Inner West Council Arts Grants program funds a range of activities for practicing individual artists, groups of artists or arts organisations for projects that deliver the production and presentation of new creative work, professional arts and skills development, opportunities for audiences to engage with arts and cultural participation, strengthen capacity and sustainability of Inner West’s creative industries, and those that benefit the local community by contributing to local identity, belonging and pride.
Individual Artist grants are for professional arts and skills development and artist collaborations to support the production and presentation of new work. Individual Artist grants are for practicing individual artist/s who have a demonstrated history of professional arts practice.
To be eligible for funding, you must:
- Be an individual artist, group of artists or an arts organisation with a demonstrated creative practice.
- Be an Australian resident or permanent resident aged over 18 years.
- Be a legally registered, incorporated not-for-profit organisation or group. Unincorporated groups must be auspiced by an incorporated not-for-profit organisation. Note: This eligibility varies for Arts and Community History and Heritage grants in 2020.
- Be a resident of or delivering services in the Inner West Council area or offer a project that benefits residents of the Inner West.
- Include a booking confirmation form for use of a Council facility required as part of a grant application (i.e. Council venues, parks and sportsgrounds) unless otherwise negotiated with the relevant Council grant officer.
- Meet the grant stream eligibility criteria.
- Address the grant stream objectives.
- Demonstrate your project is in the public interest and in accordance with Council’s Community Strategic Plan, policies and regulations.
- Only submit one application per applicant each year.
Council uses SmartyGrants administration software to manage its grants program. Applications must be submitted via the Inner West Council SmartyGrants webpage. Applications must meet the eligibility requirements and no late applications will be accepted. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
For Art grant enquiries please contact Freya Ververis, Council's Arts Grants and Engagement Officer on 9392 5282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org