The Australia Council's Digital Culture initiative supports artistic projects exploring new concepts of liveness, connectivity and participation made possible with digital media.
Artists in the digital era are expanding possibilities for our engagement with the arts and culture through emerging technologies. In digital spaces artists transform live experience and participation for audiences and users. Through new ways of collaborating across technology, artists are building and sharing creative knowledge and culture across broader networks.
We encourage proposals for innovative digital culture projects with:
* artists and audiences co-creating new forms of live experience
* experimentation across platforms and to engage diverse communities with creative practice
* inventive strategies for live collaboration, presentation and distribution of artwork.
The Australia Council invites proposals from artists who are experienced working with digital technology, who may work with visual, sound, performance, literary or interdisciplinary arts, artistic games or transmedia experiences. Applicants can be unknown, emerging or established makers, applying as an individual or a collective.
Your project timeline may include research and/or creative development, but must include a public presentation of new work in 2011. You can apply for up to $40,000 from the Digital Culture Fund. Securing co-funding and establishing partnerships to make your project viable would be an advantage.
This initiative is managed by the Inter-Arts office on behalf of the Australia Council as part of the Arts Digital Era strategy. Successful applications would be required to provide an interim and final evaluation report on project outcomes.
You can find out further information on the 2009 pilot Digital Culture Fund and the Arts content for the digital era strategy on the Arts Digital Era blog.
All applicants are encouraged to contact Inter-Arts staff to discuss proposals before applying. Phone (02) 9215 9116 or toll-free: 1800 226 912, or email inter-arts AT australiacouncil.gov.au