Sustaining Creative Workers VIC

Sustaining Creative Workers provide creative practitioners with funding to help them continue their creative work and survive the impacts of the coronavirus.

Open date: 30 Apr 2020 12:00 AM AEST.
Close date: 01 Jun 2020 12:00 AM AEST.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

Victorian creative practitioners.


Quick response funding is available for creatives/artists across all creative disciplines to help them:

  • continue to work in their creative field
  • adapt to change
  • research and develop projects
  • develop their product or skills
  • connect with new audiences or markets

Funding available includes:

  • up to $5000 for individuals, sole traders and freelancers
  • up to $10,000 for collectives, micro-organisations and businesses (must employ less than 5 full time equivalent staff)
  • up to $2500 in additional access funding for applications from Deaf and Disabled creatives, artists, art workers and disability-led organisations/businesses

The program has 4 streams:

  • Stream 1 - First Peoples creatives/artists, micro organisations/businesses from across Victoria with a minimum track record of 5 years in professional public outcomes.
  • Stream 2 - Metro and Outer Metro Melbourne creatives/artists, micro organisations/businesses with a minimum track record of 5 years in professional public outcomes.
  • Stream 3 - Deaf and Disabled creatives/artists and arts workers or disability-led micro organisations/businesses from across Victoria.
  • Stream 4 - Regional Victorian creatives/artists, micro organisations/businesses (with the exception of the groups above) with a minimum track record of 5 years in professional public outcomes. Note – applications for this stream must be submitted through Regional Arts Victoria.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen residing in Victoria or
  • a permanent resident (holding an appropriate visa) who has resided in Victoria for at least 2 years immediately prior to the date of application

Other eligibility criteria apply depending on the funding stream being applied for.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Sustaining Creative Workers.

Funding for Victorian creative practitioners who have been negatively impacted by coronavirus