Creative Suburbs invests in opportunities for Melbourne’s outer metropolitan communities to engage with, and participate in, high quality arts and creative experiences.

The Creative Suburbs program is available to local government authorities in outer metropolitan Melbourne only.

Please note that the Creative Suburbs program will only be accepting proposals for one year projects in this cycle.

Download the Creative Suburbs program guidelines DOC, 194.0 KB.

Funding available

$20,000 – $70,000

Who can apply

  • Local Government Authorities in outer metropolitan Melbourne only. See Program Guidelines for further information.

Key dates

Round opens: 17 May 2018 via the Creative Victoria Grants Portal.

Round closes: 5pm, 14 June 2018.

For projects taking place from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Please note it takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

Who to talk to

Rohini Sharma: 8683 3157 or at

Tania Grant: 8683 3117 or at

Links and downloads

Creative Suburbs Program Guidelines (DOC, 194.0 KB)
Creative Suburbs Application Drafting Tool (DOC, 99.5 KB)
Creative Victoria Budget Drafting Tool (XLS, 103.0 KB)
Previous Recipients
Creative Victoria Grants Portal