Wyndham City Creative Industries: Creative Development Grant

The purpose of the Creative Development Grant is to support the creation of new work by local Wyndham creatives within the local community; with a focus on developing a creative community project, business and/or practice.  This round of Creative Development grants will be exclusively open to applicants aged 17-26 years old.

This funding supports the research, scoping and testing of new creative work across all sectors of Creative Industries and is open to individuals and/or groups. Applicants must live, or work or study in the Wyndham area.

Applicants will be expected to set project goals, be dedicated to developing and delivering their chosen activity and reporting outcomes upon completion.

Grant Objectives

  • To provide support the creation of new creative work by local creatives
  • To provide support of research, scoping and testing of new creative work across the creative sector

There is a total grant pool of $15,000 with individual grants being offered of up to $2,500 or $3,500 for a collective per application.  

Examples of support Council may consider funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and planning for a new creative work
  • Facilitating collaboration between creative partners
  • Development of a community creative participatory work
  • Engagement of specialist skills to mentor or consult on a new creative work

Applications will be assessed against the following key assessment criteria:

  • Meeting Grant eligibility requirements
  • Alignment with Grant objectives
  • Articulation of proposed creative development and perceived creative merits
  • Demonstration of capacity for delivery of the proposed work

Responsibilities of successful applicants

  • Develop, deliver and acquit a creative-led program, project or practice
  • Sign an agreement, stating desired goals and commitment to work towards agreed outcomes
  • Attend a briefing session with a member of the Arts & Culture Team and regularly report in on activity progress
  • Activities may or may not include some form of public engagement. Applicants may not charge for participation in their activity
  • The activity may be integrated into Council’s public programs at a later date
  • Submit a full project debrief and assessment process to be prescribed by Council

How to get involved

Applications are now closed

For enquiries about the application process, please contact the Arts & Culture Team at arts@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Picture Credit: wani Toaishara, PlacePatterns, Photo by Jody Haines

Encouragement of applications from diverse and multicultural, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, community members living with disability and LGBTIQA+ communities.

Creative Development Grants 21/22 Recipients

  • Jumess Dinanga – Around The Black Chair:  Funding towards photoshoot and printing costs of images for a new exhibition titled Black Boys Blues.
  • Connor Overden-Shaw – Skills development: Focus on the technical aspect of sewing and garment construction, learning and understanding the machine and how to create patterns. With a view to creating a photography work using garments developed.
  • Clive Gono – Public Art Mentorship: To undertake a mentorship in Public Art making with two mentors.
  • Melissa Murphy-Vella – Raku Firing Program - Develop Raku Firing (Ceramics) technics and program for Wyndham residents
  • Xiang Li  - A River Runs Through It -  In support of an upcoming exhibition, the grant will be used for research, artist time in creation, a short video that documents the art project to engage the audience
  • L2R Dance – Girl Gang – Development of a dance group in Wyndham for young women.
  • Sagalee Aba-Omer – LOCATIONest Equipment purchases to support work. Contribution towards purchase of specialised equipment to support practice development and advancement of a photography project title LOCATIONest.
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