Guidelines and advice for specific activities and costs
You can apply for overseas activities, but we anticipate that activities involving a training event, artist or practitioner overseas will need to be online for some time. If your project includes international travel you need to follow official travel advice. See Guidelines - International activity
Tertiary study and training courses
You can apply for tertiary study and training courses that will help you to build business skills. You can also apply for remuneration for your own time to undertake training and travel costs if the travel is outside your region.
You can apply for funding to hire an expert to build or update a website to support your practice. In your application, you need to demonstrate the value and benefit to your business in building your resilience and long-term sustainability. We would also support the purchase of a website domain as this helps build your digital presence as an individual practitioner.
You can apply for brand development, eg graphic design costs, via a third-party contractor. In your application, you need to tell us how this activity will help you remain relevant to audiences or communities.
You can include costs for a digital subscription or arts industry body or membership-based organisation. In your application, you need to tell us how this will help your skills development and long-term sustainability. We can only support the subscription cost for the duration of your project. For example, if your project duration was six months then we would only support the subscription cost for six months.
Services provided by other artists or arts practitioners
Training, mentoring or consultancy support can be provided by artists or arts practitioners as long as they have the appropriate skills and experience and are a good fit for your project. For example, if you’re looking for training as a Producer you might want to be mentored by a Producer in the sector who has more experience than you and can help build your skills.
A consultant/mentor does not need to have a track record as long as you explain in your application why they are the right person and what their background and experience is.
You can nominate any contractor, mentor or training provider. Your application must include their CVs/bios and quotes or proposal fees as well as confirmation in writing of their availability.
Either a fee or koha can be paid for mentoring or other skills building, as appropriate.
Digital tools or equipment
You can apply for digital tools or equipment costs (as capital expenditure items) that are directly related to carrying out your project. In your application, tell us how the tools or equipment will support your project.
Here are some examples:
- digital tools or equipment, eg laptops or cameras
- IT software or hardware
- financial management software
- fundraising/e-commerce tools
- Zoom subscriptions, live streaming or VR tools.
You can apply for up to $3,000 in total for capital items. Your application needs to request at least $5,000.