Saturday, May 23, 2009

Country Arts WA: Quick Response Grant Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Quick Response Grant Program

Country Arts WA
Cloisters Square WA

The Quick Response Grant Program provides up to $1,500 for small-scale arts development initiatives and professional development opportunities for individual artists and arts organisations in regional Western Australia.

Priority will be given to isolated and Indigenous communities to increase access to arts development, professional development and training opportunities.

Applications may be lodged at any time. A decision will be made within 48 hours and the applicant will be advised within 5 working days.

You can apply for projects that increase access to professional artists and arts experiences for regional communities. If submitting a professional development proposal you must provide a current CV that demonstrates several years experience in the field or relevant training.

A Quick Response Grant allows groups and regionally based individuals to take up an extraordinary arts
opportunity that has presented itself and needs to be responded to quickly. Often these opportunities emerge
during an existing project or in preparation for an event. Or there might be a special opportunity for an
individual artist or arts worker that has arisen at short notice.

However, Quick Response Grants are NOT intended to overcome lack of foresight in project planning or to
supplement project income. Therefore, the application will need to clearly demonstrate why the opportunity is
special for your community and why it requires immediate response. Funding can cover any reasonable
expense such as artists’ fees, materials, travel and accommodation, conference registration fees.

Regional membership-based, community groups or networks working in a not-for-profit setting, individual artists and regional Local Governments may make applications. Applicants can now apply for a maximum of $1,500 per grant and $2,500 per applicant during any 4 year period.

The program is targeted at supporting opportunities for arts development activities that come up unexpectedly and you must demonstrate that there is no other funding program for which the proposal is eligible either because of its form or due to its timing.

You must discuss your application with the Country Arts WA Regional Arts Fund Project Officer before submitting your application. 08 9200 6200 or regional freecall 1800 811 883.

Download full Guidelines [zip] and an Application form [zip]

Visit website for complete details:

Country Arts WA
PO Box 7012
Cloisters Square WA 6850