Ballarat Creative Inspiration Grant

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The Creative Inspiration Grant program is a quick response fund that offers small grants to artists and arts groups to support their practice or to kick start an idea.

An initiative of the City of Ballarat, and administered by Regional Arts Victoria, the Creative Inspiration Grant will have three funding rounds that distribute $1000 grants to artists to fund small opportunities that will take place in the City of Ballarat.

The Creative Inspiration Grant can be used to assist the artist in their practice, fund a small arts opportunity or kick start the development of a new idea.

In order to be eligible to apply for these grants, applicants must:

  • Be an individual, a business, association, organisation or a not for profit group of the City of Ballarat;
  • Work or study within the City of Ballarat;
  • Use the funding to undertake an arts activity that takes place within the boundaries of the City of Ballarat;
  • Not have previously received a Creative Inspiration Grant within the last twelve months; and,
  • Have an ABN or an appropriate auspice who will support the applicant.

Key Dates

Summer 22/239am Mon 31 Oct 20225pm Wed 30 November 2022Tue 13 December 2022
Autumn 239am Wed 1 February 20235pm Wed 1 March 2023Wed 15 March 2023
Winter 239am Mon 1 May 20235pm Mon 29 May 2023Mon 12 June 2023

How to apply:

1. Read the guidelines here: PDF, Word

2. Apply via Smarty Grants

For further information contact Malcolm Sanders via email: [email protected]