City of Melbourne support for artists and creatives

COVID-19 is testing us all – and now is the time to be creative in our response. As part of our response, we announced $2 million in grants to artists and creatives to invest in new works, and digital presentation of works and performances.


These quick response grants build on our existing grants for creatives, and other support we are providing for artists and arts organisations during COVID-19 – such as mentoring through our COVID-19 Business Concierge Hotline and rent relief for eligible tenants in Council-owned buildings. 

For more information on our arts grants, please contact us on 9658 9983 or 9658 8601. For further information on our response to COVID-19 and other support available, visit our COVID-19 page.