The Arts Queensland is now inviting applications for its First Nations Commissioning Fund.
The First Nations Commissioning Fund (the Fund) is a key program of the Queensland Government’s Grow 2022-2026, the second action plan for Creative Together 2020-2030, and is focused on investing in opportunities that share First Nations stories and cultural knowledge, and elevate awareness of Queensland’s exceptional First Nations arts and cultural products and experiences.
- Support the development and presentation of new work and cultural programs by First Nations artists, arts workers, and organisations
- Strengthen skills development and provide new employment opportunities for First Nations artists and arts workers
- Grow a pipeline of high-quality First Nations arts, cultural products, and experiences
- For single-year projects up to $70,000 for:
- projects and programs for up to 12 months
- For two-year projects up to $150,000 (open to applications in January 2023) for:
- projects and programs that need a larger and/or longer scale of development of up to two years and include presentation and/or distribution.
What the funding can be used for?
- This fund is for First Nations applicants only. The Fund supports applications from individuals and organisations for First Nations-led arts and cultural projects and programs at different stages of development from consultation and planning, and creative development, through to production, presentation, and distribution.
- In addition, applicants have the option to apply for additional funding towards a First Nations industry placement as part of the project, and/or the commissioning of new live or recorded music as part of the project.
- be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist/arts worker, organisation or collective based in Queensland. For the purposes of The Fund, a First Nations organisation is one that is at least 50% owned and led by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have formal authority to make decisions in operations and governance of the organisation.
- not apply for 100% of the total project costs
- If applying for funding for a placement:
- the applicant must have a proven track record in the provision of a safe workplace with skills development and on-the-job training capacity
- the placement must be a First Nations person permanently based in Queensland.
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