2017 – 2018 Arts Partnership Initiative Applications Open

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Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 Arts Partnership Initiative.

Council is seeking interest from individual artists and arts organisations, for the 2017-2018 Arts Partnership Initiative which aim to create new partnerships that enable inclusive artistic collaborations within Darebin. The Arts Partnership Initiative contributes to a key ambition of the Creative Darebin Arts Strategy 2014-2020 to increase access and meaningful participation in the arts for priority communities.

The Arts Partnership Initiative also responds to Council’s ambitions to be:

  • Thriving: a city where the arts have genuine impact for everyone and has great conditions for creativity and community to thrive through the arts.
  • Connected: provide options for different communities to connect with each other through art, and for multiple generations within and across communities to participate in shared activities together
  • Enterprising: Attracting artists and creative businesses to live and work within Darebin.

You can apply for either:
Stream 1: Project Partnerships or
Stream 2: Key Cultural Organisations.

Funding requests for both streams are capped at $8,000.

Applications Open: Tuesday 16 May
Applications Close: 1pm, Wednesday 14 June 

To apply read through the 2017-2018 Arts Partnership Initiative Guidelines and apply via SmartyGrants.


The current 2016-2017 City of Darebin’s Arts Partners are:

Project Partnerships
Ilbijerri Theatre Company
Jamie Lewis
Compassionate Voices Community Choir
Westside Circus
Kids Own Publishing
Walker Abercrombie
Flag INC
Joseph O’Farrell (JOF)
Key Cultural Organisations
Darebin City Brass
Arts Projects Australia
Preston Symphony Orchestra
Speak Percussion

For further information contact:

Mary Harvey, Arts Participation Programmer:
Mary.harvey@darebin.vic.gov.au 03 8470 8478
Sarah Catchlove, Arts & Culture Administrator:
Sarah.catchlove@darebin.vic.gov.au 03 8470 8505



Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888