Key Arts Organisation Funding Guidelines - part 8

Collaborations and Partnerships

KAOs are encouraged to collaborate and partner with one another, other arts and community organisations, groups and artists in delivering arts activities. Collaborations and partnerships provide an opportunity for encouraging creative dialogues, reducing duplication of services and maximising the use of resources. 

artsACT encourages organisations to consider the streamlining of programs as well as shared administration and resources through collaboration.

Collaborations and partnerships should be carefully planned for and clearly articulated in a KAO's program and budget, as part of the standard reporting requirements.

In the context of limited funding, rising costs and a focus on arts hubs, KAOs may also wish to explore the option of merging where appropriate. In this instance KAOs are encouraged to contact artsACT to discuss the steps is involved.