Assignment 2 and 3 have been designed to bring together the theoretical and practical aspects of the unit. In these two linked assignments, you will design a program, product or service and write a grant application to allow you to seek funding for the project.
In arts organisations and cultural institutions, external funding sources are often used to allow organisations to develop services, products and programs they would otherwise be unable to develop. Grants are also used for infrastructure and sought out for collecting projects.
This assignment has two aims:
- To allow you to put together the theory and practice through design of a product, program or service, and thereby to help you develop in depth knowledge related to a particular type of program, product and service.
- To give you experience with writing an application for funding.
While the requirements are a mishmash of the application fields for State Library of New South Wales’ public library grants and QUT’s Engagement Innovation Grants, you get to pick the funding body for your application as appropriate for the type of organisation you are situating your project in. For a Queensland public library, you might choose SLQ as the funding body, or maybe the Gates Foundation. The choice is yours, but the application requirements remain the same regardless. You’ll need to take the strategic goals of the funding body into account when you prepare your application.