Council

Arts funding

Funding is available from multiple arts organisations, projects and artists.

FUSE Fund

FUSE Fund aims to support the presentation of great quality arts projects and events by Darebin based artists and community organisations within the FUSE program.

There is $50,000 in this fund and a limited number of grants will be awarded.
Round Two closes on Thursday 8 October 2020.

For more information see the FUSE Darebin website.

Darebin Triennial Event Partnerships (Closed)

This program aims to refresh and diversify creative and cultural offerings at Darebin City Council's two key arts centres - Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre and Darebin Arts Centre. Expressions of interest are open to organisations and established groups seeking an event partner.

Applications for the 2019 Triennial Event Partnership Program closed on Wednesday 24 July 2019.

Darebin Community Grants

Financial assistance is provided each year through the Art and Culture category of the Community Grants Program to support community groups and organisations to undertake community cultural development activities.

Youth Encouragement Scheme

This program provides financial assistance to young people who wish to be involved in sports, arts, culture and education.

Contact Youth Services for more information on 9496 1020.

External grants programs

Victorian Multicultural Commission

The Victorian Multicultural Commission has funding programs to assist ethnic and community based organisations with programs and activities that aim to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Visit the Multicultural Victorian Commission for more information.

VicHealth

VicHealth is a health promotion agency that creates environments to improve the health of the community. It contributes to the public by supporting health promotion activities in arts settings.

Visit the VicHealth Website for further information.

GrantsLINK

The GrantsLINK directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs. GrantsLINK makes it easier to find suitable and relevant grants for your community projects from the many Australian government grants that are available.

Visit the GrantsLINK website for more information.

Arts Victoria

Arts Victoria is responsible for the State Government's arts policy. It oversees the state-owned cultural agencies and provides funding for arts and cultural initiatives.

Visit the Arts Victoria Website for further details.

Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. It invests in artists and arts organisations working in all types of arts including dance, theatre, literature, music and much more.

Visit the Australia Council for the Arts Website for further details.

National Association for the Visual Arts Grants

These grants provide assistance towards the costs of public presentation of visual arts, craft and design. This can include:

  • Media releases
  • Media photographs
  • Advertising
  • Space rental and opening costs
  • Installation costs
  • Promotional printing and mail out

Visit the National Association for the Visual Arts website for further information.