$15,000 grants program plants the seed of creativity
Published on 29 January 2021
Grants of up to $1,500 are set to support and nurture Lake Macquarie’s thriving creative industries.
In its second year, Lake Macquarie City Council’s Creative Industry Seed Grants program will provide a total $15,000 to emerging artists as part of its commitment to growing Lake Mac’s creative sector and supporting local creatives.
Manager Arts, Culture and Tourism Jacqui Hemsley said the grants were designed to support projects and initiatives, and to foster diversity in the industry.
“Council’s grant program will assist in cultivating emerging artists and provide opportunities for creative participation,” Ms Hemsley said.
"We are looking for high-quality applicants who have something innovative to offer.”
Applicants can apply for funding within two categories under this year’s program.
The first category, Creation of a New Work, is aimed at supporting creatives in developing new work that can be exhibited, presented or performed.
Applicants can also apply within the Professional Development category, which will provide grants for development of skills through workshops, academic research or creating an online presence.
Creative projects can include, but are not limited to: visual arts, music, creative writing, publishing, performance, theatre, multimedia or film, with funding available from $500 to $1,500 for each applicant.
Applications close 1 March 2021, with funds distributed in May 2021.
Online information sessions on the new program will be held Wednesday 3 February from 5.30-6.30pm and on Thursday 18 February 5.30-6.30pm. RSVP essential.
Go to lakemac.com.au for further details.