Last updated: 04 Jun, 2019

Funding recipients announced

Artists, game-developers and performers are teaming up with their local councils to promote gender equality in their communities thanks to more than $630,000 in VicHealth funding.


Funded projects

 Organisation Project Details

Bayside City Council

w/ Artist Ponch Hawks, playwright Hayley


Art for a Better Democracy


Art project encouraging more women to participate in local democracy through a creative exploration of the gendered nature of Bayside’s local government history. The artists will create new portraits of Bayside women to replace historical portraits of past Mayors.

City of Port Phillip

w/ Star Health, Girl Geek Academy, The Arcade

Gender Equality

Game Jam

This project will see Victorian game developers build games to act on gender equality in a world-first Gender Equality Game Jam. Game Jam teams will create a game from beginning to end in less than 48 hours.

Melbourne City Council

w/ QueerTech, Drum Youth Services, Sound School, Oz African TV, Melbourne Knowledge Week, City Marketing and Affairs, various artists

Female Futures


Female Futures will empower and upskill young women as creative leaders in their community. The project will work with female and female-identifying young people to produce a digital art project that explores gender and technology.

South Gippsland Shire Council

w/ Local artists, FReeZA group, Yooralla Community Hub, Drift Media, Gippsland Women’s Health, Respectful Relationships in Schools

Reclaim the Lanes: Girls Own Space


Girls Own Space invites young women of all abilities from the South Gippsland Shire to take part in a creative participatory project to reclaim a laneway or public space in their own town, through art.


Yarra Ranges Council

w/ Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association, HICSA, Wandoon Estate, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Wurundjeri Land Council, Cultural Development Network, Worowa Aboriginal College

Balit Bagurrk: Strong Aboriginal Women of the Yarra Ranges

This community project will find, explore, celebrate and share the stories of Aboriginal women who have shaped the local community in the past, their descendants and women leaders in the contemporary Aboriginal community of the Yarra Ranges.

Knox City Council

w/ Hotham Street Ladies artist collective, Anglicare, Relationships Australia, Swinburne University, Her Place Museum, Boronia Mall Traders, Eastern Regional Library, local schools and artists

Framed by Gender


This project will feature co-designed community art projects, in an interactive art gallery space. Art, performance and events will be held exploring gender roles and gendered spaces. Another art project titled Words for Change will also feature handwritten expressions screen-printed onto banners, digital screens and light boxes as installations throughout Boronia Mall.

City of Yarra

w/ Social Mind Australia, Bridget Knol, Sharni Page, Mollison Leightley Agency

Musical Sprouts –Start Upstream


A musical theatre show for young children that explores empathy, respectful relationships and gender equity. The show will be delivered in childcares, kindergartens and primary schools and feed into the social emotional curriculum. In addition, there will be resources and a workshop developed for educators.





For questions regarding the grant, these guidelines or the Terms and Conditions please email [email protected].