Creative Arts Grants

Whether you’re directing three musicals, curating an exhibition on dogs, or toying with the idea of wrapping wire around a stick and chucking it in a pool under the light of the moon- you can apply for funding of up to $1000 through our grants program.

Grant applications are now open for 2024! 

The Final Application Round is from Monday 2nd September to Wednesday 2nd October

The Application Process:

Step 1. Download the grants application form here: Creative-Arts-Grants-Application-2024 | Creative-Arts-Grants-Application-2024-PDF

Step 2. Have a read of all the important info on the application form and make sure you will be able to adhere to all the terms and conditions.

Step 3. Once you’ve got a draft ready, shoot an email ( through to your friendly Creative Arts Office Bearers, Shravya and Jiajie, to set up a small meeting to chat through your application. This can be online or over the phone. We recommend getting in contact at least 3 days before the deadline — we may not be able to accommodate last-minute requests for a meeting!

Step 4. Complete your application and attach all the relevant documents, preferably all into one file.

Step 5. Submit your application via email to The file should be a PDF or Word doc and contain your name (or group name) in the name of the file.

You’ll hear back with the outcome of your application within 10 business days. 

**Initial grant application meetings with the Creative Arts Officers can be held either on zoom or in person. More information will be provided in a reply email**

Good Luck! 


You can also apply to The University of Melbourne Theatre Board for a range of grants to support student performing arts projects, for more information check out the Grants section of the UHT webpage.

Additionally, Student Initiative Grants (SIGs) are open to all students studying at the University of Melbourne, and students can apply for up to $1,000 to get their arty initiative started. More information and the application form available here

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time.

Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.

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