The Sustaining Creative Workers initiative is now open for applications.

The $5 million program is open to applicants across the state, working in all creative disciplines – including dancers, musicians, writers, visual artists, fashion designers and filmmakers. It’s also open to workers who support creative activity such as technicians and producers.

Creative practitioners, including sole traders and freelancers, are eligible for funding of up to $5,000, with collectives, micro-organisations and businesses eligible for up to $10,000.

The Sustaining Creative Workers grants are being administered through Regional Arts Victoria, working with Creative Victoria, Arts Access Victoria, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Music Victoria, NETS Victoria, Theatre Network Australia and Writers Victoria.

Applications submitted by 5:00pm on Tuesday, 26 October 2021 will be considered for fast-tracking, with the remaining applications able to be lodged until 5:00pm on Monday, 22 November.

For program details and instructions on how to apply, visit the Regional Arts Victoria website at Regional Arts Victoria (rav.net.au)