Lord Mayor's Creative Fellowships

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The Lord Mayor's Creative Fellowships support Brisbane artists, arts workers, cultural workers or creative producers wishing to develop and expand their careers in the arts and cultural sector by participating in professional development opportunities that may include:

  • skills development
  • masterclasses/workshops
  • art residencies
  • attendance at conferences
  • short course training
  • defined mentorships
  • structured learning experiences.

The purpose of the program is to attract, develop and retain our creative workforce to build creative sector sustainability, increase global cultural exchange and promote Brisbane’s creative profile.

Council strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, artists who identify as having a disability, identify as being culturally and linguistically diverse, or who are LGBTIQA+, and/or who are under 25 to apply.

The purpose of the program is to attract, develop and retain our creative workforce to build creative sector sustainability, increase global cultural exchange and promote Brisbane’s creative profile.

Council strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, artists who identify as having a disability, identify as being culturally and linguistically diverse, or who are LGBTIQA+, and/or who are under 25 to apply.

Funding

Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 per application are available to support individual Brisbane based creatives undertake professional development opportunities.

2022-23 Funding round dates

Applications are now closed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications no later than mid-March 2023. 

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be an individual professional artist, arts worker, cultural worker, or creative producer residing in the Brisbane Local Government Area (LGA)
  • be a permanent resident or Australian citizen
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be auspiced by an incorporated Auspice Organisation that is based in the Brisbane LGA
  • be 17 years of age or over at the time of submitting an application
  • have the professional development opportunities between 16 March 2023 and 15 March 2024
  • not exceed the Limitations on Funding of up to 50% of travel, accommodation and living expenses of the total project budget requested Travel can include local, intrastate, interstate and international activities.
  • hold appropriate insurance(s) to cover the applicant.

An incorporated Auspice organisations can only support a maximum of two applications per round.

Applicants can only submit one application for either this grant or the Creative Sparks Grant and  must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts with Council.

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

If your application is successful, you will be required to complete an online acquittal form within 12 months of grant approval notification.

Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible to apply for other Council grants.

If you believe you or your nominated organisation may have an outstanding report from a previous grant funded project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Grants Unit for advice.

More information

For more information, read the grant guidelines and the creative and history grant application tips.

Alternatively, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with a Creative Sector Development Coordinator or the Grants Unit. 

Last updated: 14 November 2022

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