Melbourne Cabaret Festival receives Creative Victoria funding

MCF_editorialFor the first time, the Melbourne Cabaret Festival has received a Creative Victoria grant. The $50,000 grant is the largest amount any organisation received in the ‘VicArts’ funding program.

Now in its sixth year, the festival was established by cabaret stalwarts Neville Sice and David Read.  They have grown the festival from humble beginnings and it is now an important part of the Melbourne festival calendar.

“We are delighted to receive a Creative Victoria VicArts Grant. It is the first time the festival has received State Government funding in its six year history, and recognises us as a festival on the rise – much like the art form of cabaret itself,” says Artistic Director, David Read.

“The funding will provide a sustainable base for this year’s festival and enable us to develop national and international performance pathways for Victorian artists. We look forward to repaying Victorians in spades for their generosity in the years to come. The funding was decided via a peer assessment process, so we’d like to thank our peers for their belief in us.”

The 2015 Melbourne Cabaret Festival runs from Thursday 18 until Sunday 28 June 2015 at venues across Melbourne. For more information, visit: for details.