Wyndham City has launched a new grant program designed to support residents to deliver workshops at Wyndham City Community Hubs.
The ‘Workshop Delivery Grant’ is part of Wyndham City’s Covid recovery response and aims to support Wyndham creatives to deliver workshops that will benefit an arts-interested audience.
Council is allocating more than $10,000 to the initiative and applicants can apply for up to $1000 in funding.
Funds can be used to offset costs to participants, pay for materials, venue hire, or as a facilitator fee, and workshops can be one-off or a series.
Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Adele Hegedich said the grants would connect residents with established and emerging arts professionals who reside and work in Wyndham.
“We recognise that the arts and creative industries were one of the hardest hit sectors by Covid and are still being impacted today,” Cr Hegedich said.
‘The ‘Workshop Delivery Grant’ is an excellent opportunity for local creatives who had to postpone workshops in 2020 due to Covid.”
“The grant is open to all art forms, for example, dance, visual art, ceramics, writing, theatre, photography, film, or music.”
“Last year, Council allocated over $27,000 to the Creative Industries Micro-Grant program to support local creatives during COVID-19.”
“This year we’ll continue to get artists’ back on their feet and see Wyndham’s arts community thriving again.”
Creative City portfolio holder, Cr Marcel Mahfoud added: “The creative workshops will enable residents to come together after a challenging year to collaborate and increase the exposure of local artists.”
“This is also what our community spaces are designed for, to inspire and to be places of connection.”
“We encourage local creatives with an exciting idea to apply.”
Applications close 9.00am Monday 1 March.