City of Port Phillip offers event grants of $20k

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The Festival of Jewish Arts and Music – Uprising 2021. Photo: Eugene Hyland

The City of Port Phillip has opened the 2022/23 Cultural Development Fund (CDF) Festivals and Events grants program, which offers grants of up to $20,000 to not-for-profit cultural organisations and community groups to develop local neighbourhood festivals and events.

Funding in this round is for events that will occur between January and December 2023.

The Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) was a previous grant recipient, partnering with St Kilda’s Memo Hall for FOJAM  Uprising: Songs of Resistance to coincide with close of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance and Heroism Day).

“The importance of Council support for events during these uncertain times is vital to the events industry being able to bounce back and create moments of connection for audiences and artists alike,” said Jesse Lubitz, FOJAM’s CEO.

“FOJAM was thrilled to be able to deliver Uprising: Songs of Resistance in 2021 and couldn’t have done it without Council’s support.”

Applications to this grant round close 22 August 2022. Round 2 of CDF-Festivals and Events grants will open in December 2022.

An online Grant Writing for Creatives workshop will be held on Wednesday 10 August.