Yarra is home to a high proportion of creative practitioners and a hub for many who work and present here.

The impact of this can be seen through the vibrant and diverse street life; distinctive and authentic neighbourhoods with a mixture of buildings; and pedestrian-friendly public spaces.

We want to provide encouragement and support to artists and creative businesses to enable them to continue to experiment, create and flourish in our City.

  • Grants

    We fund arts and cultural activities in Yarra through our Annual Grants Program, our Small Grants Program and other initiatives such as Creative Yarra Triennial Grants and the Room to Create Responsive Grants.

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  • Expressions of interest

    We offer many opportunities for artists including ways in which they can develop their work, show their work and make creative use of our venues. Check this section of our website for these opportunities as they arise.

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  • Create Rate, discounted venue hire for creatives

    We are trialling a new, discounted rate for creatives to hire our community venues.

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