MEDIA RELEASE - Applications open for Catalyst
27 November 2015
Applications open today for the new
national arts fund Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.
Arts and cultural heritage
organisations are invited to submit applications for innovative projects that
increase audience access and participation in Australian cultural life,
especially in the regions, or that enhance our international reputation.
Open to small, medium and large arts
organisations at national, regional and community level, Catalyst supports
projects that demonstrate innovation and increase access and participation.
Funding can support activities such as
performances, exhibitions, tours, development and creation of new work and
infrastructure and capacity-building projects. Activities proposed by or that
involve small to medium organisations will be a priority for support.
The Australian Government is investing
$12 million annually in Catalyst and funding will be available from three
streams: partnerships and collaborations; innovation and participation; and
international and cultural diplomacy.
Catalyst will be administered by the
Ministry of Arts and applications will be assessed with the assistance of
independent assessors registered with the Ministry of Arts which include
artists, curators, philanthropists and audience members.
Applications can be made at any time
and are assessed quarterly, with the first round of successful applicants
announced in early 2016.
Guidelines on how to apply for
Catalyst and FAQs are available on the Ministry of Arts website at www.arts.gov.au/catalyst or by
calling 1800 590 577.