Project Funding Guidelines: Assessment process, notification and feedback

Assessment process

Applications are peer assessed by a multi-artform panel appointed by artsACT.

artsACT facilitates the panel meetings to ensure a fair and equitable process, the guidelines are followed, and to provide relevant information including funding and acquittal histories. A history of late acquittals may be considered in the assessment process.

Panel discussions are held in confidence and panel members will not provide comment or feedback on applications.

The assessment process is as follows:

  • Applications will be assessed for eligibility by artsACT staff. Ineligible applications will not be considered by the panel.
  • The panel will provide advice on applications against the Project Funding purpose and responses to the assessment questions.
  • Applications will be ranked comparatively with other applications in the same artform.
  • artsACT provides recommendations to the Minister for the Arts and Community Events for agreement, based on the panel’s advice, available funding, balance across artforms and Government priorities.

The assessment process may take up to four months to complete. The funding outcome is anticipated by the end of October 2017.

Notification and feedback

Applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of their application as soon as the decision has been made. artsACT cannot provide advice on the outcome of an application or provide feedback until this time.

artsACT is able to provide general feedback on applications but will not provide individual panel member’s comments.