The Cultural Fund Program provides funding to artists, community groups and non-profit community based organisations for projects which respond to local needs and issues.
Cultural development refers to a process where the community itself is engaged to improve the social, economic and environmental outcomes of the community.
The Cultural Fund Program encourages projects and provides opportunities that make a positive contribution to the City and demonstrates consistency with outcomes from Council's Community Plan including the following key strategies:
The City of Mount Gambier values the positive contribution arts and culture make to the social and economic well being of regional communities and actively encourages the practice of cultural exchange.
Council also recognises that cultural sharing and artistic expression builds resilient communities with a strong sense of place.
The Cultural Fund Program supports artists, community groups and not-for-profit organisations to deliver inspiring, creative and contemporary projects that contribute to a connected, vibrant and culturally diverse community.
Applications will be assessed against the priorities in each of the funding programs:
The Creative Spaces grant is for up to $4,000 and the Creative City grant is for up to $13,000.
View the City of Mount Gambier Cultural Fund Program Guidelines
The projects must align with the City of Mount Gambier's Community Plan.
For further information contact the Riddoch Art Gallery Arts & Culture Development Officer Serena Wong on (08) 8721 2405.