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Making Space Infrastructure Funding

Dates or Deadline: 
8 September 2023 to 17 October 2023

Deaf and Disabled people making space and taking space.

Making Space is an infrastructure grants program designed to improve accessibility in Victorian creative workspaces and venues. Delivered by Arts Access Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government, this program is about Deaf and Disabled creatives and audiences making space and taking space.

Making Space offers grants of $50,000 – $100,000 and is open to organisations and collectives that are Deaf and Disability led or show a commitment to disability leadership. Deaf and Disability led applicants will be prioritised.

Making Space can fund:

  • Physical refurbishments such as improvements to pathways and parking around a venue or workplace, amending the heights of fixtures and fittings so all people can reach door handles, elevator buttons and light switches, and more.
  • Sensory access upgrades including creating quiet spaces, introducing tactile signage, dimmable and flexible lighting and hearing augmentation systems to improve the experience of Deaf and Disabled people in the space.
  • Digital infrastructure such as equipment, software to facilitate livestreaming, website upgrades, automated captioning or chat systems.

Applications close Tuesday 17 October 2023 at 5 pm.

Projects should be at the advanced stages of planning and ready to begin.

Developed and delivered by Arts Access Victoria, the Victorian Government funded program is an action of the Creative State strategy.



Phone: 03 9699 8299 (voice only) / 0401 224 864 (text or voice)

Application Forms and Documents

Click here to visit the Making Space Application: Online Form

Click here to download the Making Space Application: Word Document [105 KB]

Click here to download the Support Materials Excel [ 73 KB]

Click here to download the Making Space Guidelines and FAQ: Word Document [113 KB]

Click here to stream the Making Space Infrastructure Funding Guidelines on SoundCloud

You can find the guidelines further down the page if you do not want to download them.

Information Session

We hosted an online information session is on Tuesday 5 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm.

The Information session is available to stream below with Auslan and Captions. All slides are Audio Described.

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