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Supports skills development for professional artists - A grant that supports artists to undertake professional development activities in Australia or overseas
Applications for the grant close on 22 August 2012
Decisions will be advised in November 2012
Funded projects can start from 1 January 2013
About the grant
Skills and Arts Development – General grants support excellence in the arts by funding craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists, arts writers and curators to undertake professional development activities.
The professional development activities supported by the Visual Arts Board includes self-organised residencies, writing projects, curatorial projects, mentorships, participation in conferences or workshops and research projects. Your project may span more than 12 months.
Out-of-time applications are not accepted to this category.
Applications are not accepted for participation in art fairs.
Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with the relevant Australia Council team member. For further information, or to discuss your proposal, please contact:
Program Officer, Visual Arts
Phone 02 9215 9336,
How to apply
You are encouraged to apply online for this category. To begin an online application, use the ‘Apply online’ button in the right-hand column. Please select ‘Visual Arts’ when prompted to choose a board for your application.
You have until midnight (AEST) on the advertised closing date to complete and submit your online application. If you choose to submit your support material online we strongly recommend
For your application to be eligible for assessment, you must include the following required support material with your application by the closing date.
We recommend you also read the FAQs section.
ALL applicants must submit ONE of the following:
10 images of previous work (20 for groups) uploaded OR posted on a non-rewritable CD ROM
- in PowerPoint format
- one image per slide, on a black background
- do not include text in presentation
- maximum file size 70mb
Video and moving image
A two-minute show reel uploaded (up to 70mb) OR posted on a high-quality non-authored DVD (up to 100mb) .mp4 or Quicktime .mov files only. NOTE: Artists working with moving images must not provide still images as their support material.
The following points were raised by the board to assist applicants to these categories:
- For applications to the General category, ensure that you submit a balanced budget and provide specific comments explaining how you determined your costs.
- The General category will pay artists’ fees and per diems, however wages and salaries to applicants are not supported through this category.
- It is extremely important that you consider the assessment criteria when writing your project description. The board wants to see how your proposed project will contribute to your professional development.
- If you are applying for one of the international studios you should describe why the location is important to your practice at this time.
- If you are applying as an individual and your support material is of work created with others as part of a group it is essential that you clearly identify your contribution to these projects in the supporting documentation.
- It is essential that you read the guidelines thoroughly and make sure all the required documentation isprovided. Any omissions will render your application ineligible.
- We also suggest you read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the category to which you are applying.