$7.85 million in grants to showcase the art of adaption

Posted 8 October 2020

$7.85 million in grants to showcase the art of adaption

The Geelong Gallery along with Platform Arts, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival and Back to Back Theatre Inc are among the 78 arts and cultural organisations that will share in $7.85 million in grants through the Creative Victoria Strategic investment Fund – Stage Two, for protecting creative jobs and welcoming back audiences in COVID Safe Ways.

With digital proving the best path to audiences in 2020, many organisations will use their grants to further develop their digital capabilities and will support independent creatives to build their skills and diversify their income.

The $13 million Strategic Investment Fund is part of the Victoria Government’s overall $90 million investment to help the state’s hard-hit creative sector survive the impacts of the pandemic.

In May and June, stage one of the Fund provided $5.15 million in immediate sustainability grants to help close to 100 organisations that receive operational support through Creative Victoria cover urgent costs ranging from wages to rent.

See below what our local arts and cultural organisation will be achieving of the coming months.

Back to Back Theatre Inc, Geelong
To undertake a business development project that will take the company’s education and community programs online and increase the company’s focus on creating screen-based work.
Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong
To support the local creative community by engaging artists, makers, writers, designers, conservators and producers from the G21 region. The gallery will also work with emerging curators including those who are First Peoples and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
PLATFORM Arts, Geelong
To deliver the Platform LAB Program which will support emerging artists to collaborate, develop their practice and build skills for their arts careers.
Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Port Fairy
To redesign the festival’s 2020 program to focus on digital events including livestreamed concerts and re-broadcasted past content. The new model will continue to provide employment for creatives and to deliver creative experiences to the community into the future.

To find out more about the successful arts and cultural organisations visit: Creative Victoria. 

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