Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Visual Arts Grants: Skills and Arts Development

Deadline: August 1, 2007

Skills and Arts Development grants promote excellence in the arts by providing professional development opportunities for craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists, arts writers and curators.

Grant Types: Studio residencies

You can apply for:

  • $10,000 three-month residencies in Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris, Rome or Tokyo
  • $20,000 six-month residencies in New York
  • $35,000 12-month residency in Berlin

General professional development

The Visual Arts Board supports applications from individuals and groups for activities where the main focus is professional development. Your project may span more than 12 months.

Young and emerging artists initiative

The Board offers grants of between $3000 and $6000 for craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists, curators and arts writers who are under 30 years of age. These grants are for professional development.

Who is eligible to apply?

Skills and Arts Development grants are open to individuals and groups. You must meet the general eligibility requirements and provide the required support material.

Applicants may only submit one application to the New Work, Skills and Arts Development or Fellowships category in 2007.

Applications are not accepted from people currently undertaking undergraduate studies.

Applications are not accepted for participation in art fairs.

Applications will be selected that best demonstrate:

  • a high degree of artistic merit in the applicant's work to date
  • the potential for the project to contribute to the applicant's professional development

What should you submit?

You must submit the required support material in addition to the application form.

Closing date: 1 August 2007
Decisions advised: December 2007
Projects may start: 1 January 2008

Application forms are not yet available. They will be available at least six weeks before the closing date.

Visit website for complete details: http://www.ozco.gov.au/grants/grants_visual_arts/skills_and_arts_development_2007/