Grants Database

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $225,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Western Edge Youth Arts Inc

Level Up: WEYA's Professional Development Program

From 2022, WEYA will expand it's pilot Professional Development Program to become LEVEL UP, a permanent core program that will engage cohorts of six young artists in a three-year cycle of professional development opportunities providing tangible career pathways, and an ongoing creative meeting space for collaboration with staff and alumni. Level Up will remove geographical, financial and cultural barriers to ensure artists from the west who experience structural disadvantage are able to forge sustainable careers. This will contribute to a more diverse Australian arts ecology while growing a strong network of artists in Melbourne.

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $600,000
  • Project State: National
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: A New Approach ANA LTD

A New Approach

A New Approach (ANA) is Australia's first think tank dedicated to arts and culture. We see a future where rich cultural and creative opportunities are a valued part of life for all Australians. ANA’s ambition is to strengthen bipartisan, business and wider community support for arts and culture through a truly independent and non-partisan approach. In pursuit of this ambition, ANA works to foster a more robust discussion about cultural policy, one which is based on good data and informed by shared understandings.

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $185,000
  • Project State: WA
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Centre for Stories

Writing Change, Writing Inclusion

Writing Change, Writing Inclusion will be Centre for Stories' signature development program for the next three years aimed at culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) writers in Western Australia. This innovative four-stage program will use targeted mentorships, hot desk residencies and writing fellowships, publication opportunities, and training of CALD mentors to address the problems that CALD writers face in engaging with the sector, ensuring their stories are told and building sector capacity and diversity.

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $300,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

ACCA Digital Wing: A new digital platform for contemporary art programming, commissioning and publishing

This grant will assist ACCA to build capacity and future proof via the development of a new platform dedicated to digitally native artistic programming and publishing. The project will support artists, engage audiences, and strengthen ACCA's international profile and opportunities for partnership and exchange.

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $950,000
  • Project State: National
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Limited

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation

Building on the success of the inaugural online DAAF developed in response to COVID19, DAAF’s Digital Pivot Initiative will further develop the digital platform for Indigenous art, culture and design providing digital capacity building and training for Art Centres, a National Indigenous art digital platform and international development through building relationship pathways.

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $604,000
  • Project State: National
  • Year Granted: 2021
  • Grantee: Melbourne Theatre Company

MTC Digital Education: inspiring a new generation of creative thinkers & theatre lovers

This initiative will build the digital capacity of MTC Education and maximize its reach and impact in Australian schools. This grant will assist in expanding the capabilities of MTC’s digital content platform to include a Learning Management System, train teaching artists to deliver new online arts-learning experiences to schools, and develop MTC’s capacity to deliver education-targeted productions to a national schools audience in alignment with the Australian Curriculum.

  • Program Area: Major Grants
  • Amount: $5,000,000
  • Project State: National
  • Year Granted: 2020
  • Grantee: Australian Academy of Science

Watertrust Australia Ltd (initially known as Australian Land and Water Policy Institute)

The Ian Potter Foundation and The Myer Foundation have jointly funded a new organisation that aims to be an independent source of water and catchment policy advice, leading to improved management of Australia’s land and water management. This will be a trusted, independent, community-led and evidence-based organisation whose role is to catalyse change and help frame future water and catchment policy to serve the interests of all Australians for generations to come.

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $375,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2022
  • Grantee: Playbox Theatre Company Limited T/A Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse 360 Artist Residencies

Malthouse 360 Artist Residencies is a new initiative of Malthouse Theatre. The residencies will respond to the global changes impacting live performance, through a blended site activation and digital engagement residency. Malthouse will employ a resident artist/creative practitioner who will work flexibly across the organisation, with a dedicated budget to employ artists, create content and activate the new outdoor site within the Malthouse precinct.

  • Program Area: Vibrant - Arts
  • Amount: $50,000
  • Project State: VIC
  • Year Granted: 2022
  • Grantee: Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd

Collingwood Yards First Peoples Commissioning Fund

Impact enhancement grant to help fund a public artwork commission to activate the site. Collingwood Yards will work with Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and their First Peoples Reference Group to commission an artist or artists to create original artworks for the public spaces at Collingwood Yards.

Little Sprouts Op Shop

This grant contributes to the lease of the Little Sprouts Op Shop & Café (LSOS), a social enterprise and training facility in Mildura, VIC. It will also contribute to the employment of the project officer who oversees the day-to-day running of LSOS, including managing employees and volunteers, and liaises with other local organisations to create education and employment opportunities for young mothers, Work for the Dole participants and volunteers.

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