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Creative Victoria announces new Diversity and Inclusion Program funding

Creative Victoria has announced new funding opportunities under its Diversity and Inclusion Program to ‘address barriers to participation by underrepresented groups in Victoria’s creative industries’.

As part of the initiative, Creative Victoria will offer grants of up to $100,000 ($50,000 pa) through the ‘Talent Matters’ category to support the design of professional development programs targeted at creative practitioners and administrators from marginalised or underrepresented backgrounds.

The funding is open to creative industry organisations for the delivery of a two-year program that includes industry placements, mentoring, paid internships and tailored workshops. Creative Victoria anticipates funding will support up to five initiatives over two years.

Successful applicants’ programs should demonstrate ‘the strongest potential to address an identified gap in participation by one or a combination of the following: Aboriginal people, people from a culturally diverse background and/or with a disability’. A ‘key priority’ for the program is new and emerging refugee groups.

On its website, Creative Victoria states that the Diversity and Inclusion Program ‘seeks to address barriers to participation by underrepresented groups in Victoria’s creative industries—as audiences, practitioners, board members, workers and leaders’.

Applications are currently open, and will close on 29 March. For more information, click here.


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