Applications open Monday 3 June

Funding is available for art projects that engage Brimbank's community. Artists and arts practitioners working across any arts disciplines can apply for Art Spaces Activation Partnership Funding.

Projects coinciding with cultural events like Cultural Diversity Week or Reconciliation Week are highly encouraged. So too are projects in public spaces like paste ups, public performances, and the extension of any existing arts projects. Funding is also available for the presentation of digital work.

Art Spaces Activation Partnership Funding aims to provide a supportive and collaborative platform. We partner with artists in art programs and projects that benefit the Brimbank community.

Artists from greater Melbourne and across Victoria are eligible as long as the project is within Brimbank.

Up to $3000 of funding is available for each project which must occur within the current financial year.

Read the Art Spaces Activation Partnership Funding Expression of Interest Guidelines 2024
before applying.

If you need assistance with your application or for further information contact the Art Spaces Officer at artspaces@brimbank.vic.gov.au or 9249 4397

Applications close Monday 1 July, 5pm

For more information email artspaces@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Arts & Culture Vision / Mission Statement

The Arts & Culture team at Brimbank City Council aim to cultivate a vibrant and creative Brimbank, making arts and culture a vital part of the lives of the citizens of Brimbank. We achieve this by supporting and valuing artists and engaging the community in arts and cultural activities.

More About Art Spaces Activation Partnership Funding

Expressions of Interest are invited for Art Spaces Activation Partnership Funding for artists and arts practitioners working across any arts disciplines (visual, literary, performing, media). Projects coinciding with cultural events (e.g. Cultural Diversity Week, Reconciliation Week) are highly encouraged as are ephemeral art projects in public places (e.g. paste-ups), public performances and extension of existing art projects.

Art Spaces Activation Partnership Funding (previously Artist Seeding Grants) aims to provide a supportive and collaborative platform where artists can partner with Council in art programs and projects that benefit the Brimbank community. Up to $3000 of funding is available for art projects aimed at engaging the community of Brimbank.

If you are successful, a Funding Agreement which outlines the conditions of your grant will be sent to you. You will be required to sign and return two copies of a Funding Agreement. You will also be required to provide a copy of account number and name as all payments will be made by electronic transfer.

Every recipient is required to submit an Acquittal Form and financial report within 2 months of completion of the project. Throughout the project you will be required to keep accurate, up-to-date records in relation to the project including, but not limited to, itemised receipts issued when funding is spent and relevant bank account records to submit as part of the acquittal process.

Selection Process

Expressions of Interest will be assessed by a panel comprised of Council representatives including Brimbank City Council’s Arts and Cultural Development Unit. Applications will be shortlisted according to the Selection Criteria. Shortlisted applicants may be invited to meet with the selection panel. All applicants will be notified of the outcome in writing.

Required Information

1. Read Expression of Interest Guidelines

2. Email the Art Spaces Officer to express your interest in applying

3. Complete the online application form via Takso

4. Attach the Additional Information Form via Takso Website

5. Attached Artist CV (max 1 A4 page) via Takso Website

6. Attached Relevant Support Material via Takso Website

Contact

For further information or to discuss the application process, please contact:

Lisa Horsburgh
Art Spaces Officer Visual
(03) 9249 4397
Lisaho@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Richard Orjis
Visual and Public Art Senior Officer
(03) 9249 4348
RichardO@brimbank.vic.gov.au

St Albans Community Centre
33 Princess Street, St Albans Vic 3021

Centre:
03 9249 4600

Find out how to apply here

Application Process

Email the Art Spaces Officer to express your interest with the following information;

  • Full name & organisation name if applicable
  • Contact number
  • Name of Project (can be a working title)
  • Funding amount requested (up to $3000)
  • Emailed to artspaces@brimbank.vic.gov.au

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