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City of Melbourne trials ‘quick response’ arts grants

The City of Melbourne is trialling a new program of ‘quick response’ arts grants, which aim to give artists more flexible access to funding.

Under the trial scheme, creative practitioners and organisations across all disciplines can apply for up to $4000 in funding, including for new works, specific elements of a larger project or for ‘taking a project to another level’. Grants will be assessed on a monthly basis, with support considered for ‘unforeseen or unexpected opportunities arising at short notice’. An initial pool of $49,000 is being set aside for the trial.

Successful recipients are given six months to complete the work described in their grant application, and the outcome must be available within the City of Melbourne (though applicants can be located anywhere).

The trial will run until 20 September 2019. For more information, or to apply, visit the website.



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