Once you submit your application, we will send you an email acknowledging receipt of your application.
After you submit your application, we first check it meets the eligibility criteria for the grant or opportunity to which you are applying.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application in early January 2024.
Once all applications have been assessed, you will be contacted about the outcome of your application. If you have been successful, you will also be sent an agreement.
Frequently asked questions
Phase 1: Program onboarding and introduction
- Introduction to your Digital Specialist
- Providing your specialist with information about your organisation
- Introduction to program and program materials
Program Overview’ Cohort workshop (120 minutes online, date TBC)
Phase 2: Assess
Your specialist will guide you through a process to identify the organisation’s current digital capacity.
‘Ideate’ Cohort workshop (120 minutes online, date TBC)
Phase 3: Ideate
A process of ideation and investigation to identify digital challenges and opportunities for your organisation. This will include workshops with internal and external stakeholders.
‘How to Pitch’ Cohort workshop (120 minutes online, date TBC)
Phase 4: Develop
Identify, test and develop your flagship project, model program or prototype product. Seed funding is released. ‘Organisations Pitch Projects’ Cohort workshop (120 minutes online, date TBC)
Phase 5: Pilot & Refine
Launch project, evaluate early learnings, present findings. Put in place tracking and evaluation frameworks.
‘Organisations Present Learnings’ Cohort workshop (120 minutes online, date TBC)
Our digital specialists are a diverse group of creative technologists and digital consultants with a broad range of experience across digital technologies, capacities and roles. Specialists will be located across Australia and are selected based on their:
- knowledge of the arts and creative industry
- experience with digital transformation
- commitment to digital inclusion, cultural competency and accessibility.
Organisations will be matched with specialists based on the individual needs and priority areas.
The Digital Specialist will be available for one day each week across the fourteen-week residency. This will include some mutual contact hours each week (as well as the Specialist’s research and planning time for your organisation).
There will be a combination of contact and non-contact hours with your organisation for between two to four team members. Other team members should also be invited to discrete activities and kept informed by the organisation as to the project progress and timing.
There will also be five compulsory online sessions with the cohort of participating organisations to provide an opportunity to connect and share experiences and knowledge and hear from industry experts.
This residency is designed to be delivered online with potential for hybrid delivery, involving a combination of in-person and online sessions with your specialist via negotiation.
Individuals can apply via our online application system. If you have access requirements, please get in touch so we can assist you.
- timeliness and relevance of the program to your organisation
- drive and motivation of team members to collaborate and experiment with diverse ways of learning and innovation
- commitment to exploring and implementing digital solutions for the arts sector.
- Please respond to the selection criteria.
- Introduce your organisation and why you do what you do.
- How has your organisation explored digital so far?
- What are some digital projects you would like to explore during the residence?
- How has your organisation explored and managed digital so far?
- What does digital leadership in the sector look like to you?
- What tools and processes do you have in place to facilitate collaboration between your team members?
- Please list your organisation’s two Digital Champions, who would participate in the program, if successful.
This opportunity is open to organisations.
An ‘organisation’ is a legally constituted organisation that is registered or created by law. For example, incorporated associations, companies limited by guarantee or government statutory authorities are all defined as organisations.
Your application will be assessed as per the selection criteria. The program is designed to bring together a diverse range of applicants from organisations around the country and we work to ensure a balance between geographic locations and artforms. This will be considered in the assessment process.
The program requires you to identify a minimum of two Digital Champions (one in a leadership position) from your organisation to lead the residency. Consider staff who have the ability to lead your team and enact the recommendations or opportunities that may arise. It is important to get buy-in across your organisation, so consider representatives from different teams.
This program provides $3000 seed funding to assist in prototyping or piloting your digitally led project. These funds will be granted after a successful pitch of your project, during the course of the program. Successful applicants will be given detailed instructions on this process.
The application form asks: “What are some digital projects you would like to explore during the residence?” If successful, your Digital Specialist will provide support in ideating your digitally led project, so suggested ideas are sufficient for the application.
You do not need to supply a budget with your application.
You will be required to complete an acquittal report at the conclusion of the program.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss your eligibility or application.