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Theatre Board New Work Grants

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Before completing this application form, you should have read the New Work Grant guidelines.

If you have any questions in regards to these eligibility criteria, please contact

The University of Melbourne Theatre Board offers New Work Grants to student theatre groups and individuals to encourage creative risk and the development of original work (in any performing arts discipline). Applicants must be Student Theatre Groups currently affiliated with Union House Theatre or an individual currently enrolled in any University of Melbourne course (undergraduate or graduate) - an individual can make an application on behalf of a non-affiliated student group or collective.
It is important to note that eligibility for this grant includes a criterion that at least 75% of the personnel involved in the project must be currently enrolled students in any University of Melbourne course (undergraduate or graduate).

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, however, the Theatre Board must receive an application at least four weeks prior to the project commencement date.

It is a requirement that the new work will result in a production/performance occurring within one year of the grant being approved. 

It is possible for applicants to apply for both a Theatre Board Creative Development Grant and a New Work Grant for the same project (as long as each application meets the requisite requirements and criteria).  Applicants can also apply for Venue Hire and Production Support funding as well as a New Work Grant for the same project.

Maximum funding: $2000.

After submission, a face-to-face meeting must be made with Union House Theatre's Artistic Director to discuss the application. The Artistic Director will contact you once this application has been submitted to arrange a time.

Confirmation of Eligibility

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  • This work does not form part of a University assessment.
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