Applicants may apply for Activity Project Costs plus Access Costs, if applicable.
Applications will be accepted for requests from:
+ $4,000 to $20,000 for individuals, sole traders and freelancers to undertake discrete solo projects (ie. one creative working on a solo project)
+ $4,000 to $40,000 for collectives, groups, organisations and businesses to undertake discrete projects or a suite of public programming outcomes
Please contact program staff to discuss how to include access costs in your application and budget as they will vary depending on the applicant and size/scope of activity.
Who can apply
The Creative Workers Fund accepts applications from Victorian individual creative practitioners, collectives, groups, businesses or organisations that meet Creative Victoria’s general eligibility.
Applications are encouraged from a wide range of creative disciplines from across the sector, including but not limited to screen, fashion, design, digital games, visual arts, literature, dance, circus, cabaret, music, theatre, multidisciplinary and experimental work.
This state-wide program encourages applications from First Peoples*, Deaf and Disabled creatives *, LGBTIA+ applicants, Young applicants (aged 25 years and below), Regional applicants and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
*On this page and in the program documents:
+ The term First Peoples is used and is inclusive of people identifying as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous and Koorie.
+ The term Deaf and Disabled people will be used. Disability can be visible or invisible, sensory, physical, neurodiverse, cognitive, intellectual or developmental. Our definition includes people with lived experience of mental health or illness. We recognise and support the right of the Deaf community to label their experiences not as disability but as one of cultural and linguistic difference.
+ The term Regional refers to the 48 Victorian local government areas classified as regional by the Victorian State Government. You can find the list of these local government areas here.