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Grant programs for local artists and creatives

Creative Communities

  • Artists on View is presented by The City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Venues & Events (BV&E) to support local artists presenting new work in Dudley House.
    For information, go to Artists on View.
  • Sprout Small Grant Program is administered by Bendigo Venues & Events a unit of the City of Greater Bendigo to support local artists presenting new work within the City of Greater Bendigo.
    For information, go to Sprout Small Grant Program

City of Greater Bendigo, Community Grants

Support for artists is available through the City of Greater Bendigo Community Grants program.

To find out about grant categories, applications, assessment and funding agreements go to City of Greater Bendigo: Community Grants


Creative Industries Grants

The Economic Development Unit offers creatives small grants and professional development support to encourage research, creative development and creative business development.
For more information contact the Creative Industries Officer, Economic Development: [email protected]


Other grant programs

Grant programs that may suit local art projects include:

Regional Arts Victoria
Regional Arts Victoria offer several funding opportunities for artists, arts organisations and presenters of arts projects throughout the state.  Funded projects stimulate creative activity for regional audiences, and creative development for regional artists.

Creative Victoria
Creative Victoria's funding and support programs are designed to stimulate high quality, diverse creative activity across the state; strengthen Victoria's reputation as a centre for creative excellence; and ensure that all Victorians have opportunities to enjoy, participate in and benefit from a rich creative ecosystem.

Australia Council
The Australia Council invests in Australian arts through grants, initiatives, programmes and opportunities that foster and develop Australia’s arts sector and raise the profile of Australian art, nationally and internationally.

The Ulumbarra Foundation

The Ulumbarra Foundation was established to benefit the development of performing arts at Bendigo’s unique arts venues, notably Ulumbarra Theatre, The Capital, Bendigo Town Hall and the Old Fire Station (Engine Room). The Foundation’s activities also support performing arts organisations, artists and the wider regional community through programs and funding initiatives.


Image: Un-natural, Artists on View, 2022 Carolyn Dew & Eliza-Jane Gilchrist

BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.