Arts Activation Grants

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Grant Amount: Up to $3,000

Funding in this category is for practicing artists in all disciplines - including (but not limited to) painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, drawing, music, theatre, dance, printmaking, ceramics, writing, new or mixed media - who need to adapt the delivery of their arts practice to engage/share with Hume City community members in new ways whilst adhering to social distancing directives.

Applicants must be individuals with a demonstrated record of activity. However, applicants may propose to engage other artists in the course of their project (for example a visual artist may include fees for a videographer etc).

Applicants scheduled to deliver/display work in the City of Hume that has now been cancelled are encouraged to apply.

Examples of projects include: online training and development opportunities, costs of adapting and presenting work to online or digital media formats, community development or participation programs.

Purchase of equipment up to $1000 can be included in the application.


Applicants must:

  • Be a Hume resident (you must provide evidence of residential status such as driver’s license, rates notice or utility bill)
  • Have an active creative practice (demonstrated through documentation of works, exhibitions, performances)
  • Be facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 restrictions (demonstrated by loss of income or opportunity)
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council
  • Demonstrate a service/benefit to the broader Hume City community
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council


Updated : 6:29 PM, 17 April 2020

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