactive installation made by disabled and non-disabled artists. Portal Pop Up invites the audience to step away from the bustling urban environment into a soothing, enchanting space.
Open Arts Day
Recipient: National Theatre
Dates: 20 March 2021
Location: J. Talbot Reserve
A free, COVID-safe, family fun day out, where you can enjoy the talents of The National Theatre Melbourne Drama and Dance students while seizing the opportunity for children from 3-12 years to take part in free performing arts activities.
Rouse Street Greening Project
Recipient: Rouse Street Community
Dates: November 2020 to 31 March 2021
Location: Rouse Street, Port Melbourne
Rouse Street will bloom to life with planter boxes lined along the nature strips, filled with beautiful Australian indigenous plantings.