State Government Victoria
 

Annual Operations

Applications for funding in 2013 through the Annual Operations category have now closed.

Funding beyond 2013 through the Annual Operations category is no longer available.

Organisations funded through the Annual Operations category for 2012 or 2013, can access all relevant reporting materials and resources in this section.

Organisations that wish to apply for funding commencing 2014, will need to refer to the new Organisations Investment Program.

Applications for funding in 2013 through the Annual Operations category have now closed.

Funding beyond 2013 through the Annual Operations category is no longer available.

Organisations currently funded through the Annual Operations category for 2013, can access all relevant reporting materials and resources in this section.

For information on the former Annual Operations category please download the sample application guidelines. These guidelines are provided for information purposes only. Download the Annual Operations guideline and application form  (PDF, 327KB).

Organisations that wish to apply for funding commencing 2014, will need to refer to the new Organisations Investment Program.

Assessment Criteria

Applications are competitively assessed and prioritised according to the following criteria:

Artistic Merit

  • The quality and relevance of the program.
  • The level of artistic or other professional skills appropriate to the activities.
  • The extent to which the program engages professional artists in either process or outcome.
  • The potential of the work to contribute to the quality and diversity of arts activity in Victoria.

Audience and Engagement

  • Evidence of a sizeable audience or constituency.
  • Capacity to attract new audiences and/or community participants.
  • Evidence of effective marketing strategies.

Impact Statement

  • The extent of impact on operations of the organisation including: governance, business systems and strategic planning
  • The extent to which the organisation can develop new opportunities, income sources and/or partnerships
  • The extent to which the organisation plays a distinctive role and strengthens its position within the arts and cultural sector in Victoria

Operations

  • The extent to which the organisation can demonstrate good planning and effective use of resources.
  • The extent to which the organisation has administrative, financial and governance practices in place.
  • The extent to which the organisation can demonstrate it has a range of income sources. This may include financial or in-kind support from government and non-government agencies, earned and philanthropic or sponsorship income.

Assessment Process

Applications will be assessed against the stated criteria by Arts Victoria officers, who also consider advice from a peer advisory group drawn from a range of experienced arts and cultural industry practitioners and administrators.

The peer advisory group assesses funding applications in relation to three of the evaluation criteria; Artistic Merit, Audience and Engagement and the Impact Statement.

Funding recommendations are submitted to the Minister for the Arts for approval.

The current peer advisory group members are:

Amy Barclay(Chair) - Cultural Development (Visual Arts) Officer and Freelance Curator
Michelle Evans - CCD practitioner in Indigenous arts
Stephanie Glickman - Dance Writer
Verity Higgins - Regional Arts Development Officer, Regional Arts Victoria
Adam Nash - Artist, programmer, composer
Hoa Pham - Novelist and Playwright
Peter Tregear - Conductor, Singer, Reviewer, Academic

As a recipient of Arts Victoria funding, you are required to:

  • Notify Arts Victoria of any changes to your proposed project
  • Publicly acknowledge the support of the Victorian Government using specific logos and text
  • Acquit your grant by completing a written report on the outcomes of your funded project.

Logos and Text Acknowledgement

Logos

The Arts Victoria logo deviceArts Victoria Logo DeviceThe Arts Victoria logo device is made up of two elements:1. The Arts Victoria logo and 2. The Victorian Government logoThe Arts Victoria logo must always appear with the Victorian Government logo. must be included on all promotional materials produced by the grant recipient in relation to the funded activity.

Arts Victoria logo device

These may include (but are not restricted to):

  • Posters, fliers and brochures
  • Advertisements
  • Invitations
  • Information and education kits
  • Signage
  • Programs and catalogues
  • Websites.

The size and position of the logo should be commensurate with the level of funding provided by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria in relation to other supporters.

The Arts Victoria logo device is available in a variety of formats, please take note of the guidelines for its use.

Logo for Literature Organisations or Projects

In 2008, Melbourne was officially designated a UNESCO City of Literature. All literature projects or organisations receiving Arts Victoria funding should be branded under the initiative by using the UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature logo devlceUNESCO Melbourne City of Literature Logo DeviceThe UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature logo device is made up of three elements:1. The UNESCO logo 2. The Melbourne, Australia 'spiky' logo3. The words 'City of Literature'All elements must appear together. on all marketing and promotional materials. This should be used in addition to the standard logo and acknowledgements outlined above.

UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature logo

The UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature logo device is available in a variety of formats, please take note of the guidelines for its use.

Text Acknowledgement

The following text acknowledgement should be used in any speeches, media releases, interviews and other circumstances where a logo may not be possible:
[This organisation is] supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.

Acquittal Reports

When your funded activity is completed, you must provide Arts Victoria with an acquittal reportAcquittal ReportA written evaluation of the funded activity and a statement that fully accounts for the expenditure of funds provided. within 90 days.

Failure to satisfactorily acquit funding will make you ineligible for future Arts Victoria funding and may result in action to recover the grant.

Download the acquittal form  (DOC, 280KB) .

For further information about the program please contact:

Tania Grant

T: 03 8683 3117
tania.grant@dpc.vic.gov.au

Rohini Sharma (Monday, Tuesday & Friday)

T: 03 8683 3122
rohini.sharma@dpc.vic.gov.au

Previous Recipients

Australian Poetry Ltd Received $50,000 in 2011-2012 for:

2012 operations. Australian Poetry Ltd was launched in 2011 as a merger between the NSW Poets Union and the VIC Australian Poetry Centre. Australian Poetry aims to promote excellence in the art form, build new audiences for poetry and encourage inclusivity and diversity

See all 2011-2012 recipients

Related Resources

Close balloon