M&GSQ Securing Funding Workshop - Arts Queensland Grants
Arts Queensland Presentation Susan King Arts Development Officer, Creative Communities E: email@example.com T: 07 3224 5767
AQ Priorities • Grow and promote quality • Capitalise on digital technology • Partner with local government • Partner with other sectors • Strengthen independent artists and arts and cultural workers
Arts Queensland ....An Overview • Sector Plan (2010 – 2013) • Regional Strategy artbeat (2010 – 2014) • Arts culture + me – youth strategy (2008 – 2011) • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Policy (2009 – 2013) • Art form specific actions and priorities
Sector Plan Goals Regional Strategy Goals • Great arts and culture • Stronger communities • Engaged audiences and culturally • Participation active communities • Arts and cultural practice • Strong and diverse creative economy • Skills, knowledge and networks • Creative spaces and places •Creative spaces and places• Commitment to ongoing learning Under the Sector Plan the collections and heritage priorities are: •Best practice case studies on collecting and preserving heritage. •More equitable access to state collections through digitalisation. •Supporting communities to collect, preserve and curate local arts and heritage.
Creative Communities One of four art form areas with a focus on:
Creative CommunitiesSmall to Medium (s2m) organisations
Creative Communities projects 1. RADF evaluation •An evaluator will be engaged to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the RADF program, its guidelines and objectives in 2012. •Extensive consultation will be undertaken with RADF participants and stakeholders. •Steering Group made up of a representative from each of the five RADF population classes will guide the evaluation.
Creative Communities projects2. Cultural Places—Rockhampton Pilot•3 year, $1.5 million project•Partnership between Australia Council, Arts Queensland andRockhampton Regional CouncilIt will:•build arts and cultural activities intoplanning processes of the localcommunity and government authorities•involve artists from across artforms•create opportunities for both local andtouring artists•make available venues operated by localgovernment authorities•have an enduring, whole of communitybenefit beyond the life of the program.
Creative Communities projects 3. Creative Recovery Arts Corps •$330K pilot project (2011–2012) •Partnership between Arts Queensland and Australia Council •arts-led community recovery in the disaster- affected regions of Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Cassowary Coast •Creative Resilience Alliance engaged to undertake project •local teams of artists and arts/cultural workers trained in ‘creative recovery’ •local projects to enhance community capacity, disaster resilience and wellbeing •resources and training will be developed
Creative Communities initiativesQueensland Regional Arts andCulture ConferenceConference held biennially.The Artspoken conference held in2011 in Bundaberg broughttogether arts and cultural workersfrom across the state to explorenew ideas in regional arts. EOI toCouncils to host in 2013. Regional Arts and Culture Awards Inaugural awards delivered at Artspoken 2011. These awards help to realise the artbeat strategy vision that sees arts and culture at the heart of regional communities. Regional Arts and Culture Award recipients in 2011
Arts QueenslandFunding Programs www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding
art+place Queensland Public Art Fundart+place is designed to breathe new life into public spaces, buildings,parks and facilities across the state.Budget: $10 million over four years 2010-14• Stream 1: requests over $400 000 to $2 000 000• Stream 2: over $100 000 to $400 000• Stream 3: $50 000 to $100 000Co-contributions from non-state government applicantsCuratorial Panel: seven members advise on public art and assess applicationsHighlights: major public art projects• five artworks for Kangaroo Point Park• International Cruise Ship Terminal Ports North• Cairns-Brisbane Tilt Train• Andy Goldsworthy Strangler Cairn Conondale Scott Redford, The High/Perpetual Christmas, NoFor more information visit: Abstractions, 2008. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art. Photograph: www.artplace.arts.qld.gov.au Natasha Harth
Backing Indigenous ArtsBacking Indigenous Arts (BIA) is a Queensland Government initiativestarted in 2007 to build a stronger, more sustainable and ethical Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islander arts industry in Queensland. BIA is the onlystate government initiative of its kind in the country. BIA supports allartforms.• Funding of $13.2 million until 2014-2015.• Provides support for access to arts infrastructure, professional development and creates pathways for artists to showcase export ready work on the world stage.• Key programs include working with Indigenous art centres, the establishment of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, and the Cairns opening in 2009 of the Djumbunji Press KickArts Fine Art Printmaking.• The Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency (QIAMEA) - promotes Qld Indigenous arts and artists through strategic marketing and export initiatives internationally.
Career Development GrantsCareer Development Grants support activities that provide a significantand timely career development opportunity. They support professionaldevelopment activities that: • Help practitioners advance their own career • Develop skills or creative practice • Raise their industry profile • Provide significant benefits to the sector • Represent a significant career milestone in relation to past career achievements and future plans Grants of up to $5,000 Applications accepted all year round, allowing five to eight weeks processing time.
Successful CDG ExampleTravis Dewan in 2012 - $1778(Visual Arts, Craft and Design)The grant funding will be used towards supporting a four week curatorial researchresidency at 501 Artspace Chongqing, China with a view to creating ‘sister city’networks and relationships for the applicant and his project, the Brisbane Emerging ArtFestival.• The applicant has clearly articulated his proposed outcomes with clear potential to become a catalyst of cultural exchange in the Queensland arts sector.• The residency will continue the applicants’ career pathway towards becoming an informed Queensland arts worker.• This opportunity for the applicant to hone his skills and form vital networks will benefit the festival and the sector as it helps not only to build his own career but will also support activity developing a new generation of Queensland arts and cultural leaders.
Development and Presentation Grants Development & Presentation Grants support one-off collaborative projects that will result in excellent, innovative artistic work with public outcomes and benefits for Queensland communities.• The program is open to individuals, groups, organisations and local government authorities.• Funding up to $50 000 per applicant is available.• Priority areas for 2012—Projects that involve artists, cultural workers and/or producers working in and with remote communities. See heARTlands initiative in artbeat strategy for more details. Key dates Round 1 closing date: 30 April 2012 Round 2 closing date: 31 August 2012
Successful DPG ExampleMt Morgan Museum - $28,160(Creative Communities)The grant funding wasused to research, designand implement a localIndigenous historycollection with the aim ofbuilding communityinclusiveness via apermanent display in thesocial history collectionat Mt Morgan Museum.
Successful DPG ExampleScenic Rim Regional Council - $18,351(Creative Communities)The grant funding was used to improve promotion and engagement with participatingartists and associated cultural tourism activities that are part of the Studios andCultural Trails of the Scenic Rim initiative.
Artist in Residence ProgramThe AIR program gives artists an opportunity to broaden their experienceand share their skills, while providing school students, teachers and pre-service teachers with greater exposure to the benefits of creative practice.It creates opportunities for artists, teachersand pre-service teachers to work togetheron developing effective teaching methodsand practices for the arts.• Queensland schools, pre-service teacher training institutions, artists and artists’ organisations are eligible to apply.• Minimum residency of 20 days or 100 hours in a Queensland school Grants of up to $20 000 Key dates Applications closing date: 30 March 2012
Some Tips for Grant Applications• READ THE GUIDELINES• RESPOND DIRECTLY THE SELECTION CRITERIA AND SECTOR PLAN• DEMONSTRATE QUALITY AND INNOVATION• DEMONSTRATE OTHER SUPPORT FOR YOUR PROEJCT• PROVIDE LETTERS OF SUPPORT• PROVIDE ALL RELEVANT SUPPORT MATERIAL (Quotes, Confirmation of Venue, CVs)
Evidence broad support for your projectTo compete successfully, you need to demonstrate wide ranging industryand sector support for your project. eg:• diverse funding sources – share the risk• Local government support• presenting and/or producing partner• arts sector and community support• commercial business support & sponsorship• Scoping surveys or rigorous research and consultation to inform• the rationale for your projectSupport material should include:CV for key personnel, quotes, letters of commitment and confirmation fromall major partners including presenting partners and personnel involved inthe project, itineraries, reviews, and examples of work.
Outcome Reports • Applicants who receive a grant are required to submit an Outcome Report within four weeks of the end of their project. • TIP: When you start you project start the Outcome Report. It’s much easier! As you achieve milestones write them down. • Applicants with grants that have overdue outcome reports or who have not satisfactorily acquitted a previous grant, will be ineligible for further assistance.
Other funding opportunities• Australia Council• Office for the Arts• Regional Arts Fund (RAF)• Events Queensland Regional Development Program• Brisbane City Council (Creative Sparks, Lord Mayors Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships)• Gambling Community Benefit Fund• Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund• Repair, Restore, Renew (RRR) Grant Program• Multicultural Affairs Queensland• Festivals Australia• Australian Artists Grant
Contact Arts QueenslandFor specific grant enquiries, ask to speak to the Arts Development Officer for your artform. Telephone: 07 3224 4896 Tollfree: 1800 175 531 Fax: 07 3224 4077 Tollfree fax: 1800 175 532 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.arts.qld.gov.au