The Creative Sparks Grants Program is an arts and cultural grants program managed by Council in partnership with the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
The grant program aims to:
- support artists, arts workers and creative producers in the development of new work, products and partnerships that extend creative practices
- ensure diversity of creative expression is accessible for the Brisbane community
- provide cultural, social and economic outcomes that benefit and add value to Brisbane.
Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 per application in categories A, B, or C.
Category A - Creative Projects: funding for emerging talent for experimentation and risk taking in original and unique projects in any art form that enriches the creative life of Brisbane.
Category B - Creative Development: funding to advance the development of a new work, concept, project, collaboration or practice. The project application will provide evidence of outcomes that have the potential to advance career prospects, and may include but not be limited to: presentation, masterclasses, training and mentoring.
Category C - Creative Economy: funding for developed artistic or creative projects to be realised or presented professionally in partnership agreements. The application will provide evidence of a matched funding strategy.
The Creative Sparks Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.