Blakfulla Boost Quick Response Grants CLOSED
UPDATE [11.05.2020]: APPLICATIONS FOR THIS GRANT ARE NOW CLOSED. APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
ILBIJERRI has recently received a generous donation to be distributed to First Nations artists and arts workers who have lost earning capacity through the cancellation or postponement of projects due to COVID-19.
We’re now encouraging those of you in this predicament to submit a short proposal, letting us know how you could use a grant towards self-directed professional development, or project development, at this time. This might include activities such as: home learning or training; working remotely with a mentor; developing a new or existing piece of writing; recording your work; performing for online audiences or other activities you believe will benefit your practice at this time.
There are two Blakfulla Boost Quick Response Grants available:
$2,500 for individuals
$4,000 for groups or collectives working together
To be eligible, you must be an independent First Nations artist, creative, arts worker, or group of First Nations artists. This funding is designed to support those individuals deemed ineligible for the government’s JobKeeper payment, but is open to those who are receiving JobSeeker.
Applications open on Friday 8 May, and will remain open until all funds have been distributed. You will be notified of the outcome of your application within a few days of sending your project idea to us.
Please fill out the one page proposal form here.
If you would like to talk to someone about the grants email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Blakfulla Boost and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Pictured: Nelson Baker, HEART IS A WASTELAND Creative Development, 2019. Photo: James Henry.