Key Arts Organisation Funding Guidelines - part 4

Assessment Process

Applications are assessed by a panel of art form specialists made up of local and national representatives, against the assessment criteria. 

The panel will consider the business plan and the program and budget in relation to the organisation’s artistic and cultural development, history and relevance in the ACT arts sector.

In its funding recommendation to the Minister for the Arts, artsACT will include consideration of the arts priorities of the ACT as articulated in the arts policy, the panel’s feedback, available budget, the mix of currently funded KAOs, the strengths and weaknesses of the ACT arts sector, and if there are any program/service overlaps. The Minister for the Arts will make the final funding decision.

Funding Decision Timeline

The application and assessment process normally takes up to four months to complete. artsACT will acknowledge receipt of an application and advise applicants of the outcome as soon as a decision has been made by the Minister for the Arts. The Minister will publicly announce successful applicants after organisations have been informed by artsACT.

artsACT makes every attempt to process applications in a timely manner in advance of the end of the year to allow organisations time to consider funding outcomes for the following year.