Gordon Darling Foundation offering Grants

Gordon Darling Foundation

Relevent Country: Australia

The Gordon Darling Foundation is offering grants to support well-conceived projects of all kinds in the Visual Arts (other than capital works).

The Gordon Darling Foundation is a perpetual public charitable trust, established in 1991 to “support Australia-wide, activities of importance in the Visual Arts.”

It will give priority to exhibitions of Australian, Asian, Pacific or other international art, or those of significant local importance.

It will assist with the costs of research, travel, publication, and the dissemination of knowledge and the enjoyment of all aspects of the visual arts to the widest possible audience.

What the Foundation does?

Funding may be provided for:

catalogues and publications:

  • that are scholarly, preferably with well-researched new information.
  • that provide a permanent record of an exhibition, collection, or work of an artist or movement.
  • marketing or promotional costs, if they aim to reach new audiences, especially young audiences.
  • professional education initiatives, including individual professional development.
  • collection management initiatives, including database development and conservation.
  • research projects leading to the recognition and publication of material of significance.
  • internationally known speakers for symposia.
  • Preference will be given to catalogue and publication projects which will tour a cluster of venues, sharing costs, staff and experience.

Funding Criteria

  • The Foundation will consider funding projects that provide new or increased audience access to the visual arts.
  • Projects will be expected to attract considerable public exposure.
  • The Foundation may be the sole grant provider, the lead donor, or a participant in a collaborative funding with other private and/or public donors.
  • The Foundation will not normally support projects that have been almost fully funded from other sources.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Foundation can only provide funding to Public Institutions in Australia. Applicant organisations must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
  • Individuals wishing to apply for funding for projects must partner with a Public Institution which then takes on responsibility for the project.
  • The Trustees will normally award only one application per organisation in any twelve-month period. Darling Travel Grants are considered a separate funding stream and do not preclude an organisation from applying for or receiving a grant.

Source: http://www.gordondarlingfoundation.org.au/guidelines.php