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2022 Quick Response Arts Grants

This is a preview of the 2022 Quick Response Arts Grants - application form form. You will be able to start a submission when the round opens at 9:00AM 19 September 2022 (AEST)

Introduction and eligibility

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Quick response arts grants support artists at all career stages and across all art practices and provide quick access to funds for the development and presentation of work. 

Applicants are advised to read the program guidelines thoroughly before proceeding with an application.

IMPORTANT: have you checked that you meet the City of Melbourne boundary eligibility?

Our municipal boundary encompasses Docklands, East Melbourne, Fishermans Bend, Jolimont, Kensington, North Melbourne, Melbourne’s central business district, Parkville, South Wharf, West Melbourne and parts of Carlton, Carlton North, Flemington, Port Melbourne, South Yarra and Southbank.
The City of Melbourne boundary DOES NOT include the broader Melbourne metropolitan area. If in doubt about the suburb boundaries check our interactive maps.

Grant categories:

  • Projects: for the creation and presentation of activities that result in some form of public outcome, either online or at a location within the City of Melbourne boundaries . A public outcome could be, but is not limited to a performance, exhibition, installation, artist talk, open studio, rehearsed reading, workshop or development showing.
  • Creative development only: for a period of development without a public outcome
Grants of up to $4,000 are available.


In submitting my application, I agree to have complied with the following:

  • I am an artist or small to medium arts organisation.
  • I have read and understood the City of Melbourne 2022 Quick Response Arts Grants guidelines and my proposal complies with the application requirements, conditions and eligibility.
  • I comply with the eligibility requirements for the City of Melbourne municipal boundaries as stated in the guidelines and understand that my application will not be accepted if it does not meet these requirements.
  • Only one application may be submitted.
  • My application will not be accepted if it is not lodged by the stated close date through SmartyGrants or does not have all the required materials.
  • I/my organisation have no outstanding acquittals or debts to the City of Melbourne.
  • I understand that the proposed activity must occur within six months of grant notification.
  • I understand that I must contact City of Melbourne staff prior to submitting an application if my proposed activity occurs in a public outdoor space.
  • I or the activities proposed in this application do not denigrate, exclude or offend parts of the community or breach Commonwealth and State anti-vilification laws.
Do you comply with the above eligibility? * Required
Response required.