Arts and Culture Grants 2019-2020

Nillumbik Community Fund Arts and Culture Grants 2019-2020

Applications are NOW OPEN

The 2019-20 annual grants for Arts and Culture projects are open from 1 April 2019 until 31 May 2019.

  • Grants of up to $5,000 per project are available from a grant pool of $40,000.

Please read the 2019-20 NCF ARTS Annual Grants Guidelines below. 

In 2019 all applications will be received through SmartyGrants. 

Council is currently developing a Public Art Policy and Implementation Plan which will provide guidelines for best practice in mural works.

Until the Public Art Policy is completed and endorsed by Council, public art including mural projects are ineligible for Council funding. 

Grants awarded in 2018-2019

Arts and culture projects funded under the Community Arts and Performing Arts streams in the 2018-19 round were:

  • Strathewen Black Saturday 10 Year Commemoration Book. A gift to be provided to those who attend commemoration events locally.
  • Eltham Street Food and Music Festival Live pop-up music entertainment and food trucks featured at the Eltham Community Reception Centre over the first two weekends of February 2019.
  • Shakespeare’s As You Like It at Alistair Knox Park Eltham from 8-10 February 2019 and Watkins St Reserve, Diamond Creek from 14-17 February 2019.
  • Come Together Music and Arts Festival at Edendale Community Farm on Saturday 30 March 2019. Family-friendly music and arts across two stages to helped to raise awareness around mental health and multi-culturalism.
  • Giraffe A Go-Go. The participatory live puppetry featured a five metre high giraffe stilt puppet called Gemma and other tall performers at the St Andrews Community Festival on 28 April 2019.
  • Nillumbik Comic-Con This will be hosted by Eltham Library in May 2019 and is a celebration of local and international popular culture through comic books, fantasy novels, anime, science fiction, games and more.

Cultural Achievement Grants

Cultural Achievement grants are an opportunity to provide financial assistance to individuals or groups to encourage and recognise outstanding cultural achievement. The types of grants available include:

Individual grants

  • State level achievement - $100
  • National level achievement - $150
  • International level achievement - $200

Group grants

  • State level achievement - $200
  • National level achievement - $300
  • International level achievement - $400

If you are interested in applying for a Cultural Achievement grant, please complete the application forms below.

For further information contact sarah.hammond@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or 9433 3175