New Grants

The City of Melbourne is inviting creators and future thinkers to submit their innovative ideas and concepts for the 2023 program. Funding of up to $50,000 is available to support the creative development and presentation of projects that forge connections between technology and art.

Deadlines and Timings

Applications deadline: 7 December 2022, 5PM AEST

Notification of successful applications: December 2022/January 2023

Festival Dates: Late August 2023

Overview and Grant Amount

The program call-out is open for those in the creative, music, knowledge and arts sectors for performances, collaborations, talks, workshops, light installations and commissions with a grant funding of $50,000. Applications should respond to the 2023 festival theme: Now or Never. Now or Never is a provocation to explore the future in the context of the present moment. With the objective to facilitate works that are driven by discovery, innovation and future-thinking, the program harnesses imagination and new technologies as the tools to reinvent the future.

Eligibility and Criteria

The programming panel will evaluate projects based on their alignment to the 2023 theme Now or Never and the selection criteria listed below. Projects need to:

  • Occur during festival dates (late August 2023)
  • Align with the festival theme
  • Have a public outcome within the City of Melbourne municipality
  • Promote the diverse nature of Melbourne (including cultural, accessible, gender and genre diversity)
  • Engage with environmentally sustainable practices
  • Fulfill the terms and conditions

Projects will be assessed against the following criteria, noting that your project doesn’t need to reflect all of these criteria. The following items also hold weight:

  1. Creativity, technology and innovation
  • Collaboration between high-calibre contemporary artists, researchers and/or innovators
  • Showcases technology and/or ideas that will shape our future
  • Profiles Victorian talent with national/international reputation
  1. Viability
  • Projects that are realistic in scale for available budget and project timeline
  • Has, or plans to secure, additional funding sources (including but not limited to in kind support)
  • Support material speaks to creative concept and showcases the applicant’s history of delivering projects
  1. Local connection – Melbourne / Narrm
  • Victorian-based applicants and/or businesses
  • Connects with local Aboriginal knowledge and/or artistic practice
  • Responds specifically to locality or site within City of Melbourne municipality

For more information, interested parties are encouraged to read the program guidelines set by the funding grant. Submissions may be lodged through their online portal.

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