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Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund

The Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund provides financial assistance of up to $2,000 to local artists and creative groups who have been economically affected by the COVID pandemic.

WCCF 2021 (Round four)

Whittlesea Primary School 

Climate Pledge Footpath Stickers

The Students of Whittlesea Primary School are doing a Climate Pledge art project on canvas. The students want to make a statement to the wider community about their feelings on climate change and their intentions to act on it.

Cultural Diversity Network 

Bond with Mother Nature

The aim of this project is to foster collaboration between women from CALD backgrounds, by coming together to create a collaborative artwork.

Plenty Valley Arts 

Meet your local artists

PVA will provide an opportunity for the public to meet internationally famous local artists in a relaxed environment at Hawkstowe Park.

Brett Cardwell 

The Whittlesea Cartooning Project

A series of how to draw cartoons which will prepare the participates to contribute to The Whittlesea Cartooning Project "Whittlesea - through the eyes of a cartoonist" culminating in an online art show and physical display.

Rachel Findeis 

Dance On!

A creative, hip hop and contemporary dance class for young children as well as children with special needs, Dance On will promote connection and self esteem in their unique capabilities.

Nelson Vingta 

Blues Brother Review

Blues Xpress will showcase a live Blues Brothers Review featuring the music of the Blues Brothers movie with a 10 piece band including a 4 piece brass section.

Catherine Blakey 

Recording our Heritage

The artist plans to document some of the magnificent heritage Eucalyptus Trees in the City of Whittlesea by painting them on large acyclic canvases.

Pat Lajoie

Guitar showcase performance

A concert to showcase the guitar as the lead instrument and as a rhythm instrument and to promote the newly established music hub in Epping.

Sim Luttin 


'Transcend' is time-based photography and art jewellery installation project focusing on nature's beauty as a counterbalance and provisional antidote to the impact of Covid-19 and other adverse local and global events.

Bernadette Novembre 

Into the Now

The project will see the recording, producing and creating promotional content for the artist, Bernadette Novembre’s full-length album, Into The Now.


WCCF 2020 (Round three)

Laura Miller

Happy Hips Dance Project

The applicant will deliver a series of free community dance workshops for local women.

Lucy Cleary

Botanical Fantasy - Life in Glass

A three part mosaic project offering workshops, exhibitions and the creation of a new piece of collaborative artwork.

Stephen Hawker

Lighting Workshops for Secondary School Students

The applicant will deliver educational lighting workshops for teachers and students studying Victorian Curriculum theatre studies, including VCE Units.

Melissa Thomas

Northern Suburbs Artist Collective

This project involves the applicant creating and producing a website and shop for the Northern Suburbs Artist Collective.

Gary McKie

Whittlesea Sound Project

The artist will promote specific sites within the shire by making 'field recordings' of those sites, to create natural soundscapes which will be exhibited within the City of Whittlesea.

Angela Perry

Future Foundations Creative Workshop and Art Exhibition 2020

This project will empower at-risk primary school children through a community project that combines a creative arts program and personal mentoring.

Karen Casey

Safely Connected

The artist will design a number of graphic solutions for signage that can be used around the city of Whittlesea to help remind people to be aware of the continual need to socially distance and where necessary wear masks.

Paul Mulligan

Side Stage – Roundtable

This project will facilitate an on-going roundtable discussion aimed at the creative bodies and organisations comprising the Australian Music industry.

Josephine Mead

COVID Drawings Publication

The artist will produce a publication of COVID drawings, documenting the pandemic from an Australian perspective and creating a valuable visual archive.