The latest round of the ACT Government’s Arts Activities $5-50k funding is now open and Canberra’s creative sector is invited to apply.
This round is being released with new guidelines reflecting the strategies of Create, Develop and Promote outlined in Canberra: Australia’s Arts Capital – Arts Culture and Creative Policy 2022-2026 released in July this year and the Statement of Ambition for Canberra to be Australia’s arts capital.
Arts Activities $5-50k funding is open twice a year and provides support to Canberra-based artists, groups and arts organisations to undertake a broad range of activities including the creation, development and promotion of artform-based projects, mentorships, residencies, professional or skills development and opportunities for the community to actively engage in the arts.
The new guidelines have been expanded to include screen projects that would previously have been funded through Screen Canberra’s Screen Arts Fund. Screen artists will now have the same access as other artists, to the two rounds of $5-50k Arts Activities funding each year and the year-round Up to $5k funding. This change enables Screen Canberra to focus on its capacity building programs.
Minister for the Arts, Tara Cheyne is enthusiastic about the diversity and quality of funding applications expected, and is delighted with the strategic alignment of the guidelines with the overarching policy and the improved accessibility for screen-based applicants.
“The $5-50k Arts Activities funding provides important support to the arts sector in supporting activities that meet the three strategies of Create, Develop and Promote, for Canberra to be recognised as Australia’s arts capital.
“Funding is available across dance, literature, music, theatre and visual arts, arts-based festivals, and now includes screen, film, video, television and digital games.
“I strongly encourage all local artists, groups and organisations to read through the new guidelines and contact artsACT team for assistance before making an application.
“I look forward to seeing the new creative ideas that will come through this process.”
Applications must be submitted via the online artsACT grants portal