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Boroondara Arts has a range of opportunities for local community groups and artists to present work as part of our programs.


Art Swap
Following on from the success of last year’s Art Swap, Town Hall Gallery is excited to host its second annual Art Swap on Saturday 22 April, where artists can share, swap and meet one another. Entry is free by application only. Entries open Friday 3 March 2017 and close Friday 7 April 2017. Click here for more information.

Community Project Wall
Town Hall Gallery is committed to supporting local artists and community groups via the Community Project Wall. The Community Project Wall is located within Hawthorn Arts Centre, and is the side foyer of the Town Hall Gallery. Spanning close to 30 metres, this is a free exhibition space available to local community groups, local and emerging artists and schools to exhibit a series of two-dimensional works to a wide audience. Exhibitions are selected through an annual application call-out, each exhibition lasts approximately 1 month, there are 12 exhibitions per year.

Online applications open 9am 1 March 2017.
Applications close at 5pm on 30 June 2017.

View the application guidelines here. View the slides from our Pre-Application Seminar here.
View the application form here.


Boroondara Art in Festivals Commission (BART)
The Boroondara Art in Festivals commission (BART) provides support for successful applicants to pursue high levels of artistic endeavour by offering one opportunity to secure a commissioning fee of $5,000 and in-kind room hire support, to present work from any creative discipline at (minimum) two Boroondara festivals. Council supports a number of local festivals through its Community Strengthening Grants Program.

Applications open 31 March.
View the application form here.


Cultural Facilities Community Access Grants
Our venues are full of exciting and accessible spaces that Boroondara-based artists and community members can apply to use free of charge (conditions apply). If you have a creative project, performance season, exhibition, event, workshop or anything else your imagination desires, you may be eligible for in-kind support at Hawthorn Arts Centre or Kew Court House.

All information regarding the Cultural Facilities Access Grants can be found here.
Applications open annually in ongoing rounds.


Applications open for Triennial Operational Grants 2017-20
Are you part of a local organisation that supports arts and cultural programs, festivals and activities? If so, you may be eligible for funding through the Boroondara Triennial Operational Community Grants 2017-20 to enhance the delivery of your services.

For more information and to attend the final information session in December, visit
Application opens now.