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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4284..


Arts and letters—funding

(Question No 1409)

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 the 2007 ACT Arts Fund's Project Funding category, 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 2007.

As I noted in response to Question 1408, 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.

UNSUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

2007 PROJECT AND COMMUNITY ARTS CATEGORIES

APPLICANT

AMOUNT REQUESTED

Aberrant Theatre

$49,239

ACT DJ School

$7,976

Alma Latina

$5,808

Amenomori Schmeisser, Keiko

$9,439

Ana al Mar'aa Belly Dance Troupe

$16,200

ANU Film Group

$15,180

Araluen Productions

$22,900

Art Shed, The

$15,000

Australasian Bangalee Council

$40,000

Australian National Playwrights' Centre

$6,776

Australian Script Centre, The

$4,940

Australian Talented Youth Project

$19,432

Baker, Alisha (Isha Bae)

$4,512

Banks, Julian

$13,160

Battye, Andrew

$4,749

Bear, Leanne

$11,180

Bent Lenses

$10,000

Bevitt, Timothy

$9,560


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