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The 2013 Museums Arts Funding Program


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Author: Grainne Brunsdon from Arts NSW

Grainne manages the Visual Arts, Museums, Literature, New Media and
Major Festivals program at Arts NSW.

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The 2013 Museums Arts Funding Program

  2. 2. ARTS NSW  NSW Government’s arts policy and funding body  Role of Arts NSW: • funding NSW artists and arts & cultural organisations • promoting arts and culture • providing advice to the sector and government • working with NSW cultural institutions • managing propertyARTS NSW
  3. 3. Ministry of Tourism, Major Events and Arts Minister: The Hon. George Souris, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality & Racing, Minister for the Arts Director General: Mr Mark Paterson AO, Department of Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services Deputy Director General: Mr Barry Buffier, Department of Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services Ministry of Tourism, Major Events and Arts  Arts NSW  Destination NSW  Tourism NSW  Art Gallery of NSW  Australian Museum  Sydney Opera House  Powerhouse Museum  Screen NSW  State Library  OLGR (Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing)  CLAGCA (Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority).ARTS NSW
  4. 4. ARTS FUNDING PROGRAM  Funding to support NSW artists and NSW arts and cultural organisations  Funding is available: for organisations and individuals for all artforms across all of NSW  Competitive application-based process  2013 program is for activity taking place between January -December 2013.ARTS NSW
  5. 5. POLICY DIRECTIONS  The Arts Funding Program seeks to promote: • A creative and diverse arts and cultural sector • Improved industry capacity & sustainability • Increased access to arts and cultural activities • Audience development and participationARTS NSW
  6. 6. TYPES OF FUNDING  There are a number of types of funding: • Program Funding • Project Funding • Fellowships, Scholarships and AwardsARTS NSW
  7. 7. ELIGIBILITY  Organisations must be legally constituted and:  A not for profit incorporated body  A co-operative or trust  A local government authority  Applications can be made by a group of organisations / artists working togetherARTS NSW
  8. 8. AUSPICING Auspicing – when an eligible organisation takes responsibility for managing the grant funds on behalf of someone else. Auspicor – the incorporated organisation taking responsibility for the funds. Auspicee – the person or organisation receiving the benefit of the funding which is being managed by the auspicor.
  9. 9. PROGRAM FUNDING • Annual Program Funding • Multi-year Program Funding • Negotiated Program Funding
  10. 10. ANNUAL Albury Library / Museum Contribution to an annual program - acquiring, documenting, displaying and interpreting the social and material culture of the Albury Wodonga region. The program is extended by a varied touring exhibition and interpretive schedule
  11. 11. MULTI-YEAR FUNDING Museum of the Riverina 3 year funding for their annual program of activities The Museum will develop and implement a multi- disciplined approach to the contemporary interpretation and presentation of Australian history in a regional cultural heritage context. The Museum will deliver exhibitions, education, public programs and sector outreach
  12. 12. NEGOTIATED M&G NSW the leading agency to develop, support and promote regional, community and public museums and galleries across NSW. It presents strategic programs, advocacy and services to a valued, viable and skilled sector
  13. 13. PROJECT FUNDING • Capital • Creation and/or Presentation • ConnectEd Arts • Quick Response • Strategic Industry Development • Performing Arts Touring • Regional Conservatorium • Screen Audience Development
  14. 14. CREATION AND/ORPRESENTATION Lady Denman Heritage Centre An exhibition, ‘Canberra, South Coast NSW and Henry Halloran: 100 years of urban ideas` using rarely seen maps, plans, correspondence and old photographs to show how pioneering business man Henry Halloran used the creation of Canberra to promote new forms of urban development.
  15. 15. CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE Gwydir Shire Council for the Roxy Museum Situated within the Roxy complex, the Roxy Museum will celebrate the legacy of Greek settlement in rural Australia, with a focus on NSW and Queensland. Staff will conduct research and develop collections that document Bingara`s history in a national and international context.
  16. 16. CONNECTED ARTS Lake Macquarie City Gallery Educational program as part of the `Wrapped in a Possum Skin by the Lake` project for Aboriginal students in the Hunter region to participate in artists in schools sessions on the history of cloak making in the area, lessons in using ochres, designing a cloak and production of an education resource for use by schools and community groups
  17. 17. QUICK RESPONSE Susan Cairns, Newcastle for participation in Making Museums Work conference in Atlanta The 39th annual conference will bring together hundreds of museum professionals to explore the latest advances in museum technology. This conference panel asks: Whats the point of museum websites? Five panellists will each examine the meaning of online collections, issues of trust and authority, and how to establish meaning and purpose in a highly networked world. The discussion will help cultural heritage organisations develop a vibrant and accessible environment to improve long-term industry capacity and sustainability.
  18. 18. STRATEGIC INDUSTRYDEVELOPMENT Orange Regional Gallery Funding for a 3-year art and wellbeing partnership between the Gallery and the new Hospital
  19. 19. SCREEN AUDIENCEDEVELOPMENT Dungog Film Festival Funding for a festival of Australian film held over four days at the James Theatre in Dungog
  20. 20. ABORIGINAL ARTS AND CULTURAL STRATEGY Aims to improve support for NSW Aboriginal artists and arts organisations Applications for funding with an Aboriginal arts and cultural focus must meet the objectives of the strategy:  Direction 1: Artists  Direction 2: Visibility  Direction 3: Community  Direction 4: Jobs Brook Andrew, Biennale of Sydney NB. NSW Aboriginal arts and culture is a priority under the Strategic Industry Development.
  21. 21. ABORIGINAL REGIONAL ARTS FUND Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation the Burrin Makurr Weaving Workshop A weaving workshop to be held at the Saltwater Freshwater Festival 2012 in Taree where participants will be taught by Boolarng Nangamai senior weavers and local Aboriginal weavers to coil using local materials. The pieces created will be woven together to form a large 3 metre fish trap over the course of the day.
  22. 22. APPLICATION FORMS Available 6 weeks before the relevant closing date. There is a separate form for each type of funding. Delivery plans are a key part of many of the forms. All applications should be made on our new online application system:
  23. 23. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA  All applications are assessed against 5 criteria: 1. Merit 2. Audience development & participation 3. Benefits 4. Capacity 5. Budget  Each criteria is equally weighted.
  24. 24. ASSESSMENT PROCESS 1. Applications submitted 2. Applications sent to assessment panel 3. Individual scoring 4. Final scoring and funding recommendations 5. Recommendations go to Minister for approval 6. Applicants receive advice
  25. 25. Assessment panels Who assesses your application? Funding applications are assessed by a panel consisting of independent peers with appropriate industry expertise Peers are people with a professional association with the arts or a specific artform who have the knowledge and/or experience to make a fair and informed assessment of a funding application Applications are not assessed by artform
  26. 26. ROLE OF ARTS NSW STAFF Providing advice to potential applicants on: • interpreting the guidelines • types of activities relevant to each category Providing advice to assessment panels
  27. 27. WRITING APPLICATIONS Never assume an assessment panel knows you or your work Always use plain English Give as much detail as possible Provide appropriate support material Test the online application form before you start and save as you go Check the closing date Talk to the funding staff Make sure you apply!
  28. 28. BUDGETS Ensure your budget is correct, is balanced and reflects the activity Ensure your budget is realistic Show all funding from any other sources – including in-kind Payment of fees and salaries to artists and employees should be consistent with industry standards Budgets should be commensurate with the type and scale of the program Give as much detail as possible – don’t use ‘other’ as a descriptor Always provide explanatory notes to the budget
  29. 29. FOR MORE INFORMATION Website – • Guidelines and application forms • Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy • Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Protocols • Glossary and Explanatory Notes • Check the Arts NSW website for FAQs and latest news • List of past grant recipients Arts NSW staff –  02 9228 5533 
  30. 30. More details Grainne Brunsdon, A/Manager Arts Funding 9228 4743 Gabrielle Eade, A/Senior Contracts Officer 9228 5430