LGI is currently offering two quick response cash grant programs to support and bolster the independent dance community at this time: the Mental Health Support grant program and the Creative Focus grant program.

LGI is committed to making both these application processes accessible to as many as possible. If you require information in a different format, or wish to apply in an alternative format please contact Estelle via estelle@lucyguerininc.com to discuss how we can make this possible.

LGI is committed to equity and inclusion and encourages applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and/or People of Colour, Deaf and Disabled people, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, and people with other significant risk factors.

Applications for both programs are now open and close 10am, Monday 8 November.

These grant programs are generously supported by the Besen Family Foundation.

Mental Health Support Grants

The pandemic has highlighted a growing urgency for greater mental health and wellbeing support for the the arts sector, with independent artists being particularly vulnerable. LGI is deeply committed to supporting the ongoing health and wellbeing of the independent dance community.

The Mental Health Support grant program will provide $600 cash grants for 16 independent dance artists to use towards supporting their mental health and wellbeing needs.

The grant could support you:
– To cover any out-of-pocket expenses related to your Mental Health Treatment Plan.
– To take some time off and be covered financially.
– To assist with rent and other living expenses.
– To pay for mental health and wellbeing related goods and services.

Eligibility requirements:
– You are an individual, independent dance artist with at least two years of professional practice in performance or a recent graduate;
– You are able to provide details of two professional referees; and
– You are based in Victoria.

A couple of things to keep in mind when making your application:
– Eligible recipients will be randomly selected.
– We will only contact your referees if we need to verify that you are an independent dancer with a minimum of two years professional practice, or a recent graduate.
– We will not disclose any information about your application.
– We encourage everyone who needs this support to apply.
– You will not need to acquit this grant.

Applications are now open and close 10am, Monday 8 November.

APPLY FOR A MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GRANT NOW

Creative Focus Grants

We’re offering the Creative Focus grant program to fund 5 independent dance artists to spend time exploring, experimenting, and developing your creative practice. Each grant of $1,800 could contribute to the development of new work, the purchasing of materials and resources, venue hire, learning new skills and/or research — whatever works best for you.

Eligibility requirements:
– You are an individual, independent dance artist with at least two years of professional practice in performance or a recent graduate;
– You are able to provide details of two professional referees;
– You are based in Victoria.

A couple of things to keep in mind when making your application:
– Eligible recipients will be randomly selected.
– We will only contact your referees if we need to verify that you are an independent dance artist with a minimum of two years professional practice, or a recent graduate.
– We will not disclose any information about your application.
– The only ‘outcome’ we will ask you for is a reflection (in a format of your choice) in response to the following question: What did this grant allow you to explore/do?

Applications are now open and close 10am, Monday 8 November.

APPLY FOR A CREATIVE FOCUS GRANT NOW