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Arts Recovery Fund: Recovery & Reimagining SA’s Arts and Culture Sector

Arts Recovery Fund: Recovery & Reimagining SA’s Arts and Culture Sector


Deadline: 15-Oct-20

The Arts South Australia, Department of the Premier and Cabinet is encouraging for its Arts Recovery Fund which is a new initiative to support recovery and reimagining in South Australia’s arts and culture sector.

Seed Grants
On 24 September 2020, Premier Steven Marshall announced a $10.2 million funding package to create jobs and fast-track recovery in South Australia’s arts and culture sector.

Priority will be given to activity that would not proceed without government investment, leverages other financial and in-kind contributions, and helps to address the financial implications of constraints caused by COVID-19 restrictions.

Focus Areas

It has a specific focus on creating employment for professional practicing artists through:

collaboration and partnerships: between artists and arts organizations to foster the evolution of arts practice in a COVID-safe environment
theatre and festival re-opening: by supporting the creation, development and presentation of work in a COVID-safe environment
digital innovation: by supporting the development and curation of new digital content, building sector skills and capability, and investing in technology and digital expertise.
Funding Information

Grants of up to $20 000 are available for individuals.
Grants of up to $100 000 are available for groups and organizations, where the primary beneficiaries are professional practicing artists.
Eligibility Criteria

The following applicants are eligible to apply, where the primary beneficiaries of proposed activity are professional practicing artists:
individual artists
independent groups
small-to-medium arts organizations
major arts organizations
arts and cultural venues, theatres and festivals
local government, including for cultural tourism activity.
includes arts and cultural organizations funded through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Department for Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education.
What applicants can apply for:
creation, curation, development and production of new work, which may be presented live or in hybrid and digital platforms
remounts of existing work, reimagined for presentation in a new way
costs contributing towards COVID-safe presentation, including compliance and administration
engagement of digital expertise to assist in developing online strategies, collaborations and presentations
creative, commissioning and production fees and costs
engagement of arts workers, technical and production crew to deliver activity
purchase of equipment and materials directly related to digital production and presentation
hire of studio, gallery, venue, facilities and equipment.
Selection Criteria

Applications to the Fund will be assessed against the following criteria.

artistic merit
collaboration: to encourage cooperation and additional investment, including in-kind support
experimentation: to encourage new ways of thinking and working, and to harness digital transformation and future technologies
diversity: to encourage inclusion, new voices and approaches
leadership: to encourage sector growth and support change.
Please note: these criteria differ from those used in the Arts and Culture Grants Program. Please contact us to discuss your application if you need further assistance.

For more information, visit https://www.dpc.sa.gov.au/responsibilities/arts-and-culture/covid-fund

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