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Arts Grants

Applications for 2018-2019 Arts Grants are open!

Applications for 2018-2019 Arts Grants are now open and close Monday 02 April 2018 at midnight (Easter Monday).

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Image:Virtual Reality at Kingston Arts, 2017. Photo by Shuttermain. 

Each year, the City of Kingston invites individual artists, not for profit arts groups and organisations to apply for an Arts Grant as part of the wider Community Grants Program.

The Arts Grants program supports a diverse range of artists, arts practice, organisations and arts activity and projects must have a public outcome.

 

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

Who can apply?

If you are applying as an individual or group, you must be a practicing artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

You may not apply for a grant if you received a grant, or administered a grant, from the City of Kingston in the past and that grant has not been satisfactorily acquitted.

Grant categories

Artists, not for profit art groups and organisations can apply for an Arts Grant across four categories:

  • Community Arts $3,000
  • Youth Arts Internships $3,000
  • Arts and Cultural Tourism $5,000
  • Sharing Cultures $5,000

Selection criteria

The City of Kingston Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee will assess your application. All Arts Grants will be assessed on the following criteria as set out in the Arts Grants Guidelines:

  • creativity, innovation and originality
  • capacity to deliver the concept
  • capacity for engagement
  • project outcomes

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online by visiting Smarty Grants at http://kingston.smartygrants.com.au

When completing your application, please check that you have read the Arts Grants Guidelines (390KB) and Checklist (96KB) and that you have completed all sections as required. All required information must be supplied to be eligible for assessment.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted for assessment. The deadline for applications is Monday 2 April 2018 .

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRESS SUBMIT ON THE SMARTY GRANTS PROGRAM TO ENSURE YOUR APPLICATION IS RECEIVED.

Information sessions for grant applications

Information sessions will be held at the following locations:
  • Mordialloc Neighbourhood House – Tuesday 13 February 2018, 1.30pm – 3pm
  • Patterson Lakes Community Centre – Wednesday 14 February 2018, 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Cheltenham City of Kingston Municipal Offices – Thursday 15 February 2018, 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Westall Community Hub – Wednesday 21 February 2018, 11.30am – 1pm

Free but please RSVP to community@kingston.vic.gov.au or call 9581 4676.

 

For further information

For more information about the City of Kingston Arts Grants, contact Justin Gayner on 9556 4458 or justin.gayner@kingston.vic.gov.au