Latest grants support local creativity (15.12.2013)

Written on the 12 December 2013

• New arts funding program provides $103,000 to Southern Metropolitan Region artists

Funding program recognises the role that the Southern Metropolitan Region arts sector plays in state-wide arts scene

• The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to strengthening the state’s reputation as an arts and cultural leader


Member for the Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier congratulated eight local artists and arts organisations which are among the 85 across the state to share in the latest round of $1.3 million of Victorian Coalition Government arts grants.

Grants have gone to:

  • Lisa Roet in Ormond for a Visual Arts project
  • Melbourne Jazz Cooperative in Bentleigh for the 2014 Concert Series Program
  • Sophia Brous in Malvern East for recording, mixing and mastering her debut album
  • Victoria AIDS Council in South Yarra for a new verbatim theatre piece
  • Zoe Ali in St Kilda for a ten week photography tenancy in Paris, France
  • Andrew Hazewinkel in St Kilda for the development of a large sculptural installation
  • Angus Grant in Balaclava for the development and presentation of a new opera.
  • Frankie Snowdon at Moriarty’s Project Inc in St Kilda for a multi-disciplinary work in the streets of Melbourne that examines the relationship between artists and technology.

Ms Crozier said Arts Victoria’s new grants program, VicArts Grants, seeks to support projects across all art-forms by some of our most exciting independent artists and arts organisations.

“I am pleased that our local arts sector has been recognised in this statewide program and look forward to seeing the projects as they come to fruition,” she said.

“Overall, the latest round of grants will provide career development opportunities for more than 2,200 Victorian artists.”

The VicArts Grants program was announced as part of the 2013-14 State Budget and is designed to streamline the process of applying for a grant while opening up funding opportunities to innovative ideas.

The arts sector contributes $11.4 billion for the state economy each year and contributes up to 110,000 jobs. It supports the Victorian Coalition Government’s broader goal of supporting growth and innovation in all sectors across the state.

More than a third of the recipients are receiving Government funding for the first time.

The next round of applications to the VicArts Grants program will close in March 2014, for projects commencing in July. 


Find out more about the VicArts Grants program at

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