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Capacity Building Stream

The NSW & ACT round will open on 13 August 2018 and close at midnight AEST on 16 September with decisions announced in December 2018.

The 2018 New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory round of this program is co-funded by the Sidney Myer Fund, Nelson Meers Foundation, and the W & A Johnson Family Foundation. Applications to this round open on 13 August 2018 and close on 16 September 2018 with decisions announced in December.

Grants in the NSW/ACT round will be made between $20,000 and $50,000, over two financial years, in two equal instalments, to support recipients’ core activities and capacity building initiatives. This program will distribute $1.53 million over four years (2015 – 2018) across all states and territories in co-funded rounds with the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (QLD and NT), the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation (SA), the Minderoo Foundation, the Spinifex Trust (WA), Nelson Meers Foundation and the W & A Johnson Family Foundation..

This program seeks to strengthen and grow the independent arts and cultural sector in Australia by granting money to ensembles, collectives, groups and organisations that are highly connected within their sector, and producing excellent work.

Eligibility

The NSW/ACT round of the program is open to performing and visual arts organisations, ensembles, or collectives who

  1. Are producing excellent work,
  2. Have presented at least one season of work since December 2016,
  3. Are highly connected within their network, and
  4. Have an annual turnover of less than $1 million dollars.

Contemporary music groups will not be eligible for this round of funding.

Criteria

This program will assess applicants based on their body of work and their ‘connectivity’ within the sector. ‘Connectivity’ describes an applicant’s relationship with other groups, artists and organisations within the sector. By granting money according to these criteria this program hopes to see impact of the grant felt as broadly beyond the recipient as possible.

Application Process

Alongside the submission of contact details, applicants will detail their production and creative history. Applications open on 13 August 2018 and close at midnight AEST on 16 September 2018.

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Selection Process

Applicants to this program will be assessed by Sidney Myer Fund, Nelson Meers Foundation, and the W & A Johnson Family Foundation in consultation with sector experts.

Timeline

Applications for the round open on 13 August 2018 and close at midnight AEST 16 September 2018. Decisions will be advised in December 2018.

Feedback

No feedback on individual applications, successful or otherwise, will be provided.

You can learn more about this program on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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