Program Organisation Funding Guidelines - part 1

About the Category

Program funding supports leading ACT arts organisations that provide significant programs of activity that support and develop the arts in the ACT, and that strongly engage with the ACT community.

Program organisations are expected to contribute to sector development, career pathways for artists, artistic leadership and provide access opportunities for the ACT community.

Program organisations should also demonstrate sound and strategic governance, management and artistic leadership through dynamic and vibrant artistic programs and support a diversity of activity.

Organisations applying for Program funding must be ACT-based, incorporated arts organisations with a well established role in the ACT arts sector.

Program funding is not intended to support organisations that only offer a series of projects. Nor is it intended to provide core funding for the organisation. Funding is intended to contribute to the costs of delivering a specific program that is identified as a priority for the government. Funding can include a contribution towards reasonable core administrative costs associated with delivering the activity, however, funding should largely focus on the direct costs of delivering the program.

Program organisations are not required to have a full time office or administrative staff, however, must be readily accessible to the community.

Program funding is for two years, although in some circumstances only one year of funding may be provided. Should one year funding be offered, any conditions or expectations for that year may be articulated in the Deed of Grant.