Victoria’s Pride – Celebrating our LGBTIQ+ communities

A landmark festival of pride events through this summer to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) Victorians.
17 August 2022

On 12th August, the Victorian Government announced $6.8 million in funding for Victoria’s Pride – an annual celebration across the state for the next four years to support and celebrate our LGBTIQ+ communities.

A series of events across regional Victoria in December will kick off the celebrations and the return of last year’s iconic Gertrude and Smith Street precinct Pride Party will close out the summer of pride on 12th February. 

Delivered in partnership with Midsumma, grants of up to $15,000 are available for arts and culture projects which showcase regionally based LGBTIQ+ artists and highlight regional communities’ voices and stories, from community parties and art exhibitions to theatre shows and festivals.

To apply for a Victoria’s Pride regional grant or to find out more, please visit the Midsumma Festival website. Applications are open until Monday 26 September at 5pm.