Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program

Funding for artist-in-residence projects that engage communities and are delivered in partnership with artists and either a local government authority, local school, or community group.

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The arts play a significant role in supporting communities to tackle disruption and re-establish local connection, strength and resilience beyond the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The DLGSC and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program provides funding for artist-in-residence projects that engage communities and are delivered in partnership with artists and either a local government authority, local school, not-for-profit community organisations or not-for-profit community services organisations.   
 
The program encourages community connection through local initiatives that strengthen community wellbeing and encourage people to reconnect after a period of physical distancing.   
 

The program prioritises projects that engage children and their families, and young people in communities who:  

  • are experiencing high levels of social, health and/or economic impacts due to COVID-19  
  • have limited or low access to arts and cultural programs 
  • are located in regional or remote Western Australia 
  • reflect the diversity of the State.  

Underpinned by the principles of Community, Connection and Collaboration, it is essential that projects embrace community-based arts practice by ensuring:  

  • the activities are by, with, and for the community  
  • the artists are highly skilled art form practitioners and facilitators 
  • the activities are appropriate and reflect the community's aspirations. 

The Creative Communities – Residency category provides for short term artist-in-residence projects that run for a minimum of four weeks.   

The Creative Communities – Collaboration category provides for significant, collaborative artist-in-residence projects that run for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Eligibility

Residency category

The Residency category is open to local government authorities, schools, not-for-profit community organisations or not-for-profit community services organisations who are partnering with an artist, group of artists and/or arts organisation. 

The applicant must be the host organisation who is managing the project. 

Please refer to the program guidelines for more detailed information.

Collaboration category

The Collaboration category is open to individuals, groups, local government authorities, schools, not-for-profit community organisations or not-for-profit community services organisations.

The applicant must be the organisation who is managing the project.

Please refer to the program guidelines for more detailed information.

Guidelines

Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program Residency category guidelines Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program Collaboration category guidelines

Funding overview

Always open

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Collaboration: $80,000
  • Residency: $30,000

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
Open year-round Always open Not applicable Use the business day calculator (XLSX 25 KB) to work out your submission deadline. At least 25 business days after application submission. Residency
September 2020 09:00 AM 23 Sep 2020 04:00 PM 19 Oct 2020 04:00 PM 29 Oct 2020 1 Jan 2021 Collaboration
January 2021 To be advised To be advised To be advised To be advised Collaboration

Recommended resources

The following resources are for applicants of the Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program. They can help you plan your project while ensuring best practice for community-based art activities and to inspire you on what types of projects your community can produce.

Page reviewed 23 September 2020