Community Heritage Grants
         2009




             CHG funds a variety of community, Indigenous and multicultural
  ...
What are Community Heritage
          Grants?


           Aim to preserve & provide
           access to heritage
       ...
Is your collection eligible?
         • Owned by a not-for-profit
           organisation

         • Accessible to the ge...
What types of projects receive
          funding?

           Funding priority given to
           projects that are being...
1. Significance assessment




           Exhibition 2006




 Brisbane at Night, Margaret Sydes, 1988   Teachers College ...
2. Preservation needs assessment




Photographs from the Norfolk Island Museum’s preservation needs assessment prepared b...
3. Conservation & Preservation
          Activities
Conservation & preservation
        activities
Conservation & preservation
        activities
Training




St Helens History & Visitor Information Centre,    Levendale and Woodsdale History Rooms,
       Textile cons...
Collection management software




         Juandah Heritage Society CHG 2007/113
      Collections Mosaic Software & trai...
What projects are ineligible?
          •   Publishing
          •   Exhibitions
          •   Collecting projects
       ...
What are the assessors
     looking for?
      • Evidence of national significance
        (section 6)

      • A clear de...
National Significance
      • You must attempt this question

      • A significance statement is a
        story about th...
Significance Criteria

      Historic
      Does your collection have
      an association with
      significant people, ...
Black and white photograph:
                                           Leon Kellaway instructs a class in the art of mime ...
Aesthetic

Does your collection
contain objects of
outstanding
craftsmanship, style,
technical excellence or
quality of de...
Leinster hand painted fabric




                                                Afghani dress

                      Aest...
Scientific or Research

Does your collection
have the potential for
further examination or
study or could it influence
exi...
Scientific & Research Significance
     Australian Age of Dinosaurs
              2008/070
Social or Spiritual

Does your collection
contain objects that are
highly regarded in your
community for their
social, spi...
Elaborately carved front panel to the ‘altar’ or main offertory table


       Social or Spiritual Significance
     Cairn...
Comparative Criteria

      •   Provenance
      •   Representativeness
      •   Rarity
      •   Condition
Tips for answering Q.6
      • Provide as much information about your
        collection as you can

      • Discuss the c...
Assessment Process
     1. CHG Coordinator
          Confirms eligibility
     2. Significance Assessor
          National...
What do you get?
    • Grant of up to $15 000
    • Preservation workshop
      in Canberra (first grant)
TIPS!
• Clearly explain how you will use your
  grant money

• Attach quotes

• Do your research!

• Type your application...
Finally…
CHG is very competitive –
if you are unsuccessful,
don’t take it personally!

• Call and ask for feedback
• Inves...
Erin Stephens
 CHG Coordinator

  02 6262 1147
 chg@nla.gov.au

www.nla.gov.au/chg
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Funding presentation: National Library of Australia Community Heritage Grant

  1. 1. Community Heritage Grants 2009 CHG funds a variety of community, Indigenous and multicultural groups. In 2007 the Golden Dragon Museum in Bendigo received a grant for a textiles conservation workshop. The museum is the custodian of Sun Loong, the world's longest imperial (five-clawed) dragon, which is paraded in the annual Bendigo Easter Festival. Image reproduced with permission of the Golden Dragon Museum.
  2. 2. What are Community Heritage Grants? Aim to preserve & provide access to heritage collections of national significance held by community groups
  3. 3. Is your collection eligible? • Owned by a not-for-profit organisation • Accessible to the general public • Nationally significant
  4. 4. What types of projects receive funding? Funding priority given to projects that are being carried out in a logical order Repeat applications are encouraged
  5. 5. 1. Significance assessment Exhibition 2006 Brisbane at Night, Margaret Sydes, 1988 Teachers College sampler
  6. 6. 2. Preservation needs assessment Photographs from the Norfolk Island Museum’s preservation needs assessment prepared by Helen Price
  7. 7. 3. Conservation & Preservation Activities
  8. 8. Conservation & preservation activities
  9. 9. Conservation & preservation activities
  10. 10. Training St Helens History & Visitor Information Centre, Levendale and Woodsdale History Rooms, Textile conservation workshop Disaster Prevention and Recovery Workshop
  11. 11. Collection management software Juandah Heritage Society CHG 2007/113 Collections Mosaic Software & training in it’s use
  12. 12. What projects are ineligible? • Publishing • Exhibitions • Collecting projects • Oral histories • Capital works • Microfilming newspapers or magazines • Family history research • Salaries & volunteer costs • Emergency activities • Activities that are complete or in progress
  13. 13. What are the assessors looking for? • Evidence of national significance (section 6) • A clear description of the collection and who owns it (section 3) • A project that is feasible & good value for money with a well supported budget (sections 3, 4 & 5)
  14. 14. National Significance • You must attempt this question • A significance statement is a story about the importance of your collection Significance: a guide to assessing the significance of cultural heritage objects and collections NB: A revised edition is currently being published: Significance 2.0
  15. 15. Significance Criteria Historic Does your collection have an association with significant people, places or events?
  16. 16. Black and white photograph: Leon Kellaway instructs a class in the art of mime 1964 Programme: Silver Jubilee Gala Performance 1989 Historic Significance Australian Ballet School CHG 2006/044
  17. 17. Aesthetic Does your collection contain objects of outstanding craftsmanship, style, technical excellence or quality of design?
  18. 18. Leinster hand painted fabric Afghani dress Aesthetic Significance Embroiderers Guild of Queensland CHG 2006/033
  19. 19. Scientific or Research Does your collection have the potential for further examination or study or could it influence existing research?
  20. 20. Scientific & Research Significance Australian Age of Dinosaurs 2008/070
  21. 21. Social or Spiritual Does your collection contain objects that are highly regarded in your community for their social, spiritual or cultural connections?
  22. 22. Elaborately carved front panel to the ‘altar’ or main offertory table Social or Spiritual Significance Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc CHG 2005/101, 2007/046, 2008/066
  23. 23. Comparative Criteria • Provenance • Representativeness • Rarity • Condition
  24. 24. Tips for answering Q.6 • Provide as much information about your collection as you can • Discuss the collection you need funding for • Identify rare or unique items • Discuss any prominent Australians • Relate your answer back to the criteria • Attach supporting documents • Read the 2008 Assessment Report
  25. 25. Assessment Process 1. CHG Coordinator Confirms eligibility 2. Significance Assessor National Significance 3. Preservation Assessor Feasibility Value for money 4. Assessment Panel Comments from both assessors Overall application
  26. 26. What do you get? • Grant of up to $15 000 • Preservation workshop in Canberra (first grant)
  27. 27. TIPS! • Clearly explain how you will use your grant money • Attach quotes • Do your research! • Type your application • Sign your application & submit it on time! Applications close 5pm 5 June • Call at any time for assistance
  28. 28. Finally… CHG is very competitive – if you are unsuccessful, don’t take it personally! • Call and ask for feedback • Investigate other options • Try again!
  29. 29. Erin Stephens CHG Coordinator 02 6262 1147 chg@nla.gov.au www.nla.gov.au/chg
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