Grants Closing in November 2019
Seed Funding Overview
Creativity Australia is building a happier, healthier, more inclusive nation, through the neuro-scientific benefits of community singing. The My Choir program is about building supportive networks, strengthening diverse communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice.
Together, we can change the world… one voice at a time. With One Voice choirs are led by professional conductors, rehearse weekly followed by supper and perform at community and corporate events.
To make it easier for communities to start their own choir, Creativity Australia is offering a limited number of seed funding grants of $10,000. Successful applicants will receive the $10,000 seed grant and join a 12-month intensive mentoring program to guide them through the process of building their own With One Voice choir.
Success is determined by our unique “Health of Choirs” indicators that measure member engagement and participation through our personalised program App. During the first six months one of our program staff will mentor the organizing committee to interpret the indicators and use them to focus their efforts to lay a strong foundation for the choir to succeed, be socially inclusive and build community wellbeing and inspirational outcomes for participants.
In addition (and separate to the initial $10k seed grant) individual communities may also apply for an allowance of up to $2,500 to support their conductor travelling to Melbourne to participate in the conductor training workshops to be held in early 2018.
How the With One Voice program works
With One Voice programs are set up and ran by local volunteers using the resources and materials provided by Creativity Australia. By establishing a local community choir under the auspices of Creativity Australia (as a registered charity) you hold a licence that enables the choir to raise funds to support projects and initiatives at a local level. The choir is set up as an unincorporated association under the umbrella of Creativity Australia. This includes an independent bank account which is jointly managed by the local choir volunteers and Creativity Australia.
There are seven key components to the With One Voice program:
- bringing together a diverse range of local community individuals and organisations to promote, commence and participate in the program
- finding an extraordinary music leader (who is empathetic and inspiring)
- finding a safe, nurturing space to sing (that is accessible and close to public transport or infrastructure)
- seeking out diversity (all are welcome…all ages, backgrounds and cultures…no auditions)
- showcasing your choir … share the love (perform locally, celebrate accomplishments)
- nurturing social connections (rehearse weekly, share supper, share the “Wish List”)
- building sustainability (develop community & business connections, recruit some helpers, start fundraising).
Funding is not prioritized for any particular group or type of organisation, however, there is a set of criteria that applicants must meet. Please see the information pack that can be downloaded from the website for more information
The organising committees of With One Voice Choirs must represent the community and applications will be assessed based on their diversity and/or plan to achieve diversity. If you would like assistance on whether or not your group or organisation would be suitable to help establish a With One Voice choir, please contact Creativity Australia. Please note, local and state government are not eligible to apply.
Guidelines: Click here
- Closing: Ongoing
- Categories: Music
- Open To: Individuals, Organisations
These Copland Foundation Grants fund projects throughout Australia that fall under the umbrella of Alex Copland’s interests, namely:
- The study, management, conservation, acquisition, and interpretation of collections,
- The study, management, conservation, acquisition and interpretation of relevant historic architecture,
- The provision of education programs, whether for staff of such museums, institutions, societies, organisations or for the general public,
- The purchase of art works and/or other artefacts, to be identified on public display by the purchaser as a gift from the Copland Foundation.
The Copland Foundation grants are divided into three categories:
- Acquisitions: To assist galleries, museums and historic houses in the acquisition of objects that may come up at auction, the Trustees will consider such applications at any time of the year.
- Interpretation: Grants will be awarded for the conservation, research and/or interpretation of historic houses or gardens, or collections and individual pieces already held by an institution.
* Historic Houses
Priority programs are those involving historic houses, their collections and gardens. While grants are not limited to this category, the Trustees will be particularly pleased to receive grant applications that come under this heading.
Applications for acquisition grants are accepted at any time, while the deadline for those relating to conservation or interpretation projects is November 15th each year.
For more information please visit www.coplandfoundation.com.au Read more
- Closing: Ongoing
- Categories: All Artforms / General
- Open To: Organisations
The Max Afford Playwrights’ Award was created; ‘To promote interest in Australian drama and to encourage the writing of plays in Australia, to help and give incentive to young writers of plays’.
Malcolm ‘Max’ Afford was an Australian playwright and novelist. This award has been established in his honour, for a young playwright to further their education in the field of drama and to improve the general public appreciation of Australian drama and playwrights. Offered by Perpetual and administered by Playwriting Australia, the award included a $15,000 cash prize and a creative development with director, dramaturg and cast of actors for the chosen play.
For more information visit the website.
- Closing: TBA
- Categories: Awards & Prizes, Literature, Theatre
- Open To: Individuals
Established in 1894, the American Academy in Rome (AAR) is the oldest American overseas centre for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities.
The Australia Council, through the generous support of the Mordant Family, will offer a visual artist the opportunity to undertake a two month residency in Rome through the American Academy’s Affiliated Fellowship Program.
Affiliated Fellows join the AAR community for a period of two months to pursue their work in an inspiring, collaborative and supportive environment. Fellows receive a private single room and studio space in the AAR’s historic building on the Janiculum Hill, access to the library, gardens and other communal spaces and participation in the AAR’s events program.
The Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship is open to established visual artists with a significant record of exhibitions in public institutions and galleries. Expressions of interest will need to outline your plan of activity whilst in Rome, and how the AAR will further your professional and artistic practice development.
For more information visit the website. Read more
- Closing: TBA
- Categories: Fellowship & Scholarship, Visual Arts
- Open To: Individuals