Creative Yarra applications are now closed.
Creative Yarra offers three years of fixed funding from January 2017 to December 2019 for individual creative practitioners and organisations to deliver arts and cultural activities within the City of Yarra.
Creative Yarra is designed to provide security and reduce administration costs so that we can enable creative projects to be developed over a three year period, support our creative organisations to build greater capacity and to deliver the best outcomes in our City.
Successful applicants are offered three years of funding up to $20,000 per annum for organisations and up to $10,000 per annum for individuals with no further guarantees of future funding. Successful Creative Yarra applicants may apply for other funding initiatives offered by Council, but cannot be funded by multiple funding initiatives for the same activity.
Creative Yarra is open to organisations providing dynamic and valuable arts and cultural activities in the City of Yarra and prioritises those with a proven track record and well-articulated plans. Organisations may apply for operational and/or project funding. For the first time, Creative Yarra is also open to individual creative practitioners who will need to demonstrate a commitment to realising a project or body of work over a three year timeframe and be able to clearly demonstrate the outcomes of this work in their proposal.
The proposed activities may take any art form but must be of high cultural and artistic merit and show a clear relevance with Yarra’s community. Whilst innovation and dynamism are valued, the activity does not need to be new.
For more information see the Creative Yarra 2017-2019 Grant Guidelines .
Creative Yarra 2017 – 2019 opened for applications via SmartyGrants on Monday 30 May and closed on Monday 11 July at 5pm.
Cover image: Our Home: A permanent, public artwork made with children living on and around the Atherton Gardens Housing Estate as part of the Visionary Images XSite Project. 2014-2016 Creative Yarra Grant Program recipient.