Creative Hobart Grants

Creative Hobart Grants

Aeriform Archive and Wet Breath Exchange, 2023 in collaboration with the Bridgewater Jerry. Photo credit: Sue Hayes

Creative Hobart supports cultural and creative programs that encourage community participation, attract cultural tourism and make Hobart a truly wonderful place to live, work and visit.

Creative Hobart Grants are offered in two grant categories that provide funding for eligible organisations and groups to deliver one-off activities involving artists and communities in the creation, direction and management of cultural projects.

The projects must take place in the Hobart municipal area and contribute to Hobart as a creative city.

Our Major Cultural Organisations Grants assist eligible organisations with operational and ongoing program support.

All applications are assessed against assessment criteria. It is important to note that meeting all criteria does not guarantee that an application will be successful.

Visit the grant recipients page to learn more about the projects funded during the previous rounds of the grants program.

Apply for a grant

To apply for a grant you need to register with SmartyGrants. Visit SmartyGrants or click the 'Apply now' button from a grant below, and then click 'Log in'. From the page that is displayed you can register as a user with SmartyGrants and start your application. You can also preview the application form.

Creative Hobart Small Grants

This grant provides support for the delivery of artist led creative activities, projects, and events in the Hobart local government area that align with the City's Strategic Plan.

Funding requests should focus on paying artists and creative practitioners and allow for the community to engage with the project.

The Creative Hobart Grants Guidelines(PDF, 161KB) outline the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

Amount: $1000 - $5000

The application form from the previous grant round is attached below for your reference. Please note that application forms and guidelines are reviewed between rounds and may be altered. This form is included to provide an example of the format and content only and should not be relied on as the basis of future applications.

Creative Hobart Small Grant previous application form example(PDF, 110KB)

Register your interest

Creative Hobart Medium Grants

This grant provides support for the delivery of artist led creative activities, projects, and events in the Hobart local government area that align with the City's Strategic Plan.

Funding requests should focus on paying artists and creative practitioners and allow for the community to engage with the project.

The Creative Hobart Grants Guidelines(PDF, 161KB) outline the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

Amount: $5000 - $15 000

The application form from the previous grant round is attached below for your reference. Please note that application forms and guidelines are reviewed between rounds and may be altered. This form is included to provide an example of the format and content only and should not be relied on as the basis of future applications.

Creative Hobart Medium Grant previous application form example(PDF, 115KB)

Register your interest

Major Cultural Organisations Grants

The Major Cultural Organisation Grants provide support towards ongoing programs and operational funding.

To be eligible for the Major Cultural Organisation Grant, applicants must be:

  • located in the City of Hobart municipality
  • constitutionally established to primarily support and deliver creative outputs and outcomes
  • a not-for-profit organisation
  • having an annual income of at least $1.5 million
  • employing professional permanent staff
  • delivering year-round public outcomes
  • being infrastructure-based organisations with public presentation space.

The Major Cultural Organisations Grant Guidelines(PDF, 170KB) outline the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

This round has now closed. The outcome of the grant will be announced in September 2023.

The application form from the previous grant round is attached below for your reference. Please note that application forms and guidelines are reviewed between rounds and may be altered. This form is included to provide an example of the format and content only and should not be relied on as the basis of future applications.

Major Cultural Organisation Grant Application Form 2023-24(PDF, 82KB)

Next funding round opens in June/July 2024 supporting activity from 1 January 2025 to 31 December 2025.

Register your interest

Get help preparing your application

Information and resources

The following page has been put together by our Grants Team to support you when preparing your grant application.

Resources for grant applicants

Meet with us

We would love to help you prepare your application, so please make a time to speak with our Grants Officer.

To arrange a meeting email grants@hobartcity.com.au or call 03 6238 2132.

Contact

03 6238 2132
grants@hobartcity.com.au