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Applications opening for Creative and Cultural Development Fund

creative arts fund grant

The City of Casey is thrilled to unveil the 2024-25 Creative and Cultural Development Fund, an initiative aimed at fostering artistic expression, enriching the community, and supporting local artists and organisations.

The fund's purpose aligns with the City of Casey's Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan 2023-27, which seeks to unite people, places, and communities through the power of creativity and storytelling.

This grants program aims to promote cultural inclusivity, elevate community stories, and support accessible arts initiatives that enhance the health and wellbeing of Casey residents. The fund welcomes applications from arts organisations, community arts groups, and professional artists and arts practitioners. Both local and non-local entities with a desire to contribute to Casey's cultural vibrancy are encouraged to apply.

Eligible applicants must prioritise arts activities in their mission, offer or intend to offer arts activities within Casey for the benefit of the community, and be open and accessible to Casey residents. The fund provides support ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 per year for two years, covering a wide range of art forms, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practice, community arts and cultural development, dance, literature, music, visual art, screen and film, and digital arts. Projects or initiatives that improve existing programs, offer new creative opportunities, and enhance the professional development of local artists are all eligible for funding.

City of Casey Chair of Administrators, Noelene Duff PSM commented that the 2024-25 Creative and Cultural Development Fund represents a remarkable opportunity for artists, organisations, and communities to come together in celebration of Casey's vibrant culture.

"The arts have the unique ability to bring communities together, offering a platform for cultural expression and connection," Ms Duff said.

"Our Creative and Cultural Development Fund is a commitment to nurturing local talent, empowering creative businesses, and enabling vibrant cultural programs."

Applications open 9.00 am Monday 25 September 2023 and close 5.00 pm Friday 27 October 2023.

Applications will be assessed based on criteria that prioritise the benefit to the Casey community, the applicant, arts and culture in Casey, and the capacity of the applicant to manage the funding effectively.

If you are interested in applying for funding, then you may like to attend the free online information session which will run from 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm on Tuesday 26 September 2023. Registration is required, please visit this page to register.

Eligible applicants are invited to seize this chance to contribute to the flourishing arts and culture scene in Casey. For further details and to register for the information session, please visit our website.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exciting initiative that will leave a lasting impact on Casey's cultural landscape! 

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