Grant Recipients

Below are the kinds of organisations and projects that the WWGF aims to support

Youth

  • The Push - An Australian youth music organisation and registered charity based in Melbourne.

  • Artful Dodgers Studios - A flexible and welcoming studio space in Collingwood where young people aged 15 to 27 years can create art and music with the support of experienced artists and musicians.

  • 100 Story Building - A social enterprise developing creativity and literacy for children and young people, through workshop programs, online learning and community engagement.

  • The Song Room - Brightens the future for young people across Australia through impactful arts learning programs delivered in partnership with schools and communities.

  • Artists for Kids Culture - Provides small grants to enable children and young people, aged 5-17, who are experiencing hardship to participate in a broad range of artistic and cultural activities. These activities include dance, music, drama and other cultural experiences. 

The Community

  • Roomers Magazine - Almost all contributors to ROOMERS are residents or former residents of rooming houses, private hotels, public housing or special accommodation in Port Phillip.

  • Footscray Community Arts Centre - An arts precinct dedicated to sharing stories and recognising that all communities are valued as makers of culture. 

  • Arts Projects - A creative social enterprise that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promotes their work and advocates for their inclusion in contemporary art practice.

  • Australian National Veterans Arts Museum -national cultural institution, Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) and veteran-led charity, enhancing and strengthening the wellbeing of the veteran community through facilitated arts engagement programs, projects and collaborations. 

Fashion

  • The Social Studio - Part educator, part retailer, part production house and all about people, our not-for-profit social enterprise uses fashion and creativity as a cultural connector to create work and learning opportunities for Melbourne’s refugee and new migrant communities. 

Individual Projects 

  • RePurpose YOUR Future - A series of exciting new sustainable art workshops and exhibition for youth (Primary and Secondary school aged students) led by Melbourne-based creative LaDY MoHaWK. Participants will be encouraged to envision and express their dreams for the future, whilst using recycled and disused materials.

  • Show Your Westside Art Prize and Exhibition in Footscray, in 2023. This event had over 210 artists involved, with over 400 people attending the opening night.