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.

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 Small & Medium Grant Guideline(PDF, 1MB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

The Creative Hobart Small Grant application form(PDF, 103KB) 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.

Amount: $1000 - $5000

Funding to support projects commencing after 31 December 2021

This round has now closed. The outcome of the grant round will be announced in November 2021.

Funding to support projects commencing after 1 July 2022

Applications open: Monday 7 February 2022
Applications close: 5 pm Monday 7 March 2022
Notification of outcome: May 2022
Activity timeframe:

  • Activity starts between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023
  • Activity ends no later than 30 June 2024

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 Small & Medium Grant Guideline(PDF, 1MB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

The Creative Hobart Medium Grant application form(PDF, 107KB) 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.

Amount: $5000 - $15 000

Funding to support projects commencing after 31 December 2021

This round has now closed. The outcome of the grant round will be announced in November 2021.

Funding to support projects commencing after 1 July 2022

Applications open: Monday 7 February 2022
Applications close: 5 pm Monday 7 March 2022
Notification of outcome: May 2022
Activity timeframe:

  • Activity starts between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023
  • Activity ends no later than 30 June 2024

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.

This round has now closed. The outcome of the grant round will be announced in October 2021.

The round will reopen in July 2022.

Contact

03 6238 2132
grants@hobartcity.com.au