Artist Resources

Artist Resources

Please check back daily as we will be updating this page with available resources for the dance sector including funding, government announcements, and comments from our funding bodies such as Create NSW and Australia Council


FUNDING

Create NSW - Small Project Grants (Quick Response) guidelines

Important Notice: Changes to the Small Project Grants Program and COVID-19. Last updated 23 March 2020 at 4 pm AEDT. 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications no later than 3 weeks after you submit your application.

Until June 2020, or as relevant updates are provided by the NSW Government – Coronavirus (COVID-19), Create NSW’s Small Project Grants have been redefined to address the current situation of social distancing and the cancellation of non-essential travel. They will:

  • enable professional artists and arts and cultural workers to attend or participate in outstanding time-sensitive opportunities in local, online and other means than in-person contact
  • build the capacity and skills of professional artists and arts and cultural workers, through solo, local and online mentoring, development and residency opportunities
  • support professional artists and arts and cultural workers to develop work in local contexts, and explore the possibilities of presenting work online, through broadcast or through other means than in-person contact
  • respond to the impacts of the 2019 bushfire season and Covid-19 crises, for their local communities, in supportive and creative ways.
  • strengthen the capacity of NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers to become arts and cultural leaders

In addition, organisations and clients currently in receipt of Create NSW funding but experiencing hardship in delivery can now apply for a small grant to support individual artists involved in their program.

For more information on criteria and eligibility head to the Create NSW website here>>>

Read Create NSW full statement on COVID-19 here>>>

Multi-Year funding and Annual Organisation funding clients support, click here>>>


Changes to currently Funded Clients:

Multi-Year funding and Annual Organisation funding clients

Create NSW is here to help you. The Arts Funding team can assist with your individual concerns and provide support to vary your funding agreement. This may include:

  • Removing requirements to meet audience KPIs
  • Varying the purpose and outcomes of funding
  • Extending timelines for projects
  • Allowing grants to be repurposed to pay essential bills such as rent, wages or utilities

In addition, Create NSW are willing to delay reporting requirements such as acquittals.

Sue Procter, Director Business Operations, Investment & Governance has been using the information you have already provided to us in your applications to do an initial assessment. She is reaching out to organisations with high financial risk but is also available to discuss any concerns that you may have. Please contact her via email in the first instance on sue.procter@create.nsw.gov.au.

For more information, you can contact the Arts Funding Team directly here>>>

All other Create NSW funded clients

The Arts Funding team can assist with your individual concerns and provide support to vary your funding agreement. This may include:

  • Removing requirements to meet audience KPIs
  • Varying the purpose and outcomes of funding
  • Extending timelines for projects
  • Allowing grants to be repurposed to pay essential bills such as rent, wages or utilities

In addition, we are willing to delay reporting requirements such as acquittals.

For more information, you can contact the Arts Funding Team directly here>>>

For more information on Create NSW COVID-19 action plan, head to their website here>>>


Australia Council for the Arts

 

 


City of Sydney

The Covid-19 pandemic adversely impacts businesses of every size within the City of Sydney area. They have provided a package of measures worth $25m to support businesses and reduce the financial impact of Covid-19.

These measures will be in place for an initial six months.

We will:

  • waive fees for Health and Building compliance activities (expected revenue loss of $1.6m)
  • review rents in City of Sydney premises for tenants that require support case-by-case and in consultation with these tenants (expected cost up to a value of $4m)
  • waive our standard contractual terms and return booking and banner fees to people and organisations who have booked our venues and are now unable to proceed with their bookings (expected cost up to a value of $3m)
  • waive footway dining, market permit and filming fees on the grounds of hardship (expected revenue loss of $1.5m)
  • provide a flexible approach to parking and other infringements (expected revenue loss of $10-15m).

They will work with our major business partners and contractors on whether services can continue in their current form and support them to maintain long-term business continuity.

The financial support above adds to policy changes they have put in place. These policy changes include:

  • support businesses that need to expand their outdoor dining areas and increase or introduce take away food options to allow for social distancing
  • only take enforcement action for matters that present an imminent public, environmental, health or safety risk
  • allow supermarkets and other stores to operate their loading docks 24 hours a day to deliver essential goods.

They are developing a second stage support package, targeting those in small business and the creative, arts and entertainment industries.

To stay up to date with future announcements head to the City of Sydney website here and sign up to their e-news>>>


STAY CONNECTED

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As businesses and organizations shift their in-person event strategies to virtual experiences, Vimeo’s live production team is here to help navigate these changes successfully under tight deadlines.

Come hear from Greg Palmer, Senior Producer at Vimeo, for expert advice on how schools, event coordinators, marketers, and more are evolving their event strategies to optimize engaging live streaming experiences.

Live broadcast is March 26, register here>>>

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INSURANCE

AON Insurance, Ausdance insurance partner has set up a page full of resources on COVID-19. Topics include Understanding COVID-19 Coronavirus, Response and Planning Perspectives, Health and Duty of Care, Communications Plans, Planning Ahead - Aon Thought Leadership and Insurance and Alternative Risk Perspectives. For more information and to download the resources head to the AON website here>>>