Announcing our Plus1 matched funding recipients for 2017-18
We’re pleased to announce the recipients of in-principle funding through our matched funding program for the arts, Plus1.
Following an assessment panel meeting in September, we’ve committed $1,338,148 in Plus1 matched funding to 48 arts organisations around Australia in the 2017-18 funding round.
These organisations will be fundraising for a range of projects and activities, including creating and presenting new works, core operational costs, new program initiatives, and capacity building activities such as customer relationship management and new IT.
The full list of Plus1 recipients is here.
They’ll start their fundraising over the next few days, weeks and months, and have until May 2018 to complete their campaigns, so keep your eyes peeled and support them where you can. Remember, every dollar you donate during these campaigns will be matched by us, so you’re doubling the value of your donation!
Plus 1 is our matched funding program to boost the fundraising efforts of small to medium arts and cultural organisations, and Australia’s first Australian Government funded matched funding program for the cultural sector.
By matching funds secured through the fundraising endeavours of artists and arts organisations. we’re supporting them to diversify and increase their revenue streams, achieve their artistic goals, create new work for audiences to enjoy and become more robust in the long-term.
Find out more about Plus1.
We received 152 applications for funding, making this round highly competitive. Congratulations to all our recipients!
Last financial year (2016/17) our Plus1 program supported 36 arts organisations, who raised $1,583,301 through their fundraising campaigns for a range of projects and artforms, from musical theatre and visual arts to festivals and new writing. With our contribution of $1,164,500 in matched funding a total of $2,747,801 was injected into the arts and cultural sector.