Up to $15,000 is available to support community-driven arts and culture activities that express local culture and identity.
The Catalyst Community Arts Fund supports projects that:
- Facilitate and support Western Australian community-determined arts and culture activities that express local culture and identity.
- Promote the values of community empowerment, social inclusion, respect for diversity and self-determination.
CAN has delivered Catalyst since 1997 and manages this fund on behalf of the State of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.
The Catalyst Community Arts Fund focuses on the community learning new skills, experiencing and participating in the arts.
The Catalyst Community Arts Fund aims to help the WA community to:
- learn new skills
- experience and engage in the arts.
The Catalyst Community Arts Fund is available in three categories for each round:
- Innovate – funding of up to $15,000. A total of $15,000 is available in each grant round.
- Create – funding of up to $15,000. A total of $75,000 is available in each grant roun, so multiple projects can be funded in the same round.
- Develop – funding of up to $10,000. A total of $10,000 is available in each grant round.
Catalyst will fund:
- The part of the project where people have the opportunity to participate, learn together and experience the arts.
- Arts workers, artists or other professional fees.
- Production and venue costs.
- Arts materials and equipment hire.
- Travel and accommodations within WA.
- Promotion (e.g. marketing) and administration costs.
- Applications that demonstrate:
- clear and adequate planning
- community support and consultation
- compliance with the criteria and requirements of the funding category.
- Professional development fees and costs associated with developing your community arts and cultural development practices and/or knowledge (when applying in Category C Develop).
- Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
- Activities must take place in Western Australia and directly benefit Western Australian communities.
- Individual applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and WA residents (defined as being a resident for a least 12 months prior to the application).
- Applicants (both individuals and group/organisations) must either provide an Australian Business Number (ABN) or have a legal entity auspice (administer) the fund.
- Applicants must not be in receipt of multi-year or triennial funding from the Department of Culture and the Arts WA.
- Applicants must have fully acquitted previous grants from WA Department of Culture and the Arts, Country Arts WA and CAN.
- Applications must comply with all the guidelines, conditions and criteria of the fund category.
Applications close 30 September 2016.