Creative Hobart Grants

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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.

Small Creative Hobart Grants

Amount: $1000 - $5000

Key dates: July 2020 - June 2021

Funding to support projects commencing after 1 December 2020: 
Applications to this round have now closed. Recipients were notified in November 2020.

Funding to support projects commencing after 1 July 2021:
Grant round opens: Saturday 13 February 2021
Grant round closes: 5pm, Monday 15 March 2021
Notification of results: May 2021

Creative Hobart Grant Guidelines(PDF, 866KB)

The application form(PDF, 174KB) from the previous grant round is attached 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.

Medium Creative Hobart Grants

Amount: $5000 - $15 000

Key dates: July 2020 - June 2021 

Funding to support projects commencing after 1 December 2020:
Applications this round have now closed. Recipients were notified in November 2020.

Funding to support projects commencing after 1 July 2021:
Grant round opens: Saturday 13 February 2021
Grant round closes: 5pm, Monday 15 March 2021
Notification of results: May 2021 

Creative Hobart Grant Guidelines(PDF, 866KB)

The application form(PDF, 176KB) from the previous grant round is attached 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 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.

This program provides cash support of over $10,000 per application, with a funding pool of $100,000 available.

The Major Cultural Organisation Grant Guideline(PDF, 964KB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

Applications open: Monday 5 July 2021

Applications close: 5pm Monday 26 July 2021

Notification of outcome: October 2021

Activity timeframe: between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022.

Apply now

Contact

03 6238 2132
grants@hobartcity.com.au