ADVANCING
FUTURE
CREATIVE
THINKERS

Creative Futures Mission: the advancement of a supportive environment and culture for future creative thinkers and affirming the importance and relevance of art and design led innovation to the Victorian culture, economy and society.

Engagement with design can embolden lives and open opportunities. Creative Futures is committed to supporting the next generation of design thinkers, particularly those living in the more disadvantaged parts of regional Victoria.

Our next generation of innovators is confident in a digital world and in this context design is a natural fit – think video, games, film, 3D printing. But of course there are many other avenues through which to explore design.

Our core values are Enterprise, Innovation and Creative Education. Our support underpins innovative and dynamic programs specialising in creative arts, design-led innovation and education.

ABOUT
CREATIVE
FUTURES

MISSION

Creative Futures mission: the advancement of a supportive environment and culture for future creative thinkers and affirming the importance and relevance of art and design led innovation to the Victorian culture, economy and society.

Creative Futures is particularly concerned about the next generation of design thinkers and how engagement with design can embolden their lives and open opportunities for those living in the more disadvantaged parts of regional Victoria. Our next generation of innovators are confident in a digital world and in this context design is a natural fit – think video, games, film, 3D printing. But of course there are many other avenues through which to explore design.

Our core values are Enterprise, Innovation, Creative Education, and we offer support which underpins innovative and dynamic programs specialising in design led innovation and education.

GOALS

The goals of Creative Futures include:


• The promotion and advancement of teaching and research in the design sector to deliver benefit to the broader community.

• The facilitation of close cooperation and collaboration between the arts and design sector, industry, community, commerce and government through the facilitation of our grants.

• Nurturing the entrepreneurial skills, knowledge base and business skills of talented, young Australians who can lead, create, innovate and make a difference in the world.

ABOUT US

Established in July 2015, Creative Futures Ltd (CFL) recognises the importance of art and design-led innovation to the Victorian culture, economy and society. As a not-for-profit charity, we aim to advance education and activity in support of this.

We champion innovative and dynamic programs that nurture the knowledge base, and entrepreneurial and business skills of talented young Australians (including those in areas of economic dis advantage) so that they can lead, create, innovate and make a difference in the world.

We award grants for innovative ideas/projects and supporting endeavours and ventures in design, innovation and education.

BOARD MEMBERS

Creative Futures represents the coming together of some of Australia’s most well regarded creators, innovators and business leaders – Kristin McCourtie, Dr Robert Treseder, Barry Cooper, Jill Smith, Jack Room and Dr Sue Wilks.

Each with extensive experience in our respective fields, board members are united by our passion for empowering the next generation of creatives to lead in art and design led innovation and deliver benefit to Victorian culture, society and the economy.


OUR
GRANTS

For the next two years Creative Futures will prioritise grants for teachers under its Creative Futures School Scholarships Program and New Knowledge Program.

Creative Futures School Grants

GRANT CATEGORY: INNOVATION
GRANT STRATEGY: ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

Creative Futures grants are aimed at developing design thinking skills and improving performance of teachers and students across studies in the broader curriculum as well as developing skills that students can use across other study areas and later in tertiary studies and employment.

Applications are being accepted in the following area:

Curriculum Project and Materials Grant
To support the application of design and design thinking knowledge to the development of curriculum projects and/or classroom practice. This could include the cost of materials and manufacturing to realise innovative projects that would advance teaching practice across school projects.

Grant recipients are required to write a report at the completion of their project or professional development program identifying the skills and knowledge gained from the experience and how this will be applied to classroom practise.

In addition, recipients will be expected to share their learnings with their peer teacher circle and where possible present at Geelong Design Week. 

Priority will be given to schools in disadvantaged regions.

Creative Futures also offers support in areas including research grants, community grants, incubator scholarships for young entrepreneurs.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Robert Garland Treseder Fellowships

In collaboration with the Melbourne Design School at the University of Melbourne, Creative Futures Limited (CFL) has established the Robert Garland Treseder Fellowships in recognition of his contribution to design and innovation education over several decades. The Fellowships are a central program of Creative Futures.

The purpose of the Fellowships is to bring international scholars and experts in design-led innovation to Australia for the benefit of Australian business and community leaders and young entrepreneurs seeking to establish design-led innovation start-ups.

The fellowships are administered by Melbourne University

OTHER GRANTS

Our core values are Enterprise, Innovation and Creative Education.
Our support underpins innovative and dynamic programs specialising in creative arts, design-led innovation and education.
Creative Futures offers support in areas including research grants, community grants, and  incubator scholarships for young entrepreneurs