A Festive Season of Funding for the Clever and Creative

Posted 20 December 2018

If you think it’s time to put your feet up this Christmas… well, you’d be right!

But then its back to work over summer; because there are some great opportunities out there for the Clever, Creative Geelong region that will have you back on your toes in no time.

Here are just a few money spinners to stuff your stocking this summer:

  • Performers’ Trust Foundation –  one-off Grants to promote and encourage music and the music-related performing arts – The promotion and encouragement of the performing arts to the general public.
  • Arts Fundraising Mentorships – The mentoring program offers an opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced arts fundraiser. Over 10 months, mentors and mentees will work together to set organisational fundraising goals while developing skills, methodology and a strategy for fundraising.
  • Summer Scholarships  These annual summer scholarships support younger scholars undertaking postgraduate research, who require special access to the Library’s collections. Scholars spend six weeks at the Library, commencing in the second week of January each year. (we may be too late for this summer but worth a look)
  • Plus 1 – a dollar-for-dollar matched funding program that helps not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations develop and run more effective fundraising campaigns.
  • MATCH Lab is our matched funding program for independent artists and groups. It’s for artists looking to build their fundraising and arts business skills and run a fundraising campaign and provides dollar-for-dollar matched funding for fundraising campaigns.
  • Innovation in Marketing Fund – provides one-off support for discrete marketing projects that explore different ways of engaging audiences, building brand awareness and increasing income for existing programs, products or activities within the creative industries. Targets small to medium sized organisations (less than 20 FTE staff, unless part of a Local Government Authority in Regional Victoria) within the creative industries. Cover Image.

For more you can pay a modest fee to subscribe to the Funding Centre  Funding Centre members benefit from 24/7 access to Australia’s best grants database, customised newsletters and alerts and full access to our fundraising know-how and so much more. (Funding Centre is an enterprise of  OurCommnity.com.au)

But wait there’s more:

VicHealth
The Copeland Foundation

Sport and Recreation Victoria

Screen Australia

Roddenberry Foundation

Regional Development Victoria

National Library of Australia

Ian Potter Cultural Trust

Department of Communications and the Arts

Creative Victoria

…and more.

I have a little list, and they’ll none of them be missed (obscure Gilbert & Sullivan reference) so you could also contact us here at the Arts and Culture Department, to supplement your hunting at the various sources in this list. 

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