Resources for students

 Arts Committee grants

If you are a member of the Melbourne University Student Union you are eligible for an Arts Grant. You must consult the Arts Officers prior to submitting the grant application, no application will be considered unless this condition is fulfilled. During the course of this consultation, the Arts Officer will explain the grants process as set out in the Arts Committee Grants Policy. A condition of receiving funding from the Arts Committee states that a written report is to be submitted and presented to the Arts Committee on completion of the exhibition, production, project, or performance by the artist/curator. This report should outline outcomes positive and negative and be accompanied with any form of visual documentation, reviews, catalogues or publicity deemed necessary. It should be presented to the Arts Committee within six weeks of completion of the exhibition. For further information and application forms see the Arts Officer (First Floor, Union House) ph. 8344 3872, or the Arts Grant information page.


The National Association for the Visual Arts or NAVA has information on Grants to apply for as well as invaluable survival kits for artists. Check out their website for more.

University of Melbourne Archives

The early archives of the George Paton Gallery are located at the University of Melbourne archives. To access archives or to obtain information on this period of the gallery’s history Contact:   Website:

Other funding opportunities

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL: ARTS VICTORIA: ART ALMANAC: Comprehensive gallery guide for what’s on in Melbourne and other states CITY OF MELBOURNE:  City of Melbourne offers grants for projects within the City of Melbourne. You need at least 12 months lead up time, however, to take advantage of the grant rounds. The deadlines are usually around mid year for projects that will take place the following year.