Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Arts Development: Project Assistance

Project Details

Project Assistance supports individuals and groups of ATSI artists in the creative development, production or presentation of new work. Applicants can seek assistance across literature, performing arts and visual arts, craft and design. Emerging artists applying for funding to create new work must demonstrate that the project is viable and that they have the skills and ability to undertake and complete the project. Funding is provided towards presentation opportunities that will help to enhance our profile locally, nationally and internationally. Funded activity for visual arts, craft and design projects can include: creative development of work, making of work, concentrated periods of work on a project, exhibitions and touring regionally, nationally and internationally.

Project Eligibility

Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) artists, arts workers and arts and cultural groups based in South Australia. Applications to develop and create new work require evidence of the work’s form and conceptual basis. It could be a concept drawing, prototype or an existing work indicating how the project will develop. If none of these are possible, provide a written description. Community organisations should seek funding from the Community Arts program. Funded activity for musicians in the development of new work can involve periods in the recording studio or working with other artists. Musicians can apply for funding towards: performance opportunities, administration costs, performance fees, venue hire, promotion and publicity. Musicians can also seek funding from the Contemporary Music program. Theatre practitioners and dancers can apply for assistance with the development, production and presentation of new work. This could include costume, set making, venue hire and artists’ fees. Writers can apply for assistance to develop new work, including research and planning. Research projects are eligible if the writer has a track record of achievement in writing. Self-publishing of books is not supported in this program.

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