FUNDING & GRANTS

Waste Authority

 

Catalyst -- Australian Arts and Culture Funds

before midnight (AEST)

  • 15 December for activities commencing after 1 April 2016
  • 15 March for activities commencing after 1 July 2016
  • 15 June for activities commencing after 1 October 2016
  • 15 September for activities commencing after 1 January 2017

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 prioritise access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives.

Projects by, or that involve, small to medium organisations will be given priority. The fund may also support some gallery, library, archive, museum, arts education and infrastructure projects.

Funding will be available through annual or multi-year Funding Agreements up to a maximum of four years, subject to availability of funds.

Ordinarily, individual projects will not receive more than $500,000 in one year. Applicants should keep in mind that Catalyst seeks to support a diverse range of quality projects in each of the Catalyst streams. To remain competitive, all applications for funding should include realistic budgets and achievable timeframes, and an explanation of the expected impact and public benefit of the project.

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Regional Arts Legacy Grant
3 March 2017 at 5 pm

Regional artists and arts organisations around Western Australia have one last chance to apply for funding support from the State Government’s Royalty for Regions Creative Regions initiative through the Regional Arts Legacy Grants (RALG) program.

RALG enables regional communities or individuals to secure funding to stimulate and support arts activity in all art forms. Arts projects and initiatives big and small from around the regions are encouraged.

The intent of this fund is to be open and non-specific, and can fund smaller projects or bold visions for one or two years.

Funding can cover the cost of operations, artist fees, accommodation, travel, materials,  administration, strategy, publicity, documentation and any other costs associated with the project. It will not cover the costs of assets, infrastructure or performing arts touring.

Projects that remove barriers to allow the individual or organisation to move to the next level in their practice are encouraged. The total budget pool available is ~$1,000,000, with an allocation of this funding already made in the 2016 round.

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Share the Risk
6 weeks before your event start date.

The Share the Risk fund is a guarantee-against-loss program designed to assist remote and regional communities cover losses associated with unexpected events, such as bad weather, a change in farming schedules, or an unforeseen community occurrence.

Share the Risk can be used in conjunction with other initiatives, such as Shows on the Go. In this instance it is possible to apply for up to half of the performance fee cost.

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Quick Response Grant

Quick Response Grants are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities that would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs.

This fund is only open to applicants from regional and remote Western Australia.

Funding is available throughout the year and can cover any reasonable expenses, such as artists’ fees, conference registrations, materials, and/or travel and accommodation costs.

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Annual Event Fund
Closes Friday 17 March at 5 pm

The Annual Event Fund is designed to assist regional, remote and very remote organisations to run a high quality annual arts event that raises the profile of regional artists, develops audiences and broadens community engagement and encourages sustainable economic, social and cultural development.

This fund is only open to regional and remote Western Australian Local Governments, organisations or groups with a demonstrated track record of applying to Country Arts WA for funding or support of an annual event. This is demonstrated by successful applicants who have previously been funded by:

  • the Regional Arts Fund Project Fund in the period 2012-2016
  • the Core Arts Fund in the period 2014-2016

This funding will support an event or project that is separately branded and already has a demonstrated impact in the community. This could include an annual festival, showcase or exhibition. Funding can cover artist, arts worker and cultural adviser fees, travel, accommodation, materials, venue, equipment hire and insurance. Activity in all art forms including visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, music, multi-media and cultural projects including recording and preservation of language & stories are eligible.

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Project Fund

Closes Friday 17 March at 5 pm

The Project Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities by supporting and promoting participation in, and access to, art and culture.

This program will assist regional, remote and very remote communities and individuals to create high quality arts projects that develop partnerships and networks, broaden community engagement and increase employment and professional development opportunities for regional and remote artists.

This fund is only open to applicants from regional and remote Western Australia for one-off grants.

This fund is only open to applicants from regional and remote Western Australia.

Funding can cover artist, arts worker and cultural adviser fees, travel, accommodation, materials, venue, equipment hire and insurance.
Activity in all art forms including visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, music, multi-media and cultural projects including recording and preservation of language & stories are eligible.

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DCA Artists in the House
Opens Feb


A residencies fund for Local Government Authorities or not-for-profit organisations that own or operate eligible performing arts venues and entertainment centres in regional WA.
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DCA Regional Venues Improvement Fund
Opens 30 Jan


Assist regional Local Government Authorities and eligible not-for-profit culture and arts organisations to improve the quality and sustainability of performing arts and entertainment venues in regional areas across WA.
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DCA Regional and Remote Touring Fund
Apply any time


Open to any WA producer or regional presenter of a ‘tour ready’ performing arts show visiting two or more towns or remote communities.
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Anzac Centenary Production and Commissioning Fund
Closes 30 June 2017


Supports high-quality, wide-reaching artistic creations and events that commemorate the Anzac Centenary.
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Lotterywest grants
Open year round


Lotterywest have multiple funding programs open year round including Big Ideas, Community Events, Furniture and Equipment and Organisational Development. 

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Drug Aware YCulture Regional


Offers young artists funding up to $6,000 towards community arts projects developed and administered by young people, for young people, across all art forms. Applications are open all year round.
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