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Funding Programs

Arts Victoria provides direct support to Victoria’s arts sector through a range of funding programs.

Together, these programs are designed to stimulate high quality, diverse arts activity across the state; strengthen Victoria’s reputation as a centre for artistic excellence and creativity; and ensure that all Victorians have opportunities to participate in and enjoy the arts.

Each program has a specific focus.

VicArts Grants

If you’re a Victorian artist or organisation looking for support for a creative project, find out about our new VicArts Grants program. This open, competitive program supports a wide array of creative activity across all art forms.

The VicArts Grants program brings together the former Arts Development, Contemporary and Live Music Development, Community Partnerships and International funding programs. 

Organisations Investment Program

If you’re an arts organisation looking for stable, longer-term operational funding to underpin your creative program, find out about our Organisations Investment Program.

Organisations Investment Program funding has been announced, view the recipient list here.

Regional Development & Touring

If you’re looking to tour a professional production, performance, exhibition or program to regional Victoria, or would like to know more about how Arts Victoria supports regional arts facilities, find out about our Regional Development & Touring Program.

Indigenous Professional Development Program

If you’re a Victorian-based Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist or arts worker looking to develop your practice or career, find out about our Indigenous Professional Development Program.

Education Partnerships

If you’re an artist, arts organisation, teacher or school keen to explore the possibilities of a school-based arts collaboration, find out about our Education Partnerships programs – including Artists in Schools and Extended School Residencies.

General Information

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Funding Recipients

Musicians playing gamelan orchestra percussion instruments Regional Arts Victoria Received $60,000 in 2005-2006 through the Arts Residencies funding program