Festival City Grant Information

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Festival City Grants Program

Council’s Festival City Grants Program provides financial and in-kind support for festivals that promote our City as ‘Festival City'.

The Festival City Grants Program is managed through an the online Smarty Grants application process and is open between May 1 and June 1 annually. Applications are now closed for the Festival City Grant Program for organisations seeking assistance to hold a festival &/or significant festival activity between August 2018 - June 2019 (inclusive). Applications are assessed by Council’s independent Festival Advisory Panel. A new Festival City Calendar will be available in August.

The Festival City Grants Program is guided by Council’s Festival City Policy(PDF, 244KB) which sets out a framework to attract, host and support the best of Melbourne’s festivals for the benefit of our residents, businesses and cultural tourists.

In addition to the festivals funded through the Grants Program, Council will host a range of partnered festivals including Fringe Westside as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Eat Drink Westside as part of our Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

You can view the past few Festival City calendars in Past Festivals.
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More information

Have a question or need to talk to someone about Council’s Festival City Program? Contact us via email email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au or call 9688 0200.