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Career Development Grants for Individuals

Australia Council for the Arts

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

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  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Australia Council for the Arts

The arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

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  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Arts Projects - Organisations

Australia Council for the Arts

arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

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  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring

Australia Council for the Arts

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for Playing Australia. In 2017 the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

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  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Performing Arts, Theatre, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Contemporary Music Touring Program

Australia Council for the Arts

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music.

The Australia Council offers two grant rounds each year for the Contemporary Music Touring Program. In 2017 the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

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  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Music, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals

Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship

Australia Council for the Arts

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: 14 March 2017
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Cross-Pollination

Australia Council for the Arts

Amount: Each participant will be provided with $6,000 to cover costs such as interstate travel and accommodation

Expressions of interest close: 14 March 2017

Notification:
28 March 2017

Activity dates: 1 April – 30 June 2017

About the opportunity

Expressions of Interest are now open for Cross-Pollination, an audience development initiative.

This program offers peer to peer learning for staff involved in audience development across different art forms and regions.  Each participant will be paired with a contrasting organisation and complete a two week exchange to discover how each works with audiences in situ. Group workshops before and after the exchanges will allow participants to develop plans and share experiences.

The intention is for future leaders in arts organisations to understand how audiences interact with different art forms and organisations, and the various strategies employed to attract, retain and/ or deepen engagement with audiences. The exchange will help participants identify good practice, encourage a rethink of current operations and generate new ideas that can be shared and applied to their own organisations.

The program will suit emerging to mid-career arts administrators involved in programming, curating, marketing, education or community engagement, working in presenting and producing organisations of all sizes. We are looking for curious and collaborative people.

Participants will be matched by Australian Council staff, with reciprocal exchanges to take place between April and June 2017 at a suitable time negotiated by each organisation. Workshop dates will be advised following the selection.

The Australia Council will provide each participant with $6,000 to cover interstate travel, accommodation and living away from home allowance for two weeks. Travel related to workshop participation will be arranged directly by the Australia Council.

Eligibility

Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website.

Note this is an expression of interest and not a grant application. It does not count as an application to the Australia Council Grants Program.

Selection Criteria

Australia Council staff and industry advisers will assess the impact of the opportunity for the individual, group, organisation, and/or work represented. They may consider one or more of the following:

  • The relevance and timeliness of the proposed opportunity in delivering your audience development goals.
  • How the opportunity will strengthen your capacity as an arts professional and/or organisation to deliver your audience development goals
  • Evidence of how you have applied previous collaborative learning experiences to your career development.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their preferred areas of learning or exchange in the ‘About your project’ section of the EOI.

Supporting material

You must confirm your organisation has the resources and capacity to host an extra staff member for two weeks between April and June 2017 before applying and supply written approval from your General Manager (or equivalent) as support material.

You are not required to submit a budget with your expression of interest.

Selection process

Expressions of interest are assessed against a framework considering the overall mix of participants necessary to reflect a diverse range of art forms and type of organisation.

You will be informed of the outcome of your expression of interest by 28 March 2017.

How to submit an Expression of Interest

Click on the ‘Submit an EOI’ button at the bottom of this page. Expressions of interest must be submitted via the Australia Council’s online system. To apply in the online system, please click on ‘Grants & Grant Reporting’ and choose ‘Expressions of Interest (EOI)’.

Contact

To discuss your expression of interest, please contact James Cox, Audience Development Officer, 02 9215 9036 Read more

  • Closing: 28 March 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

MPA Collaborative Arts Projects

Australia Council for the Arts

Collaborative Arts Projects – Organisations program funds new collaborations and partnerships between major performing arts companies (MPA) and the broader sector and community groups.

For 2017, the closing date is at midnight on the 10 April 2017, for projects starting after 1 July 2017. Read more

  • Closing: 10 April 2017
  • Categories: Performing Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

The Marten Bequest

Australia Council for the Arts

Travelling scholarships from The Marten Bequest are administered by the Australia Council on behalf of Perpetual as trustee. The scholarships provide financial support in a number of disciplines to help talented Australian artists achieve their dreams.

John Chisholm Marten (1908 – 1966) was born in Kent, England and moved to Australia at a young age, residing in Sydney for his adult life. John Marten was a theatrical artist and well known for his appreciation and support of the arts community.

John was actively involved in many different art forms, he was trained in Spanish dancing and served in the merchant navy during the war. John also co-authored The Bali Ballet Murders with Cornelius Conyn which was published in Australia, London and also translated into Dutch and published in the Netherlands. (This novel can be found at the Mitchell Library A823/C768/IAI)

A strong advocate for the artistic capabilities of young Australians, he understood the costs involved in study and training programs.  In light of this, Marten established through a charitable trust, The Marten Bequest.

Travelling scholarships from The Marten Bequest offer talented young artists the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either overseas or interstate.

For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: 10 April 2017
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Dance, Literature, Music, Performing Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

PPCA - Australia Council Partnership

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest are now open for a PPCA-Australia Council partnership to support Australian artists to create new sound recordings.

You can apply for any costs primarily associated with the creation of a sound recording, which may also involve costs associated with the promotion of that recording.

PPCA represents thousands of Australian recording artists when their music is used in public. In 2015 PPCA distributed almost $33 million to its registered artists and record labels. Registration for Australian artists is free.

The Australia Council is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. The Council supports artists and arts organisations to create and present artistically adventurous work, and delivers national and international strategic activity which develops markets and audiences for Australian work.

Who can apply

Only individuals are eligible to apply. If you are part of a group, you must nominate one of the members to apply on behalf of the group.

Applicants are encouraged to also register with the PPCA. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Individuals

Dance Massive 2017 Project Fund

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest are invited for funding for presentations and tours arising from Dance Massive 2017.

You must have attended Dance Massive 2017 and received an invitation to present your work internationally to be eligible to apply.

We will only be able to support a limited number of proposals. You are also encouraged to consider funding options available through the Australia Council’s Grants Program.

As this is strategic project funding, your proposal will not count towards your annual total allowable applications to the Australia Council’s Grants Program.

Eligibility

The Australia Council will only accept Expressions of Interest from independent artists and small to medium companies who attended Dance Massive 2017.

Major Performing Arts companies are ineligible to apply.

Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website.

Please contact us if you are unsure if you are eligible to apply. Read more

  • Closing: 16 May 2017
  • Categories: Dance
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Fellowships

Australia Council for the Arts

Australia Council Fellowships support outstanding, established artists’ creative activity for a period of up to two years.

The Australia Council offers one grant round each year for Fellowships. In 2017, Fellowships will close on Tuesday 6 June. Read more

  • Closing: 6 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

International Collaboration

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for alumni of the British Council ACCELERATE Leadership Program to apply for up to $5,000 in seed funding to generate international collaborations.  Collaborative projects or activities to be considered could be based either in Australia or internationally and we encourage you to be flexible, simple and open to new ideas. Projects must be delivered between 1 October 2016 and 31 December 2017.

We will accept submissions up to 16 June 2017 or until the funding runs out. You can submit an EOI at any time between now and the closing date. The purpose of this fund is to:

  • Generate and support ideas for international collaboration between ACCELERATE alumni and international artists and/or arts organisations.
  • Build on the ACCELERATE UK trip and Yirama Yangga-na, the first alumni gathering in Wollongong.
  • Encourage idea exploration for the next gathering at the International Indigenous Arts Festival Yirramboi in May 2017.
  • Extend professional development of ACCELERATE alumni.

Eligibility

This opportunity is only available to the alumni of the ACCELERATE Leadership Program including the 2016 participants.

International collaboration should either be included in this activity or have the potential to be included in future activity. Collaborations can include Australian organisations as partners alongside international collaborators.

Only one application per participant.

Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: 16 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

International Residencies

Australia Council for the Arts

The International Residencies Program enables the artistic development of individual artists and groups by brokering and offering high quality residency experiences.

In 2017, the international residencies round will close on:

  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

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  • Closing: 3 October 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals