Micro-Grants available now

Calling all artists, arts workers, community groups, councils and arts organisations across the Eastern Riverina region – apply now for up to $1000

Eastern Riverina Arts is offering quick response Arts Restart – Micro-Grants of up to $1,000 for artists across all art forms, community groups, councils and arts organisations to support their creative endeavours. The micro grants aim to restart arts and cultural activities in our region.

The grant application process is simple, straight forward and works on a fast turnaround. Projects do not require a specific outcome but can focus on skills development or capacity-building.  

Background

Eastern Riverina Arts is the regional arts development organisation (RADO) covering 8 council areas in the NSW Eastern Riverina region, including Bland, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, Snowy Valleys and Wagga Wagga.

The NSW Government’s Arts Restart funds are designed to stimulate arts activity and economic growth in regional areas, prioritising:

  • Employment of arts workers and creatives
  • Development of new work
  • Supporting Regional NSW through touring or other measures. 

Easter Riverina Arts recognises that COVID-19 continues to impact on the arts sector in our region and so have directed $30,000 in funding from the NSW’s Government’s Arts Restart to this Micro Grant scheme.

Eastern Riverina Arts Restart Micro Grants are offered with a quick turn-around timeframe in terms of assessment, providing the money to recipients and the delivery of the funded activities: Activities supported by the funding must be completed by 30 May 2021.

Grant A – General Grant (Up to $1000)

Eastern Riverina Arts Arts Restart Micro Grants – General (Up to $1000) will support activities or other costs that ‘restart’ the arts practice or engagement of individuals, arts collectives, groups, organisations and businesses.

What can the grant be used for?

Grant A grants (Individual, up to $1000) can be used for a range of costs or activities, such as:

  • Development of new work 
  • The presentation of new work eg workshop/exhibition/performance (online or in person)
  • A collaborative project bringing together multiple groups or practitioners
  • New ways of marketing or sharing your arts practice or business

Eligibility

  • You must be based in the Eastern Riverina Arts region of Bland, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, Snowy Valleys or Wagga Wagga.
  • You can be an Artist or collective, arts worker, community group, council or arts organisation
  • Your request must be arts related
  • The request must offer a way of helping ‘restart’ your arts practice, engagement or experience
  • Projects, purchases or activities supported by the funding must be completed by 31 May 2021.
  • Individuals or organisations do not have to be a legal entity (ie incorporated organisation, have an ABN). Individuals representing informal collectives or other non-incorporated groups are welcome to apply.

This funding will NOT support: 

  • Fundraising events
  • General operating expenses or ongoing costs of long-term continuous projects or organisations
  • Projects that have commenced or are completed
  • Competitions, Awards, Prizes, Judging
  • Activities which could be considered part of the curriculum for schools or tertiary institutions.
  • Non-arts related activities

Grant B – Product Development (up to $1000)

Eastern Riverina Arts Arts Restart Micro Grants – Product Development (up to $1000) will support activities or other costs that will develop new products and services by artists in our region.

These funds will help artists develop their works into products that can be made available for sale in our region and online. We will prioritise grants that employ creative industries providers (eg. printers, signwriters, framers, marketing professionals) who are located within the Eastern Riverina Arts area.

What can the grant be used for?

Grant B grants (Product Development, up to $1000) can be used for a range of costs or activities, such as:

  • Development of saleable products (eg printing of gift cards, artwork prints or some other saleable product featuring original artwork)
  • Recording and documentation of artwork to make it available on the market (eg recording a song, promotional photo shoots)
  • Employing a creative practitioner (eg, printmaker, graphic designer or marketing/web professional) to develop new marketing materials

Eligibility

  • You must be based in the Eastern Riverina Arts region of Bland, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, Snowy Valleys or Wagga Wagga.
  • You can be an individual, organisation, group, arts-based business or local council
  • Your request must be arts related
  • The request must offer a way of helping ‘restart’ your arts practice, engagement or experience
  • Projects, purchases or activities supported by the funding must be completed by 31 May 2021.
  • Individuals or organisations do not have to be a legal entity (ie incorporated organisation, have an ABN). Individuals representing informal collectives or other non-incorporated groups are welcome to apply.

This funding will NOT support: 

  • Fundraising events
  • General operating expenses or ongoing costs of long-term continuous projects or organisations
  • Projects that have commenced or are completed
  • Competitions, Awards, Prizes, Judging
  • Activities which could be considered part of the curriculum for schools or tertiary institutions.
  • Non-arts related activities

Application Process

Applications open Wednesday 31 March 2021, with individuals and organisations based within the Eastern Riverina region eligible to apply. 

The Application form will ask you to tell us:

  • Your name and contact details
  • A brief description of what you are proposing to do with your grant money, including a very simple budget
  • Outline the benefits and and impact this grant will have
  • Provide your bank details so that we can pay you if you are successful

Timeline

  • Applications open 31 March 2021
  • Applications close midnight Sunday 18 April 2021
  • Successful applicants notified by 5pm Monday 26 April 2021
  • Projects must be completed and a project survey received by midnight Monday 31 May 2021

Acknowledgment and Reporting

Successful applicants will be required to acknowledge the NSW Government and Eastern Riverina Arts via social media – a simple appreciation post tagging Eastern Riverina Arts will suffice. If you do not have social media, acknowledgement on your website or in any publications or marketing materials is required.

Acknowledgment

Where appropriate, please recognise the contribution of the NSW govt using the Waratah logo (below) and the following acknowledgment text:

This project is funded by the NSW Government through Create NSW’s Arts Restart Package, with the support and assistance of Eastern Riverina Arts.

Please download these logos to use in your acknowledgment (right click, Save Images As)

We will send you a very simple form to fill in at the end of your project, asking you to tell us what you did with the funds, and the impact it had.

Terms & Conditions 


The information on this page comprise the core terms and conditions of this grant process. Eastern Riverina Arts is required to comply with its own policies and procedures, as well as relevant laws and regulations governing incorporated not for profit entities. 

We reserve the right to offer a lesser amount than the amount requested.

Artists or collectives, arts workers, community groups, councils and arts organisations can apply ONCE to this round of ERA Arts Restart Micro Grants (not once per category). It is ok to apply as an individual and also to be a part of a collective or organisational application.

We are aiming to be as flexible as possible and will consider a wide range of requests, providing it will have a positive impact on your arts practice and/or the community.