Survive, Adapt, Create

New Arts Funding

The Australia Council for the Arts has a new program in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A $5 million fund has been established this financial year as an early response initiative. The grants open for applications on Friday 3 April and we encourage all small organisations, artists, makers and designers to apply. 

As an organisation that receives some multi-year support from the Australia Council ADC is ineligible to apply  (fair enough), but we do have a fair bit of experience so we want to help you. CEO and Artistic Director Lisa Cahill will be available to help you navigate the application process and talk through your ideas. If you want to book a time with Lisa please email hello@australiandesigncentre.com with ‘Survive, Adapt, Create  - Appointment’ in the subject line.

Please note that any advice we provide will be in addition to, and doesn’t replace, the excellent advice and support provided by the Australia Council. 

Please make sure you have read the application guidelines and have a good idea for your application before you seek a meeting. 

Read the Australia Council’s media release here

Good luck and stay strong. 

Image: Subhadra’s Puzzle. Repaired by Daniel Emma. Installation view of Object Therapy at ADC. Photo: Boaz Nothman