Mornington Peninsula Shire recently announced the launch of a new funding program to target creative organisations and individuals working in the performing arts.

The Performing Arts Fund, with a value of $500,000, furthers the Shire’s commitment to promoting the role and value of arts and culture as important drivers for community development, economic stimulus, health and wellbeing, accessibility and inclusion.

The Mornington Peninsula region supports a vibrant performing arts ecology that is consistently growing and evolving. As well as creating opportunities and employment for local artists and arts workers, the industry helps attract more than seven million domestic and international visitors to the region each year. The Performing Arts Fund will invest in Mornington Peninsula-based creative organisations and individuals seeking to develop and deliver new and innovative performance-based artistic works, grow employment opportunities for creative and cultural workers and engage communities with the performing arts.

Understanding that this industry was especially hard hit by lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions with loss of employment and income, the Performing Arts Fund aims to support artists and arts companies to continue to develop works that reflect our unique Mornington Peninsula environment and identity.

We encourage creative practitioners working across a range of art forms to apply, including:

  • dance
  • music
  • theatre
  • cabaret
  • puppetry
  • spoken word
  • circus and physical performance
  • live art
  • film making
  • multidisciplinary practice.

Find out more info about  the grant HERE.