The DLGSC and Lotterywest

Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program

The arts play a significant role in supporting communities to tackle disruption and re-establish local connection, strength and resilience beyond the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The DLGSC and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program provides funding for artist-in-residence projects that engage communities and are delivered in partnership with artists and either a local government authority, local school, not-for-profit community organisations or not-for-profit community services organisations.   
The program encourages community connection through local initiatives that strengthen community wellbeing and encourage people to reconnect after a period of physical distancing.   

The program prioritises projects that engage children and their families, and young people in communities who:  

  • are experiencing high levels of social, health and/or economic impacts due to COVID-19  
  • have limited or low access to arts and cultural programs 
  • are located in regional or remote Western Australia 
  • reflect the diversity of the State.  

Underpinned by the principles of Community, Connection and Collaboration, it is essential that projects embrace community-based arts practice by ensuring:  

  • the activities are by, with, and for the community  
  • the artists are highly skilled art form practitioners and facilitators 
  • the activities are appropriate and reflect the community's aspirations. 

The Creative Communities – Residency category provides for short term artist-in-residence projects that run for a minimum of four weeks.   

The Creative Communities – Collaboration category provides for significant, collaborative artist-in-residence projects that run for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Eligibility

Residency category

The Residency category is open to local government authorities, schools, not-for-profit community organisations or not-for-profit community services organisations who are partnering with an artist, group of artists and/or arts organisation. 

The applicant must be the host organisation who is managing the project. 

Please refer to the program guidelines for more detailed information.

Collaboration category

The Collaboration category is open to individuals, groups, local government authorities, schools, not-for-profit community organisations or not-for-profit community services organisations.

The applicant must be the organisation who is managing the project.

Please refer to the program guidelines for more detailed information.
Applications close
01 Jan 2021
Amount
Amount Upon Application
Artform
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Arts organisation
Design
Experimental arts
Music
Performing Arts
Public art
Visual arts
Writing & Publishing
Grant Type
Audience development
Community Partnership
Residencies
Skills development
Applicant Type
Organisation
Group
Region
Western Australia
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