Arts Sponsorship Guidelines


Art project sponsorship is available for projects that:

  • Are free for the public to attend, view or participate in
  • Are held/located in a public place within the City of Vincent boundary
  • Are held between 1 July 2019 and 1 July 2020
  • Can demonstrate all criteria within the guidelines


Applicants may apply for sponsorship of up to $50,000. There is no minimum amount of funding needed from another source, however applications asking for 100% funding will need to meet the criteria to a high degree.

  • Artist fees
  • Art materials
  • Venue hire
  • Staging, audio visual and structures
  • Marketing and promotion

Unfortunately sponsorship is not available for the following:

  • Applicants without an Australian Business Number
  • Schools, P&C associations and political groups
  • Projects that have commenced or begun promotion, the City cannot sponsor retrospectively
  • Projects which have already received funding from the City of Vincent
  • Purchases of capital equipment
  • Ongoing and recurrent staff salaries, including consultant and staff fees
  • More than one sponsorship request in the same financial year (you may apply for multiple or a series of events within the one application)
  • Organisations that have an outstanding debt to the City

In-kind Support

The City may be able to provide the following as in-kind support  

  • Marketing and promotion
  • Waste and recycling services
  • Hire of parks, facilities and carparks

Assessment Criteria

Connected Community

  • Who is your target demographic and how will this project encourage their involvement and participation?
  • How will the project have broad appeal and actively engage and connect the local and greater community?
  • How will the project contribute to a sense of place within the community?

Thriving Places

  • How will the project increase economic benefit to the local businesses/organisations and encourage them to be involved?
  • How will the project provide social benefit and cultural opportunities to the local and greater community?
  • Does the project activate public spaces in engaging ways?

Innovative and Accountable

  • Provide evidence you can deliver the project. Include history of previous work, evidence of additional funding sources, and organisation capacity to deliver all aspects of the project.
  • Demonstrate the artistic merit of the project

Enhanced environment

  • How will you minimise the environmental impact of the project?

Accessible City

  • How will you create a project that is accessible to all members of the community?

Helpful Hints

It’s encouraged you make yourself familiar with the following

Successful Applicants

Following the application assessment by Council and the 2019/2020 budget is adopted, you will receive a sponsorship agreement to sign. You will be able to invoice the City for the full sponsorship amount less the bond, which is released once your project has concluded and you have provided the acquittal.

A post project acquittal will need to be submitted 60 days after the conclusion of your project.   

Terms and Conditions

Successful applicants will be required to enter into an agreement with the City of Vincent to manage the partnership and outline key responsibilities for both parties. 

Canvassing or lobbying to the Mayor, Councillors or City of Vincent employees in relation to your sponsorship application will result in your application being ineligible for sponsorship.