Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative
Open to applicants in all parts of the state, working in all creative disciplines and at all stages of their creative career.
Quick-response funding for independent creative practitioners, sole traders, freelancers, collectives and micro-organisations/businesses whose work and livelihoods have been affected by the pandemic. This includes practitioners and organisations who work in support roles for creative activities, such as producers and technicians.
The following funding amounts are available through Sustaining Creative Workers:
- Up to $5,000 for individuals, sole traders and freelancers; and,
- Up to $10,000 for collectives, groups and micro-organisations/businesses (micro organisations/businesses are those that employ less than 5 Full Time Equivalent staff).
Up to $2,500 in additional access funding is available for applications from Deaf and Disabled creatives, artists, arts workers, and disability-led organisations/businesses.
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COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program
A $14.5 million COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program will provide more than 7,000 Victorian businesses, community organisations, not-for-profits and trader associations with $2,000 grants when they spend at least that amount to support initiatives such as outdoor hospitality and entertainment.
The vouchers will be valid for expenses including purchasing and hiring marquees, screens and umbrellas, obtaining insurance and promoting outdoor operations. Some 20 per cent of the vouchers will be allocated in regional Victoria.
Hairdressers, beauty services, retail shops, dance studios and gyms will also be eligible to apply for vouchers, meaning they can join restaurants, cafes and bars in harnessing the opportunities of kerbside trading. The Voucher Program will open soon and will be delivered by Business Victoria in partnership with Service Victoria.