City Of Mount Gambier Cultural Fund Program

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 will encourage projects and provide opportunities that make a positive contribution to the City and demonstrate consistency with outcomes from Council's Community Plan including the following key strategies: 

  • City streets and open spaces alive with arts and culture
  • a stimulating place that inspires artists
  • greater appreciation of Boandik art, culture and heritage
  • cultural events and festivals make the City an attractive destination 

About the Program

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 build 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:

  • Creative Spaces Grants
  • Creative City Grants
  • Alignment with the City of Mount Gambier’s Community Plan

The Creative Spaces grant is for up to $4,000 and the Creative City grant is for up to $13,000.

Applications close on Friday, 24th February 2017 at 5.00pm.

You can send in your submission in the following ways:


Post: PO Box 56, Mount Gambier SA 5290

For further information on how you can contribute please click on below links or contact the Riddoch Art Gallery Director Manager Arts & Culture Development on (08) 8721 2563.

Cultural Fund Program 2016/2017(863 kb)

Creative Spaces Cultural Fund Application 2016/2017(564 kb)

Creative City Cultural Fund Application 2016/2017(562 kb)





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