COVID-19 is having unprecedented effects on communities in Australia and around the world, including on creative and cultural activity. To support the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate, this program targets funding towards sector organisations who are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new cultural and creative activities and events. This will support employment of artists and workers in the arts and entertainment sector and contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia.
Before starting this application you should ensure that you have read and understood the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Guidelines.
We also recommend reading the Frequently Asked Questions.
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications will treat your personal information according to the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles. This includes letting you know:
Your personal information can only be disclosed to someone else for the primary purpose for which it was collected, unless an exemption applies.
The Australian Government may also use and disclose information about grant applicants and grant recipients under this grant opportunity in any other Australian Government business or function. This includes disclosing grant information on GrantConnect as required for reporting purposes and giving information to the Australian Taxation Office for compliance purposes.
We may share the information you give us with other Commonwealth entities for purposes including government administration, research or service delivery, according to Australian laws.
As part of your application, you declare your ability to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles and impose the same privacy obligations on officers, employees, agents and subcontractors that you engage to assist with the activity, in respect of personal information you collect, use, store, or disclose in connection with the activity. Accordingly, you must not do anything, which if done by the department, would breach an Australian Privacy Principle as defined in the Act.
You can make an application at any time between 31 August 2020 and 31 May 2021 (subject to allocation of funds). Please note, the cut-off for the next batch of applications is 14 January 2021. The program cannot fund any activity that has occurred before the execution of a Grant Agreement. Activities under this funding application can take a maximum of two years. The first batch of applications is expected to be assessed in October for applications received by 30 September 2020. Financial commitments cannot be made until execution of the grant agreement, approximately 10 weeks after application submission.
Additional assessment recommendations may be made outside of these timeframes. Any updates to this indicative timing will be published at arts.gov.au.