Ballarat Creative Inspiration Grant

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The Creative Inspiration Grant program a quick response fund that offers small grants to artists and arts groups to support their practice or to kick start an idea.

An initiative of the City of Ballarat, and administered by Regional Arts Victoria, the Creative Inspiration Grant will have three funding rounds that distribute $1000 grants to artists to fund small opportunities that will take place in the City of Ballarat.

The Creative Inspiration Grant can be used to assist the artist in their practice, fund a small arts opportunity or kick start the development of a new idea.

In order to be eligible to apply for these grants, applicants must:

  • Be an individual, a business, association, organisation or a not for profit group of the City of Ballarat;
  • Work or study within the City of Ballarat;
  • Use the funding to undertake an arts activity that takes place within the boundaries of the City of Ballarat;
  • Not have previously received a Creative Inspiration Grant within the last twelve months; and,
  • Have an ABN or an appropriate auspice who will support the applicant.

Key Dates

Round 3 opens: 2 May, 2022

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 2 June 2022.

How to apply:

1. Read the guidelines here: PDF, Word

2. Apply via Smarty Grants


For further information contact Malcolm Sanders via email: