The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications for the Arts 15k-plus Grant Program to support the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences.
Projects must involve artists or creatives who maintain professional arts and creative practices.
The four categories are:
- Aboriginal Arts
- Commercial Development
- Creative Development
- Sector Development
- Promote or facilitate greater engagement of Aboriginal communities in the arts
- Encourage the expression of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture, individuality, spirituality and empowerment through the arts
- Encourage the involvement of Aboriginal arts expertise, skills, knowledge and resources
- Support long term skills development goals for Aboriginal artists, arts workers and communities
- Support Aboriginal cultural maintenance
- Deliver artistic and social outcomes for Aboriginal communities through the arts
- Support contemporary design, arts and creative businesses that are recognised as high quality to access new commercial markets, increase audience capacity and develop new networks
- Raise the profile of contemporary design, arts and creative businesses through promotional and marketing activities
- Support arts, cultural and creative businesses to strengthen and develop the economic and cultural growth of the WA creative industries
- Support professional and skills development of contemporary designers, artists, arts and cultural workers at different points in the life cycle of their business to strengthen commercial viability
- Develop commercial sustainability of creative businesses through support for increasing sales and business revenue.
- Support the development of high quality, diverse creative practices, including community arts practices, including community art practices
- Support professional and skills development of artists, arts workers, cultural workers
- Support creative industry professionals at different points in the life cycle of their careers
- Provide opportunities for communities to create and share their stories
- Support international initiatives that promote both the artist and the State of Western Australia
- Facilitate collaboration, experimentation, excellence and growth for the Western Australian arts and cultural sectors.
- Build the capacity of the State’s arts, creative and cultural sector
- Contribute to the State’s creative economy through increased employment and development of professional artists, creative and cultural workers
- Support identified Government priorities for the art, creative and cultural sector
- Increase the level of international engagements and touring of high quality Western Australian art, creative and cultural organizations and/or
- Support the development of new business models for Western Australian art, creative and cultural organizations.
- Eligible applicants can apply for funding between $15,000 and $60,000.
- This program may fund up to 80% of your activity costs. You must demonstrate at least 20% income, or your application will be ineligible.
Sector Development category
This category is open to all eligible applicants. It is the only category open to Arts Organization Investment Program funding recipients and Major Performing Arts organizations. This funding cannot support core activity of Arts Organization Investment Program funding recipients and Major Performing Arts organizations.
Who can apply?
Individuals, groups and organizations are welcome to apply however:
- individuals must have Australian citizenship or permanent resident status
- groups including unincorporated bodies, partnerships and individuals informally collaborating on an activity must be based in Australia
- organizations must either be registered under law (e.g. incorporated association, company limited by guarantee) or created by law (e.g. university, school or government statutory authority)
- WA educational institutions (kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities) cannot apply for curriculum-based arts activity. If you are in any doubt, contact us to discuss your activity
- if you are applying on behalf of Aboriginal people you must provide evidence of significant Aboriginal involvement in the conception, development of and participation in the activity
- although WA residency is not a requirement to apply for a grant, if you are applying from outside WA you will need to show the benefits to WA artists, creative, arts or cultural workers in your application.
What disciplines are eligible?
Disciplines may include:
- Circus and physical theatre
- Community Arts and cultural development
- Cross-art form
- Interactive arts content
- Literature and writing (limited to literary fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, illustrated narrative)
- Multi-arts festivals
- Music theatre and opera
- Other performing arts
- Visual arts and crafts.
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