Applications closed Last updated: 07 Jan, 2015

The Innovation Challenge: Arts is looking for new ideas which can achieve physical and mental wellbeing by bringing people together to be involved in active and participatory arts activities.

You could share in an initial pool of $100,000 in start-up funding to test your big idea and make a big impact.

About the Challenge

VicHealth wants to work with the sector to provide more active and participatory opportunities for creators and audiences by utilising new technologies. We want to support dynamic, eclectic and interactive initiatives to promote people’s mental and physical wellbeing. Using technology to bring these two sets of health benefits together holds promise for both the arts and for health promotion.

More and more people are looking for creative, social and less structured ways to get active, get connected and participate. So, let’s give it to them!

Key dates

Date Activity
Wednesday 12 November We are open for pitches to be submitted
Friday 12 December Closing date for pitches (12 noon)
Monday 19 January (week of) Notification of which projects have been shortlisted
Monday 9 February (fortnight of) Workshops for shortlisted projects to further develop business plans
Monday 16 March (business plans) Submission of Stage 2 applications
Monday 6 April (week of) Successful projects announced

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