Artsbridge (March 2020)
- individuals and groups to take up national or international activities
- individuals, groups and Tasmanian organisations to bring arts professionals to Tasmania to conduct creative and/or professional development activities.
- All applicants should discuss applications with Arts Tasmania staff before submitting – even if you have applied in the past. Funding guidelines may change and it is important to make sure the focus of your application is consistent with the guidelines of the program.
- Make sure you have included all required support material with your application – a number of applications in this round were missing artist CVs.
- Letters of support and letters of confirmation (from host organisations and/or participating artists) should be included in your application if possible.
- Make sure all support material is recent and relevant to the application.
- Make sure artist wages are included in your budget, in line with the appropriate industry rate.
- Applications should include a commentary or notes explaining each item in the budget such as artist fees, accommodation and travel costs.
- Your application should clearly explain why you have chosen to work with an artist, attend an opportunity or any other key artistic choices. This helps peers from different areas of practice to understand your choices.
- Use plain English and dot points where possible, and avoid art form specific jargon.
- If you aren’t recommended for funding, contact Arts Tasmania staff for specific peer feedback. Peers in this round noted that understanding and responding to feedback is a key way to develop your grant writing skills as a professional artist.
The following peers assessed in the March 2020 round (incorporating Art Fair Industry Development Initiative, Artsbridge, the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme – Arts Businesses, Education Residencies, Low-interest Loans and the Vita Brown Bequest Bursary):
- Adam Ouston
- Amber Koroluk-Stephenson
- Carin Mistry
- Jessie Pangas
- Joel Fenton