Quick Response Micro Grants Program
Closed Wednesday 3 June 2020

In response to the recent bushfires and current COVID-19 pandemic, South East Arts is offering Quick Response Micro Grants of up to $1,000 for independent practicing artists or organisations working across all art forms to support their creative endeavours.

Designed to support our arts and cultural community in unprecedented times, this funding aims to be as flexible as possible. Projects do not require a specific outcome but can focus on skills development or capacity building.

• You must be based in the South East Arts region (Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Snowy-Monaro)
• You can be an individual or organisation
• Your proposal must be arts related
• Your proposal must be related to recent hardship from the bushfires or the effects of COVID-19 on your arts practice
• The proposal must offer a way of addressing the negative impacts of the bushfires or COVID-19 to your arts practice or to your community

What can the grant be used for?
We are keeping the options very open and we are making it possible to use this grant for things that arts funding often doesn’t cover. Providing it is a positive response to the recent bushfires or current COVID-19 situation, we will consider a wide range of proposals including:
• A small scale project delivered (within the guidelines of COVID-19 social distancing)
• Equipment to help you deliver your arts practice online
• Access to training to up-skill your online delivery
• New ways of marketing or sharing your arts business

This grant will NOT support:
• Competitions, Awards, Prizes, Judging, Fundraising events
• General operating expenses or ongoing costs of long-term continuous projects
• Projects that have commenced or are completed
• Activities which could be considered part of the curriculum for schools or tertiary institutions
• Non-arts related activities

Key Dates
• Applications open on Monday 25 May 2020
• Applications close the following week on Wednesday 3 June 2020
• Applications will be assessed during the following week
• Successful recipients announced during the following week and funding agreements sent out
• Successful applicants need to return the signed funding agreements with an invoice to South East Arts for the amount granted
• Projects or expenditure of the grant can be commenced from Monday 15 June 2020
• The expenditure needs to be completed by 31 July 2020
• You will need to send a short report on how the money was spent by 31 August 2020

How to apply
The online application form includes the following questions:
• Biography/organisation information (100 words) – A brief bio about your creative practice (including web links etc.) or a brief history of your organisation.
• Impact Statement (100 words) – One paragraph statement about how your practice/organisation has been impacted by the bushfires or COVID-19 pandemic.
• Activity Outline (300 words) – Tell us about your proposed activity and how you will use the grant.
• Benefits (200 words) – What are the benefits of your proposal and why is this important? How will this will improve the negative effects of the bushfires or COVID-19 to your arts practice or to your community.
• Budget – Simple budget to show use of grant funds.

For assistance contact Andrew on 0429 909 447 or agray@southeastarts.org.au