Funding for artists

  • Cardinia Shire Council has a dedicated Arts team to help local artists and arts groups deliver creative projects within the shire.
  • There are many opportunities and programs available throughout the year to support artists and help them achieve their creative vision.
  • If there are no current arts programs, artists can submit a general expression of interest or get in touch with a member of Council's Arts team.

We provide financial help to artists and arts groups each year through a variety of programs and opportunities. They are designed to help local artists build essential skills approproate for their artform and also to achieve their creative vision.

Our annual funding opportunities include:

To see the current Artist Opportunities calendar, visit the For Artists page on Cardinia Cultural Centre's website.

For Artists

If you are interested in delivering a creative project in Cardinia Shire we would love to hear from you. Please complete our Cardinia Arts Creative Expression of Interest Form below and a member of Council's Arts team will be in touch.

Cardinia Arts Creative Expression of Interest Form

We are able to help you with external grant applications upon request. Some external resources include: 

For more information about any of the above mentioned opportunities or to discuss a project idea with a member of Council's Arts team, please email