Creative Development Program

Creative Development Program

What’s it all about?

We want to support art-making and provide platforms for creative development, presentation and collaboration. We want to help local artists take risks, experiment and create great art.

With a little help from our friends at City of Gold Coast, we offered a new opportunity in 2019 for artist-led, development focused projects to be supported through our inaugural Creative Development Program.

A combined total funding pool of over $200,000 in cash and in-kind resources was offered in year one, split into two streams – Little Bites and Big Bites.

2019 Program

We received more than 254 applications covering art forms such as theatre, dance, music, performing arts, public art and film. We were looking for projects that were collaborative, cross-arts, multi-platform and works that shifted or expanded an artist’s current practice. Applicants were asked to include a public engagement element to their project such as an industry or public showing, workshop, masterclass or similar. 52 artists were shortlisted with 12 chosen to receive support.

Read more about the successful artists and their projects here:

What’s next?

The successful projects in the 2019 Program will take place at HOTA between June and December 2019.

Upcoming projects that you can experience:

Applications for the 2020 Program will open in December 2019. Please check back to this page for updated guidelines and application forms at that time.

2019 Applicant Information

You can download the information below or watch the video to find out more about the program and 2019 call-out.


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