DEVELOP Artists and Creatives Grants

Leah Senior photgraphed by @wildrose_pictures.jpg

(Pictured: Leah Senior, 2023 DEVELOP recipient, photographed by @wildrose_pictures)

Currently Closed

About this grant

Surf Coast Shire Council is committed to fostering an environment where people with clever and creative ideas can make a difference. We want the Surf Coast Shire to be a place to nurture, acknowledge and promote innovation, the creative arts and industries.

Our DEVELOP Artists and Creatives Fund supports creatives to explore new directions, ideas and concepts to advance their practice and/or their careers.

With these grants, Council recognises that new creative output does not occur without considerable time, research, development and effort.

Before applying:

Before applying:

  1. Read the Artists and Creatives Grant Guidelines(PDF, 358KB)   and check your eligibility.
  2. Read our Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy and Council Plan 2021-2025.  
  3. Register for our free Grant Writing Workshop
  4. Come to one of our Drop In Sessions at one of four locations across the Shire (see information below)
  5. Call our Arts Development Officer on 5261 0600 to discuss your idea and ask any questions 

To help with your application you can view this example budget(PDF, 32KB)