Arts Funding Guide

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Arts Funding Guide

Introduction Welcome to our funding guide Our funding Your application How to apply After you apply How your application is assessed Boards, committees and assessment panels If you are successful Appealing a grant decision Frequently asked questions Grants and initiatives Grants and initiatives directory Artform Boards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Arts Funding (ArtStart and Creative Fellowships) Community Partnerships Dance Inter-Arts Literature Music Theatre Visual Arts Divisions Arts Development – Research and Strategic Analysis – Marketing and Audience Development – Market Development Arts Organisations Contacts

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The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. Each year, we deliver more than $160 million in funding for arts organisations and individual artists across the country.
This guide provides you with an overview of our 2013 funding programs and the funding application process. Once you have decided which grant you intend to apply for, you need to visit our website at australiacouncil.gov.au/grants for further grant-specific information such as application and eligibility requirements, and selection criteria. If you do not have internet access, or if you have questions after reviewing the content on the website, please call us. See page 82 for our contact details.

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Languages other than English We accept applications in any language. To speak to us in your first language, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to be connected to the Australia Council. Indigenous languages We acknowledge and support the use of Australia’s Indigenous languages. To discuss your project or submit an application in your first language, we recommend you contact an Indigenous language centre. The National Indigenous Languages Contacts Directory is available from the Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages on 03 9602 4700 or fatsil.org.au. Assistance for people with disabilities We are committed to making our funding programs accessible to people with disabilities. For more information about access options visit australiacouncil.gov.au/accessibility or contact us directly for assistance. General information about arts and disability matters is available from Arts Access Australia’s member organisations at artsaccessaustralia.org.

The programs outlined in the 2013 funding guide reflect the Australia Council’s commitment to investing in excellence across all artforms and throughout artists’ careers.
Our programs cover a wide range of activities including the creation, presentation, publication, performance, and exhibition of artistic works. Funding is also available for artists to develop new skills, undertake residencies and fellowships, and access domestic and international markets for their art. The most significant additions to our 2013 grants are a number of touring programs, which were previously offered through the Office for the Arts. They are: the Contemporary Touring Initiative, the Contemporary Music Touring Program, Playing Australia, Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia. The Creative Australia Artists Grants program continues in 2013. This important five-year, $10 million initiative is designed to support artists across all artforms. In 2013, Creative Australia Artist grants will be available for artists working in the artforms of Dance, Inter-Arts, Literature and Music, and fellowships for early career and established artists are available to inter-disciplinary artists. This funding guide provides information about the 92 grants programs and initiatives currently on offer in 2013. From time-to-time, other funding opportunities are promoted via our website, so be sure to visit regularly. I hope you find what you are looking for! Libby Christie Executive Director Arts Funding

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The Australia Council offers a broad range of funding for Australian artists and arts organisations.
Grants Australia Council grants are available to any practising professional artist or arts worker who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Grants are also available to Australian or overseas organisations for international projects that involve Australian artists and their work. Before applying, you should check the specific eligibility criteria for a particular grant category on our website. You cannot apply for a grant if: ¡ you have not satisfactorily acquitted a previous grant ¡ you owe the Australia Council money. Initiatives The Australia Council also supports a range of short-term initiatives that build the capacity of the Australian arts sector. Typically, these initiatives have been identified by the Australia Council as important to the continuing vitality and sustainability of the arts in Australia. We also fund initiatives that develop audiences for Australian arts.

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The Australia Council welcomes applications for our grant categories and initiatives. Visit australiacouncil.gov.au/grants for full details. You can apply for the majority of Australia Council grant categories online.
How to apply There are three steps to completing an Australia Council funding application. 1. Select a grant or initiative ¡ Read the relevant sections of this guide. ¡ Decide which grant category is suitable for your project. ¡ Visit australiacouncil.gov.au/grants to review the full details relevant to your grant category or initiative. ¡ Read the grant category information online, or ask us for a grant information and application pack (includes hard copy printouts of the application form as well as general information about the category and how to apply). ¡ Be sure to check you meet the eligibility criteria and note the closing date for the grant or initiative. 2. Register or login to apply online ¡ Register to apply online at australiacouncil.gov.au/grants. Don’t have internet access? Contact us to obtain a grant information and application pack. ¡ If necessary, discuss your proposal with an Australia Council team member from the relevant artform section. 3. Lodge your application and support materials ¡ Complete and lodge your application form online through australiacouncil.gov.au/grants or by using a hard copy application form, making sure you include the required support material.

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Your application

After you apply If you apply online you will receive an email acknowledging your application immediately. If you apply by mail you will usually receive acknowledgement of your application within 10 working days of the closing date. After an application is submitted, we first check it meets the eligibility criteria. If your application is not eligible, we will let you know why and return your application. Eligible applications are forwarded to the relevant artform board, committee or assessment panel for consideration. Applications are assessed against stated selection criteria and in relation to other applicants. Remember, there is a limited funding pool and even competitive applications cannot always be funded. Once decisions are made, we will notify you by email or letter. It takes between 12 to 16 weeks after the closing date for the decision to be announced. How your application is assessed We assess your application using two basic principles: peer review and funding decisions that are arm’s length from government. Applications are assessed by an artform board, committee or assessment panel of peers. These assessments are made against the stated selection criteria and applications are rated and ranked in relation to each other. The decisions are based primarily on information supplied in your application and support material. Boards, committees and assessment panels The Australia Council has boards, committees and assessment panels that assess applications to our funding programs. Members of these bodies are peers who practise, or have practised in an artform, are closely associated with the arts or are community interest representatives. In addition to board members, assessment meetings draw on the expertise of participating peer advisers, as required. The Market Development section and Arts Organisations division also manage initiatives where applications are assessed against each other. In these cases, details of the assessment panel are included on our website. Visit the website for details on current membership of the Australia Council artform boards and committees.

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If you are successful If you submit an online application, we will send you an email advising that a decision has been made. You should then login to the online system to check and accept the terms and conditions of your grant. If you submit a hard copy application we will send you an email or letter confirming your application has been successful. The email or letter will contain a funding agreement outlining the terms and conditions of your grant. You should then check, sign and return a copy of this agreement to us. You will need to send us a tax invoice so we can make the grant payment. Once you have completed these formalities, we can pay you the funds. In some cases, this may be full payment of the grant. In others, milestone payments may be made. When you finish the project, you must submit an acquittal report for your grant that describes the key artistic outcomes. You may also be required to provide a financial statement showing how the grant was spent. Appealing a grant decision You can only appeal a grant decision if you think that there has been a specific problem with the assessment process. If you feel this has occurred, you must follow the process set out at australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/appeals. Your request for a review must be received within 28 days from the date of the email or letter notifying you of the decision about your application or proposal. The Australia Council’s Decisions Review Committee will review requests that demonstrate due process was not followed.

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What can I get a grant for? The Australia Council supports a wide range of arts and cultural activities that involve professional artists or arts workers. We do not fund spending on major capital items and equipment, some types of training and educational activities, academic conferences, instructional or technical activities or core costs for running competitions or awards. Grants usually support specific activities, so be sure to carefully check the relevant grant information online before applying. If in doubt, you should discuss your eligibility for a particular grant with a team member of the artform section offering the grant. What might make my application ineligible? Your application will be considered ineligible and returned to you if: ¡ You don’t meet the eligibility criteria for the grant category. ¡ You don’t use the correct application form for the relevant grant category. ¡ You don’t include all the required information and support material for the grant category. ¡ You haven’t satisfactorily acquitted a previous grant from the Australia Council. ¡ You owe money to the Australia Council. ¡ You will be participating in the assessment process for the grant category to which you have applied. ¡ Your project involves someone who will participate as a peer in the assessment process for the grant category and they will be the sole or major beneficiary of the funding. ¡ You are requesting funding for activities that have already occurred or will occur before the published commencement date for the grant category. ¡ Your application is received after the closing date (in the case of applications made by mail, if it is postmarked after the closing date). ¡ It is for an activity the Australia Council does not fund.

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What are the chances of getting a grant? The Australia Council receives many more applications than it can fund. Success rates vary from around 15 percent in some categories to 35 percent or more in others. You may find it helpful to review the approved grants lists or assessment meeting reports published on our website to gain insight into the types of applications that have previously been successful. How many times can I apply? In general, individuals and organisations can submit up to five applications to grant categories per calendar year. However, there are some restrictions: ¡ You can only submit two applications to the same artform board, committee or panel in one calendar year. Please note, some boards only accept one application per year (refer to individual artform sections on the Australia Council website). ¡ You can only submit one application per grant category closing date. ¡ Some grant categories have restrictions that limit how often you can make an application (refer to individual artform sections on the Australia Council website). ¡ If you are in receipt of a Key Organisations grant, you can submit up to four other applications in any year for the period of your funding (eligibility rules of the relevant artform board will apply). ¡ If you received a Key Organisations grant you cannot submit another application for a Key Organisations grant for the entirety of your funded period. ¡ If you received a Fellowship grant from any board after 1995, you are not eligible to apply to this category again. ¡ If you are applying to the following touring programs: Contemporary Touring Initiative, Contemporary Music Touring Program, Festivals Australia, Playing Australia and Visions of Australia, your application will not be counted towards the five application limit and you may apply multiple times. More frequently asked questions specific to grants and initiatives, as well as those relating to support material, can be found on the Australia Council website.

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A directory of the Australia Council’s grant categories and initiatives for 2013 is outlined in the following pages. Applicants should note that new funding initiatives are sometimes introduced during the year. Be sure to check the Australia Council website regularly for these opportunities or subscribe to the Australia Council’s monthly enewsletter or social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Listed directly below each grant category or initiative is the artform board or section offering the funding and where relevant, the closing dates for applications and the monetary value. Where there are multiple-funding partners, these are also listed. This will help you identify which Australia Council team member you need to contact if you have any questions.

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Grants and initiatives directory

Grants category Art Fare: Australian Art Export

Funding section Market Development

Closing date 25 Jan 2013, 12 Jul 2013, 30 Aug 2013 & 18 Oct 2013 16 Aug 2013 30 Jan 2013 22 Feb 2013 30 Jul 2013 27 May 2013 No closing date 24 May 2013 1 Mar 2013, 24 May 2013 & 6 Sep 2013 24 May 2013 & 6 Sep 2013 6 Sep 2013 11 Jun 2013 & 25 Nov 2013 15 May 2013 1 Aug 2013 1 Aug 2013 11 Jun 2013 16 Aug 2013 25 Mar 2013 & 25 Nov 2013 31 Jan 2013 31 Jan 2013

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Artform Development Artist Run Initiatives – New Work ArtStart Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature Australia Council Visual Arts Laureate Award and Medal Booked: Travel Fund for Publishers and Literary Agents Career Pathways – Fellowships Career Pathways – Professional Development Career Pathways – Structured Mentorships Cité Residency Contemporary Music Touring Program Creative Australia – Book2 Creative Australia – New Art (Creative Development) Creative Australia – New Art (Production and Presentation) Creative Australia – New Work Creative Australia – New Work Creative Australia – Presentation Creative Australia Fellowships – Early Career Artists Creative Australia Fellowships – Established Artists

Dance Visual Arts Arts Funding Literature Visual Arts Market Development Community Partnerships Community Partnerships

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Community Partnerships Community Partnerships Music Literature Inter-Arts Inter-Arts Music Dance Music Arts Funding Arts Funding

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Grants category Creative Communities Partnerships Initiative Creative Producer Cultural Leadership Program Development Cultural Leadership Skills Development Don Banks Music Award Early Career Residencies Engage – Marketing and Audience Development Experimental Arts Grants Fellowships Fellowships Fellowships Fellowships Fellowships Fellowships Festivals Australia Go See Going Global Hopscotch Indigenous Arts Workers’ Program Indigenous Experimental Art Fund Infuse International Pathways International Performing Arts Markets (IPAMS) Travel Fund

Funding section Community Partnerships Community Partnerships Theatre Theatre Music Arts Funding Arts Development Inter-Arts Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Dance Literature Music Theatre Visual Arts Market Development Market Development Market Development Market Development Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Inter-Arts Inter-Arts Music Market Development

Closing date No closing date 24 May 2013 11 Jun 2013 5 Aug 2013 17 Sep 2013 29 Jan 2013 28 Mar 2013 4 Mar 2013 & 4 Oct 2013 19 Nov 2013 16 Aug 2013 15 May 2013 17 Sep 2013 5 Aug 2013 15 Apr 2013 15 Mar 2013 & 6 Sep 2013 No closing date No closing date 19 Jul 2013 16 Jul 2013 11 Mar 2013 No closing date 18 Feb 2013 26 Apr 2013, 30 Aug 2013 & 29 Nov 2013

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Grants category Key Organisations Key Organisations Key Organisations Key Organisations – Emerging Key Organisations – Multi-year Key Organisations – Multi-year Key Organisations – Multi-year Kirk Robson Awards Languages Other Than English (LOTE) – Publishing Initiative Live On Stage – International Showcase Program Live On Stage – Music Managers National Indigenous Arts Infrastructure Program – Organisations New Work New Work New Work New Work – Digital and New Media New Work – Early Career New Work – Established New Work – Mid-Career New Work – Writing and Recording Partnership Development Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency Playing Australia

Funding section Dance Inter-Arts Visual Arts Music Literature Music Theatre Community Partnerships Literature Market Development Market Development Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Literature Theatre Literature Visual Arts Visual Arts Visual Arts Music Community Partnerships Music Market Development

Closing date Category closed in 2013 Category closed in 2013 Category closed in 2013 18 Feb 2013 22 Feb 2013 24 Jun 2013 25 Jun 2013 1 Mar 2013 1 Oct 2013 No closing date No closing date Category closed in 2013 16 Jul 2013 & 19 Nov 2013 15 May 2013 5 Aug 2013 15 May 2013 15 Apr 2013 17 Apr 2013 17 Apr 2013 24 Jun 2013 & 18 Nov 2013 No closing date 22 Jul 2013 31 May 2013 & 2 Dec 2013

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Grants category Presentation and Promotion Presentation and Promotion Presentation and Promotion Program Program Program Program Presenter Project Fellowships Projects

Funding section Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Music Visual Arts Community Partnerships Music Literature Theatre Music Community Partnerships

Closing date 16 Jul 2013 & 19 Nov 2013 24 Jun 2013 & 18 Nov 2013 21 Aug 2013 24 May 2013 6 May 2013 1 Oct 2013 25 Jun 2013 17 Sep 2013 1 Mar 2013, 24 May 2013 & 6 Sep 2013 8 Feb 2013 & 16 Aug 2013 8 Feb 2013 & 16 Aug 2013 1 Mar 2013, 24 May 2013 & 6 Sept 2013 27 Mar 2013 & 1 Oct 2013 27 Mar 2013 & 1 Oct 2013 18 Feb 2013 27 Mar 2013 1 Mar 2013 16 Jul 2013 & 19 Nov 2013 25 Mar 2013 & 17 Sep 2013 21 Aug 2013

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Projects – Creative Development Projects – Presentation Projects with Public Outcomes

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Promotion Publishing Recording Initiative Residencies Ros Bower Award Skills and Arts Development Skills and Arts Development – Artist Development Skills and Arts Development – General

Literature Literature Music Literature Community Partnerships Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Music Visual Arts

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Grants category Skills and Arts Development – Residencies Skills and Arts Development – Sector Development The Dreaming Award The Red Ochre Award Visions of Australia Visions of Australia – Contemporary Touring Initiative

Funding section Visual Arts Music Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Market Development Market Development

Closing date 19 Aug 2013 25 March 2013 19 Nov 2013 19 Nov 2013 31 May 2013 & 2 Dec 2013 31 May 2013

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Image: Midden by Jenny Fraser. Photo: Jenny Fraser, 2012

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/atsia 02 9215 9067 or 1800 226 912 atsia@australiacouncil.gov.au

The Australia Council supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts (ATSIA) through all its divisions, primarily, via the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board. The board assists Indigenous people to claim, control and enhance their cultural inheritance by funding the development and promotion of traditional and contemporary arts practices – and new forms of cultural expression – by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who practise any artform and live in urban, regional and remote areas. This support takes the form of grants, residencies, awards for individual artists, financial and operational support to arts organisations, market and audience development initiatives and strategic initiatives to build capacity across the sector. ATSIA encompasses dance, literature, new media, music, theatre and visual arts. “Although it was eight years without any Australia Council funding toward making projects, I didn’t give up. I kept producing and presenting new works and this served my support material for a Fellowship application very well – fourth time lucky!”
Jenny Fraser 2011 grant recipient ATSIA

Our Market Development section also offers grants and initiatives that benefit dance artists, producers and organisations. For more information on these programs, refer to the Market Development section (pages 73–78). Artists can also apply Artists can also apply for funding through our Early Career Artists and Producers Program (ECAPP) and Creative Australia Artists Grants including Creative Australia Fellowships.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

Confirmation of Indigenous identity The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board gives priority to projects with Indigenous personnel in key positions. The board requires evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander control and participation in decision-making. An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander is defined as someone who is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identifies and is accepted as such in the communities where he or she lives, or comes from. Formal confirmation of identity is required from an applicant and key personnel involved in a project in the form of a letter or certificate from an organisation registered under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 or, since July 2007, registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006, or an Indigenous land council or relevant legislation. This must be on letterhead and signed by an authorised Indigenous person who is either the Chair, Director, CEO or an Elder in the organisation, or stamped with a common seal. Cultural protocols Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board funding recipients must adhere to the Australia Council’s Indigenous cultural protocol guides in the area of performing arts, music, visual arts, writing and media arts. These protocols can be downloaded from our website. Employment Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board funding for staff positions is to be used to employ Indigenous people, unless otherwise negotiated.

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Code of conduct The Indigenous Art Code is an industry led code that guides ethical commerce in the Indigenous visual arts industry. The Code establishes a set of standards for commercial dealings with Indigenous visual artists, provides a benchmark for ethical behaviour and builds greater certainty for consumers that the artworks they buy are produced and sold through ethical processes. An organisation that may trade in visual arts will be funded on condition that it states support for the Indigenous Art Code and, if eligible, agree to sign the Code within 30 days. Non-Indigenous organisations Non-Indigenous organisations that deliver Indigenous arts and cultural initiatives through the provision of programs or activities which meet the standards set by the board can apply for accreditation to become eligible to make project based funding applications. You can apply online or request a form for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts grants from the ATSIA team. Fellowships Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (grant) Amount $90,000 over two years for music and theatre projects ($45,000 per year) Applications close 19 November 2013 Decisions advised March 2014 Eligible projects commence from 1 April 2014 These grants provide financial support for two years to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to enable them to undertake a major creative project or program in their artform. Fellowship grants are available as follows: ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ 2013 Fellowships: music and theatre projects 2014 Fellowships: dance and hybrid cross arts projects 2015 Fellowships: arts administrators and visual arts projects 2016 Fellowships: visual arts and literature projects.

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Indigenous Arts Workers’ Program Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (grant) Applications close 16 July 2013 Decisions advised November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 These grants are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts organisations only. The category will provide funding for either the employment of an Indigenous arts worker and a program of activity or an Indigenous arts worker only. Please note this grant funds an Indigenous arts worker’s salary for up to three years with reduced funding year-by-year as follows: ¡ first year 100 percent ¡ second year 75 percent ¡ third year 50 percent. The application budget must reflect this. A program of activity connected with the employment of the Indigenous arts worker is available for up to 50 percent of total costs. Applicants must show they can obtain the other 50 percent from other funding sources. You must discuss your proposal with a member of the ATSIA team before applying. National Indigenous Arts Infrastructure Program – Organisations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (grant) Amount Leading Organisations maximum $200,000 & Building Organisations maximum $100,000 Category closed in 2013 This grant includes funding for Leading and Building Organisations. These organisations will be funded for outcomes in the areas of cultural vibrancy or artistic vibrancy. Purpose The purpose of the National Indigenous Arts Infrastructure Program is to make Indigenous arts stronger through a planned and reasoned partnership investment in Indigenous arts infrastructure that represents: ¡ cultural integrity ¡ sound Indigenous business planning

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¡ Indigenous management and control ¡ a focus on sustainability, strengths and the future ¡ diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural practice in Australia. Platforms for sustainable infrastructure The program recognises there are 10 platforms needed to support a sustainable approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture. This program is subject to a strategic plan over a 10 year period and will be implemented through a process of inter-governmental and industry sector partnerships. The 10 platforms are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. improved investment in people practising culture and passing on knowledge intellectual property rights and protocols physical spaces for connection celebration, recognition and identity supporting the regions artistic and cultural vibrancy access to funding and resources infrastructure for all arts networked infrastructure.

Leading Organisations must demonstrate: ¡ national and/or international excellence ¡ outstanding governance and management ¡ a proven track record of high-level program delivery (minimum six years) ¡ outstanding financial management (minimum of 15 percent financial reserves) with current audited accounts. Building Organisations must demonstrate: ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ a high-level achievement in their sector or community sound governance and management successful program and/or project delivery sound financial management.

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New Work Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (grant) Applications close 16 July 2013 & 19 November 2013 Decisions advised November 2013 & March 2014 Eligible projects commence from 1 December 2013 & 1 April 2014 These grants support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, groups, organisations and accredited non-Indigenous organisations to create new work with an expected public outcome. Projects may be in any artform or combination of artforms. Examples include theatre productions of new work, writing for publication, song writing for recording or performance, or the creation of new works of art for exhibition. Presentation and Promotion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (grant) Applications close 16 July 2013 & 19 November 2013 Decisions advised November 2013 & March 2014 Eligible projects commence from 1 December 2013 & 1 April 2014 These grants support projects that promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and their work regionally, nationally and internationally through publications, recordings, performances, exhibitions and international export. Skills and Arts Development Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (grant) Applications close 16 July 2013 & 19 November 2013 Decisions advised November 2013 & March 2014 Eligible projects commence from 1 December 2013 & 1 April 2014 These grants support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, groups, organisations and accredited non-Indigenous organisations to develop their ideas and skills such as: mentorship programs, arts workshops, professional development programs, conferences, seminars or planning and development programs.

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The Dreaming Award Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (award) Amount $20,000 Applications close 19 November 2013 Decisions advised March 2014 Eligible projects commence from 1 April 2014 This award supports a young artist aged 18–26 years to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships, either nationally or internationally. The successful candidate is mentored in his/her chosen discipline (music, dance, theatre, literature, visual art, new media, cultural vibrancy) by another established professional artist or by an arts institution nominated by the artist. In addition, the Australia Council will promote the achievements of the recipient and position him/her within the arts as a person with leadership qualities, to inspire other young artists. The Red Ochre Award Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (award) Amount $50,000 Applications close 19 November 2013 Decisions advised March 2014 The Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander Arts Board established the Red Ochre Award in 1993 to pay tribute to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist who, throughout their lifetime, has made outstanding contributions to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, both nationally and internationally.

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Arts Funding

Image: Me-Lee Hay. Photo: Claude Hay.

Arts Funding

Arts Funding delivers grants and initiatives through its artform boards to support artists and arts organisations in the fields of community arts and cultural development, dance, emerging and experimental arts, literature, music, theatre and visual arts. The division directly manages two cross-artform initiatives that support artists: the Early Career Artists and Producers Program (ECAPP) is a dynamic range of initiatives to enable early career artists to move towards sustainability in their artistic careers; and the Creative Australia Artists Grants.
Early Career Artists and Producers Program (ECAPP) ArtStart australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/artstart 02 9215 9162 or 1800 226 912 artstart@australiacouncil.gov.au Amount Up to $10,000 Applications close 22 February 2013 Decisions advised May 2013 These grants provide financial assistance to recent creative arts graduates who are committed to establishing a career as a professional writer, visual, hybrid or performing artist, or a creative practitioner working in community arts or cultural development. Grants provide funding for services, resources, skills development and equipment that help graduate artists to build an income-generating career in the artform they have studied. You are eligible to apply if you have completed accredited artist training in the last three years or if you will have completed accredited artist training (Certificate IV or above) before the project start date for each round. You are eligible to receive only one ArtStart grant during your career. Visit artstartgrant.com.au for more information.

“ArtStart has guided me into concluding that I can work prolifically and be financially sustained as a composer if I keep working at it; networking, continually challenging my composition skills and last but not least – belief.”
Me-Lee Hay Composer 2012 grant recipient ArtStart

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Early Career Residencies Arts Funding Division (initiative) Amount Up to $30,000 Applications close 29 January 2013 Decisions advised April 2013 Eligible projects commence from May 2013 This initiative provides an opportunity for artists, curators, editors and producers in all Australia Council supported artforms to develop and implement creative projects and developments whilst being supported in a host organisation or venue. Creative Australia Artists Grants In May 2011 the Australian Government announced the Creative Australia Artists Grants program, a new initiative to support artists to create and present new Australian work across all artforms. This five-year, $10 million program provides funding for artists, including young and emerging artists, and will support more than 150 additional artistic works, presentations and fellowships for outstanding artists working across all artforms. Grants that provide funding for new work and presentations will be offered by the following boards of the Australia Council: Year 2013 New work grants ATSIA, Dance, Inter-Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts Inter-Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts Presentation grants ATSIA, Dance, Inter-Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts ATSIA, Dance, Inter-Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts ATSIA, Dance, Inter-Arts, Literature, Theatre, Visual Arts

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Creative Australia Fellowships australiacouncil.gov.au/creativeaustralia 02 9215 9000 or 1800 226 912 These grants are a major new initiative to support the professional development of outstanding artists working across the sector and across Australia. Over five years, between 2011/12 to 2015/16, the Australia Council will award 10 fellowships for established artists and 13 fellowships for early career artists. These fellowships will provide financial support for artists across all artforms to undertake a program of creative or professional development and to develop innovative practices when creating work, particularly interdisciplinary approaches. Creative Australia Fellowships – Early Career Artists Arts Funding Division (grant) Amount $60,000 over two years ($30,000 per year) Applications close 31 January 2013 Decisions advised May 2013 Creative Australia Fellowships – Established Artists Arts Funding Division (grant) Amount $100,000 over one year Applications close 31 January 2013 Decisions advised May 2013 You can call any artform section of the Australia Council for advice on submitting an application: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Community Partnerships, Dance, Inter-Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts. See page 82 for contact details.

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Image: Maintenance work on ‘Winny’ the Muttaburrasarus with ERTH. Photo: Ella McInnes

Community Partnerships

australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/cp 02 9215 9034 or 1800 226 912 cp@australiacouncil.gov.au

The Australia Council supports community arts and cultural development through many of its sections, but primarily through Community Partnerships. In 2011–12, we invested over $9.8 million in community arts and cultural development (CACD) projects. This investment takes the form of project support to individuals and organisations. Multi-year financial support for Key Producer companies is also provided, as is support for strategic initiatives that build capacity across the sector.
Artists can also apply for funding through our Early Career Artists and Producers Program (ECAPP) and Creative Australia Artists Grants including Creative Australia Fellowships. In 2012 we consulted with the community arts and cultural development sector across the country about the best way to support the development of the sector. As a result, in 2013 we will be offering a mentorship category and a fellowship for mid-career artists. These new programs will complement our recently announced support for National Sector Development Initiatives. Information on these new categories is available on our website. Community Partnerships priorities The Community Partnerships Committee has identified a number of priority areas: regional Australia, disability, young people, cultural diversity, emerging communities, Indigenous people, remote Indigenous communities, and specific critical social and cultural issues requiring focused attention. Applicants must address one of these priorities in their proposals to Community Partnerships. Community Partnerships Guiding Principles and further information about its directions can be found on the Community Partnerships section of the Australia Council website.

“As a recipient of Community Partnerships Professional Development funding, I came away with new skills in costume, set and puppet making and a sound knowledge of how to apply them to interdisciplinary CACD projects with young people.”
Poppy van Oorde-Grainger 2011 grant recipient Community Partnerships

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Community Partnerships

Grant categories Prospective applicants to Community Partnerships grant categories should speak with a member of the Community Partnerships team before applying. Career Pathways – Fellowships Community Partnerships (grant) Amount $100,000 over two years Applications close 24 May 2013 Decisions advised August 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 This new grant provides individual community arts and cultural development (CACD) artists/practitioners with financial support to undertake a two-year program of creative or professional development that advances their practice and develops their career as CACD artists/practitioners. CACD artists/practitioners must have a record of outstanding achievement and demonstrate at least 10 years of professional experience. Career Pathways – Professional Development Community Partnerships (grant) Amount Up to $12,000 Applications close 1 March 2013, 24 May 2013 & 6 September 2013 Decisions advised May 2013, August 2013 & November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 June 2013, 1 September 2013 & 1 January 2014 These grants provide funding for individual artists and arts workers to build their professional capacity as community arts and cultural development workers.

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Career Pathways – Structured Mentorships Community Partnerships (grant) Amount From $10,000 to $30,000 Applications close 24 May 2013 & 6 September 2013 Decisions advised August 2013 & November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 September 2013 & 1 January 2014 Applications by invitation only These new grants support tailored mentorship arrangements that build the skills and capacities of practitioners at different stages of their career in identified areas that contribute to the sustainability and quality of community arts and cultural development practice. To become eligible to apply to this category, applicants must first discuss their proposal with a member of the Community Partnerships team and be invited to apply. Cité Residency Community Partnerships (grant) Amount $10,000 Applications close 6 September 2013 Decisions advised November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 24 March 2014 This three-month residency at the Australia Council’s residential studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris is available for a community arts and cultural development artist or arts worker from 24 March 2014 to 23 June 2014.

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Creative Communities Partnerships Initiative Community Partnerships (initiative) Amount $50,000 to $600,000 (maximum of $200,000 per annum) Expressions of Interest The Proof of Concept phase is submitted via the EOI online process and there are no closing dates Decisions advised Proofs of Concept: Decisions advised within four weeks of receipt. Full applications: Decisions advised within eight weeks of receipt. Applications by invitation only No closing date This initiative is a specific government funding program to support major community arts and cultural development projects of excellence that deliver to Community Partnerships’ priority areas. Proposals must align arts and non-arts partners and identify clear outcomes that extend beyond the life of the project. The first phase of the application requires that you discuss your project with a member of the Community Partnerships team. If eligible, you will be invited to submit a Proof of Concept. If the Committee approves your proposal, you will be invited to present a full written application. Creative Producer Community Partnerships (grant) Amount $80,000 Applications close 24 May 2013 Decisions advised August 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 These grants provide funding over a sustained period for individual practitioners to undertake community arts and cultural development projects by developing partnerships and working with communities to create and present work. We strongly encourage you to contact a member of the Community Partnerships team before applying.

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Kirk Robson Awards Community Partnerships (award) Amount $10,000 Applications close 1 March 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 These awards are named after community arts and cultural development leader, Kirk Robson. They recognise the achievements of young artists and arts workers in community arts and cultural development based on the values of inclusiveness, consensus, self determination, reconciliation and social justice. Artists and arts workers aged 30 and under are eligible to be nominated. Partnership Development Community Partnerships (initiative) Amount Up to $5,000 Decisions advised Within eight weeks of receipt of applications Eligible projects commence from Two weeks after official notification Applications by invitation only No closing date Contact a member of the Community Partnerships team at least 12 weeks prior to the commencement of your project This initiative provides seed funding to support the development of arts and non-arts partnerships that will enable future projects. Individuals, groups and organisations are welcome to apply. This initiative does not support professional development, presentation and promotion, or project production.

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Program Community Partnerships (grant) Amount From $50,000 to $120,000 Applications close 24 May 2013 Decisions advised August 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 Applications by invitation only These grants provide one-year funding for community arts and cultural development organisations that have a track record of delivering innovative projects with arts and nonarts partners. Organisations which have made contact with a member of the Community Partnerships team and have been invited to apply are eligible. Projects Community Partnerships (grant) Amount Up to $20,000 Applications close 1 March 2013, 24 May 2013 & 6 September 2013 Decisions advised May 2013, August 2013 & November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 June 2013, 1 September 2013 & 1 January 2014 These grants provide funding for individuals, groups and organisations to develop and implement community arts and cultural development projects with a range of partners. These projects may or may not have a public outcome. Consideration of an evaluation strategy is recommended.

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Projects with Public Outcomes Community Partnerships (grant) Amount From $20,000 to $35,000 Applications close 1 March 2013, 24 May 2013 & 6 September 2013 Decisions advised May 2013, August 2013 & November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 June 2013, 1 September 2013 & 1 January 2014 These grants provide funding for community arts and cultural development projects that have strong public presentation outcomes and involve both arts and nonarts partners. Individuals, groups and organisations are welcome to apply provided they have sought financial support and/or co-funding from other sources. Ros Bower Award Community Partnerships (award) Amount $50,000 Applications close 1 March 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 This lifetime achievement award recognises outstanding community arts and cultural development practitioners who have fostered and furthered the ideals of Rosalie (Ros) Bower, the pioneer of the Australia Council’s Community Arts section. Artists and arts workers are eligible to be nominated.

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Image: Rhiannon Newton in Aimee Smith’s, Wintering, Next Wave Festival 2012. Photo: Eva Fernandez

Dance

australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/dance 02 9215 9105 or 1800 226 912 dance@australiacouncil.gov.au

The Australia Council supports Australian dance through the Dance Board, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, Major Performing Arts Board, Community Partnerships and Market Development section. In 2011–12, we provided over $16 million for dance, including over $4.5 million through the Dance Board. This support takes the form of grants to individual artists, financial and operational support to arts organisations, market and audience development initiatives and strategic initiatives to build capacity across the sector.
Further information about the Dance Board’s priorities can be found in its sector plan published in the Artforms section of our website. Our Market Development section also offers grants and initiatives that benefit dance artists, producers and organisations including: ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) Blak Lines: National Indigenous Touring Consortium Emerging Indigenous Producers Mentorships Go See Going Global Festivals Australia Hopscotch IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts International Performing Arts Markets Travel Fund (IPAMS) Major Festivals Initiative Playing Australia Road Work: Touring Consortium.

“Our funding relationship with the Australia Council means money for young artists, which is great. But it also means mentoring, networking, new collaborations, experiments in form, brokerage into the national landscape and connections with established practitioners.”
Emily Sexton Artistic Director, Next Wave Festival 2012 grant recipient Dance

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Artform Development Dance Board (grant) Applications close 16 August 2013 Decisions advised November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 These grants provide organisations with funding for programs and services that benefit a range of dance artists. Creative Australia – New Work Dance Board (initiative) Amount Up to $50,000 Applications close 16 August 2013 Decisions advised November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 These grants provide up to $50,000 for the creative development of new artistic works in dance. Fellowships Dance Board (grant) Amount $50,000 over one year or $100,000 over two years Applications close 16 August 2013 Decisions advised November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 This grant supports an established dance artist to undertake creative or professional development. Key Organisations Dance Board (grant) Category closed in 2013 Applications by invitation only These grants are for outstanding dance organisations that have sustained national or international influence, are leading innovators that extend dance practice, or are acknowledged centres of excellence. For more information, contact the Director, Arts Organisations.

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Projects – Creative Development Dance Board (grant) Applications close 8 February 2013 & 16 August 2013 Decisions advised May 2013 & November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 July 2013 & 1 January 2014 These grants provide support for the research and creative development of new dance works. Projects – Presentation Dance Board (grant) Applications close 8 February 2013 & 16 August 2013 Decisions advised May 2013 & November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 July 2013 & 1 January 2014 These grants provide support for dance works with a presentation outcome.

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Image: Quiet Space. Courtesy of Stereopublic

Inter-Arts

australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/inter-arts 02 9215 9068 or 1800 226 912 inter-arts@australiacouncil.gov.au

The Australia Council supports emerging artforms and experimental art practices primarily through the Inter-Arts Office. We provide funding for artists to take creative risks and develop new types of artistic expression. We support artists exploring new practice through activities such as arts labs, workshops and residencies. Artists supported by Inter-Arts take new approaches to seeding, creating and presenting art through innovative partnerships and collaborative creative processes. These projects explore challenging new concepts in the creation and experience of art and culture.
Further information about the Inter-Arts Office’s priorities can be found in the Emerging and Experimental Arts Sector Plan, published in the Artforms section of our website. Our Market Development section also offers grants and initiatives that benefit artists, producers and organisations who are advancing experimental arts practice including: Art Fare: Australian Art Export Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) Emerging Indigenous Producers Mentorships Go See Going Global Festivals Australia Hopscotch IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts ¡ International Performing Arts Markets Travel Fund ¡ Major Festivals Initiative. ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ For more information on these programs, refer to the Market Development section (pages 73–78). Early career artists, curators and producers can apply for funding through our Early Career Artists and Producers Program (ECAPP). Artists can also apply for Creative Australia Artists Grants including Creative Australia Fellowships.
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“Since receiving the Creative Australia – New Art (Production and Presentation) grant, my team has been working incredibly hard towards building national and international networks and partnerships in order to achieve wide and varied participation from all corners of the globe.”
Jason Sweeney 2012 grant recipient Inter-Arts

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Creative Australia – New Art (Creative Development) Inter-Arts Office in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Community Partnerships, Dance, Literature, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts Boards (initiative) Amount $30,000 Applications close 1 August 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 October 2013 This initiative supports artists to develop ambitious experimental art projects and partnerships that intersect with broader culture, leading to the production of major new works. Creative Australia – New Art (Production and Presentation) Inter-Arts Office in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Community Partnerships, Dance, Literature, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts Boards (initiative) Amount Up to $80,000 Applications close 1 August 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 October 2013 Applications by invitation only Eligible artists who have received a New Art – Creative Development grant the previous year, will be invited to apply. This initiative supports selected New Art – Creative Development recipients to produce and present major new experimental art works for Australian audiences. Experimental Arts Grants Inter-Arts Office (grant) Applications close 4 March 2013 & 4 October 2013 Decisions advised April 2013 & December 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 May 2013 & 1 January 2014 These grants support artists, groups and organisations investigating experimental arts.

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Indigenous Experimental Art Fund Inter-Arts Office in partnership with the Music, Theatre and Visual Arts Boards (initiative) Amount Up to $30,000 Applications close 11 March 2013 Decisions advised April 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 May 2013 This initiative supports Indigenous-led projects that benefit the development of contemporary Indigenous media, interdisciplinary and hybrid art practitioners. Infuse Inter-Arts Office (initiative) No closing date Applications by invitation only These grants support programs that develop Australian hybrid and experimental arts practice, particularly in areas where there are limited opportunities for artists to network. For more information, contact a member of the Inter-Arts team. Key Organisations – Inter-Arts Inter-Arts Office (grant) Category closed in 2013 Applications by invitation only These grants support outstanding organisations that make significant contributions to experimental and interdisciplinary art and new artistic practice. Organisations need to demonstrate they have a sustained national influence or are an acknowledged centre of excellence. For more information, contact the Director, Arts Organisations.

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Design: Andras Berkes-Brandl

Literature

australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/literature 02 9215 9025 or 1800 226 912 literature@australiacouncil.gov.au

The Australia Council supports Australian literature through the Literature Board, Theatre Board and Market Development section. In 2011–12 we invested $5.8 million for literature overall, including $4.6 million through the Literature Board. This support takes the form of grants to individual creators; financial and operational support to organisations providing infrastructure for the sector; market and audience development initiatives; and strategic initiatives to build capacity across the sector. The Literature Board supports writing in fiction, literary non-fiction, children’s and young adult writing, poetry, creative writing for performance and digital and new media with a literary focus. “Brandl & Schlesinger is very grateful for the Australia Council Literature Board’s support towards our publishing program. Without the Literature Board’s grants, we would not have published many of our titles, particularly literary fiction and poetry which are the focus of our list.”
Veronica Sumegi Publisher, Brandl & Schlesinger 2012 grant recipient Literature

Further information about the Literature Board’s priorities can be found in its sector plan published in the Artforms section of our website. Our Market Development section also offers grants and initiatives that benefit publishers, writers and readers including: ¡ Booked: Travel Fund for Publishers and Literary Agents ¡ Get Reading! ¡ Visiting International Publishers Program. For more information on these programs refer to the Market Development section (pages 73–78). Artists can also apply for funding through our Early Career Artists and Producers Program (ECAPP) and Creative Australia Artists Grants including Creative Australia Fellowships.

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Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature Literature Board (award) Amount $50,000 Applications close 30 July 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 This award acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers aged 60 years and over who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature. Creative Australia – Book2 Literature Board (grant) Amount $50,000 Applications close 15 May 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 November 2013 These grants form part of the Australian Government’s Creative Australia program. Book2 supports the creation and publication of a writer’s second book or play. Applications are invited from writers who wish to write their second book or play, and who have a signed contract in place to publish and/or perform the work. Applications will be accepted for fiction, literary non-fiction, young adult literature, poetry and writing for performance. Fellowships Literature Board (grant) Amount $100,000 Applications close 15 May 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 November 2013 These grants support excellence in Australian literature by providing highly accomplished, critically recognised literary writers and picture book illustrators with financial support for two years to enable them to create new work.

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Key Organisations – Multi-year Literature Board (grant) Expressions of Interest close 22 February 2013 Decisions advised (Expressions of Interest) 30 March 2013 Applications by invitation only Applications close 10 May 2013 Decisions advised July 2013 These grants support national service and genre organisations in the field of literature and literary magazine publishing. Organisations that are successful in the Expression of Interest process will be invited to make a full application to the Literature Board. For more information, contact the Director, Arts Organisations. Languages Other Than English (LOTE) – Publishing Initiative Literature Board (initiative) Amount Up to $15,000 Applications close 1 October 2013 Decisions advised December 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 This initiative supports the translation and publication of works by living Australian authors writing in languages other than English, including the publication of Indigenous titles in language.

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New Work Literature Board (grant) Amount $10,000 or $40,000 Applications close 15 May 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 November 2013 These grants are designed to assist in the creation of new work by published Australian writers. New Work grants are available to emerging, developing and established writers for living allowances (including childcare) and/or assistance with travel and research costs associated with the preparation and writing of nominated projects. New Work – Digital and New Media Literature Board (grant) Amount $15,000 Applications close 15 May 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 November 2013 These grants support Australian writers and illustrators working in the digital space to create digital and/or new media works with a literary focus. Program Literature Board (grant) Applications close 1 October 2013 Decisions advised December 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 These grants provide funding to established Australian organisations that support Australia’s literary infrastructure.

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Promotion Literature Board (grant) Applications close 27 March 2013 & 1 October 2013 Decisions advised July 2013 & December 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 August 2013 & 1 January 2014 These grants support the promotion of Australian literature and activities that foster greater awareness and appreciation of Australian creative writing. Publishing Literature Board (grant) Applications close 27 March 2013 (Australian and international publishers) & 1 October 2013 (literary magazines and international publishers) Decisions advised July 2013 & December 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 August 2013 & 1 January 2014 These grants support Australian and overseas book and magazine publishers to publish literary work by Australian writers and support innovative publishing projects that contribute to the development of Australian culture. Residencies Literature Board (grant) Amount Up to $18,000 Applications close 27 March 2013 Decisions advised July 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 August 2013 These grants support individual writers and picture-book illustrators to undertake residencies in Australia and overseas.
Cover image for The Singing by Stephanie Bishop © Tim Storrier; Cover image for East of Time by Jacob G. Rosenberg © Talmud students, Trnava, Czechoslovakia, 1937 by Roman Vishniac; Cover image for Avenues & Runways by Aidan Coleman © Airport Landing Lights, Netley (SA) by Robert Maurovic, 2005; Cover image for The Universe Looks Down by Chris Wallace-Crabbe © Public Park: Close Encounters, oil on linen, 1999 by Kristin Headlam; Cover for Taming the Beast by Emily Maguire.

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Image: Erkki Veltheym. Photo: Sabina Maselli

Music

australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/music 02 9215 9127 or 1800 226 912 music@australiacouncil.gov.au

The Australia Council supports Australian music-making through the Music Board, Major Performing Arts Board, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, Community Partnerships and Market Development section. In 2011–12, we invested $10.8 million in Australian music-making (excluding orchestras and opera), of which $5.5 million was distributed via the Music Board. This support took the form of grants to individual artists and groups, financial and operational support to music organisations, market and audience development initiatives and strategic initiatives to build capacity across the sector.
Further information about the Music Board’s priorities can be found in its sector plan, published in the Artforms section of our website. Our Market Development section also offers grants and initiatives that benefit music artists, producers and organisations including: Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) Festivals Australia Live On Stage: International Market Program for Music Managers and Artists ¡ Major Festivals Initiative ¡ Sounds Australia. ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ For more information on these programs refer to the Market Development section (pages 73–78). Artists can also apply for funding through our Early Career Artists and Producers Program (ECAPP) and Creative Australia Artists Grants including Creative Australia Fellowships.

“The Cité Residency allowed me to attend a course at IRCAM in Paris. It gave me a valuable opportunity to develop ways of integrating my dual interests in composition and improvisation, as well as introducing me to new fruitful musical relationships.”
Erkki Veltheim 2012 grant recipient Music

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Contemporary Music Touring Program Music Board (initiative) Applications close 11 June 2013 & 25 November 2013 Decisions advised August 2013 & February 2014 Eligible projects commence from 2 September 2013 & 3 March 2014 The Contemporary Music Touring Program supports contemporary music touring activity taking place across Australia, including performances in regional areas. Creative Australia – New Work Music Board (initiative) Amount Up to $50,000 Applications close 11 June 2013 Decisions advised August 2013 Eligible projects commence from 2 September 2013 This initiative forms part of the Creative Australia Artists program. This five-year, $10 million program provides funding for artists, including young and emerging artists, and will support more than 150 additional artistic works, presentations and fellowships for outstanding artists working across all artforms. From 2013–15, the Music Board will offer funding of up to $50,000 to support the development of new artistic works. Visit the Australia Council website for further information on this program in 2013.

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Creative Australia – Presentation Music Board (initiative) Amount Up to $50,000 Applications close 25 March 2013 & 25 November 2013 Decisions advised June 2013 & February 2014 Eligible projects commence from 15 July 2013 & 3 March 2014 This initiative forms part of the Creative Australia Artists program. This five-year, $10 million program provides funding for artists, including young and emerging artists, and will support more than 150 additional artistic works, presentations and fellowships for outstanding artists working across all artforms. From 2013–14, the Music Board will offer funding of up to $50,000 for additional presentations of work in all artforms to Australian audiences, including communities outside the major metropolitan areas. Visit the Australia Council website for further information on this program in 2013. Don Banks Music Award Music Board (award) Amount $60,000 Applications close 17 September 2013 Decisions advised December 2013 This award honours a senior individual’s outstanding contribution to music in Australia. Fellowships Music Board (grant) Amount $100,000 over two years Applications close 17 September 2013 Decisions advised December 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 These two-year fellowships support outstanding, established artists to produce new work and/or undertake professional development.

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International Pathways Music Board in partnership with Market Development (initiative) Amount Up to $20,000 Applications close 18 February 2013 Decisions advised April 2013 Eligible projects commence from 29 April 2013 This initiative supports international touring by Australian musicians. Visit the Australia Council website for additional closing dates in 2013. Key Organisations – Emerging Music Board (grant) Expressions of Interest close 18 February 2013 Applications close 24 June 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 These grants are for outstanding music organisations that are leading artistic ensembles, presenters or service organisations. Organisations need to demonstrate to a high level that they have a sustained national and/or international presence or reach and are either leading innovators or acknowledged centres of excellence. Key Organisations – Emerging grants provide a pathway to Key Organisations – Multi-year funding. After being in receipt of a Key Organisations – Emerging grant for three years, organisations are eligible to apply for Key Organisations – Multi-year funding. Applicants must discuss their proposals with a member of the Key Organisations team before submission. For more information, contact the Director, Arts Organisations.

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Key Organisations – Multi-year Music Board (grant) Applications close 24 June 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 Applications by invitation only Key Organisations – Multi-year grants are for outstanding music organisations which are leading artistic ensembles, presenters or service providers. Organisations need to demonstrate they have a sustained national and/or international presence or reach and are either leading innovators or acknowledged centres of excellence. Only music organisations already receiving Key Organisations – Multi-year grants or Key Organisation – Emerging grants are eligible to apply for Key Organisations – Multi-year funding in 2013. For more information, contact the Director, Arts Organisations. New Work – Writing and Recording Music Board (grant) Amount Up to $20,000 Applications close 24 June 2013 & 18 November 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 & February 2014 Eligible projects commence from 23 September 2013 & 3 March 2014 These grants are designed to support one-off projects that involve the creation or recording of music of all types. Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency Music Board (initiative) Amount Up to $20,000 Applications close 22 July 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 A 12-month music residency at Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney.

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Presentation and Promotion Music Board (grant) Amount Up to $30,000 Applications close 24 June 2013 & 18 November 2013 Decisions advised September 2013 & February 2014 Eligible projects commence from 23 September 2013 & 3 March 2014 These grants are designed to support one-off projects that present, publish, distribute or market quality music of any style within Australia. Program Music Board (grant) Amount Up to $50,000 Applications close 6 May 2013 Decisions advised July 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 These grants are designed to support organisations with an outstanding track record of achievement in presentation, service delivery and/or skills development. Project Fellowships Music Board (grant) Amount $30,000 Applications close 17 September 2013 Decisions advised December 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 These grants support mid-career and established artists to develop significant creative and/or developmental projects over a period of up to 12 months.

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Recording Initiative Music Board (initiative) Amount Up to $50,000 Applications close 18 February 2013 Decisions advised April 2013 Eligible projects commence from 29 April 2013 This initiative aims to strengthen the recording sector by supporting a limited number of organisations, companies or other music enterprises who are able to demonstrate a strong track record of achievement in the development, production and marketing of sound recordings by Australian composers and/or performers. Skills and Arts Development – Artist Development Music Board (grant) Amount Up to $10,000 Applications close 25 March 2013 & 17 September 2013 Decisions advised June 2013 & December 2013 Eligible projects commence from 15 July 2013 & 16 December 2013 These grants are designed to support skills development for professional artists and arts workers. Skills and Arts Development – Sector Development Music Board (grant) Amount Up to $30,000 Applications close 25 March 2013 Decisions advised June 2013 Eligible projects commence from 15 July 2013 These grants are designed to support skills development for professional artists and arts workers, as well as projects that contribute to the development of music practice in Australia.

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Image: Rhiannon Spratling in Legs On The Wall’s The Voyage, presented as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Photo: Prudence Upton

Theatre

australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/theatre 02 9215 9105 or 1800 226 912 theatre@australiacouncil.gov.au

The Australia Council supports Australian theatre through the Theatre, Major Performing Arts, Literature, Music and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Boards, Community Partnerships, and Market Development section. In 2011–12 we invested over $23 million in Australian theatre, including over $10 million through the Theatre Board. This support takes the form of grants to individual artists and groups, operational support to arts organisations, market and audience development initiatives and strategic initiatives to build capacity across the sector.
Further information about the Theatre Board’s priorities can be found in its sector plan, published in the Artforms section of our website. Our Market Development section also offers grants and initiatives that benefit theatre artists, producers and organisations including:

“The Australia Council’s support for The Voyage, presented as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, allowed the company to develop numerous new approaches to staging large scale outdoor performance, ensuring ‘Legs’ remains a world leader in this field.”
Patrick Nolan Artistic Director, Legs On The Wall 2012 grant recipient Theatre

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Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) Blak Lines: National Indigenous Touring Consortium Emerging Indigenous Producers Mentorships Go See Going Global Festivals Australia Hopscotch IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts International Performing Arts Markets Travel Fund Major Festivals Initiative Playing Australia Road Work: Touring Consortium.

For more information on these programs refer to the Market Development section (pages 73–78). Artists can also apply for funding through our Early Career Artists and Producers Program (ECAPP) and Creative Australia Artists Grants including Creative Australia Fellowships.
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Cultural Leadership Program Development Theatre Board (grant) Amount Up to $40,000 Expressions of Interest close 11 June 2013 Applications close 5 August 2013 Decisions advised Early November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 4 November 2013 This grant supports organisations to deliver activities and programs that target the development of leadership skills, and the distribution of leadership, within the theatre sector. Cultural Leadership Skills Development Theatre Board (grant) Amount Up to $20,000 Applications close 5 August 2013 Decisions advised Early November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 4 November 2013 These grants support individuals to undertake a program of professional development that strengthens their capacity to be artistic leaders within the theatre sector. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to individuals to fund programs of leadership development activity. Applicants must demonstrate that they are able to implement these leadership skills within the theatre sector.

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Fellowships Theatre Board (grant) Amount $90,000 over two years Applications close 5 August 2013 Decisions advised Early November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 4 November 2013 These grants provide individual artists with financial support to undertake a two-year program of creative work and/or professional development that extends their practice and develops their career. They are for artists with a record of outstanding achievement who are able to demonstrate at least 10 years’ professional experience. Key Organisations – Multi-year Theatre Board (grant) Amount No set amount Applications close 25 June 2013 Decisions advised End of September 2013 Applications by invitation only These grants support a limited number of outstanding organisations to make high-quality theatre works or to create opportunities for others to do so. Organisations need to demonstrate they have a sustained national or international influence, are leading innovators and/or are acknowledged centres of excellence. Key Organisations – Emerging grants provide a pathway to this category. Key Organisations – Multi-year applications will only be accepted from organisations that have been in receipt of a Key Organisations – Multi-year grant or Key Organisations – Emerging grant from the Theatre Board for the preceding three years. The next opportunity to apply to be a Key Organisation – Emerging will be in 2015. For more information, contact the Director, Arts Organisations.

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New Work Theatre Board (grant) Amount Up to $35,000 for creative development, up to $15,000 for young artists & no set amount for productions Applications close 5 August 2013 Decisions advised Early November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 4 November 2013 These grants support one-off projects that create new theatre work. Creative development grants cover the stages of creating a new work, such as research, workshops or commissioning a writer. Production grants are for public performances of a new work and the stages leading up to it, where a presenting partner has already committed to a project. New Work productions can be new pieces, or new productions of existing works. Young artist initiative grants are available to artists aged 30 or under to create new work. Program Presenter Theatre Board (grant) Amount $150,000 over three years Applications close 25 June 2013 Decisions advised End September 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2014 These grants provide organisations with three-year funding to assist the development and presentation of programs of new contemporary theatre work. Theatre Board funds must be used exclusively for the fees and salaries of artists who develop and present new contemporary theatre work. Organisations with a track record of successfully developing new high-quality contemporary theatre work or presenting it to the public may apply.

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Image: Robyn Backen, Last Word, Siteworks, Bundanon Trust, 2012. Mixed media sound installation and performance. Photo: Ian Hobbs

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Visual Arts

australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/visualarts 02 9215 9068 or 1800 226 912 visualarts@australiacouncil.gov.au

The Australia Council funds Australian visual arts primarily through the Visual Arts Board and the Market Development section. In 2011–12, we invested $15.7 million in the visual arts, including $13.6 million through the Visual Arts Board.
The Visual Arts Board supports the contemporary expression of art through the broadest range of visual media; including craft, design, media and visual arts. This support includes grants to artists and funding for contemporary arts organisations, as well as national and international exhibitions and events. Other forms of funding are made through market and audience development initiatives and cross-sector programs. In providing support to artists and arts organisations, the board aims to encourage the engagement of people in Australia and elsewhere in innovative visual art. Through the New Work and Key Organisations grant categories the board also allocates funds on behalf of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy. Further information about the Visual Arts Board’s priorities can be found in its sector plan, published in the Artforms section of our website. Our Market Development section also offers grants and initiatives that benefit visual artists, curators and organisations including: ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ Art Fare: Australian Art Export Hopscotch Venice Biennale Visions of Australia Visions of Australia – Contemporary Touring Initiative.

“As an established artist working within experimental and interdisciplinary genres, this Fellowship has enabled me to undertake an ambitious two year program, both within and outside Australia. The grant has also facilitated the time required to develop a deeper engagement with my practice.”
Robyn Backen 2011 grant recipient Visual Arts

For more information on these programs refer to the Market Development section (pages 73–78). Artists can also apply for funding through our Early Career Artists and Producers Program (ECAPP) and Creative Australia Artists Grants including Creative Australia Fellowships.

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Artist Run Initiatives – New Work Visual Arts Board (grant) Amount $20,000 ($25,000 for applicants in Victoria only) Applications close 30 January 2013 Decisions advised March 2013 Eligible projects commence from April 2013 These grants are designed to support Artist Run Initiatives (ARI) to present programs and/or activities that enrich the diversity of artistic practice in Australia and enable artists to make new work. Australia Council Visual Arts Laureate Award and Medal Visual Arts Board (award) Amount Award ($40,000), medal ($10,000) Applications close 27 May 2013 Decisions advised Recipients will be announced in 2014 The Australia Council Visual Arts Laureate Award and Laureate Medal recognise the special achievements of Australian visual artists, arts writers and advocates who are making an outstanding contribution to the development of Australian art. Fellowships Visual Arts Board (grant) Amount $120,000 over two years Applications close 15 April 2013 Decisions advised July 2013 Eligible projects commence from August 2013 These grants provide financial support to craftspeople, designers, media artists and visual artists who have an outstanding record of achievement in their field. The funding assists artists to realise ambitious projects which will demonstrably advance their career. Individual artists are eligible to apply.

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Key Organisations – Visual Arts Visual Arts Board (grant) Category closed in 2013 Applications by invitation only These grants support visual arts organisations that are acknowledged as centres of excellence, leading innovators in their artform or practice and have sustained national or international influence. They lead and support the presentation of the best Australian contemporary visual arts practice. For more information, contact the Director, Arts Organisations. New Work – Early Career Visual Arts Board (grant) Amount $10,000 Applications close 15 April 2013 Decisions advised July 2013 Eligible projects commence from August 2013 These grants support the creation of new work by early career craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists and arts writers. New Work – Established Visual Arts Board (grant) Amount $20,000 Applications close 17 April 2013 Decisions advised July 2013 Eligible projects commence from August 2013 These grants support the creation of new work by established craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists and arts writers.

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New Work – Mid-Career Visual Arts Board (grant) Amount $20,000 Applications close 17 April 2013 Decisions advised July 2013 Eligible projects commence from August 2013 These grants support the creation of new work by midcareer craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists and arts writers. Presentation and Promotion Visual Arts Board (grant) Applications close 21 August 2013 Decisions advised Late November 2013 Eligible projects commence from 1 January 2013 These grants assist visual arts organisations to present and promote contemporary Australian craft, design, visual and media art to audiences in Australia and overseas. Skills and Arts Development – General Visual Arts Board (grant) Applications close 21 August 2013 Decisions advised November 2013 These grants enable professional development opportunities for craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists, arts writers and curators. The professional development activities supported by the Visual Arts Board may include self-organised residencies, writing projects, curatorial projects, mentorships, participation in conferences or workshops and research projects. Individual artists and groups are eligible to apply.

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Skills and Arts Development – Residencies Visual Arts Board (grant) Amount $10,000, $25,000 or $35,000 Applications close 19 August 2013 Decisions advised November 2013 These grants enable professional development opportunities for craftspeople, designers, media artists and visual artists. The residencies are available in set blocks of time and are located in Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, Liverpool, London, New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo.

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Image: Black Arm Band’s Lou Bennett and Trevor Jamieson in dirtsong at Darwin Festival 2012. Photo: Prudence Upton, courtesy of Darwin Festival

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Arts Development

Arts Development

australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/artsdevelopment 02 9215 9047 or 1800 226 912 artsdevelopment@australiacouncil.gov.au

The Arts Development Division aims to increase participation in Australia’s arts – nationally and internationally. This is achieved through strategic investment in research and by connecting arts, markets and audiences.
Arts Development works closely with artform boards and offers initiatives that support audience and market development activities for artists and arts organisations. Arts Development consists of three sections: Research and Strategic Analysis, Marketing and Audience Development and Market Development. Research and Strategic Analysis The Australia Council conducts research and shares its knowledge to assist the sector in decision making and advocacy. The newly established Knowledge and Information Centre focuses on knowledge transfer, discussion and debate. Online resources include the Research Hub, Art Smarts newsletter and research project database Arts RiPPA. Offline, a national program of events explores key issues affecting the arts and promotes the use of arts and culture knowledge in policy and strategic planning. Visit australiacouncil.gov.au/research_hub for more information. Marketing and Audience Development The Marketing and Audience Development section includes programs which assist organisations to increase their audiences. The division offers a grant program for regional and remote presenters, and coordinates an annual marketing conference (29–30 May, 2013) to address key issues facing Australia’s arts marketing professionals. For further information, visit our website.

“Black Arm Band has a commitment to create great work with amazing artists and to finding the best distribution channels for this work. Market Development programs have been integral to Black Arm Band’s on-going success internationally.”
Steven Richardson Executive Producer, Black Arm Band 2012 grant recipient Market Development

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Engage – Marketing and Audience Development Marketing and Audience Development (grant) Amount $30,000 Applications close 28 March 2013 Decisions advised May 2013 These grants provide regional and remote presenters with resources to develop and implement marketing and audience development initiatives. Market Development Market Development supports artists and arts organisations to distribute their work, and connect to audiences in Australia and internationally. Market Development’s programs are targeted to: ¡ support artists and arts organisations in their business planning ¡ take the work of artists to markets ¡ take the work of artists to audiences ¡ seed collaborations and relationships to drive national and international activity. Market Development offers a number of national and international funding initiatives, some of which are open for application, while others are strategic partnerships to deliver particular outcomes. Initiatives (for application) Art Fare: Australian Art Export Booked: Travel Fund for Publishers and Literary Agents Contemporary Touring Initiative Festivals Australia Go See Going Global Hopscotch International Performing Arts Markets (IPAMS) Travel Fund Live On Stage: International Market Program for Music Managers and Artists ¡ Playing Australia ¡ Visions of Australia ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡

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Strategic Partnerships ¡ Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) ¡ Australian Publishers Association partnership for international book fairs ¡ Australian World Music Expo (AWME) ¡ Blak Lines: National Indigenous Touring Consortium, managed by Performing Lines ¡ Emerging Indigenous Producers ¡ Get Reading! ¡ IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts ¡ Major Festivals Initiative ¡ Road Work: Touring Consortium, managed by Performing Lines ¡ Sounds Australia ¡ Venice Biennale ¡ Visiting International Publishers For further information on touring, market development and strategic partnerships visit australiacouncil.gov.au/ marketdevelopment. For information on how to apply, visit australiacouncil.gov.au/grants or contact a member of the Market Development team. Art Fare: Australian Art Export Market Development (grant) Amount $4,000 (individuals) or up to $20,000 Applications close 25 January 2013, 12 July 2013, 30 August 2013 & 18 October 2013 Applications must be received eight weeks prior to the project commencement date Decisions advised Three weeks after the closing deadline These grants support the Australian contemporary visual arts sector, including public and private galleries and individuals, to attend international visual art, design and craft fairs. This assists Australian contemporary artists to develop new international markets and audiences.

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Booked: Travel Fund for Publishers and Literary Agents Market Development (grant) Amount $10,000 No closing date Applications must be received eight weeks prior to the project commencement date Decisions advised Within six weeks of receipt of applications These grants provide international travel support for Australian publishers and literary agents to attend book fairs to promote Australian works and authors and generate international demand for Australian literature. Festivals Australia Market Development (grant) Amount No maximum grant amount Applications close 15 March 2013 & 6 September 2013 Decisions advised May 2013 & November 2013 These grants support regional, remote and community festivals to present quality arts projects which have not been presented before, and would not be possible without financial support. Go See Market Development (grant) Amount A return domestic flight and one night’s accommodation No closing date Applications must be received at least five working days before the date of travel Decisions advised Within one to two weeks of receipt of applications These grants provide travel assistance for presenters to attend performances of Australian works with the aim of creating networks between Australian producers and presenters, and partnership opportunities for future activities such as tours and commissions.

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Going Global Market Development (grant) Amount Up to $20,000 for a one-off presentation or up to $50,000 for a tour No closing date Applications must be received eight weeks prior to the project commencement date Decisions advised Within six weeks of receipt of applications These grants provide quick-response support for international touring of contemporary performing arts. They provide support for presentations, tours, and ‘Go-See’ funding for international presenters to see Going Global supported works on tour. Hopscotch Market Development (grant) Amount Up to $10,000 Applications close 19 July 2013 Decisions advised August 2013 These grants are designed to support the national and international touring of innovative Australian live art. They provide support for the travel costs of tours or strategic one-off presentations designed to build national and international markets for Australian artists and arts organisations. International Performing Arts Markets (IPAMS) Travel Fund Market Development (grant) Amount $4,000 Applications close 26 April 2013, 30 August 2013 & 29 November 2013 Decisions advised June 2013, October 2013 & January 2014 Eligible projects commence from June 2013, October 2013 & January 2014 These grants support Australian participation at key international performing arts markets to build international audiences for Australian arts.

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Focus events include the Performing Arts Market (PAMS) in Seoul, Korea; the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Showcase, USA; and the International Network for Performing Art’s (IETM) twice-yearly plenary meetings. The fund also responds to travel requests for other key events where applicants have an existing relationship with the market. Live On Stage – International Showcase Program Market Development (grant) Amount Up to $10,000 towards the costs of international travel and freight No closing date Applications must be received eight weeks prior to the project commencement date Decisions advised Within six weeks of receipt of applications These grants provide travel support for Australian music makers – and their managers – who have been invited to showcase at key international music trade fairs or industryfacing events. Live On Stage – Music Managers Market Development (grant) Amount Up to $2,000 towards the costs of international airfares No closing date Applications must be received eight weeks prior to the project commencement date Decisions advised Within six weeks of receipt of applications These grants provide travel support to Australian music managers representing their artists at key international music trade fairs or industry-facing events when their artists are not performing at the event.

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Playing Australia Market Development (grant) Amount No maximum grant amount Applications close 31 May 2013 & 2 December 2013 Decisions advised August 2013 & March 2014 These grants assist the touring of professionally produced performing arts across Australia, including regional and remote areas, where there is a demonstrated public demand and tours are otherwise not commercially viable. These grants provide support on a tour-by-tour basis with no commitment to ongoing funding. Visions of Australia Market Development (grant) Amount No maximum grant amount Applications close 31 May 2013 & 2 December 2013 Decisions advised August 2013 & March 2014 These grants support the development and touring of major public exhibitions of Australian cultural material throughout Australia, particularly into regional and remote areas. Visions of Australia – Contemporary Touring Initiative Market Development (grant) Amount No maximum grant amount Applications close 31 May 2013 Decisions advised August 2013 These grants support the development and touring of contemporary creative visual arts and crafts exhibitions.

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Image: Tiffany Singh’s Knock On The Sky Listen To The Sound, 2011. Installation view of the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012). Photo: Prudence Upton/Destination NSW

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Arts Organisations

australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/funding_for_organisations 02 9215 9160 or 1800 226 912 artsorganisations@australiacouncil.gov.au

The Arts Organisations Division administers $124 million of funding to the 28 Major Performing Arts (MPA) companies and approximately 140 Key Organisations around Australia. The division manages grants and assists organisations with capacity-building initiatives, including strategic planning, risk management, governance, business planning, marketing and management. The division also supports the broader sector by encouraging interconnections between MPA companies and Key Organisations.
Key Organisations – Emerging Key Organisations – Emerging supports outstanding organisations which have demonstrated the potential to become leaders in their artform and are part of its infrastructure. Key Organisations – Emerging provides a pathway to multi-year funding. After receiving these grants for three years, organisations may be eligible to apply for Key Organisations – Multi-year funding. Key Organisations – Emerging funding is currently only offered in Dance, Literature, Music and Theatre. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board offers emerging organisation support through its Building Organisations category. For further information on these grants, refer to the relevant artform section in this guide.

“Access – both conceptual and practical – is the hallmark of the Biennale of Sydney, whose exhibition and public programs are presented free, thanks to the invaluable support of partners such as the Australia Council for the Arts.”
Marah Braye CEO, Biennale of Sydney 2012 grant recipient Arts Organisations

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Key Organisations – Multi-year Key Organisations – Multi-year supports outstanding organisations that are leaders in their artform and part of its infrastructure. Funding for Key Organisations is assessed by the relevant artform board and is offered over multiple years via a fixed term contract. Major Performing Arts Base Funding As joint and equal partners with state government funding agencies, the Major Performing Arts Board (MPAB) has responsibility for oversight of the operations of 28 performing arts companies throughout Australia. To qualify as an MPA company, organisations must meet a range of designated criteria: the highest artistic standards, an ongoing commitment to developing their artform and artists, sector development through collaboration with small-to-medium performing arts companies, a commitment to regional engagement, financial viability, a significant audience base and an earned (non-grant) annual income of $1.6 million, adjusted annually for CPI. Ongoing eligibility is a negotiation between the company, the Australian Government and one or more of the state governments providing ongoing multi-year funding. For more information, contact the Director, Arts Organisations.

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If you have any concerns or queries in regard to your application, we encourage you to call us. Below is a list of contact phone numbers and emails for the various artform sections. Consult the directory to see which section your grant falls under.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts 02 9215 9067 atsia@australiacouncil.gov.au Arts Organisations 02 9215 9160 artsorganisations@australiacouncil.gov.au ArtStart 02 9215 9162 artstart@australiacouncil.gov.au

Community Partnerships 02 9215 9034 cp@australiacouncil.gov.au Dance 02 9215 9105 dance@australiacouncil.gov.au

Inter-Arts Office 02 9215 9068 inter-arts@australiacouncil.gov.au Literature 02 9215 9025 literature@australiacouncil.gov.au

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Market Development 02 9215 9047 artsdevelopment@australiacouncil.gov.au Marketing and Audience Development 02 9215 9090 comms@australiacouncil.gov.au Music 02 9215 9127 music@australiacouncil.gov.au

Research and Strategic Analysis 02 9215 9103 research@australiacouncil.gov.au Theatre 02 9215 9105 Visual Arts 02 9215 9068 theatre@australiacouncil.gov.au visualarts@australiacouncil.gov.au

To email an Australia Council team member, use the following format: firstinitial.lastname@australiacouncil.gov.au. For additional ways to contact us, including social media, visit australiacouncil.gov.au/connect.

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Australia Council for the Arts 372 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills NSW 2010 PO Box 788 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 +61 2 9215 9000 Toll free 1800 226 912 Fax +61 2 9215 9111 TTY 1800 555 677 mail@australiacouncil.gov.au australiacouncil.gov.au/connect

The information in this publication was correct at the time of printing, however it may be subject to change. Please visit australiacouncil.gov.au for up-to-date information. ISSN 1835 – 5013

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