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Albert-Eden Neighbourhood Arts Funding

Job details

Organisation
Albert-Eden Neighbourhood Arts
Closes
16 Oct 2020
Region
Auckland
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

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Do you have an idea for a great creative project or community event that you’d like to make happen in the Albert-Eden local board area* between November 2020 and June 2021? 

The Albert-Eden Local Board, through the community arts broker and events programme, provides support for a range of creative projects and community events, and submissions for funding are now open.

We are looking for locally connected individuals and organisations to submit ideas for creative projects or events that happen in and with local communities. Previous projects have included: outdoor knitting picnics, an enchanted fairy door installation, exhibitions in historic houses, dance workshops in parks, and much more. 

The arts broker, Bronwyn Bent, is also available to provide project support in a number of ways aside from administering funding, from assistance navigating Council processes to writing a press release - let's talk about what you might need to make the project happen. 

If you'd like support putting your proposal documents together, or need to submit in another way apart from the online form, get in touch and we can work with you on this. 

Previous funding amounts have ranged from $500 - $12,000. 

These programmes are supported and funded by the Albert-Eden Local Board. 

*The Albert-Eden Local Board area comprises Greenlane, Epsom, Mt. Eden, Balmoral, Sandringham, Morningside, Kingsland, Mt. Albert, Point Chevalier, Owairaka, and Waterview. Please refer to the Auckland Council website for further information and a map. 

How to apply

ARTS PROJECTS
This year there are two focus areas open for proposals:

1. Projects in local town centres
Open to all creative ideas that aim to engage with, activate, and transform local town centre areas across Albert Eden. 
What does this mean? This might be a project that pairs local businesses with artists; a dance party in a town centre; or an exhibition put onto a billboard. 

2. Economic Stability and Resilience Projects
Open to all creative ideas that help build and support financial stability for the creative sector.
What does this mean? This might be an arts market; a project that aims to find ways for artists to sell their work; or the establishment of a creative exchange network. 

To submit a proposal, you’ll need to let us know:
- what your idea is, who's involved, when you plan to do it, and what the community involvement or outcomes are.
- which focus area your application falls under
- what the budget is and how much you would like to apply for
- any other assistance you think you may need

Your project must: 
- have a strong creative idea driving it
- give equal weight to creative ideas and community benefit 
- have strong local connections
- have some sort of public outcome, which can be online

Proposals are due by 5pm on Friday October 16th and should be completed online at this link:

Click here for the application form. 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The community events fund is for events that are driven by, and are designed for, specific communities of all sorts.  Previously funded events have included those that celebrate walking and biking; a health and wellbeing fair; and kai festival. 

Community events must:
- be non-commercial in nature - i.e. not run primarily to make a profit for one individual.
- have a community focus of some description
- happen before the end of June 2021

Community events do not have to have an arts focus, and support is available to assist groups with planning their event if needed. 

To submit a proposal, you’ll need to let us know:
- what your idea is, who's involved, when you plan to do it, and what the community involvement or outcomes are.
- what the budget is and how much you would like to apply for
- any other assistance you think you may need

Proposals are due by 5pm on Friday October 16th and should be completed online at this link: 

Click here for the application form.  

Written by

Amelia Yiakmis

21 Sep 2020