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The Australia Council for the Arts has launched a Connections Residency  initiative with aim of supporting artists to initiate residencies with non-arts businesses and industries. Artists from all art forms are invited to apply for the Connections initiative, which will support residencies with funding of up to $30,000.

Through this initiative the Australia Council aims to:
• expand the potential for artists to undertake residencies in non-arts situations
• foster new connections between artists and business and industry partners
• support creative residencies that lead to long-term, mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships between artists and business and industry partners

Artists who have existing relationships with business and industry partners, yet lack resources to carry out effective residency projects, are particularly encouraged to apply for a Connections Residency. Through Connections Residency the Australia Council is looking to support innovative relationships between artists and non-arts business and industry.

Closing date: 15 April 2009

The Connections Residency information, including selection criteria, eligibility and support material guidelines, and applications, are available online. Before applying, applicants should contact staff to discuss guidelines, eligibility requirements and selection criteria.
The Connections Residency program is an Australia Council initiative managed by the Inter-Arts Office.
Contact: Kathryn Gray, Inter-Arts, ph 02 921 9077 or email [email protected]
Thom Scire, Community Partnerships, ph 02 9215 9141 or email [email protected]
Aaron de Souza, Visual Arts, 02 9215 9129 or email [email protected]

JB Seed fund for artists

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

The JB Seed aims to help Australian artists from any background, creating art and music across any genre, to establish themselves as self-sustained, professional artists. Over the past five years, with the help of a bunch of like minded music loving folk they’ve been extremely proud to hand out over $400,000 to incredibly talented, motivated and original artists who could do with some financial support.

The JB Seed is seeking to fund visual artists who are undertaking projects delivering free art outdoors or in prominent indoor public spaces. Their intention is for these art pieces to become a form of social commentary, communication, and inspiration, between the artist and the general public. The art must be made available at no cost to the observer and be displayed with consent from the management of the required public space.

Deadline: 27 April 2009

For further information, contact [email protected]

Arts SA funding information sessions

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Arts SA Independent Makers and Presenters program Grant funding information sessions.

The following grant categories are offered through Arts SA’s Independent makers and presenters (IMP) program: * Professional development  * Project grants
* Artist in residence     * Fellowship
* Triennial project grants   * Major Commissions

If you, or your group, are considering an application to the above funding categories we recommend you attend an Arts SA grants information session. These sessions are an opportunity to hear practical advice on which program best suits your project and how to prepare an application. Each session will focus on a specific artform and arts practice, but general information applies regardless of your artform. If you are considering applying to Arts SA for a grant now, or in the future, you cannot afford to miss these sessions.

2009 information session dates:
Thursday 19 February 2009, 4 pm
Ausdance SA Studio
Level 3, The Atrium, Station Arcade, Adelaide
RSVP to Ausdance SA 8212 0825 or email [email protected]
Area of focus: Dance - practitioners from all artforms welcome

Monday 23 February 2009, 6.00 pm

First floor, JamFactory building
Lion Arts Centre, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide
RSVP to CraftSouth 8410 1822 or email [email protected]
Area of focus: Visual arts, craft and design - practitioners from all artforms welcome

Information regarding assessment criteria, eligibility and amounts on offer can be found in the 2009 Arts SA funding handbook and the relevant IMP artform guidelines at