Cultural Development
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Jan 2019

Apply under the Cultural Development category for projects that enable the practical foundations for a range of creative programs and activities. Funding is for projects which:

  • engage with the local community and involve significant community interaction, rather than being focused on the creation of a product
  • support a number of emerging artists in a high quality project e.g. performance, theatrical activity.


Address one or more of the following:

  • build local creative skills and experience
  • further develop and revitalise established program or project
  • demonstrate a creative or innovative approach
  • engage the wider community in local creative and cultural projects.


  • If your project is for an infrastructure project involving the development or enhancement of a community facility (building or land) your application should be submitted in the Community Facilities category.
  • Projects focused on the professional development of artists and/or on the development of professional artistic product should seek funding through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
  • If you are hosting an event, please apply under the Community Events category.
  • If your project involves the installation of art on council land, infrastructure or in public open space the applicant must complete a Public Art Community Project Application form[1086KB] and contact council's Public Art Officer.

Example Budget

Project: Art Exhibition

Total project cost: $6,550

Council grant request: $3,000 

Income (Sample Only) $ Expenditure (Sample Only) $
Council grant 3,000 Promotion 1,800
Sponsorship 2,250 Graphic Design fees 700
Project volunteer labour (20 hours @ $30) 600 Venue hire ($575/ week x 6 weeks 3,450
Own funds 700 In kind labour 600
Total $6,550 Total $6,550


Some relevant corporate documents include: