Whyalla residents are being invited to step out and step up to get their arts ideas off the ground.
This invitation comes from Country Arts SA with its August 2019 Regional Arts Fund grant round now open.
Funding is available to support regional artists and community groups for projects that inspire arts and cultural activity in rural, regional and remote areas of South Australia.
Regional artists who are looking to develop their arts practice, or artists and organisations who are keen to create with their communities through innovative arts projects are encouraged to apply.
Country Arts SA administers two funding rounds for the Regional Arts Fund in March and August of each year and is delivered under two main categories;
Step Out grants are open to individuals, and communities to partner with professional artists and arts organisations, to create high quality arts projects that build capacity for long term benefits and increase professional development.
Step Up grants are open to artists, organisations and community groups to undertake small cultural projects, or for individual artists across all art forms to undertake professional development opportunities, such as mentorships. If you have never applied to Country Arts SA or never undertaken an arts project you are encouraged to apply to this category.
Country Arts SA also delivers the Skills Development grant program. This grant can assist individual artists or groups to provide innovative skills development opportunities through workshops, or provide opportunities for the development of project ideas and concepts.
Individual artists, across all art forms, can now apply to the Skills Development grant program to pursue unique development opportunities.
The Quick Response grant is available throughout the year to support regional artists to access professional arts development and training opportunities, or organisations and communities with small project opportunities that arise at short notice.
Country Arts SA offers experienced advice and support from Arts and Cultural Facilitators, located throughout the regions, who can assist with applications and project development.
The Regional Arts Fund is administered on behalf of the Australian Government by Regional Arts Australia and its member organisations which include Country Arts SA.
For more information on the grants and eligibility criteria contact City of Whyalla Arts and Cultural Facilitator Deb Hughes on 8640 3444 or to be inspired by previous successful grant recipients by visiting www.countryarts.org.au