Four year funding applications submitted: what next?

After a gruelling application process, the 162 organisations invited to apply for four-year funding from the Australia Council for the Arts have submitted their grant applications. Now they wait anxiously for the results.

The Australia Council’s Four Year Funding program provides multi-year funding for arts organisations. Applications for the latest round, which will support organisations from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2024, were submitted on Tuesday 12 November.

Small to medium arts organisations, their staff and boards must now wait until early April 2020 to find out if their applications have been successful.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts