art+place Queensland Public Art Fund important information:
It was announced in the 2012-2013 Budget that the art+place Queensland Public Art Fund will cease. This was a limited-life program due to end in June 2014.
The art+place funding round due to close on 30 September will not proceed. There will be no further rounds.
Almost $1 million has already been allocated in 2012-13 to public art projects.
All funding agreements in place for existing projects under the art+place program will be honoured.
Information for applicants
art+place will support public art projects that:
- enliven Queensland’s public places, precincts, buildings and meeting places
- work with the best artists from Queensland, interstate or overseas
- use best-practice public art commissioning practices
- use innovation in both creative and commissioning processes
- engage artists, fabricators, builders, writers, curators, craft workers, designers and other cultural sector workers.
Applications are accepted in three separate funding streams reflecting the scale of project:
Stream 1: Signature projects (requests for art+place funds over $400 000 to $2 million)
Stream 2: Significant projects (requests for art+place funds over $100 000 to $400 000)
Stream 3: Major projects (requests for art+place funds over $50 000 to $100 000)
There are two application rounds each year with the closing dates of 31 March and 30 September for Stream 2 ($100 000 to $400 000) and Stream 3 (from $50 000 to $100 000). For public art projects requesting over $400 000 contact art+place program staff to discuss your request.
All applicants must:
- be based in Queensland or demonstrate a strong connection to Queensland
- have satisfactorily acquitted any previous grants from Arts Queensland and art+place projects
- demonstrate a track record of project management or confirmation of professional public art project management services hired for the project
- for organisations-be either a Queensland Government department or agency, a local government authority, a not-for-profit organisation, or a non-government organisation that is either an incorporated association or a company
- if applying under an auspice, be auspiced by a Queensland organisation that is registered under law.
art+place will not fund projects:
- seeking 100 per cent of the project costs (excluding Queensland Government applicants)
- from non-state government applicants that do not demonstrate matching funding (in Streams 1 and 2)
- from local government and not-for-profit applicants that do not demonstrate a cash and in-kind contribution to the project (Stream 3)
- from private sector applicants that do not demonstrate a minimum of matching dollar-for-dollar funding
- that do not pay industry recognised rates of pay to personnel involved
- that begin before the project start dates published in the guidelines
- that include capital equipment costs not integral to the artwork
- for temporary public artworks which do not have a specific educational element such as an artist residency, public program, mentoring opportunity or education kit
- for which a specialist funding body exists, e.g. Screen Queensland for filmmaking
- that contribute to, or form part of, an academic course or assessment process
- that are located in internal or private places where there is limited access
- that have received art+place funding previously without demonstrating further improvement or justification for funding the project again.