Information for applicants: Assessment questions

Applications will be assessed against the Project Funding purpose and responses to the three questions below.

The purpose of Project Funding is to support:

  • self determined artistically interesting and exciting projects
  • excellence in arts practice across artforms
  • unique arts development opportunities for artists at all stages of their careers
  • quality arts activities in which the ACT community can actively participate

In answering the questions you should consider how the proposed activity meets one or more of the above points. To help you think about each question, some prompts have been provided.

1. What is the project and why is it important?

This is your opportunity to capture the imagination of the panel. Remember - do not assume the panel will know you or your work.

  • Explain the activity and what will be achieved.
  • Describe how the project is special, valuable, exciting or innovative.
  • Explain why it is important to do the project at this particular time/point in your career.
2. How will it develop your (or the community’s) artistic skills/practice?

This is your opportunity to describe the arts development outcomes of the project.

  • Describe how the project will develop either your artistic skills/practice, those of your organisation’s membership and/or a sector of the ACT community.
  • If applying to make a product (e.g. a recording, book, exhibit, or production), explain how the process of creating it will progress your arts practice.
  • If proposing a community project, explain how the activity will transfer artistic skills and experience to participants. Community projects must actively involve the community, not just present a product or activity. While there may be social outcomes, the focus of the project must be on the arts outcomes.
3. How will the project be delivered?

This is your opportunity to show you have the skills, resources, processes and planning to make the project a success.

  • Outline the project timeline, including major milestones. Remember the activity must occur in 2018.
  • If the application is for one stage of a multi-staged project, identify the stage for which you are seeking funding.
  • Explain how the project will be managed and the resources required, e.g. art materials, insurance requirements, venue hire, access to research sources etc.
  • Demonstrate the project offers value for money and will have the financial support necessary to be completed to a high standard.
  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of key artists and personnel, and explain the skills and experience they will bring to the project.
  • Provide a letter or email from all major participants to show they are willing to be part of the project within the timelines. Their strong support for the project is also helpful.
  • If some key personnel have not been confirmed, indicate the skills and experience needed and how they will be recruited.
  • If relevant, consider how the project will be promoted or the product distributed.