Quick response grants for SA artists and cultural collaborations
Arts South Australia says grants priority will be given to supporting artists who have had contracts, performances and tours cancelled, or exhibitions postponed due to gallery closures.
Arts South Australia says priority will be given to supporting artists who have had contracts, performances and tours cancelled, or exhibitions postponed due to gallery closures.
Collaboration grants worth up to $100,000 will also be made to major arts and cultural organisations, the small-to-medium sector and independent artists to explore new ways of working together and engaging with audiences.
Premier Steven Marshall said the arts and culture sector was one of the industries hardest hit by COVID-19.
“Many individual and independent artists have already lost their jobs, and our arts organisations are under severe pressure. We must support them,” Mr Marshall said.
Applications for the Innovating Practice grants of $5000 to $10,000, for technology and equipment to develop and share work via digital and virtual platforms, and Creative Endeavour grants, to undertake professional development or continue creative practice, close on March 31.
For the larger Arts Organisations’ Collaboration grants, independent artists and smaller organisations will be the primary financial beneficiaries, with major organisations contributing in-kind resources such as staff time and facilities. They have until April 14 to apply, with guidelines also available on the Arts SA website.
It is also working with arts organisations to determine supplemental funding, with more than $500,000 allocated to help cover financial loss from cancelled tours, performances or other activities.
Greater flexibility will be allowed for use of existing grants, and an additional $50,000 donation has been made to the Support Act helpline.