Yarra Arts Fellowship grant

The Yarra Arts Fellowship for 2025 is now open

The Yarra Arts Fellowship is a $10,000 grant 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.

The Yarra Arts Fellowship for 2024 was awarded to Dr Katherine (Kate) Beynon. 

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 dates?

Applications are now open and close on Wednesday 31 July 2024. Apply here

Application outcomes will be announced in November 2024.

The fellowship will take place from January 2025 until December 2025. 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 Yarra Arts Fellowship Guidelines 2025 (PDF 145kB).

Submit your application and supporting documentation online using SmartyGrants:

Apply for Yarra Arts Fellowship grant