What is the Practice and Research Development Grants?
The Practice and Research Development Grants is a program that provides funding to artists and organisations for practice-based research and experimentation related to making and presenting work in a living-with-COVID environment.
The Practice and Research Development Grants provides funding of up to $20,000.
Grants for practice-based research and experimentation related to making and presenting work in a living-with-COVID environment. Proposals which explore new ways to collaborate and make work as well as new COVID-safe audience engagement models are encouraged.
Funding will support redevelopment of existing work for a living-with-COVID environment.
Funded activity/outcomes may include:
- studio-based research and experimentation
- residency-based research and experimentation
- proof of concept through trial collaborations and development showings.
Eligible costs include, but are not limited to:
- administration costs
- creative fees (such as performers, composers, choreographers, designers, curators)
- producer fees
- technical personnel and production costs
- travel, living allowance
- hire of studio, venue, and equipment
- photography and documentation
- exhibition costs.
The program will not fund:
- Projects without professional outcomes, such as amateur productions, fundraising, competitions, awards and prizes
- Costs for study for a tertiary education qualification (undergraduate, postgraduate), including projects forming part of a course of study or graduation ceremonies
- Design projects with a purely commercial outcome
- Screen-based projects aimed at the cinema, film festivals or television; media and gaming projects with a purely commercial outcome. Some activity will be eligible when incorporated into projects in other art form areas
- Start-up business costs and the purchase of basic equipment
- Manuscripts aimed at the education sector
- Framing costs
- Costs associated with self-publishing (e.g. printing costs). The preparation of work intended for self-publishing may be supported where a compelling case can be made. This would include evidence of a strong track record of published work and a viable marketing/distribution plan.
Applications will be accepted from:
- independent artists and groups
- small to medium state government funded organisations employing independent artists to undertake research and experimentation.
Applications close 6 December 2021.