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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4278..


ArtsACT—funding

(Question No 1408)

Mr Mulcahy asked the Minister for the Arts, upon notice, on 21 November 2006:

Could the Minister provide a list of the unsuccessful applicants for ArtsACT funding over the last two years, including the (a) name of each organisation and (b) amount of funding requested by each organisation.

Mr Stanhope

: In response to the member's question, I provide a list of unsuccessful applicants for the years 2005 (Attachment A) and 2006 (Attachment B).

In providing this information, I also take this opportunity to note that the ACT Arts Fund is one of the main ways the ACT Government supports arts activities for the benefit of the whole ACT community. The Fund contributes to the ACT Government's commitment of ensuring the ACT continues to be rich in arts activities and experiences that creatively engage, challenge and inspire the community.

Peer assessment is critical to arts funding in the ACT. The ACT Cultural Council assesses all applications. For most funding categories, the Council establishes peer panels, comprising highly regarded experts in their fields. The Council assesses all other categories directly. Each application is assessed against the assessment criteria and ranked comparatively with other applications received. Applications are selected on their merit and which best address the Fund's selection criteria.

The ACT Arts Fund assessment process is highly competitive and all unsuccessful applicants to the Fund have the opportunity to receive feedback on their applications through artsACT. Those who take up this opportunity find it helpful in terms of preparing subsequent applications.

I also wish to convey my appreciation of those who take the time to apply to the ACT Arts Fund, regardless of whether they are ultimately successful or not.

ATTACHMENT A

UNSUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

2005 PROJECT FUNDING AND EMERGING ARTIST/S CATEGORIES

APPLICANT

AMOUNT REQUESTED

A Chorus of Women

$8,005

Acacia Rose Media

$19,400

Acacia Rose Media

$53,296

ACT Region Playwrights Group

$12,875

Amesbury, Avi

$5,636

Anderson, Matthew

$6,008

Anna Hueneke

$49,286

Annie & The Armadillos

$5,000

ArtSound Inc

$96,000

Arundel, Leith Sunshine

$9,026

Australian Script Centre

$2,000

Australian Songwriters Association - ACT Branch

$7,300

Bailey, Ed

$9,736

Baker, Vanessa

$5,236

Barbalet, Margaret

$10,000

Bayada, Kylie

$13,125

Best, Jackey

$11,000


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