Sidney Myer Fund and James and Diana Ramsay Foundation Collaborate to Support South Australia’s Independent Artists

March 14th, 2017

On Tuesday 14 March 2017, the Sidney Myer Fund and the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation announced that their co-funded Capacity Building Program for South Australian artists and small to medium arts organisations was open for application.

The program will provide grants of up to $50,000 split into two equal payments over two years for independent South Australian companies and collectives. Last year, the program supported Queensland and Northern Territory artists and its geographic focus will shift again next year.

This is the first collaborative funding project between the Sidney Myer Fund and the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation. Recognising the scale of the unmet need in the independent sector and the ongoing uncertainty regarding government funding programs, the Fund and Foundation are pleased to announce that decisions will be made public in June 2017.

The program will distribute $250,000 in the coming grant round.

The Capacity Building Program will strengthen and grow the independent arts and cultural sector in Australia by granting money to ensembles, collectives and groups that are highly connected within their sector, and producing excellent work. Funds will be awarded untied – to be applied as the recipients see fit in the course of their everyday activities.

More information about the program can be found on the Sidney Myer Fund’s website or the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation’s website. Applications to the program are now open and will close at midnight (AEST) on 9 April 2017.

Homepage image: A still image from the Emerge Festival in Dandenong 2011, funded through Arts and Humanities FY11.

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