Key Arts Organisation Funding
This category is closed.
The Key Arts Organisations funding category will not be open for new entrants this year, for 2017 funding.
artsACT is currently undertaking a review of funding arrangements and developing a new Arts Funding Plan, aligned with the 2015 ACT Arts Policy, which will set out the ACT Government’s arts funding priorities.
artsACT commenced community consultation on the Arts Funding Plan through the CBRarts Forum ‘Making CBRarts Happen’ held on 17 March 2016. Discussions on the development of the Plan will continue during 2016 and we welcome any submissions by 13 May 2016.
We anticipate that a new Arts Funding Plan will be considered by government at the end of 2016, and that it will inform a revised ACT Arts Fund, including possible changes to funding categories and delivery mechanisms. Following the ACT Government's approval of a new Arts Funding Plan, artsACT will launch the revised ACT Arts Fund, anticipated to commence in 2018.
As a consequence of developing the Arts Funding Plan, artsACT has implemented a number of interim arrangements across the ACT Arts Fund, including not opening the Key Arts Organisations category in 2016. All Key Arts Organisations will continue to be funded at their current levels during 2016 and 2017.
Any questions about Key Arts Organisations funding should be directed to Lynton Sheehan, Program Manager, on 62076423.
KAOs are expected to have strong and strategic governance, management and artistic leadership through dynamic and vibrant artistic programs that are evaluated on a regular basis.
While organisations may also have national, international or other reach or growth aspirations, support for funding in this category is provided on the basis of clear benefits and value to the ACT.
Organisations applying for Key Arts Organisation Funding must be ACT-based not-for-profit incorporated arts organisations.
ACT Key Arts Organisations
- ACT Writers Centre Inc
- Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres
- Belconnen Arts Centre
- Canberra Contemporary Art Space
- Canberra Glassworks
- Canberra Potters Society Inc
- Canberra Symphony Orchestra Inc
- Canberra Youth Theatre Inc
- Craft ACT Inc
- Megalo Access Arts Inc
- Music For Canberra
- PhotoAccess Inc
- QL2 Centre for Youth Dance Inc
- Strathnairn Arts Association Inc
- The Street Theatre (The Stagemaster Inc)
- Tuggeranong Community Arts Association Inc
- Warehouse Circus Inc
For more information about the category, please refer to the following guidelines:
Key Arts Organisation Funding Guidelines
Part 2. Assessment Criteria
Part 3. Business Plan Framework
Part 6. Financial Position
Part 7. Operations; and Arts Facilities
Part 8. Collaborations and Partnerships
Key Arts Organisation Funding Guidelines (PDF 436KB)
Follow this link for the Australia Council for the Arts Business Plan Framework
For further information on the ACT Arts Fund, please contact artsACT on (02) 6207 2384 or email artsACT@act.gov.au