This is a very anxious week for many of our members, who will find out their results from the Australia Council’s 4-year funding round.
A number of organisations will be successful and from all reports will receive their full ask. Their future for the next four years will be secure. Everyone wishes them all the best with their vision and plans.
Others will lose their long-standing federal funding and their hopes to deliver their organisation’s vision and mission will be seriously undermined.
For them it is the beginning of a long struggle to find a path forward. This will be experienced as a huge responsibility because these are organisations to which they and many others have given their hearts and souls for many years. This is very hard place to find oneself in. It is a challenge that takes a new level of energy and intellectual and emotional commitment. Everyone’s thoughts and sympathy are with you.
* AICSA is organising senior industry members to provide advice on what strategies may serve your planning. Some advisers are already confirmed. Please contact email@example.com if you would like us to organise strategic advice.
* Finally, AICSA is encouraging SA arts lovers to write to your local member of state parliament to voice your concerns about the impact of proposed state government arts funding cuts, in the midst of these federal cuts impacting Australia Council’s capacity.