Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship

The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (RBFVAF) is an acquisitive award of $30,000 presented to a recipient once every two years. Established in 2005, it aims to support contemporary visual artists with an identifiable commitment to arts excellence.

Rupert Bunny, The Forerunners (detail) c 1894. Oil on linen, 129 cm x 229 cm

Overview

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. The successful Fellow will have a desire to extend their arts practice to a new level, expand their imagination and make a contribution to the City of Port Phillip. In 2022 the City of Port Phillip also invites applications for the Rupert Bunny Foundation Special Project Grants for visual arts projects of up to $10,000 per project

The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship is overseen by a Reference Committee who provide strategic advice, expertise and recommendations to Council on the dispersal of Rupert Bunny Funds according to the VCF-RBF Deed of Trust.

The City of Port Phillip is recognised for its rich cultural diversity and acknowledges that artists play a vital role in sustaining a creative city. The City believes in supporting the development of exceptional artistic thinking and talent.

2022 Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (RBFVAF)

Applications open on Monday, 13 June

City of Port Phillip invites applications for an acquisitive award of $30,000 in support of professional development and excellence in contemporary visual art – one recipient

How to apply for the 2022 RBFVAF

City of Port Phillip uses the SmartyGrants online grant application system.

Read the 2022 Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Art Fellowship Guidelines. It includes information on Key Selection Criteria, eligible funding items and tips for applying.

2022 Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship Application Form

2022 Rupert Bunny Foundation Special Project Grants (RBF)

Applications open on Monday, 13 June

In 2022, City of Port Phillip also invites applications for the Rupert Bunny Foundation Special Project Grants for visual arts projects of up to $10,000 per project, to be undertaken within the City of Port Phillip – four to six recipients.

How to apply for the 2022 RBF Special Project Grants

City of Port Phillip uses the SmartyGrants online grant application system.

Read the 2022 Rupert Bunny Foundation Special Project Grants Guidelines. It includes information on Key Selection Criteria, eligible funding items and tips for applying.

2022 Rupert Bunny Foundation Special Project Grants Application Form

Applicants can apply for either the Fellowship or the Special Project funding streams or choose to apply for both.

Engaging with an Auspice organisation

We require successful applicants who are individual artists or individuals applying on behalf of a small unincorporated collective or group to engage an auspice organisation to assist to manage the grant.

Find out more on how to work with an auspice organisation.

Applicants are required to submit a letter of confirmation from their auspice organisation with their application as support material. Applicants should contact an auspice organisation a minimum of 10 working days before the application due date with a brief project description and draft budget if possible.

For CDF-Projects grants program, the key auspice organisations supporting artists are:

An auspice organisation may charge a small administration fee. Applicants should include in their budgets an auspice administration fee which may range between 5 per cent and 20 per cent of the grant total depending on the organisation and level of assistance.

More information

For more information about the Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship and Rupert Bunny Foundation Special Project Grants, contact our Curator at rbf@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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