Yarra Arts Fellowship grant

The Yarra Arts Fellowship is a $10,000 grant to be awarded to an individual artist.

The grant is intended to help an artist focus more easily on their practice by reducing financial pressures associated with maintaining a creative practice.

There will be one Yarra Arts Fellowship awarded for 2024. Applications for the 2024 Fellowship are now closed.

Why did we create this grant?

The City of Yarra is a creative city, bustling with live music, street festivals, creative venues and hubs, galleries, studios and creative communities that all contribute to its unique ecology.

Our Arts and Culture Strategy 2022-2026 recognises that artists are essential to a thriving Yarra.

Supporting our local artists ensures we continue to nurture and grow our creative community, with flow on benefits for community engagement, health and wellbeing, community pride and economic benefit.

What are the grant dates?

Applications are open from Monday 12 June 2023 until Monday 31 July 2023.

Application outcomes will be announced in November 2023.

The fellowship will take place from January 2024 until December 2024. During this period, it is expected that the grant will contribute to any outcomes which may take place during this time.

What can this grant be used for?

The grant can be spent on costs that contribute to the everyday development of a creative practice (e.g. studio costs, hire of equipment, purchase of materials, skills development etc).

How do I apply?

For more information on this grant and eligibility criteria, please download the Yarra Arts Fellowship Guidelines (PDF 145kB).

Submit your application and supporting documentation online using SmartyGrants:

Apply for Yarra Arts Fellowship grant