Grants and Awards

Each year the Ballarat Arts Foundation (BAF) offers grants to emerging artists through a suite of Named Awards and BAF Genre Awards. These grants support artists who have lived, studied or worked in Ballarat to undertake a project of any genre as their next step towards a career in the arts. All BAF grants are funded through the generosity of our donors and benefactors, which may be groups, organisations or individuals, to further the aims of the Foundation. 

BAF offers one grant round per year. In exceptional circumstances, Out of Round Grant Applications may be considered. General applications are accepted from eligible artists, the allocation of awards are decided by the Foundation.

Dates to watch out for:


Sat 1 June    Applications open
Fri 12 July Applications close  
Mon 22 July Successful applicants invited for interview
Sat 17 Aug Interviews with shortlisted candidates
Mon 9 Sept All interviewed applicants notified as to outcome.