Support and Funding

Thinking Bigger

Launching March 2020

The Thinking Bigger initiative offers opportunity for creative practitioners, both local and visiting, to propose new ideas to be developed, mentored and/or supported in collaboration Creative Engine. This initiative will be specifically curated to meet a more rigorous set of criteria and detailed budget proposals. The Geelong Arts Centre will be interested to partner with well-developed works with potential for robust project planning, marketing and budget/funding strategy. Selection criteria will focus on works that offer consideration for audience appeal or, for works of a more challenging nature which offer a clear audience development or education strategy to accompany the work.

The Thinking Bigger initiative offers opportunity for projects that are larger and more complex in nature to be delivered by a team with solid creative history and experience. Successful applicants may be offered:

  • Cash contribution – up to $20,000 or
  • Up to $20,000 value in in-kind support for example:
    • Access to rehearsal studio spaces
    • Access to office and meeting spaces
    • Creative, production & producing mentorship opportunity
    • Support & advice towards drafting and securing funding & philanthropic support
    • Marketing support for creative developments and project showings
    • Potential for presentation in the Centre’s professional performance seasons

We encourage successful applicants to give back to our thriving artistic community by offering a significant public engagement outcome either during or at the completion of their residency. This may include, but not limited to:

  • Social media sharings
  • informal or formal showings
  • workshops and masterclasses
  • script readings
  • feedback sessions
  • creative meet & greet and other networking style events

The form of this public engagement outcome can be negotiated with the successful applicant and the Centre is happy to assist you to define this outcome prior to your residency. It is expected you will provide up to 20 hours contribution to public engagement outcome / outcomes. You are also welcome to propose public engagement outcomes at the time of your application.

Application dates & further details will be made available March 2020