Make art your business

The ACT Government is investing in Canberra’s arts community with new grants available to organisations from $5,000 to $20,000 for business and strategic development.

Minister for the Arts and Cultural Events, Gordon Ramsay said this funding would be offered to smaller arts organisations in the ACT, not already receiving ongoing government funding, to increase their business capacity.

“We know from listening to the arts sector in the ACT that organisations need support in other areas beyond just funding specific programs or events,” Minister Ramsay said.

“This investment will help ACT art organisations with strategic planning, business development and financial and administrative management.

“Arts organisations enrich our community and provide important opportunities for artists to develop and excel in their work.

“We want to help these organisations build their capacity so they can focus on what they do best, supporting artists and providing engaging experiences for audiences.”

The Capacity Building for Non-funded Arts Organisations funding round is open from 6 May 2019 and will close on 6 June 2019.

An information session will be held to explain the funding and how to apply on Tuesday, 14 May 2019 at the Nara Centre from 12.30 to 1.30pm.

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