Regional Arts Resilience Grants – Australia
The Regional Arts WA is seeking applications for its Resilience Grants that are designed to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to sustain creative practices and participate in the regional economy during the immediate period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
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Project may include creative development, community engagement and capacity-building activities (such as professional development and business development) that abide with COVID-19 restrictions.
The purpose of the Regional Arts Resilience Grant is:
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To enable a significant number of regional artists and arts organisations to sustain creative practices and participate in the regional economy during the immediate period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
To empower regional artists and arts organisations to develop their own creative solutions to the COVID-19 crisis.
To facilitate shared learnings from the various approaches taken by regional artists and arts organisations, creating a resource for potential approaches to ongoing recovery efforts.
Applicants can choose from two categories. The same eligibility will apply across all categories.
Community Engagement for projects involving regional artists that significantly engage the community in which they are based and/or the broader regional WA community.
Development for projects that provide skills, business and/or creative development opportunities for regional artists, arts groups or community organisations.
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Grants of up to $15,000 are available.
What Applicants can apply for?
Arts or cultural development activities in all art forms including visual arts, circus, craft & textiles, dance, digital media, film, literature, music, photography, puppetry, theatre and cultural projects. The Regional Arts Resilience Grants may be used toward the cost of the project including but not limited to:
Artist and arts worker fees (artists should be paid appropriately);
Project administrative costs (up to 15%).
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Who can apply?
Individuals, groups, incorporated not-for-profit organisations and Local Governments.
Applicants must reside in regional WA as determined by Regional Development Commission boundaries. The applicant’s physical address must be within a Local Government area identified as regional.
Groups and organisations must either be legally incorporated and have an ABN registered in Regional WA or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
Individual applicants must have an ABN registered in Regional WA or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
Individuals who are under 18 at the time of applying must have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
Schools are only eligible to apply if they are located in a very remote area (MMM7). An applicant may nominate a not-for-profit organisation or Local Government Authority as an auspice, if required. Auspice organisations are required to be based and registered in regional WA.
Who cannot apply?
Applicants based outside of regional WA.
A for Profit Company.
Applicants who have not acquitted overdue grants from Regional Arts WA, Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries or any Australian Government funding program.
For more information, visit https://regionalartswa.org.au/funding/resilience/