Bendigo council is eager to activate public spaces and is calling for innovative ideas from creative businesses and artists to assist.
The Creative Recovery Activation fund is offering grants of up to $3000 for ideas that will activate public spaces.
The initiative is an opportunity for the local arts and creative industry to maintain and grow its skills, while supporting Bendigo creatives who have been unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Projects could include visual and performing arts, pop-up concerts, digital and screen-based media, light projections, writing and publishing or poetry readings, broadcasting, temporary art installations, textiles or fashion.
The ideas must be inclusive, support economic recovery and be delivered in line with COVID-19 restrictions.
Council's director strategy and growth Bernie O'Sullivan said the fund provided a pathway to recovery for local artists.
"Creatives will need to provide a resume of previous work, summary of their idea, identify their preferred locations and timeframe for activities and a quote allocating how they will spend up to $3000," Mr O'Sullivan said.
"By activating public space, we also hope to see surrounding businesses benefit from the increased foot traffic."
Development of the fund forms part of Bendigo's COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Plan.
The plan outlines how organisations are being supported amid the coronavirus pandemic, including the delivery of business webinars, the Bendigo Community Food Pantry and the Help Your Neighbour campaign.
Applications close Friday, November 27 and projects must be delivered between December 2020 and June 2021. For more information and to apply, click here.