What is on offer?
There are so many artistic and cultural activities going on around Geelong every day of the week, that its easy to feel overwhelmed. For committee members charged with finding resources to provide for your community arts projects and festivals, there are many more sources of funding than most people are aware of. To encourage your efforts to find the perfect funding partner, here are just a few:
City of Greater Geelong
- All funding available by City of Greater Geelong (Local Government): www.geelongaustralia.com.au/grants
- Creative Communities Grants: www.geelongaustralia.com.au/arts
Federal government: http://grants.myregion.gov.au
State Government: http://www.arts.vic.gov.au/Funding_Programs/Funding_at_a_Glance
Check to see if your area is eligible for regional funding: http://arts.gov.au/regional/aria
Regional Victoria Funding: http://www.rav.net.au/funding-and-resources
Philanthropic (non-Government) Funding: http://www.philanthropy.org.au/links/fund.html
This is only the beginning – there are lists available through groups like www.ourcommunity.com.au that cover all these and more.
So jump in and have a go. There are also plenty of people willing to assist you to apply for funding, using their own knowledge and experience to get you started.