Applications for Brisbane’s Creative and History Grants for 2019-2020 Now Open

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Did you know that you can apply for a grant with the Brisbane City Council to fund your projects as an artist, creative or art worker? Whether as an individual or as a group, you can secure funding between $10,000 to $30,000 through the Creative and History Grants if you have a brilliant idea that would also benefit West End or the rest of Brisbane.

In fact, applications are now being accepted at the Council for three types of grants below: 

Creative Sparks Grants Program 
Funding: $10,000
For creatives whose initiatives will help enrich Brisbane’s cultural, social and economic status.Monday 
9th of Dec 2019
Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships
Funding: $20,000
For budding creatives who want a career in the arts. Age limit: 17 to 30 years oldMonday
9th of Dec 2019
Innovation Grants Program
Funding: $30,000
For innovators with unique ideas, products or projects.Monday
16th of Dec 2019

If you’re interested in giving this grant application a shot, the Council is also willing to help you prepare a good pitch by hosting a Creative Grant Information Sessions for the first two weeks of November 2019. Attending one of these sessions will provide you with more information to ensure that your application will be picked, such as: 

  • the different creative grant programs available
  • grant guidelines and application forms
  • advice on project eligibility and
  • tips on making an application
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Take note of the time, date and location of the Creative Grant Information Sessions below:

Monday, 4 Nov 2019
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Brisbane Square Library
266 George Street, Brisbane City

Wednesday, 6 Nov 2019
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nundah Library 
1 Bage Street via Primrose Lane, Nundah

Thursday, 7 Nov 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Seven Hills Hub
28 Tallowwood St, Seven Hills
* near Ron Hurley Theatre

Monday, 11 Nov 2019
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Indooroopilly Library
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Level 4, 322 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly
* inside Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Monday, 11 Nov 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Garden City Library
Level R4 – Yellow Car Park Garden City Shopping Centre Corner Logan Road &, Kessels Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt

Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Visible Ink
5 Green Square Cl, Fortitude Valley


The Brisbane City Council provides grants annually to support and encourage talented local artists, innovators, historians, as well as organizations in their field of expertise. More than a source of funds, the help from the Council brings more opportunities for grant recipients to secure future stable projects or network with the leaders in their industry.  

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Grant holders, on the other hand, can contribute to the social-economic and cultural progress of Brisbane. This arrangement is a win-win situation for everyone.