Grant workshop to help creatives do their thing in the city centre


Released 05/04/2019

The City Renewal Authority is calling on creative individuals, groups and organisations to tell us how they can help enrich the public spaces of Civic, Braddon and Acton with experiences that keep our community coming back for more.

The latest round of City Grants is now open for applications and the authority is holding a workshop for prospective applicants from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on Tuesday, 9 April, at The Street Theatre.

City Renewal Authority chief executive officer Malcolm Snow said a new structure for the grants program made it simpler to apply and would give applicants for larger grants extra time to carry out their plans.

“We have made some adjustments to allow recipients of tier 2 grants a whole year to undertake their activity rather than six months as in previous rounds,” Mr Snow said.

“We think giving a little extra flexibility will be beneficial when it comes to planning and undertaking more ambitious and exciting projects.

“Our community has some really creative minds and our message to those people who want to make the city centre even better is, ‘Do your thing. We’ve got your back’ with a City Grant.”

The authority is looking for applications for tier 1 grants of up to $10,000 and tier 2 grants of up to $50,000.

Tier 1 grants will need to be delivered by the end of 2019, with another round opening later in the year for activity in the first half of 2020. Tier 2 grant winners will now be able to undertake their activity anytime within 2019/20.

“The workshop will be a great opportunity for people who have creative, ambitious ideas to learn more about the program and speak directly with our staff,” Mr Snow said.

“We know that applying for grants can be a challenging or intimidating process and we want to help turn some of those great ideas into grant-ready proposals.

“We’ve already supported some fantastic projects in previous rounds and we are trying to make the process even more accessible the amazing talent we have in the region.”

Previous grant recipients have included music events, pop-up parks, art activities and installations, and research projects.

City Grants are funded by the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy.

To attend the workshop email cityrenewalcbr@act.gov.au

For more information visit cityrenewalcbr.com.au

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