Multiyear funding data collection

Audience – We define audience as those who attend, visit, experience and/or observe the art but do not actively participate in the development or delivery of the work.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person – A person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and is accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived

CaLD – Culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds include people who speak a language other than English (LOTE) and people with culturally and linguistically diverse ancestries.

Capacity – The maximum attendance that can be achieved due to the physical limitations of a space or to maintain a quality experience for audience or participants.

Disability – By disability, we refer to the Social Model of Disability, using the term ‘disability’ to refer to barriers, rather than medical conditions or impairments. These barriers are seen as being the disabling factors, which prevent or limit opportunities.

This covers people with sensory or physical impairments (including deaf people), hidden impairments, intellectual impairments, learning difficulties or mental health conditions, who face barriers accessing opportunities in the arts and culture sector.

New program, work exhibition – To be considered new the program or works need to have an original concept and content. Annual exhibitions and remounted productions are not new as the concept is unchanged even if the artists have varied.

Participant –  People who attend and actively engage in public program style events such as workshops, and/or may contribute to the development of artworks in an amateur, community voice or voluntary manner. This includes participants in education activities but excludes professional artists.

Professional artist – Must have a commitment to arts/cultural work as a major aspect of their working life, even if this work is not the main source of their income. The term professional is intended to indicate a degree of training, experience or manner of working that allows their work to be assessed against the highest practiced standards in their relevant artform or discipline.

Professional development – Skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement, encompassing all types of facilitated formal and informal learning opportunities.

Program – A series of activities delivered by professional artists and arts practitioners, defined by a strong artistic rationale or curatorial premise. It includes an organisation’s principal artistic program to be delivered over the term of the funding agreement.

Project – A one-off or time-limited activity or event with specific goals and conditions, defined responsibilities, a budget, planning, and specific start date and end date.

Volunteer – Unpaid help, in the form of time, service or skills. Includes crowdsourced transcribers and other offsite volunteers. Excludes interns and work experience. Trustees are volunteers but are not in this definition.