Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative


Victoria’s vibrant creative community has been supported by the Sustaining Creative Workers initiative – assisting artists and creatives to provide new and unique creative experiences across the state. Beneficiaries include 775 workers, collectives and micro-businesses who power the state’s creative industries.

Showcasing the breadth of diversity across Victoria’s talent – a third of supported projects are based in regional Victoria, one in five involve creatives with a disability, 40 per cent involve culturally and linguistically diverse creatives and 12 per cent are First Peoples led.

Since 2020, the Sustaining Creative Workers initiative has provided $9.5 million to fund more than 1,500 grants – involving approximately 17,000 Victorian creative workers affected by the pandemic.

This round was delivered in collaboration with industry bodies including Regional Arts Victoria, Arts Access Victoria, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Ausdance Vic, Music Victoria, NETS Victoria, Theatre Network Australia and Writers Victoria.

For information on grant awardees, please see here

Image credit: 2020, Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative recipient, Jasmine Mansbridge, 'The Thought Catcher' sculpture. Photo by Georgie Mann.

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