Calling all creatives


Melton and Moorabool artists and creatives are invited to apply to the state government’s Creative Projects Fund.

The program supports independent artists and creative workers to build their skills and careers, develop new creative work and experiences, and take them to local, national or international audiences and markets.

Grants of $5000 to $20,000 are available to Victorian professional artists, creative practitioners, collectives, groups and organisations working in all creative disciplines – from design to dance, fashion to film, theatre, augmented and virtual technologies, visual art, music, literature and more.

In 2022, the first round of the program supported more than 100 creative projects statewide which have collectively employed 896 individuals.

The fund aims to support a wide range of ideas and perspectives and includes dedicated streams for First Peoples and deaf and disabled applicants.

Melton MP Steve McGhie said the Creative Projects Fund helps professional artists and small creative businesses to develop new work, bringing their ideas to life.

“Through this fund, we are backing our local talent, and helping to take Melton’s stories and creativity to audiences and markets across the state and around the globe,“ he said.

Applications are open until 3pm on Thursday, February 1, 2024.