All applicants must submit answers to the questions, with reference to the criteria listed below.
Please provide requested information and as detailed information as possible to enable the Grants Committee to make an informed decision.
Include a reason why your project should be supported by Arc and how you will promote or acknowledge funding from us on this project. Also outline how this project will contribute towards the development of graduate attributes
As ADG has a limited budget, unfortunately not all applications can be funded. It is the discretion of the Grants Committee to nominate the amount granted, and this may be the full amount requested or a part of the amount. Applications should make requests for realistic amounts. Individual applicants may only apply for a maximum of $500 funding per year. Where partial funding has been awarded for one project an applicant may apply for a second project only up to the difference making a total of $500 per year.
When completing the financial section of the form, give a total of funds and fill in the breakdown of costs. Your budget should be supported by quotes or invoices. You must provide at least two quotes per item and if successful will need to keep receipts.
Add images to support your application.
In determining the ADG amount to be recommended for a project, the Grants Committee shall take into consideration the following criteria which must be addressed through your conceptual rationale, project description and campus engagement:
- The cultural, social, historical and reputational significance of the project;
- The contribution to the campus culture and community;
- The contribution towards the development of graduate attributes;
- The ability and dedication of the participant/s to use the experience gained from the project to benefit Arc members and the wider campus community;
- The nature, topic and size of the project;
- How innovative the activity or approach is;
- The number of Arc members and UNSW students likely to benefit from the project;
- The degree of planning and preparation for the project;
- Other avenues of funding support;
- Previous dealings between the individual or group and Arc; and
- Any other factors considered relevant.
Please note: Arc @ UNSW Art & Design Grants (ADG) are for EXTRACURRICULAR projects only - you cannot apply for funding for a show organised in class with a lecturer or tutor, or to make work for an assessment task or class project, or to travel to collect research for your MFA or PhD for example. You can only apply for funding for additional creative pursuits that may aid your personal professional development, creative career, and or the campus community outside your degree.
Decisions of the Grants Committee are final, so please include all relevant information in your application. You may only submit another application for the same project if you are invited to. If you were unsuccessful simply due to a large number of applications in a round (insufficient funds), you may be invited to resubmit the same application. For feedback on your application you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Grants Committee will meet approx. two weeks after the deadline for applications close.
All applicants will be sent a letter via email informing them of the outcome of their application. Successful applicants will receive the grant in their nominated bank account as submitted on the application form. You must keep receipts for ADG funds spent and lodge them with the Arc Office on the Paddington campus no later than one month after the event.
You must officially acknowledge the support of Arc on all publicity material, e.g. invites, posters, catalogues. You are required to display the Arc logo (which we will give you) along with the following text:
“This project has benefited from an Arts & Design Grant courtesy of Arc @ UNSW Limited”
We look forward to hearing about your successful project or conference attendance! After completion of your project you are required to acquit your grant, which you can do via our Online Acquittal Form. It is a requirement that all successful applicants acquit their project. In order to successfully acquit your project please provide requested information in as much detail as possible. Information about the success of the project and documentation may be published on the Arc website, or in an Arc publication.