Arts Grants

Andrew-Nicolaides artwork

The Hume Arts Grants program will assist local artists and creative practitioners to sustainably improve their practice capability and economic viability, helping to create more visible and accessible arts and cultural practice in Hume.

This program is intended for applicants who have demonstrated a strong commitment to their chosen arts or heritage practice.

View the Hume Arts Grants Program Application Guidelines(PDF, 730KB) for more information. 

 

Individual Development Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $1,000

Apply for this grant if you are an individual wanting to attend development opportunities or purchase equipment to support your craft.

Examples include:

  • Development and learning opportunities to support your chosen arts creative or heritage practice the Hume community.
  • Opportunities to participate in state, national and international forums that will bring new skills and knowledge to the Hume community.
  • Leadership and professional development opportunities that will help build the leadership capacity of the Hume community.
  • Investment in equipment for small scale projects that do not employ others but have impact, practice development, marketing and distribution initiatives and/or capability development.

Applicants must:

  • Have a strong commitment to their chosen arts or heritage practice demonstrated through evidence of performance, public presentation, or documentation of a body of creative work.
  • Be a resident of Hume City.
  • Have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Hume City Council.
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council (if applicable).

Creative Activity Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $3,000

Apply for this grant if you are an individual or organisation with a smaller project.

This category is ideal for projects that support emerging artistic practice, develop and trial new ideas and support the generation of new work.

Examples include:

  • Support to develop a new exhibition, composition, or other artwork.
  • Small community projects (for example to initiate classes, groups, room and equipment hire).
  • Creative production costs (eg. printing, studio use, mastering).
  • Specialised equipment (printing equipment, recording equipment).

All applicants must:

  • Operate primarily in the arts sector.
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council.
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council (if applicable).

Individuals must:

  • Be residents of Hume City.

Organisations must:

  • Have a recognised legal structure (i.e. company or incorporated association) or be auspiced (see page 6 of the Arts Grants Program Application Guidelines(PDF, 730KB)).
  • Organisations/groups must be Hume-based and/or run the proposed activity or project from a location within Hume and/or show that it will substantially benefit residents of Hume City.

Creative Project Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $10,000

Apply for this grant if you have a larger scale project that can demonstrate significant benefit to the arts sector and/or community.

This category requires demonstrated partnerships, matched funding, and public outcomes of significance.

Examples include:

  • Medium to long term participatory projects (including matched funds from other partners).
  • Medium to large scale works of public art and performance.
  • Collaborative projects with leaders in the arts sector.

All applicants must:

  • Be organisations operating primarily in the arts sector.
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council.
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council (if applicable).
  • Have a recognised legal structure (i.e. company or incorporated association) or be auspiced (see page 6 of the Arts Grants Program Application Guidelines(PDF, 730KB)).
  • Be Hume-based and/or run the proposed activity or project from a location within Hume and/or show that it will substantially benefit residents of Hume City. 

If you have further questions please contact us via email at artsandculture@hume.vic.gov.au 

How to apply for a grant

All information on the application process is outlined in our Hume Arts Grants Program Application Guidelines(PDF, 730KB)

Application forms

Applications for all Hume City Council Community Grants are made via SmartyGrants, an online portal. If you are a new user, you will need to set up a login before you begin. If you have previously used SmartyGrants for ANY application (not just Hume City Council) you can use the same email address.

You can also refer to the SmartyGrants Applicant Guide for help.

Individual Development Grant

Creative Activity Grant

Creative Project Grant

Who can apply

Individuals

Applicants must:

  • Have a strong commitment to their chosen arts or heritage practice demonstrated through evidence of performance, public presentation, or documentation of a body of creative work. This may include literature, music, theatre, musical theatre, opera, dance, heritage, circus, comedy, puppetry, arts festivals, visual arts and crafts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, community arts, and experimental arts.
  • Be a resident of Hume City.
  • Have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Hume City Council.
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received from Hume City Council (if applicable).

Organisations

Applicants must:

  • Operate primarily in the arts sector. This includes literature, music, theatre, musical theatre, opera, dance, heritage, circus, comedy, puppetry, arts festivals, visual arts and crafts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, community arts, and experimental arts.
  • Be based in Hume City and/or run the proposed activity or project from a location within Hume City, and/or show that it will substantially benefit residents of Hume City.
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council.
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council (if applicable).

What documentation do I need?

To have the best chance possible, please ensure you supply the following supporting documentation with your grant application.

  • For groups/organisations: you will need to provide evidence of your legal status status (i.e. certificate of incorporation or business registration). If your group/organisation is not incorporated, you can apply for a grant through an auspice organisation. If you do this, you need to supply a letter confirming the auspice agreement. Attach this to the application.
  • ABN details or completed Statement by Supplier form for your group/organisation.
  • A Public Liability Insurance ‘certificate of currency’, to cover your group/organisation’s activities for the duration of the grant period. Unless you are applying as an individual and you meet exemption criteria on p. 6 of the Arts Grants Program Application Guidelines(PDF, 730KB).
  • Quotes to support your budget (i.e. for equipment hire or purchase, venue hire, advertising and promotion, flyers, posters etc.).
  • Incorporated groups and organisations must provide a copy of their profit and loss statement. Australian public companies with an ABN should provide their most recently audited financial statements.
  • Bank details for your group/organisation (so that you can receive payment).
  • For Creative Project Grants, a referee report or letters of support. Note that Council may contact referees, so ensure their contact details are correct.
  • Artistic support material: links to website or a link to 3 minutes of video material and a maximum of three A4 pages can be uploaded as a PDF or Word document.
  • Individuals will need to provide proof of residency (i.e. drivers licence or utility bill with a residential address in Hume City).