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Funding Presentation: Regional Arts Development Fund

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Funding Presentation: Regional Arts Development Fund

  1. 1. Museum & Gallery Services Queensland Securing Funding Workshop 30th April 2009 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Lea Schuster Arts & Cultural Officer/RADF Liaison Officer Scenic Rim Regional Council
  2. 2. What is RADF? • The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) supports the professional development and employment of arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland. • RADF is a partnership between State Government, through Arts Queensland and local councils. • The program provides funding for one-off, short term projects that offer professional arts, cultural and heritage opportunities. • Each year local councils submit a bid to Arts Qld for funds to run an RADF program. Council’s must also contribute to the pool of money. The level of contribution by Council is dependant on the Council’s population and budget restraints. Eg, population of 40,000 ratio of contribution is 50:50
  3. 3. Who can apply? Individual professional artists, emerging professional artists, artsworkers, cultural workers or project coordinators who: • are based in the Council area, or if based outside the Council area can demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the Council area • are permanent residents or Australian citizens • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or who will be auspiced by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN. Douglas James - Artist
  4. 4. • Incorporated arts and cultural organisations who based in the Council area, or those based outside the Council area that can demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the Council area. • Unincorporated organisations or collectives who based in the Council area, or those based outside the Council area that can demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the Council area. In this instance funds must be auspiced by an incorporated body. Beaudesert & District Community Boonah Arts Collective Arts Project workshop song writing workshop
  5. 5. What are the RADF categories? 1. Developing Regional Skills 2. Building Community Cultural Capacity 3. Interest free arts loan 4. Cultural Tourism 5. Contemporary Stories 6. Regional Partnerships 7. Concept Development 8. Arts Policy Development & Implementation
  6. 6. 1. Developing Regional Skills • For individual professional artists and artsworkers living in regional Qld to attend professional development seminars or activities; master classes; mentorships with recognised arts and cultural peers; and placements with recognised arts and cultural organisations. • RADF grants will support intrastate and interstate activities only. (Arts Qld’s Career Development grants support international activities, including overseas travel.) • Assistance is available for up to 65 per cent of the total costs for registration, accommodation and travel to a maximum of $1000 for activities in Qld and $2000 for activities in other states EXAMPLE: Attendance at the Museums Australia National Conference Work in Progress - Apply for registration fees & travel costs
  7. 7. 2. Building Community Cultural Capacity • For community groups to engage a professional artist or artsworker to work with them on developing their arts practice or to run arts development workshops or community projects. • RADF grants will support travel, accommodation and fees associated with employing professional artists or artsworkers to work on community projects or workshops in the local community. • Assistance is available for up to 65 per cent of the total costs of the project or workshop. EXAMPLE: CONVICT BONNET MAKING WORKSHOPS with Christina Henri contemporary textile Artist from Tasmania. Create a bonnet dedicated to female convicts and be part of history.
  8. 8. 3. Interest free arts loan • For arts activities that will generate an income greater than the amount of the loan and where no other funding source is available. • RADF Interest-free Arts Loans will support activities that can demonstrate a prior commitment from a distributor or producer, e.g. a publisher, gallery or venue that can confirm and substantiate revenue forecasts. • The total amount of the loan must be paid back at the conclusion of the activity. EXAMPLE: Janet Hauser – Grandfather Grew Mangel-Wurzels. Publication of a book of botanically illustrated Heritage plants with associated historical stories. The book was launched at in conjunction with an exhibition of Janet’s illustrations.
  9. 9. 4. Cultural tourism • For projects and activities that focus on communities’ locally distinct arts, culture and heritage both for members of that community and for visitors. RADF grants can support initiatives and activities that focus on: • Product development by professional artists, either as individuals or in partnership with individual community members or community groups marketing of professional artistic product. EXAMPLE: Development and/or implementation of an Open Studio Arts Trail throughout a region. - Apply for support to assist with signage, coordination, marketing costs, licences, development of program etc
  10. 10. 5. Contemporary stories • To preserve and provide access to locally held collections of significance • Collect and tell local stories from the past and the present that can demonstrate state and/or local significance. The priorities are for post-1960 heritage and Indigenous stories that demonstrate strong community participation and ownership. RADF grants can support: • documentation, preservation, interpretation projects and collection management training through community-based workshops. Collecting organisations applying for funding under this criteria must provide a Statement of Significance with their application. • the development of a Statement of Significance A statement of significance : …“summarises the history, themes, importance, meaning and value of the collection.”
  11. 11. 5. Contemporary stories cont’d… RADF grants can support: • community stories , which can be documented through various forms and mediums, including plays, videos, artwork, digital exhibitions, education programs, oral histories and publications. This is open to community organisations and individuals and does not need a Statement of Significance. Roses from the Heart & 900 Bonnets by Tasmanian conceptual installation artist Christina Henri. Christina’s unique approach towards unveiling convict heritage stories through the creation of unique installations, images and paintings, positions Christina as an international centerpiece for a new wave of cultural heritage understanding that will inevitably bind the tattered fabric of convict history as we know it today.
  12. 12. 5. Contemporary stories cont’d… Footpath project documenting local history The Stinson crash and rescue of surviors in Lamington National Park
  13. 13. 6. Regional partnerships To encourage innovative and energising arts and cultural projects where artists, communities and Councils work together in their community, or in partnership with another community. RADF grants will support projects that can demonstrate a partnership between: • artists and local industry • artists and community arts organisations • artists and non-arts community organisations • cross-Council collaborations. EXAMPLE: 2008 International Sculpture Symposium – a public art project Thomas Reifferscheid Coordinated by a local community arts organisation (BADCAP) (Germany) A Present Supported by two Councils, local business and community. The View 2008 3.3mt high. result was the creation of 8 public art pieces inspired by the Artist impression of quartzite sculpture in environment where each will be located. The pieces were created proposed location at in a park and the process viewed by locals, visitors and schools. Beechmont. Artist presentations and demonstrations were provided.
  14. 14. 7. Concept development • RADF grants will support individuals and groups to engage in professional research and the development of ideas and project proposals to the implementation stage. • No specific artform product is required, however, the project should demonstrate how it will contribute to future arts and cultural development. • Potential funding sources for the implementation of the project do not need to be identified prior to making the application. EXAMPLE: • Boonah & District Cultural Foundation received RADF funding to development a concept plan for arts trails. • Public art and heritage trails are proposed for the near future.
  15. 15. 8. Arts policy development & implementation This category is only open to applications from Council to: • develop arts and cultural policy, cultural mapping, visioning and planning proposals • partner on regional arts and cultural policy co-ordination activities • cross-regional arts and cultural planning • development of cultural tourism plans • community consultation, facilitation and preparation of the documents (but not publishing) • RADF Committee training. The Birthing Circle
  16. 16. Got an idea for a project? Where to start? • Don’t be afraid – there’s help available! • Download or get a copy of the RADF Guidelines to see if your project/idea fits the funding criteria. • Contact or arrange to meet with your Council’s RADF Liaison Officer. • Attend RADF information sessions facilitated by your Council. • Review your Council’s Arts & Cultural Policy. • Contact Arts Queensland or your art forms peak advisory body, eg, Museum & Gallery Services Qld
  17. 17. Some things RADF does not support See RADF Guidelines for more details • Applicants who have failed to acquit previous applications • Competitions • Murals – funding is available through other funding programs for this • Full framing or freight costs • Publishing costs of CDs and books • Accredited study, training or university courses • Purchase of capital equipment • Recurrent funding for organisations (operational expenses) • RADF does not support 100% of any project. Applicants are required to contribute (which also includes inkind contributions)
  18. 18. Your application – don’t forget to: • be clear about what your project is about and show that it is planned well • prepare a realistic budget and make sure it is correct • include quotes for items covered by RADF funds • include letters of confirmation and CVs from project participants/partners • include letters of support from your community and stakeholders who are involved or might benefit from your project • make sure you have considered safety, insurance, copyright, bluecards • sign your application • keep a copy of your application • only send copies support material with your application, not originals • get the application in on time • celebrate once you have submitted your application
  19. 19. After submitting your application • the RADF Committee, generally made up of representatives from the community who have experience in the arts and also representatives of Council, will meet and assess all grants submitted for the funding round • the RADF Liaison Officer or a committee member may contact you to discuss or obtain more information about your project • the RADF Committee will assess your application against the RADF Guidelines, the Council’s Arts & Cultural Policy and any priority areas that may have been identified by Council and the Committee • the RADF Committee will make its recommendations to Council for formal ratification
  20. 20. I received funding & my project is finished: • Time to celebrate again! • Complete and submit an Outcome Report no later than 8 weeks after your project is finalised. You will need to demonstrate: • the main outcomes of your project • who benefited from your project • that the RADF funds were spent as proposed in your initial budget (include receipts) • the successes of your project • any media coverage received (include copies) • any difficulties you faced
  21. 21. FAQs • I have applied to Arts Qld, can I also apply to RADF for the same project? • What if my RADF application is successful, but not the other funding body? • What happens if I decide not to do my project? • Can I submit more than one application in a funding round? • What happens if I don’t need all the RADF funds, can I keep it? • What happens if I need to alter how I spend the RADF funds during my project? • Do I have to mention RADF or Arts Qld on my promotional material? • If my RADF application is not successful, will I get feedback on my application? • Can I or my organisation apply for funding for the same project next year? • How many RADF funding rounds are there in a year? • I missed the funding deadline, can I still submit an application? • What is a quick response grant?
  22. 22. Links: • RADF Information, Guidelines & Forms www.arts.qld.gov.au/radf • Info on Statement of Significance http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/docs/radf/categories-of-funding.pdf • Museum & Gallery Services Qld www.magsq.com.au Thank you

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