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Ballarat Creative Inspiration Grant

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

ROUNDOPENING DATECLOSING DATENOTIFICATION
Round 1Monday 7 August 2023Monday 4 September 2023Monday 18 September, 2023
Round 2Monday 5 February 2024Monday 4 March 2024Monday 18 March 2024
Round 3Monday 6 May 2024Monday 3 June 2024Monday 17 June 2024

How to apply:

1. Read the guidelines here: PDFWord

2. Apply via Smarty Grants – Applications are closed.