Arts & Cultural Grant Scheme

Maroondah Council's Arts and Cultural Grants Scheme supports a diverse and culturally rich Maroondah through community driven projects, initiatives and events which increase arts profile and participation. These initiatives may focus on traditional or contemporary literary, visual, performing and multi-media art forms which build collaboration, partnerships, innovation and sustainable outcomes.

The Arts and Cultural Grants Scheme:

  • generates community participation in arts and cultural activities.
  • works in conjunction with artists, arts and cultural facilities and the community to deliver high quality projects that enhance and celebrate local identity.
  • builds and strengthen local networks within the Maroondah community and to encourage partnerships with community, business and Council.
  • strengthens the identity and profile of the arts in Maroondah through effective arts programming and marketing.

Arts & Cultural Grants Scheme recipients 2016/2017

Welsh choirRecipients of the 2016/17 Arts and Cultural Grants Scheme were as follows:

  • Melbourne Welsh Male Choir $3,000
    Singer of the Year Master Class Workshop
  • Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place $2,000
    Indigenous Artists Collective – workshops to develop artworks for exhibition at Maroondah Access Gallery.
  • Uniting Care Harrison $3,950
    All inclusive art exhibition
  • Fresh Theatre for Social Change $5,000
    Development + performance of Thirty Nine - 39% of homicides in Australia are a result of domestic violence.

Arts & Cultural Grants Scheme recipients 2015/2016

Recipients of the 2015/16 Arts and Cultural Grants Scheme were as follows:

  • Chin Community Victoria (Falam) $1,100 Chin Community Falam
    Cultural Dance Course
  • Eastern Karen Community Association of Victoria $1,100
    Cultural Dance and Music Lessons
  • Melbourne Welsh Male Choir $1,000
    Singer of the Year Competition – increase profile
  • OPUS 21 Big Band $4,285
    Concert by the Lake Series
  • Ringwood Heights Primary School $1,928 Your DNA
    Tell Us a Story Ringwood Heights
  • Studio4 Artists Inc $1,500
    Forging Ahead in Figure Drawing – Master Classes
  • UrbanLife Church Inc $4,800
    Who is Welcome?
  • Your DNA Creative Arts $4,500
    All Inclusive Performance Festival

Further information

Find out more about eligibility, the application process of the Arts and Cultural Grants Scheme on Council's website.

For further information on the Arts & Cultural Grants Scheme contact Belinda Robertson on 9298 4537 or email  

To be placed on the Arts and Cultural Grants mailing list, please email your name, address and contact number.