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

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.  

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.

Draft for the Improvement Plans of West End’s Davies Park Open for Community Feedback

Brisbane City Council has developed a draft improvement plan for Davies Park, West End as part of its commitment to keeping Brisbane clean and green, and making the city livable and sustainable for future generations. The plan is set to provide a blueprint for future upgrades for the park.

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

Davies Park is a valued green space in West End that provides sport and recreation opportunities for the community. Feedback received in the community consultation in late 2017 has helped in the development of the key features of the improvement plan. The park’s improvement plan will focus on the following:

  • increasing and enhancing accessible green space
  • promoting a sense of community and celebrating its cultural heritage
  • increasing recreational use of the park.
  • maintaining the park’s natural appeal
  • improving connection through the park.

The Council worked with the Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club who have had a presence in the park for more than 100 years. The club has agreed to reduce their leased area to improve outcomes for the community. The additional area will increase green space and provide room for new park features that can be enjoyed by the club and the wider community.

The project’s allocation of $2.1 million this financial year will be used to help in the delivery of key elements of the plan, with a progressive delivery of other elements in future years based on citywide priorities for park improvements.

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

The proposed key features for the current draft improvement plan includes:

  • New green spaces and connections
  • Upgraded park roadway
  • Creative play area
  • Multi-use hard courts
  • Relocation of the community garden
  • Drainage upgrades
  • Additional features such as seats, picnic tables and drinking fountains

The draft improvement plan for Davies Park, West End is still open for community feedback. Online submission of feedbacks for the draft improvement plan for the park will be open until Friday, 24 August 2018. This round of consultation will help in finalising the plan.

Improvement works are anticipated to commence in 2019.

To learn more about the Council’s Davies Park improvement project in West End, visit the project’s official page. You may also call the Council on 07 3403 8888 or send an email to