Artbox has won over $3M in grants, tenders and programs subject to EOIs for artists, creatives and event producers.
And yet we strongly advocate against Grants.
Why? We think artists and creatives shouldn't have to compete against each other to get a slice of the cake, when the cake is too small to start with. Instead of enabling people to make their best work, this model:
- Reinforces the age-old notion that creatives need charity
- Places considerable strain on applicants' time and mental health, with only a small percentage seeing these costs yield rewards
- Favours neurotypical individuals with advanced writing, budgeting and project management skills
This is why we do so much work prospecting direct paid opportunities for creatives.
But the reality is that Grant Funding and convoluted Expression of Interest callouts are a deeply ingrained feature of cultural funding. We've been in the game long enough to know you have to be in it to win it. We have done the hard yards and the trial and error so you don't have to, and having sat on both sides of the assessment table dozens of times, we can help you put your best foot forward for any funding or commissioning opportunity - local, state, federal, international, or private.
For your next application, speak to us to get one of our expert grant writers to assist with funding your event, creative development, tour, public art commission and everything else in between. We are well-networked event producers, artists, architects, and art facilitators, therefore we speak your language, understand your needs, and can turn your creative vision into a watertight pitch.
We can't guarantee you success - no one can. But we can stack the odds on your side - sometimes just a strategic shift is all an application needs. Give us a few details about what you have in mind, you've got nothing to lose.
To get the ball rolling, please fill out the form linked below and make sure you include the following information (if relevant):
- Grant stream(s) of interest (if you know - we can also tell you if something is currently available)
- Very brief outline of your proposal: who, what, where, when, who with, how much
- Have you previously applied to fund this project, and if so, what was the outcome?