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Resources for Artists

Arts news and opportunities

We help members of our creative communities to access relevant, sector-wide opportunities as they arise via our fortnightly arts e-bulletin and via our Facebook page and website. News about exhibitions, opportunities, funding, resources, education and experiences is listed regularly.

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Connect Greater Bendigo

CONNECT Greater Bendigo is a community website where you can find, join and connect with a range of local community clubs, groups, organisations and events. It’s easy and it’s free to use!



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


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.


Mentors and Support

These organisations can provide mentoring, auspicing and other support for your arts practice:

  • Auspicious Arts Projects -
    A not-for-profit creative community management organisation providing independent artists with a secure and accessible framework to assist them with creative developments and producing work.
  • Emporium Creative Hub -
    Emporium Creative Hub in Bendigo provides a range of services including (but not limited to) coworking spaces, mentoring and an incubator program for creatives.
  • Popup Art -
    Pop Up Art supports professional and emerging artists, as the cornerstone to creativity and innovation for healthy communities.
  • Punctum -
    Punctum is an artist-led live arts organisation on Dja Dja Wurrung Country and based in Castlemaine, Australia.


Other Support

Other organisations that support those working in and for the arts include:


Online Resources

  • The Artists Essential Toolkit (by ArtsHub and Creative Victoria)
    The Artists Essential Toolkit video series covers the fundamentals of getting your work online so it’s accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
  • Arts ACTION (by Popup Art)
    Arts ACTION is a free upskilling and professional development program for creatives.
  • Support Act Wellbeing Helpline
    The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential phone counselling service, available to anyone who works in Australian music, the performing arts or other creative industries.
  • Indigenous Art Code
    The indigenous Art Code is a system to preserve and promote ethical trading in Indigenous art.


Creative Spaces

There are a number of creative spaces operating within the City of Greater Bendigo, including spaces managed by the City, Temporary Art Spaces, Community and Educational Spaces and Commercial Galleries.

The Creative Spaces page has information about spaces managed by the Creative Communities Team, as well as Creative Spaces in Greater Bendigo, a compilation of creative spaces found in Greater Bendigo.


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 emerging.