Louise Arkles, Arts Program Manager at The Ian Potter Foundation, shares her experience of what matters and what counts in grant making.
There have been a number of sector engagement activities undertaken by the Foundation since the beginning of the year.
In April, the Foundation hosted an Arts Forum focusing on current best practices in evaluation for this sector.
Two new Arts grants case studies show the benefits of mentoring artists at different stages of their careers.
On November 20 2016, the University of Tasmania announced the building of the new Creative Industries and Performing Arts Centre in Hobart. The Foundation has granted $5 million to this project topping up State and Federal government funding for this impressive undertaking. As a national funder, the Foundation is thrilled to be able to support such a landmark project in Tasmania.
Due to significant forward commitments, grant applications in Science, Environment & Conservation and the Arts will not open for Round 2, 2016.
How do you know if an art program is successful? Of course you can measure audience numbers—but how do you measure other elements like quality? Following the positive experience of one of our grantees, Access Arts, we are expanding our participation in a new arts evaluation program known as Culture Counts...
Queensland Ballet awarded $5 million grant to overhaul their premises in the Thomas Dixon Centre and help the company achieve its ambitious goals. This is the largest grant The Ian Potter Foundation has ever made to a Queensland-based organisation.