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May 8, 2017

Supporting the legacy of David Grant

The David Grant Creativity Project is accepting contributions to help give young people in the events industry a creative boost through professional development opportunities in Australia and overseas.

As applications for the David Grant Creativity Project are soon to open, those interested in supporting the legacy of David Grant by way of contribution, are encouraged to contact the Project.

Those interested in supporting the Project should contact the Australian Event Awards or Katerina Grant at [email protected] or [email protected] or call 02 8096 8777.

Applications for the David Grant Creativity Project will open in two weeks on Wednesday 24 May and close on 17 July 2017.

To be eligible, applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, and must be under 30 at 17 July 2017, the date applications close.

An information document for intending applicants has been released and can be downloaded here.

The document contains further details on what will be required of applicants when full application information is released on 24 May as well as broad guidance on what kind of opportunities the Project could fund.

Up to $10,000 will be available for the successful applicant in 2017. The recipient of the funds will be announced to the events industry at the Australian Event Awards on 13 September on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

The Project supports the legacy of the legendary event producer David Grant whose ground-breaking work and creativity saw him achieve several firsts in the Australian events industry. His body of work, including events at 10 consecutive Summer and Winter Olympic Games and nine Cointreau Balls, saw him win over 35 industry awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Event Awards in 2014.

He passed away in December 2015.