The Cherish Fund is a new initiative created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption experienced by the First Nations arts and cultural sector and community. The Cherish Fund has been informed by the First Nations Roundtables and sector discussions.
Cherish grants are available to individuals, groups and organisations to:
- protect senior custodians and elders as they are the source of cultural knowledge for cultural and artistic expressions through song, dance, story, images and narrative
- explore and interrogate artistic and creative methodologies and processes to construct innovative models of creating artistic works
- support the professional skill development of artsworkers to increase capacity and capability in navigating a digital world.
The Cherish Fund has three (3) grant streams:
Living Libraries: supporting our cultural knowledge
Creative Practice: supporting artistic creative expression
Creative Workforce: supporting our artworkers in a digital world.
Applications should be considerate of COVID-19 gathering restrictions put in place by state and federal governments.
Applications close: Monday 15 June 2020 at midday (12:00pm).
Please contact the Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts team directly if you require further information.
Project Officer, First Nations
P: +61(0)2 9215 9171
W: Australia Council for the Arts Website