Community Arts Grants Program – Australia

Deadline: 15-Feb-21 Greater Shepparton City Council is pleased to offer funding for projects which build or strengthen Greater Shepparton communities through its Community Arts Grant. Providing funding to community groups for these arts activities and projects gives Council the opportunity to enhance innovation and skill development in the arts, and enhance the community wellbeing through artistic activities and pursuits. It encourages participation across all sectors of the community. These grants aim to support and engage the community by embracing cultural harmony and diversity. Due to COVID-19 and measures taken to slow the spread of the virus, it is more important to find ways to strengthen communities and foster a sense of togetherness through arts and culture. Projects in this round should therefore be appropriate for the current environment of social distancing and restrictions on mass gatherings Objectives The intention of the funding is to facilitate projects which achieve some or all of the following objectives Enhance the wellbeing of the community through artistic activities and pursuits which create cultural wealth Encourage participation in arts and cultural activities for individuals, groups and the broader community. Encourage, support and promote innovation and skill development in the arts. Celebrate local and emerging culture and identity. Promote and encourage enduring and sustainable arts activities including those which may generate cultural tourism or income generating opportunities for artists. Funding Information Grants of between $500 and $2500 are available for projects. Eligibility Criteria Applications may be made by community groups which specifically form to carry out the project or by not-for-profit community, arts or cultural groups which already exist and whose principal activities are conducted within the Greater Shepparton area. Where an event is not primarily arts or culture related, the Community Arts Grant may only be applied to the arts component of the project. However, in some cases it may be more appropriate for an applicant to apply for one of Council’s other Community Grants. Please call Council’s Community Grant Officer if you are unsure. Where an application is made by a group that is not an Incorporated Association, the applicant will need to form an agreement with an incorporated not-for-profit Community Group, Organization or Club which is willing to manage the grant funds (“auspice the grant”) on their behalf. If you are considering making an application as an unincorporated body it is advisable to contact Council prior to making your application. A letter will be required from your auspice organization confirming their willingness to accept the auspice role. Applicants are required to have a current $20 Million Public Liability Insurance policy. Applications will be accepted from Schools and Churches where it is identifies that the project will have broader community benefit and is not a part of the core business of the organization. If there is high demand for funds, priority may be given to organizations that have not previously received funding for a Community Arts Grant. For more information, visit https://greatershepparton.com.au/community/grants-and-funding/community-arts-grants Post Views: 35 Previous articleCommunity Matching Grants Program – Australia Next article2021 Community Grants Program – United States I am a doctor and a social entrepreneur. Follow me on my social media platforms to stay in touch or to contact me.

Community Arts Grants Program – Australia