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Organisations Investment Program

Applications to the Organisations Investment Program closed in April 2016. 

The full list of successful applicants is available in the News section.

The Organisations Investment Program (OIP) offers four-year operational funding to small, medium and large organisations in the arts and cultural sector.

OIP invests in the creativity, capability and continuity of organisations that make a valuable contribution to Victoria’s creative and cultural ecosystem, supporting independent creative practice, business ingenuity and innovation.

Program purpose

By investing in a portfolio of organisations, OIP recognises and seeks to increase the cultural, social and economic value they bring to Victoria.

The program drives:

Arts & Cultural Sector Outcomes

Development and diversity of art form and cultural practice

Arts and cultural sector development and leadership

A mix of small, medium and large organisations and a mix of new and established organisations

Contribution to the creative and cultural profile of Victoria

Social & Community Outcomes

Increasing overall reach and depth of engagement

Geographic reach of activity

Diversity of audiences and participants

Economic Outcomes

Contribution to the Victorian economy

Financial growth and sustainability of the arts and cultural sector 

Assessment process

Stage 1

Creative Victoria checks the application to ensure it is eligible.

Stage 2

The Specialist Advisory Panel evaluates applications against the program’s assessment criteria and prioritise organisations for funding.

Stage 3

A moderation meeting involving panel chairs and senior Creative Victoria staff review each panel’s priorities and finalise the funding recommendations ensuring they are balanced overall, fit within the program budget and reflect the outcomes sought by the program.

Stage 4

Creative Victoria makes funding recommendations to the Minister for Creative Industries.

Key dates

25 November 2015

Information sessions begin

10 December 2015

Information sessions close

15 March 2016

Application portal opens

12 April 2016 (5pm)

Application portal closes

Late June/early July 2016

Applicants notified of funding decisions

1 January 2017

Calendar year funding commences

1 July 2017

Financial year funding commences