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Grant writing and developing a case for support

Whether you are new to applying for funding or you have submitted applications before, the following resources demonstrate the key components of funding applications to help you understand how to build a clear and compelling case for funding and also assist in articulate the value of arts, culture and creativity to funding partners outside the arts sector.

 

Grant Writing Resources

Creative Partnerships Australia – How to develop a case for support
How to present evidence to make a case for support.

The Grants Hub – Reading grant guidelines
Some top tips of you should look for when reading grant guidelines.

ArtReach – Grant Writing: The Basics (video)
Watch this 10 minute video by ArtsReach Toronto for some quick tips on writing your grant.

Cultural Enterprise Office (UK) – A Guide to Making Applications and Proposals  
Download the Cultural Enterprise Office guide to writing applications and proposals. 

Funding Centre – Writing a Grant Application
Funding Centre has put together a list of tips and questions to answer in your grant application.

 

Communicating value and arts advocacy

The following resources and links are useful in articulating the value of arts, culture and creativity to potential partners outside the arts and cultural sector or non-arts Government agencies.

Creative NZ   Arts Council England – The value of arts and culture to people and society
An evidence review of the benefits of arts and culture on social wellbeing and cohesion, physical and mental health, education, national status and the economy.

Arts Council England – Value of arts and culture in place-shaping
Research into the impact of art and culture in places.

Arts Council England – Art, culture and the economy
Research into the economic benefits of cultural organisations and events.

Australia Council for the Arts - Artistic vibrancy
This Artistic Vibrancy Framework shows organisations a way to talk about their artistic impact in a holistic manner with non-artists, such as boards and funders.

Arts Council England – Make the case for art and culture
A toolkit to help you tell the story about how your work positively impacts people's lives. It includes simple tips that you can achieve quickly to make the case for art and culture.

Creative NZ – Advocacy toolkit
An Arts Advocacy toolkit to help talk about the value of the arts so people are more likely to support the arts.

Creative Victoria – Audience Research Toolkit
A toolkit designed to help you find fresh insight to understanding your audience, building new audiences, setting up surveys and consultations, analysing and reporting results, working with stakeholders and ensuring best practice research.

IFACCA Good Practice Guide on Arts Advocacy Advocacy
A Guide to assist anyone interested in promoting the value of the arts by providing a range of topics that can be developed as persuasive arts advocacy arguments, suggestions about good campaign practice, a selection of arts advocacy campaign case studies, and links to other resources.

 

Useful links

Business Queensland
Tools, resources and advice for starting, running and growing a business.

Queensland Government Grant Finder
Search for grants and assistance programs from the Queensland Government

Australian Government Grant Finder
Search for grants and assistance programmes available from the Australian, state and territory governments, and some local councils.

Our Community
A great resource providing advice, connections, training and easy-to-use tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities.

Australia Council
The Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.

Board Connect
Dedicated to providing advice, support and skills development for non-profit boards.

 

Toolkits

Download the Arts Acumen Application Writing Toolkit PDF (2.72 MB)
This toolkit includes the Arts Acumen Budget Preparation Toolkit and Selection Criteria Toolkit.

Download the Arts Acumen Application Writing Toolkit DOC  (13.34 MB)
This toolkit includes the Arts Acumen Budget Preparation Toolkit and Selection Criteria Toolkit.
 

Download the Arts Acumen Selection Criteria Toolkit PDF (195.04 KB)
Download the Arts Acumen Selection Criteria Toolkit DOC (117.49 KB)