Before you apply for an Arts Fundraising Mentorship
Get the facts on our eligibility and assessment criteria.
Eligibility criteria and considerations
Applications for this program have now closed. Applicants will be notified of decisions mid-September 2017.
Before you apply
Our eligibility criteria are as follows:
- Applicants must be a legally constituted entity (with an ABN) and registered as a not-for-profit organisation, as defined by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Definitions of not-for-profit entities may be found on the ATO and ASIC websites.
- Applicants must operate with the primary purpose of providing arts and cultural opportunities for Australian artists and audiences.
- Applicants must have an established arts fundraising program, which has been operating for three or more years.
- Applicants must have a dedicated development manager or equivalent role that manages fundraising e.g. CEO, GM, ED that can be mentored.
What is the time commitment?
The Arts Fundraising Mentorship Program is a 10-month program. Successful applicants begin their mentorship in October 2017, and finish in June 2018. We anticipate each mentorship consisting of 10 meetings, including meeting with board and key staff members.
Each applicant will have around 10 meetings with their mentor. These can be online and in person. The mentor will also meet with other fundraising staff and the board. An acquittal will be required at the end of the mentorship (June 2018) and the applicant will need to specify fundraising goals set and if they were reached. There will be a gathering of all participants which will be organised and confirmed in the coming months, once applicants have been chosen.
Can organisations participate in this program and the Plus1 matched funding program at the same time?
This will be determined on a case-by-case basis, so if this is your intention please call us to discuss before submitting your application. Our recommendation is to apply for and complete this program first, and apply for Plus1 matched funding the following financial year.
Application organisations will be selected that best demonstrate:
- the calibre and potential to develop and succeed in the mentorship
- the capacity to develop and grow their fundraising activities as a result of the mentorship
- a long term view to embed fundraising into the organisation
- commitment from the Chair, board and CEO to grow private sector support.
Applications for this program have now closed. Applicants will be notified of decisions in mid-September 2017.