Innovation Award

""The Innovation Award is a $25,000 one-off grant to realise a creative, inspirational and innovative idea within the creative industries.

Eligible applicants include artists, arts workers, designers, producers, curators, collectives and arts or creative organisations, working in any artform or creative industry.

About the award

The Innovation Award is designed to encourage an innovative and enterprising creative workforce. The award:

  • contributes to the Creative Brisbane Creative Economy 2013-22 strategy
  • supports the development of creative enterprises by encouraging the development of new work and innovative approaches within Brisbane's creative sector.


There is one Innovation Award of $25,000.

Funding round dates

Applications for the 2017 Innovation Award are now open and will close on Monday 7 November 2016.

All applications are to be submitted online. The online application system allows you to save, develop and print out applications before you submit them.

Information session

Council will hold The September Edition on 26 and 27 September – a series of free information sessions for Brisbane creative to network and gain knowledge to progress their careers.

Attend the Innovation Award information session at The September Edition and hear from 2016 Innovation Award winners Lincoln Savage and David Don about their award winning idea, Art Atlas. Learn about the key dates for the 2017 Innovation Award and the process involved in applying to pitch.

Register online to attend.

Previous winners

Year Winner Description of winning entry
2016 Lincoln Savage Art Atlas is an interactive library which documents public art works and allows the public to travel back in time through the web-based gallery.
2015 Brett Leavy Virtual Meanjin is an immersive and interactive virtual heritage time machine of the Brisbane cultural and environmental landscape as it was before settlement.
2014 Emily Craven Story City is an interactive story experience that combines the beloved Choose Your Own Adventure genre with physical locations across Brisbane, allowing fictional adventure to become 'real'.

More information

For more information, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Creative Communities team.

26 September 2016