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.
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 Program
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 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 programs
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.
For general information about Arts Victoria funding, see Information for All Applicants; if you’d like to find out about previously supported projects, see Previous Funding Recipients; or if you have any other queries, feel free to contact us with your questions.