Please note: this information is intended as a guide only. It is not exhaustive and only describes organisations or projects by their primary function. For up-to-date information, please refer to the hyperlinked websites.

Arts Funding and Advisory Bodies

Arts Victoria

Arts Victoria offers arts development grants which include practice development opportunities and creative development across all artforms.

For more information visit the funding section of the Arts Victoria website.

City of Port Phillip - Cultural Development Fund

The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) seeks to:

  • Support artists and/or organisations to develop and realise creative ideas and projects within the City of Port Phillip
  • Support community managed projects
  • Generate arts and cultural activity
  • Build cultural identity
  • Support and celebrate community diversity
  • Support heritage initiatives

The Cultural Development Fund is an annual fund. Applications for the 2015/16 Cultural Development Fund will open in February 2015. Funded projects will need to occur between June 2015 and July 2016.

For more information, click here

Philanthropic Trusts

The Besen Family Foundation

The Besen Family Foundation offer project grants, awards, scholarships, research grants, and capital appeals of up to $10,000 for local project grants, awards, scholarships, research grants.

For more information, click here.


Ausdance Vic

Ausdance Vic provides news and information to artists in Victoria and nationally.

For more information visit the Ausdance Vic website

Training, Research and Development Centres

Mentorships and residencies

Arts House - Culturelab

CultureLAB is Arts House’s dedicated, venue-based creative development program for independent artists and companies. Providing time and space for exploration and research, workshopping and rehearsal, CultureLAB supports artists across all art forms to create powerful, exciting, ground-breaking and original works.

For more information, click here.

Chunky Move

Chunky Move offers Maximised, which is a curated dance support initiative of no cost combination of rehearsal space, marketing, production and auspice. Chunky Move also offers secondments.

For more information on Maximised, click here.


Dancehouse currently offers residencies and space grants

For more information on residencies and space grants at Dancehouse, please email Dancehouse, or visit their website.

Lucy Guerin Inc

Lucy Guerin Inc offers secondments for dancers, access to the Lucy Gerin Inc studio and performance opportunities for choreographers through their annual Pieces for Small Spaces, monthly First Run and Hotbed.

For more information visit the Studio Projects Section of the Lucy Guerin website.


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