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1 Access All Areas Arts Projects for Artists of All Abilities Hosted by 1

2 Introductions 2

3 The peak body for regional arts activities in NSW 3

4 4 Regional Arts Boards

5 website: 5

6 NSW Arts and Disability Partnership A two-year NSW Government Partnership between: Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) in the NSW Department of Family, and Community Services and Arts NSW in the NSW Department of Trade and Investment 6

7 The partnership will deliver targeted programs that: Increase opportunities for people with a disability to participate in arts and cultural activities Support the development of excellence in arts and disability projects and programs Strengthen professional networks in the arts and disability sectors and collaborative partnerships Support creative practice for people with a disability; and Identify employment opportunities for people with a disability in the arts and cultural sector 7

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9 Funding programs for Disability projects for projects, organisations and individuals 9

10 Arts Funding Agencies Arts NSW Regional Arts NSW Australia Council for the Arts National Funding Programs Other Funding Programs 10

11 NSW STATE GOVERNMENT Arts NSW offers a range of arts funding programs. PROGRAM FUNDING (multiyear and annual) NEGOTIATED PROGRAM FUNDING (by invitation only) PROJECT FUNDING o New projects o Young People o Regional o Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund o Performing Arts Touring o Regional Capital o Regional Conservatorium o Regional Partnerships 11 FUNDING PROGRAMS

12 QUICK RESPONSE o Aboriginal Arts and Creative Industries PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT o Fellowships, Scholarships o Premier’s Literary and History Awards ARTS NSW STRATEGIC SUPPORT o Aboriginal Arts and Culture o NSW Arts and Disability Partnership 12

13 NSW ARTS AND DISABILITY PARTNERSHIP 2013 objectives Support the delivery of high quality professional arts projects for people with a disability; Encourage creative participation by people with long- term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments; Increase the number of people with a disability participating in new arts workshops and programs Increase places for people with a disability in existing arts workshops and programs; Encourage new collaborations and key partnerships within the professional arts and disability sectors in NSW. 13

14 2013 ARTS AND DISABILITY PROJECT FUNDING Year 2 PROGRAM GUIDELINES Closing date Monday 17 th December 2012 This funding program supports arts projects for people with a disability. Project funding is for one-off arts and cultural projects at any stage in their creative development and/or public presentation. Applications are invited from NSW arts and disability organisations working across all artforms and disciplines. Projects must commence in 2013 but not before April. Funding of between $20,000 and $40,000 per project is available. Applicants may submit only one application. 14

15 Supported activities Creative development of new work; Presentation of a work in progress; Presentation of a completed work; Skills development of participants in a professional art form or across art forms; Entry level workshops/programs for new participants; Enhancement of existing successful workshops/programs, to give participants greater access to the professional arts community and its networks; Exploring new ideas or processes in arts and disability practice. 15

16 PROJECTS MUST INCLUDE THE DIRECT PARTICIPATION OF PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY AND: must include one or more art forms, such as theatre, dance, music, visual arts, writing, multi-media; must involve professional arts practitioners; may be a new workshop/program or may expand an existing successful workshop/program; may be delivered in partnership with other NSW arts or disability organisations must demonstrate how the project will strengthen the work of the organisation or group with people with a disability Applications for projects to work with NSW Aboriginal people with a disability are encouraged. 16

17 A professional arts practitioner must have a self- assessed commitment to artistic work as a major aspect of the artist’s working life, even if creative work is not the main source of income. The term 'professional' is intended to indicate a degree of training, experience or talent and a manner of working that allows that an artist’s work to be assessed against the highest professional standards of the relevant occupation. 17

18 2012 Recipients Arts OutWest Inc $37,920 Workshops for up to 36 people with a disability in Orange, Bathurst and Lithgow involving local disability organisations and including music, dance, physical theatre, visual arts and multi-media workshops Illawarra Performing Arts Centre Ltd $18,280 Two intensive workshop programs at Illawarra Performing Arts Centre for participants in the Illawarra Disability Trust's Altogether Drama group. The workshops will be led by professional artists at Merrigong Theatre Company and include performance, physical theatre, multimedia and circus Illawarra Performing Arts Centre Ltd $28,622 A new mixed abilities theatre work involving professional actors and actors from the Illawarra Disability Trust's drama group, a development from a 2011 workshop with Merrigong Theatre Company and includes innovative audiovisual and physical theatre elements. 18

19 Northern Rivers Performing Arts Inc $40,000 Workshops in dance, sound, improvisation and multi-media for up to 80 participants with a disability, from 6 to 75 years of age (local partners include Tralala Blip, a collective of differently-abled musicians). Develop new music works with 10 participants, and community-based artists from RealArtWorks Inc and REDinc. Parramatta City Council for Riverside Theatres $ 40,000 To expand Beyond ABBA - Riverside Theatres' drama and movement program for adults with a disability to include music workshops for up to 20 participants; to involve up to 50 children from five special schools in Riverside's multi-sensory Blue Grotto video project; and to mentor up to eight participants over 30 weeks in The Reel Thing film-making program. 19

20 Parramatta CC for Riverside Theatres Stage 2 & 3 $40,000 To expand the professional development of eight performers with a disability in Riverside Theatres' Beyond the Square ruckus theatre ensemble, by creating, performing & filming a new multi-media work Penrith City Council $40,000 New music and interactive media collaboration between people with a disability (up to 25 participants) and professional musicians, using specially modified drums and electronic instruments. Workshops will lead to a live audiovisual performance, as part of the 'No Boundaries' multi-media event Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd $40,000 Extended 12- month inclusive arts training, performance and exhibition program in the visual and performing arts for up to 30 artists with a disability. The project is based at Penrith Regional Gallery, Q Theatre Company and the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. 20

21 Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre $36,307 Development of a theatre piece, performed and filmed by 25 emerging artists with disabilities & family members, about the dreams & desires of people with intellectual disabilities. The film will be broadcast on the web through Facebook, YouTube and partner websites Shopfront Theatre for Young People Co-op Ltd $40,000 Two- term program involving children, teachers and parents at Athelstane Public School, Arncliffe, providing professional workshops in performance and visual arts for 24 students with a disability, culminating in a whole school celebration Studio ARTES Northside Inc $39,601 High quality, tailored professional visual arts and digital media tuition over 12 months for up to 20 artists with a disability at Studio Artes, to gain skills and networks to establish a professional arts practice. 21

22 In addition Arts NSW provides funding for 3 programs that are administered by Regional Arts NSW: Country Arts Support Program Quick Response Program PROP UPS 22

23 RANSW Funding Programs 1.Regional Arts Fund (RAF) 2.Quick Response Grant (‘Quicks’) 3.Country Arts Support Program (CASP) 4.PROP UPS 23

24 REGIONAL ARTS FUND This is an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional and remote Australia. It is designed to support arts and cultural activities that are sustainable, have long term cultural, economic and social benefits, develop partnerships and cultural networks and provide skills development opportunities. 24

25 RAF grant recipients – Disability Groups $39,880 to Kurrajong Waratah working with artists and performers with intellectual disabilities in Wagga Wagga, local professional artists devised a theatrical piece examining the nature of "Labels". In the second year of the project, participants acted as paid assistants to the Artistic Director in conducting outreach workshops in surrounding towns and communities. $17,000 to Wauchope Community Arts Council for weekly workshops in drama, music and visual arts over a period of one year culminating in the production of a final performance. $18,100 to Arts OutWest for a creative multi-arts program for people with intellectual, physical and mental disabilities involving weekly intensive workshops (Blayney, Bathurst, Orange and Cowra shires), development of a webpage and exhibitions at galleries and Festivals in the Central West area. 25

26 $20,000 to Kurrajong Waratah for script writing workshops for people with disabilities in Wagga Wagga, West Wyalong, Leeton and Narrandera who worked with artists experienced in film development & acting. The scripts were made into short films and toured to towns in the region. $16,273 to Eurobodalla Shire Council for local artists and artist mentors to work with disabilities groups to design and create a visual and audio installation in Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens (Batemans Bay) reflecting the responses of people with disabilities to the gardens. $19,767 to Bago Magic Performance Group for drama, music, dance and visual arts weekly workshops that culminated in performances at the opening of the new Port Macquarie Entertainment Centre as well in schools and at local events. 26

27 $10,000 to Kurrajong Waratah – a performance piece written collaboratively by actors, a local artistic director and service users from Kurrajong Waratah and the Leisure Company $10,000 to R.E.D Inc (Realising Every Dream) for workshops and creative development of performance and visual art works presented over 3 days in Lismore, with an emphasis on artists with disabilities. $15,000 to Kurrajong Waratah for the All Abilities Theatre Company - establishment of a performing arts company for people with a disability, providing short courses for clients of Riverina providers on a user pays basis. $7,500 to Murray Arts for the dis/assemble project - a dance project exploring the notion of ability and disability through the mediums of dance and film. 27

28 $20,000 to the Multi Task Human Resource Foundation Ltd. for a socially inclusive electronic music program in the Northern Rivers utilising cutting edge equipment to develop skills in sound art, music production and performance. $20,000 to the Tulgeen Group for the employment of a local artist to facilitate the transformation of 2D images into 3D forms by working collaboratively and through one-on-one instruction with artists with disabilities. $10,000 to South West Arts for Studio a program of visual arts, music and movement workshops for people with a disability as part of the development of an Arts and Disability Studio in Deniliquin. 28

29 COUNTRY ARTS SUPPORT PROGRAM (CASP) This is an annual small grants program that supports community cultural development in regional NSW. 29

30 Through CASP you can apply for things like artists fees and expenses for workshops, arts activities as part of a community festival or event, artists-in-residence programs, public art and design projects, professional performances, arts and cultural directories, community seminars and forums, arts camps and curators for exhibitions. 30

31 CASP grant recipients – disability groups $2,500 to Sunflower House Artist Stuart Wallace will facilitate a variety of fine art workshops at Sunflower House in Wagga Wagga as part of the Recovery Through Art program followed by an exhibition at Riverina Community College. $2,150 to On-Focus Inc. for Harvest the Moon project. On- Focus' disability services will work with Lismore Art Space to construct a series of paper sculptural figures and paper moon lanterns for the Lismore Lantern Parade in June $650 to Psychiatric Rehabilitation Australia Batemans Bay for On or Over the Edge. Chrisjohn Hancock from Lieder Theatre in Goulburn conducted theatre workshops for people with mental illness within the Batemans Bay area. 31

32 $1,500 to Interchange Wingecarribee An artist will create sculptures that will be displayed in the Interchange sensory garden, open to the general community during the Wine, Arts & Roses Festival in Bowral. $1,120 to Lifestyle Options - Yallambee Deniliquin Limited. Two local artists will conduct a series of workshops for disability service recipients in Balranald. $1,000 to Saturday Magic Theatre Troupe - a dramatic re- enactment of the Last Supper based on Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the subject. The presentation will use movement, mime, song, visual art projections and readings from the Gospels to create a tableau vivant in the Armidale Uniting Church for Easter

33 $2,500 to the Bago Magic Performance Group in Wauchope to employ an artistic tutor to conduct weekly drama workshops, working towards a major theatrical production $2,255 to On-Focus Inc for Dhinawan Dreaming. Storytelling, dance and visual arts workshops and performance $1,800 to Projection Dance for contemporary dance workshops for people of all abilities in an integrated environment $1,800 to Music Ability Local musicians, dancers and artists mentored Music Ability artists with participants performing in Music Ability's Gala Showcase in Albury. $1,636 to Lifestyle Options - Yallambee Deniliquin Limited for visual arts workshops with young people with a disability in Deniliquin and Finley 33

34 $1,500 to Mid Western Consumer Advisory Group for a ceramic instructor to run a series of workshops with volunteers who run programs at the O'Brien Centre in Orange. $1,500 to Armidale Dumaresq Council for Dance Ability. Weekly dance classes for people with disabilities at Kent House Community Centre in Armidale. $1,393 to Caringa Enterprises Ltd for an artist in residence program with a local artist where severely disabled participants (with support workers) created a 50m square mural. $1,300 to the Leisure Company for Hats Hats and More Hats. Local artist Rose Organ ran millinery workshops for people with disabilities in the Wagga Wagga area. 34

35 Funding programs-Australian Government 35 Regional Arts Fund Australia Council Festivals Australia Contemporary Music Touring Program Contemporary Touring Initiative Playing Australia Visions Australia Indigenous Culture Support Indigenous Visual Arts Support Breakthrough Indigenous Contemporary Music Initiative Indigenous Broadcasting Program Indigenous Languages Support

36 The Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body supports and promotes the arts through the following programs: -Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts (ATSIA) -Dance -Inter-arts -Literature -Music -Theatre -Visual Arts - Community Partnerships 36 Australia Council for the Arts

37 Community Partnerships The CP priority areas are: regional Australia disability young people cultural diversity emerging communities Indigenous people remote Indigenous communities specific critical and cultural issues requiring focussed attention 37

38 Creative Communities Partnership Grants Creative Communities Partnerships support opportunities for Australians to participate in meaningful arts and cultural activities in the places where they live, encouraging innovation and enhancing community wellbeing. Proposals may include a range of diverse but related activities and are for total amounts between $50,000 and $600,000, with a maximum of $200,000 in any one year. The Community Partnerships Committee requires that clients demonstrate that at least 50% of the budget for the proposed partnership is derived from sources other than the Australia Council. 38

39 The objectives of Creative Communities Partnerships Initiatives are to: Increase opportunities for individuals and communities to actively participate in excellent artistic practices Deliver innovative community based arts programs with long term outcomes through arts and non-arts partnerships Stimulate innovation across organisations, governments and in communities in the use of the arts to address issues of community wellbeing Undertake effective and appropriate evaluation so as to increase understanding of the contribution of the community arts sector These objectives may be undertaken in partnership with other organisations, institutions, government departments, individuals. 39

40 Screen Screen NSW, Screen Australia, Metro Screen Music Indent Grants Visual Arts National Association of Visual Artists (NAVA) Regional Development NSW Trade and Investment, Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal Tourism Destination NSW Regional Flagship Events Program, Australian Tourism Development Program Museums Museums and Galleries NSW Heritage NSW Heritage Branch, National Library Education Artist in Schools program Youth ArtStart Multicultural Dept Immigration and Citizenship, Community Relations Commission Accessible Arts - Delineate small grants program & Amplify 40 Other funding agencies

41 Useful web sites & resources and-disability-program-year-2-guidelines/ recipients/ Disability-Partnership-Funding-Recipients-OCT12.pdf australiacouncil.gov.au Stronger Together: A new direction for disability services in NSW, 2006 – 2016, NSW Department Ageing, Disability and Home Care National Disability Strategy, 2010 to 2020, Department Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs – initiative of the Council of Australian Governments 41

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43 Tips on writing successful funding applications 43

44 Before you start The idea: What (event / activity / project) do you want funding for? Who is the applicant? (organisation or individual) Who is the artist/s? The benefits and outcomes : Why is the project needed or important? (rationale) What will the project achieve or change? 44

45 Things to consider When is the best time to hold your project and how long will it take to fund and organise? (lead time and ‘turnaround’ time) Who is going to do all the work? How much will it cost? (budgeting expenditure) Where is the money? (budgeting income) Addressing the guidelines Finding and demonstrating support for your project 45

46 Quick Tips Start with an idea, not a desire to get a grant Define your project before you look at the forms Be brief, clear and make it sound exciting! Plan ahead – give yourself plenty of time Research funding agencies and their closing dates Read the guidelines and the aims and objectives Is your project right for this grant and agency? Does it fit the guidelines? If it fits, address each criteria Save as you go 46

47 Reality Checks 1.are you eligible? Do you need an ABN? Can an individual apply? Do you need an auspicing body? Check the eligibility criteria 2.what projects were funded in the last round? Read the list of successful applicants from previous rounds on funding bodies’ websites: is your project of similar quality / importance / relevance to guidelines/ Is you idea innovative or has it been done? 3.how much funding did approved projects get the last round? Consider how much you are likely to get from the agency and budget accordingly. Does the project require a funding partner? 4.have you contacted the agency? Contact the staff of the funding body to discuss the proposal, take notes of the discussions to incorporate in your application. 5.do you have the capacity to deliver? Don’t promise too much! Prepare a project timeline, including acquitting the grant. 47

48 Writing the application Aim to finish a week before the deadline to allow time to edit and review Do a step by step project plan, then budget to match it Address each and every one of the selection / assessment criteria – imagine you will get a score out of 10 for each one. Support material Find out what you need and don’t do overkill! Images / CDs, DVDs – check limits Include up-to-date CVs and other material asked to provide Make sure you have time to collect letters of support – and make it easy for the people you ask! 48

49 Recap – important concepts Defining your project - conversion of an idea into a project, try 150 words Benefits - professional, artist, audience, community Partnerships - community, business, local government, other agencies ‘Partners’ refer to individuals or organisations that will help make the project happen. The partners will work in collaboration with the applicant towards a shared vision and may contribute financially or in-kind to the project. 49

50 View from the other side Find out how funding applications are assessed Talk to the Program Manager or Program Officer Talk to the staff of your local Regional Arts Board Get a friend to read it – can they understand what you want to do? Find out who is making the decision Get experience assessing projects yourself Imagine yourself as an assessor – Is your idea clear and simple? – Does it fit the guidelines? – Is it special? Does it stand out? 50

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52 CALL US Regional Arts NSW Contacts Visit the RANSW website for all contact details for RADOs and the Regional Arts Network across NSW. If your local council does not contribute to RAB, then you will need to contact the Funding Office at RANSW. Funding Manager Ben Sibson Funding Officer Catherine Wyburn

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