Recovery Grants for NSW Creatives

In Order of Time (Birth), (detail) Harriet Body. Installation at Alaska Projects. Image: Document Photography.

Applications for Recovery Grants for NSW Creatives are closed.

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Accessibility

If you are an applicant with disability or who is d/Deaf, and you require this information in a format which is accessible to you, or if you require this information in another language, you can contact us on (02) 8289 6520 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

The National Relay service numbers are:

TTY users: Phone 133 677 then ask for (02) 8289 6520.

Speak and Listen users: Phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (02) 8289 6520.

Internet Relay users: Connect to NES then ask for (02) 8289 6520.

Overview

These grants aim to:

  • Provide targeted support to individuals and groups in the ‘small-to-medium’ arts and cultural sector in communities which have been directly impacted by the 2022 floods or extreme weather conditions in NSW.
  • Mitigate the direct impact of the floods or extreme weather conditions on the livelihoods of artists, museum workers, arts/cultural organisations and groups in NSW.
  • Create greater to generate revenue and income in the cultural and creative sectors to build resilience against future shocks.

Guidelines

The information on this page sets out the full guidelines for this program. Please read this information in full before completing your application form. At any point you need assistance please contact:

Alternatively, you can contact us Monday to Friday on:

Email: arts.funding@create.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02) 8289 6520.

Apply now

To apply for funding, you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.

If you have limited access to internet or need assistance, please contact Create staff (see end of guidelines for details).

Applications close Wednesday 20 April 2022.

What can I apply for?

Funding is available for the following:

  • Replacement of essential tools, equipment and art supplies damaged by the floods and/or extreme weather conditions that relate to your arts and/or cultural practice.
  • Repair and/or replacement of damaged studio or working spaces related to your arts and/or cultural practice damaged by the floods or extreme weather conditions
  • Actions for the remediation and restoration of items damaged by the floods or extreme weather conditions, including transportation of items, when it relates to your arts and/or cultural practice.
  • Employment of artists or arts/culture workers to deliver project outcomes that have been adversely impacted by the floods or extreme weather conditions including delays in delivery of planned projects and employment opportunities

How much can I apply for?

Two streams of funding are available under this program:

  • Individuals and Groups can apply for up to $10,000.
  • Organisations can apply for up to $30,000.

Note: there is limited available funds, please only apply for what you need.  If you are seeking funding for a new project or program please refer to the Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

Eligibility

All applicants must have been directly impacted by the floods or extreme weather conditions.

Individuals or Groups

Individual is Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or a group located in Australia with Australian citizenship and/or permanent resident members and is a current resident of NSW. Must also be a professional artist or arts/cultural worker (including museum workers).

A Collaborative Group is two or more individuals working together on a project or program Groups may be legally constituted or an informal working association. They may be an entity that exists long-term, or a project specific association.

Organisations

  • NSW small-medium arts and cultural organisations located in NSW.
  • Organisations who have arts and culture as a core .
  • Community groups legislated under Section 355 of the Local Government Act are eligible but must not receive core program or operational funding from their local council.
  • For-profit organisations may be eligible to apply provided the request relates to activities being delivered on a break-even (non-profit) basis.

If applying as an Individual:

  • You can apply with no ABN but if successful will be required to either
    • Obtain an Individual/Sole Trader ABN OR
    • Engage a Funds Administrator

If applying as a Group:

  • You can provide a member’s Individual/Sole Trader ABN OR
    • a Partnership ABN OR
    • an Unincorporated Entity ABN

If applying as an Organisation, the organisation MUST provide:

  • An Incorporated Association ABN OR
  • A Private/Public Company ABN

Not eligible

  • State Cultural Institutions, Key Festivals, State Significant organisations and National Performing Arts Partnership organisations.
  • Local, State or Federal Government departments
  • Education institutions.

Examples of what can be supported:

  • Individuals and Groups
    • support to replace items essential for their arts practice or for creating a new exhibition, developing new work performance, workshop programs etc that have been damaged by the floods or extreme weather conditions.
    • payment of artists fees, suppliers of materials, studio spaces, and/or purchase equipment that enable an artist to meet the needs of presentation opportunities in circumstances where the need emerges due to direct impact of the floods or extreme weather conditions.
  • Organisations 
    • replacement of items essential to delivery of projects and programs and/or to commission artists or groups of artists to complete new work where the need emerges due to direct impact of the floods or extreme weather conditions.

This list is not exhaustive, and applicants are encouraged to contact Create NSW to discuss their needs.

How will my application be assessed?

Assessment Criteria

  1. Artistic Practice

Current artistic and/or cultural practice.

  1. Need

The impact of the floods or extreme weather conditions on your practice, planned projects and/or loss of equipment for delivery of creative and/or cultural projects.

  1. Budget

Reasonable budget and costings for replacing equipment and materials where the need emerges due to direct impact of the floods or extreme weather conditions.

If you have questions about addressing these criteria, please contact Create NSW.

Supporting Statements

Examples of the impact of floods or extreme weather conditions on your practice such as photos of studio spaces and/or equipment damage.  If you do not have physical evidence of damage, a statement from a colleague or someone that can vouch for your loss can be provided. Support Statements  can be provided as:

What happens after I submit my application?

Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation from our secure online grants system.

Assessment Stage 1

Create NSW staff will assess all applications against the assessment criteria: Practice, Need and Budget.

Practice: Assessment will be based on examples of work, CV or history of presenting arts and/or cultural practice.  In addition, applicants can provide letters of support from relevant colleagues or representatives in their community.

Need: Assessment will be based on demonstrated impact of floods and/or extreme weather on the items you are seeking support to replace.  Also if you are seeking support for delivery of a project or program impacted by the floods and/or extreme weather, evidence may be provided of confirmed activity ie exhibition invitation.

Budget: Assessment will be based on a realistic level of request for replacement of equipment, payment of artists and if possible, quotations for costs.

Assessment Stage 2

Create NSW staff will recommend applications based on:

  • how well they meet the assessment criteria
  • the range of recommended applications

Assessment Stage 3

Final recommendations are submitted for the consideration of the NSW Minister for the Arts.

Level of funding will be dependent on volume and demonstrated need of applications received.

When will I know the outcome of my application? 

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications approximately 3-4 weeks after the round closes.

Alternatively, you can contact us Monday to Friday on:

Email: arts.funding@create.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02) 8289 6520.

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