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 $500 through our grants program.

The deadlines for our 2020 grants are as follows:

Semester 1:

Friday, 13 March 5pm

EXTENDED – Wednesday, 20th May 5pm

EXTENDED Friday, 26th June 5pm


Semester 2:

Friday, 14 August 5pm

Friday 16 October 5pm


The Application Process:

Step 1. Download the grants application form here: Arts Grant Application 2020 (.doc)  | Arts Grant Application 2020 (.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, Emily and Liv, (arts@union.unimelb.edu.au) to set up a lil 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.

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

Step 5. Submit your application via email to arts@union.unimelb.edu.au. 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 of the relevant deadline.

While we are in isolation meetings about grants will happen online. To submit a valid application you will still need to meet with the Creative Arts officers. 


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.

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.

For more information, visit http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/melbourne