Arts grants, prizes & commissions

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Public art commission opportunities

See current public art commission opportunities, and if you're interested in being kept informed about future opportunities send your contact details to

Current public art opportunities

Annual Mayoral Art Exhibition

The Annual Mayoral Art Exhibition is a fundraiser for the Croydon Branch of the Bone Marrow Donor Institute and is supported by Maroondah City Council and the Ringwood East Community Bendigo Bank.  

More about the Annual Mayoral Art Exhibition

Arts Activators

Arts Activators is an arts program inviting young people (18-25) to produce new works to transform and activate spaces at Maroondah Federation Estate.

More about Arts Activators

Arts and Cultural Grants Program

Maroondah City Council's Arts and Cultural Grants Program supports a diverse and culturally rich Maroondah through community-driven projects, initiatives and events that increase arts profile and participation. These initiatives may focus on a wide variety of art forms.

Applications for the 2024/25 Arts and Cultural Grants Program are now open and will close at midnight on Sunday 14 April.

More about the Arts and Cultural Grants program 

R & M McGivern Prize

The R & M McGivern Prize was established by the will of the late Muriel Evelyn McGivern and is a legacy of Muriel’s support of the arts in Maroondah. The prize is acquisitive and the winning art work becomes the property of the Maroondah City Art Collection, contributing to Council’s aim of building a high quality collection of works for the people of the Maroondah region to enjoy.

More about the R & M McGivern Prize