Arts Development Seed Fund
The Arts Development Seed Fund provides funding to artists and community groups for street art projects and initiatives that provide outcomes for the benefit of the community.
For 2020 the program’s theme is ‘Creative Action for the Climate Emergency’.
Round one opens 1 March and closes 9 April, 2020
Read the Seed Fund Guidelines(PDF, 103KB)
What is the Arts Development Seed Fund?
The Arts Development Seed Fun is about creative responses to urgent issues. Inspired by the Surf Coast Shire Council's declaration of a Climate Emergency in August 2019, Creative Action For The Climate Emergency encourages artists to create innovative, multidisciplinary public artworks that seed ideas for climate action within the shire.
The Arts Development Seed Fund encourages collaborations between Surf Coast artists, local businesses, schools and community groups.
First Nations artists are strongly encouraged to apply.
Opens: Sunday 1 March 2020
Closes: Tuesday 9 April 2020
The Arts Development Seed Fund supports the development of collaborative art projects between surf coast artists, local businesses, schools and organisations. The fund seeks projects that will attract a matched contribution from applicants (including in-kind contributions) to deliver arts and environmental outcomes that will grow beyond the life of this project.
Funding is available for art projects that:
encourage creative collaborations between local artists, organisations and businesses
encourage climate action by the community for the preservation and safe-keeping of the Surf Coast’s unique flora and fauna
activate public places to create vibrant, creative spaces that encourage community interaction and engagement and deter vandalism
encourage and enable groups or individuals across the shire to collaborate and share knowledge, skills and resources.
How much can be applied for?
Grants between $1000 - $5,000 may be applied for by projects that meet the selection criteria.
Applications open 1 March and close 9 April 2020.
For more information contact our Arts Development Officer, Harriet Gaffney on
52610600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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