GRANT WRITING BASICS
Grant Writing Basics Handbook
Part 1: Planning and Research
The Funding Body:
Here are some of the best links for funding programs
NSW Government: www.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au
Federal Government: www.grants.gov.au
You might find this template useful to look at your SMART OBJECTIVES:
Smart Objectives Word
Part 2: Writing Tips
A chronological checklist for who does what.
Working with Aboriginal Communities: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/about/protocols-for-working-with-indigenous-artists/
Part 3: The Project Budget
THE PROJECT BUDGET
To start thinking about your budget, you need to brainstorm some of your expenses.
The pdf can be printed out as a simple worksheet. The excel document has a number of built in calculations:
Calculating artist fees:
Visual artist fees – NAVA website https://visualarts.net.au/media/uploads/files/CHAPTER_7.pdf
Writers fees- ASA rates https://www.asauthors.org/rates-and-conditions
Musicians Union http://www.musicians.asn.au/union/rates.html
Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance Contractors/employees are available through Fair Work
Superannuation details available from the Australian Taxation Office.
Calculating accommodation/per diems
TD 2016/13 www.ato.gov.au
General budgeting tips:
· Budgeting & Bookkeeping for Creative People: A guide to accounting for music, arts and entertainment businesses. Designed as both an introductory guide and a practical, week-by-week workbook, this book will assist students, educators and practitioners in the music, entertainment and arts industries to build their financial literacy.
· A bit American but goes into detail on budgeting, not specific to projects. https://vimeo.com/132108816