Hubs EOI [Open]
Regional Arts WA believes the regional arts sector will be stronger – more connected, creative and capable – when networks are established, people know each other, and have the opportunity to work together.
Looking to change the way the regional arts sector talks to each other, Regional Arts WA has partnered with strategically aligned local organisations to grow a Network of Hubs across the state.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are open to not-for-profit organisations who are interested in entering into a Hub service agreement with Regional Arts WA and have the capacity to:
- Employ a local Coordinator to deliver against the Deliverables Framework
- Work closely with their local government authorities on creating and delivering community strategies
- Have existing established local networks that can be amplified and mapped
- Deliver capacity building programs to their local communities
- A willingness and drive to be an active member of the Regional Arts Network
Each Hub will serve a geographic region, breaking the State into manageable sites related to the area, population and local government boundaries.
Regional Arts WA is looking for organisations who see this as a short-term investment to amplify their mission and see the benefit of a long-term relationship with Regional Arts WA, local governments, and the Network. This is not a funding program, nor is it a short or long-term solution for an organisation only seeking operational support to continue their core activities.
Please read through the following prior to contacting the Network Coordinator:
- Guidance Materials – for eligibility and EOI criteria
- Deliverables Framework
- Regional Arts Network Terms of Reference (Draft)
Applicants must reside in postcodes classified as regional using the Modified Monash Model Map. The applicant’s physical address must be MMM Classification 2 or above. To check how your address is classified visit the Doctor Connect Locator Map.
- EOI Closes: 11:59pm, 20 May 2021
- Service Agreement Contracting: By 30 June 2021
- Coordinator Employment: Within three months of contracting
Allocation of funding
Successful applicants will receive $35,000 over one year, with possible extension upon review. $30,000 of this must be used for the Hub Coordinator’s employment (or add to existing suitable employee’s wage). $5,000 towards expenses for the Coordinator to complete duties outlined in the service agreement (e.g. travel expenses)
How to apply
You must contact Network Coordinator, Gemma Robins, to discuss your proposed EOI to check eligibility, discuss capacity and ensure strategic alignment to the Regional Arts Network initiative.
Eligible organisations should submit their EOIs via Smartygrants.
The Regional Arts Network is proudly supported by the Minderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation, and with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.