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Funding round opens for arts and community projects

The City of Fremantle’s biannual Arts and Community Grants funding program is now open for applications.

Local artists and community groups who have a project idea or initiative that contributes to Fremantle’s COVID-19 recovery are encouraged to apply.

In the March 2021 round, there are five $5,000 arts grants available for projects that focus on collaborating and connecting with local stakeholders, and community grants of up to $5,000 for initiatives that respond directly to the significant challenges of COVID-19.  

Interested applicants have until 5pm, Wednesday 31 March 2021 to apply for either the arts or community category.

Deputy Mayor Andrew Sullivan said the arts grants program supported Freo’s innovative artists and arts organisations in their delivery of projects and activities for the community.

“We’ve seen COVID-19 restrictions have a massive impact on our local creative industries, so it’s great to see these grants directly assist our arts community, all while supporting Freo’s vibrant arts and cultural sector,” Deputy Mayor Sullivan said.

“The community grants program provides much-needed financial assistance to community groups for the work they’re doing to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by the pandemic.

“Fremantle is home to many caring, hardworking groups and individuals who are advancing important community initiatives, and this grants program is one way we can assist them with their efforts.

“I encourage local artists and community groups to find out more about the Arts and Community Grants and take the time to apply if they’re eligible.”

To assist people with their grant applications, the City is running two information sessions at Fremantle Library: 

• Thursday 4 March | 11am–12pm
• Thursday 11 March | 5.30–6.30pm

Staff from the City’s Arts & Culture and Community Development teams will be on-hand to address questions and provide support for grant applications.

The information sessions will help prospective applicants understand the City’s grants process, explain the different types of grants available and identify the documents and information they will need when applying.

Registrations are essential. To secure a place, email

Grant applications close on 31 March, and successful applicants will be notified by the end of May.

For more information, visit

Image: 2019 Arts and Community Grants recipient, Maybe Together’s The Banner Project. Photo Credit: Susie Blatchford from Pixel Poetry.