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Future Focus for WA Aboriginal Art Centres | NOW OPEN
Friday, 29 January 2016
Closing Date: Thursday 25 February 2016 (4pm WA time)
Department of Culture and the Arts WA has announced the State Government will be providing $1.2M to increase the sustainability of WA’s Aboriginal art centres.
The purpose of Future Focus For WA Aboriginal Art Centres
(Future Focus) is to strengthen and advance the development of WA’s
Aboriginal art centre sector with $1.2 million over three years,
including $800,000 available through this contestable fund.
This includes funding opportunities for individual organisations
from well established, larger art centres to younger, smaller art
centres. It is complemented by other programs responding
strategically to the developmental needs of the sector as a whole.
Future Focus can fund 100% of project costs.
Applications to Future Focus are assessed against the program
criteria. Applicants can choose between two application categories.
These two categories have been designed to support arts centres
which are at varying stages of development and may have very
different project proposals.
Category 1 – Expression of Interest (EOI)
Applicants can submit an EOI for the opportunity to develop a
full proposal. It may be for one key activity or a combination of
activities that assist the Aboriginal art centre(s) towards greater
In recognition of the necessary resources and time required to
produce a well developed full proposal, short listed applicants
will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 as a contribution to the
cost of this process. Within your EOI you should describe how you
plan to use this money to assist in the development of your full
proposal. If your EOI is successful you will also be required to
acquit the expenditure as part of your full proposal application. A
panel of sector experts (government and non-government) will assess
EOIs with the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA). If your EOI
is successful, DCA will negotiate a timeline for the development
and submission of a full proposal with you.
Category 2 – Full Proposal
If you have a project which is already well developed, you may
submit a full proposal.
This is a comprehensive proposal detailing the process by which
you will achieve greater organisational viability for the
Aboriginal art centre(s). It may be for one key activity or a
combination of activities that assist the Aboriginal art centre(s)
towards greater sustainability. A panel of sector experts
(government and non-government) will assess full proposals with
To read the Program Guidelines, please
To read the Application Form, please
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