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MATCH Lab: Fine tune your fundraising potential

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

MATCH Lab is Creative Partnerships Australia’s matched funding program and professional development program for independent artists and small groups. The program aims to build artists’ skills in fundraising, increase their knowledge of philanthropy, develop their broader arts business and learn more about creating sustainable sources of revenue for their work into the future.

How does it work?
If your application is successful, you’ll attend our two-day Raising Money for Your Art clinic, where you’ll connect with experts and your peers to develop a blueprint for supporting your arts practice and a strategic plan that supports your next artistic project. Armed with your strategic plans, your next step is to develop and implement your own tailored fundraising campaign.

Where does the ‘match’ part come in? Creative Partnerships will also give your project a boost by matching dollar-for-dollar (up to $10,000) what you raise during your fundraising campaign, to help you leverage support for your new project!

Who’s it for?
MATCH Lab is for individual artists and small groups of artists looking to build their fundraising and arts business skills and run a fundraising campaign. Refer to the guidelines for full eligibility criteria.

What’s on offer?
We’ll offer up to 25 places nationally to participate in MATCH Lab.

Key dates

Applications open: 16 January 2017

Applications close: 17 February 2017

Interviews and assessment: 17 February to 17 March 2017

Notification of successful applicants: 20 March 2017

Raising Money for your Art fundraising clinic: 12 April and 13 April 2017

Fundraising campaigns: 1 May 2017 to September 2017.

Visit creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au for guidelines, expression of interest form, FAQs, resources and case studies.

MATCH Lab is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts. Read more

  • Closing: 17 February 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Lending Rights

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

Makes payments to eligible Australian creators and publishers whose books are held in public lending libraries. The Education Lending Right (ELR) scheme makes similar payments for books held in educational libraries. Read more

  • Closing: 31 March 2017
  • Open To: Individuals

Indigenous Languages and Arts Program

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The Australian Government acknowledges the intrinsic value of Indigenous culture for all Australians and Australia as a nation. Language and art form a large part of culture and are essential to the well-being and identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. They play an integral role in maintaining the sustainability, vitality and strength of Indigenous communities.

The Indigenous Languages and Arts program (ILA) provides funding for projects and organisations that support participation in and maintenance of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts. Read more

  • Closing: 13 June 2017
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Catalyst - Australian Arts and Cultural Fund

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

Catalyst is the Australian Government’s new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations.

Catalyst will assist organisations to forge new creative and financial partnerships and stimulate innovative ways to build participation by Australians in our cultural life. It will enable access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives.

This grant works in quarterly rounds. Submissions must be made by midnight (AEST) 15 June for activities commencing after October 2016. Read more

  • Closing: 15 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Visions of Australia

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia. Read more

  • Closing: 14 October 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Touring
  • Open To: Organisations

Festivals Australia

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

Festivals Australia supports community participation in, and access to, the arts and aims to support partnerships and collaboration across the sector. Read more

  • Closing: 14 October 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Festivals
  • Open To: Organisations