Our annual artist development grants program provides emerging and established artists an opportunity to construct, manage and present new work to a large audience in a natural, outdoor environment. We encourage submissions that develop a high-quality, imaginative artistic practice; and can reach and engage with diverse audiences. We invite everyone to bring their creative ideas and unique flavour; and that participating in this program will encourage greater artistic expression and allow your unique artistic endeavours to come to life.


Our Artist in Residence Program supports professional development and creative skills training, building a self-sufficient arts industry. World-class artists in their field are invited to share their knowledge in a free online Master Class series and through a regional Arts Apprentice mentoring program. A new work will be presented by the artist at Rainbow Serpent Festival.

We are privileged to have Alex Sanson aka Metaform as our inaugural Artist in Residence. Alex is one of the premier metal sculpture artists in the world, known for his breathtaking work in the Kinetic genre.


'Wish you were there' explores the intrinsic role art and installations play in creating spaces, engaging with and connecting audiences. To celebrate a milestone birthday, our current exhibition is a retrospective of some of the most memorable art installations over the last 21 years of Rainbow Serpent Festival.


Karrun'g' Larr means Bark Hut Camp in the language of the Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung Peoples of the land where our organisation is located, and symbolises a place of sharing.

We have a strong focus on collaboration with and promotion of First Australian Indigenous artists, arts and culture. We support and raise awareness of traditional culture by developing programs that promote interaction with non-Indigenous community members. We are committed to reconciliation through creative collaboration and sharing of culture, working with today's descendants who carry on the living culture and ensure its survival for future generations

"When artists give form to revelation, their art can advance, deepen and potentially transform the consciousness of their community." Alex Grey

The Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our organisation is located and where we conduct our business.
We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present.

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