The David Grant Creativity Project

Applications are now open.

The David Grant Creativity Project is a fellowship which aims to grow the talent, skill and knowledge of the events industry by funding professional development opportunities for the next generation of event professionals. Founded to honour the memory and further the legacy of the extraordinary event producer David Grant, applications for the first fellowship are open now until 17 July.

Contributions from the events industry are welcome to expand the possibilities and reach of the fellowship.

Organisations or individuals who would like to contribute to the David Grant Creativity Project should make contact with Katerina Grant the Australian Event Awards by any method below. Those interested in receiving more information about the fellowship should email the address below.

By phone: 02 8096 8777
By email: [email protected]
[email protected]
By post: The David Grant Creativity Project c/o The Australian Event Awards
Suite 1A1, 410 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

Applicants can download application documents by clicking here.



David Grant was heralded by many as one of Australia’s greatest ever event producers, known for his ability to make the impossible possible in the creation of high impact public and private events.

He began his first event management company, David Grant Special Events, in 1987 and was particularly lauded for his events at 10 consecutive Summer and Winter Olympic Games, for his nine Cointreau Balls and, throughout his career, for his innovation and inventiveness which saw him achieve several firsts in the national events industry.

He received over 35 industry awards, including winning MEA’s Australian Event Organiser of the Year 10 times. In 2014 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Event Awards.

He passed away in December 2015.