MATCH Lab is the new iteration of Creative Partnerships Australia's matched funding program for independent artists and groups.Many artists and groups have said that while the matched funding opportunity in previous programs was great for helping them secure donors, they also wanted to benefit from a more hands-on experience with Creative Partnerships Australia to boost their skills in arts fundraising, and learn how to maintain the momentum they’d built in their fundraising campaigns. So an extra component has been added to the program in the Raising Money for Art clinic. The clinic will help participants develop a deeper understanding of what support is out there and how to go about making the approaches they need.
Successful applicants will build their fundraising skills and knowledge at the clinic, and then can put those skills into practice with a fundraising campaign for a nominated project. Their campaigns will be boosted by Creative Partnerships Australia matching funds raised, dollar-for-dollar.
As part of MATCH Lab we’ll fund your attendance at the Raising Money For Art clinic, your return airfares, two-nights’ accommodation and meals; plus, we’ll match, dollar-for-dollar, money raised through that fundraising campaign up to $10,000 per participant, to help you leverage support for your new project.
MATCH Lab can help artists really understand more about their potential to build private sector support and fund their art in a sustainable way. It’s not a straight-up grants program; it’s designed to be a professional development opportunity.
Full guidelines for the program, FAQs and fundraising resources are available here: https://www.creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au/how-we-can-help/programs/match
Applications close on 17 February 2017.