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Australia: Collaboration Grants focuses on Employment for Independent Professional Artists

Australia: Collaboration Grants focuses on Employment for Independent Professional Artists


Deadline: 7-Feb-22

The Government of South Australia is pleased to launch the Collaboration Grants, with a focus on employment for South Australian independent professional artists. It encourages strategic and innovative collaborations across the arts sector to enable risk-taking as well as knowledge and resource sharing.

Funding may be sought for creative development, art making and presentation across art forms, where the primary financial beneficiaries are independent artists and / or small-to-medium arts and cultural organizations

Partnerships may involve independent artists and groups, State Government funded arts and cultural organizations and Statutory Authorities. Applicants may also partner with for-profit arts and cultural organizations and organizations and businesses from outside the arts and culture sector.

Grant activity should promote courageous experimentation while contributing to the sustainability of the arts and culture sector by proposing new ways of working, new outcomes for audiences and employment outcomes for independent artists and production personnel.

Funding Information
Grant Amount: $ 100,000

Eligibility Criteria
Individuals and groups
Applicants must:
be professional practicing artists or arts workers / cultural workers
be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status
live in South Australia six months or more per year.
In some cases, employees of South Australian Government funded arts and cultural organizations may be able to apply. Refer to individual grant categories for category-specific eligibility.
Please note: Artists and arts workers employed by funded arts and cultural organizations (at least 0.6 FTE) require a financial contribution of a minimum of 30% of total activity cost to be made by the organization if the eligible activity relates to their employment.
Individuals and unincorporated South Australian groups may have their grant auspiced by a recognized incorporated body.
Organizations
Generally, applications are accepted from not-for-profit South Australian arts and cultural organizations, including those funded through Arts South Australia, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, the Department for Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education. Local Government and state government agencies and for-profit arts and cultural organizations are eligible applicants in some grant categories.
Refer to individual grant categories for category-specific eligibility.
Individuals and unincorporated South Australian groups may have their grant auspiced by a recognized incorporated body.
Individuals, groups and organizations
Your application will be ineligible if:
you have an outstanding acquittal for a previous grant
your organization is insolvent or under administration
funded activity starts or has been completed before the funded activity commencement date
projects or activities do not have a clear arts or cultural component.
Assessment Criteria
Artistic Merit
innovation, originality, quality, creativity and ambition
the track record, creative achievement and skill of the artist or artists involved
the context in which the work is being undertaken
the potential contribution to the development of the art form
evidence of experimentation, risk taking and bravery.
Viability
the planning and resources required to achieve the potential of the proposal
the ability of the applicant to meet the logistical challenges of the proposal
evidence of strong financial and operational management, including a realistic budget and timeline
evidence of additional resources and support, including other sources of income
in-kind contributions.
Commitment
the potential to grow audiences and their critical understanding of the art form
the development of new markets, locally, nationally and / or internationally
the development of new ways to engage with those markets
the potential to provide a broader range of people with opportunities to participate in arts experiences through strategies that increase access, social inclusion and cultural diversity
evidence of deeper engagement with, and the involvement of, particular communities and / or audiences and the delivery of artistic benefits to them.
Impact
the extent to which the activity aligns with and contributes to community recovery
strength of employment outcomes for professional practicing artists.
For more information, visit https://www.dpc.sa.gov.au/responsibilities/arts-and-culture/covid-fund/collaboration-grants

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