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:

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

Funding

The Lord Mayor's Creative Fellowships has two funding categories.

  • Individuals – applicants may apply for up to $10,000 to support individual Brisbane artists, arts workers, cultural workers or creative producers undertake professional development opportunities.
  • Organisations – applicants may apply for $30,000 to support organisations who will provide multiple Brisbane artists, arts workers, cultural workers or creative producers professional development opportunities through the creation of a new development program.

Funding round dates

Applications open 9am, Tuesday 7 December 2021.

Applications close 3pm, Monday 31 January 2022.

Notification date is to be mid-May 2022; projects must only commence after this date.

Eligibility

Where the applicant is applying for the Individuals category, the applicant:

  • must be a resident of the Brisbane Local Government Area (LGA)
  • must be a permanent resident or Australian citizen
  • must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be auspiced by an Auspice Organisation that has an ABN.

Where the applicant is applying for the Organisations category, the applicant:

  • must be an incorporated organisation that:
    • has an office in; and
    • provides goods or services to the residents of,
      the Brisbane LGA; or
  • must be an unincorporated organisation, auspiced by an Auspice Organisation that:
    • has an office in; and
    • provides goods or services to the residents of,
      he Brisbane LGA.

An applicant may also nominate an auspice to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant’s fellowship.

Auspice organisations are required to be based in the Brisbane LGA and are limited to supporting a maximum of two applications per round.

Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts with Council.

Information Sessions

Interested? Join one of our upcoming information sessions to get some tips on how to stand out from the crowd, navigate budget pitfalls and write that winning application. At the information sessions you will: 

  • get a detailed overview of the Lord Mayor’s Creative Fellowships 
  • find out about the program’s eligibility criteria 
  • receive tips on completing your application 
  • have the opportunity to ask questions.

Information sessions are free to attend however it is essential to register your attendance.  

This table provides information on the information sessions including date and time, location and how to register.
Date and time Location Register
12noon, Tuesday 23 November 2021 
 
Brisbane Square Library 
The End Room, 266 George Street, Brisbane 
Via Eventbrite
1.00pm, Thursday 25 November 2021  Webinar Via Eventbrite

If you are unable to attend an information session, you can read our Creative and history grant applications tips.

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

Last updated: 8 November 2021