Experimental Collaborations Grant

Applications due: 4 August 2020

The Experimental Collaborations Grant will support eight student groups from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music to create new, extra-curricular creative work. The grant was developed to encourage creativity, experimentation and community building within the student body. It serves as an opportunity for students to combine skills sets and interests to create new, ambitious, and possibly cross-disciplinary work. It also serves as framework for students to build relevant professional skills and gain visibility as emerging creative professionals.

Projects may engage with performance, sound, music, film, writing, or visual art mediums. However, all outcomes must be able to be presented as a digital resource on a project website. Outcomes may take the form of an audio file, text, video file, photographic series, or digital content built into the design of the website.


  • 1 x $2200 project development grant
  • 1 x 12-month business subscription to WEEBLY to develop a project website.
  • 1 x 45-minute creative consultation session
  • 1 x 1 hour budget management session


  • All applicants must be current students of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.
  • Students are only eligible to apply as part of one collaborative group.
  • Students may propose new work or the redevelopment of an existing project.
  • All work must be extra-curricular. No component of the project may be submitted as credit towards a  student's degree or qualification.


  • Groups must build a project website as a platform for their work. 
    Final creative works must be hosted on project websites by 2 November 2020.
  • Groups must submit a project evaluation and budget acquittal by 15 November 2020.


Proposals will be considered against the following criteria:

  • Project concept ( innovation, motivation, and outcomes)
  • Achievability of project
  • Value of experience to participants
  • Collaborative scope


Applications close 4 August 2020. Submit your proposal via Formstack.

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions before preparing your application.


Budget Template


The Experimental Collaborations Grant is facilitated by Student Enrichment, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

The program is supported by the SSAF grant program and UMSU Southbank.