As of January 2015, OzCo’s new grant system will enable Australian artists and organisations more flexibility in applying for funding across diverse art-forms areas.
“With five grant programs, streamlined criteria, and opportunities to apply for multiple stages of a project in one application, we have made it simpler and easier to apply for funding. We want to encourage ambitious projects and see more audiences captivated by work that inspires and challenges,” Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski announced today.
The new grants model will consist of five programs:
1. Development grants for individuals and groups valued at between $5,000 and $25,000.
2. Arts project grants for individuals and groups valued at between $10,000 and $50,000.
3. Arts project grants for organisations valued at between $10,000 and $150,000.
4. Fellowships valued at $100,000.
5. Six year funding for arts organisations.
Broader categories focusing on creative development and projects mean only one application is required to fund a project through various stages of the creative process.