Artsbridge (July 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.
- The peers encouraged applicants to read the program guidelines and application forms carefully before submitting an application (a number of applications to this round included ineligible expenses in the budget such as equipment purchases and non-travel related activities).
- The peers recommended that all applicants (whether new or experienced) contact Arts Tasmania to make sure their applications were in line with program guidelines.
- Applicants should write in plain English and avoid unnecessary artform specific language or jargon.
- The peers recommended that applicants proofread, or have someone else proofread, all parts of the application before submitting.
- Applications with clear and detailed budgets were more likely to be supported.
- Budgets should include accurate figures based on industry wages and quotes rather than estimates or broad generalisations.
- Peers encouraged applicants to carefully consider the assessment criteria when writing an application.
- Applications to this round were more likely to be supported if they clearly addressed or demonstrated the benefits of the activity – whether to the applicant, and audience, the community or the broader sector.
- Stronger applications included targeted letters of support that spoke about the artistic integrity or benefit of the project and were relevant to Arts Tasmania’s funding rounds.
The following peers assessed in the July 2020 round:
- Jordy Gregg
- Shirley Gibson
- Susan Simonini