The Australia Council are providing grants from $25,000 to individuals, groups and organisations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption experienced by the First Nations arts and cultural sector and community.
An eligible organisations and individuals include:
- First Nations individuals, groups and organisations can apply to the Cherish Fund and each of the grant streams.
- Individuals that are a practising artist or arts worker, and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.
- Australian organisations that create artistic work or provide a service to the arts sector can apply.
Eligible may activities include:
- Documenting Elder Stories- training fees, mentoring and mentor fees, equipment, recording fees.
- Skills and career development – remote professional mentoring and mentor fees; digital residencies; coordinator and collaborator fees; course fees and online learning.
- Creative practice development – adapting existing practice and operations; exploring alternative models and platforms for creation, collaboration, mobility or distribution; advisor fees; coordinator and collaborator fees; other expenses to research and develop new markets and income streams.
- Developing collaborations and connections – knowledge exchange; other expenses to explore and develop collaborative networks, communities of practice and platforms for community cohesion; advisor fees; coordinator and collaborator fees.
- Digital capability – expenses to strengthen digital infrastructure; accessing the appropriate software and advice; making content accessible to diverse and underrepresented audiences, artists and arts practitioners; advisor fees; subscriptions; equipment and infrastructure.
- Distribution programs- providing micro-grants and project investment to your sector or membership based on their immediate needs and priorities.
Applications open 3 August 2020 and close 6 October 2020.