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Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) - Creative Business Champions

The Creative Business Champions Free Webinar Series is proudly brought to you by the Regional Arts Services Network.  


Creative Partnerships Australia  - How to make a case for support and additional resources

  • Creative Partnerships Australia provides artists and arts organisations with the tools, skills and resources to flourish - from fundraising programs and opportunities for business partnerships, to practical campaigning tips and capacity building workshops.

Communicating value and arts advocacy

Resources and links to help in articulating the value of arts, culture and creativity to potential partners outside the arts and cultural sector or non-arts Government agencies.

Creative NZ   Arts Council England – The value of arts and culture to people and society
An evidence review of the benefits of arts and culture on social wellbeing and cohesion, physical and mental health, education, national status and the economy.

Arts Council England – Value of arts and culture in place-shaping
Research into the impact of art and culture in places.

Australia Council for the Arts - Artistic vibrancy
This Artistic Vibrancy Framework shows organisations a way to talk about their artistic impact in a holistic manner with non-artists, such as boards and funders.

Arts Council England – Make the case for art and culture
A toolkit to help you tell the story about how your work positively impacts people's lives. It includes simple tips that you can achieve quickly to make the case for art and culture.

Creative NZ – Advocacy toolkit
An Arts Advocacy toolkit to help talk about the value of the arts so people are more likely to support the arts.

Creative Victoria – Audience Research Toolkit
A toolkit designed to help you find fresh insight to understanding your audience, building new audiences, setting up surveys and consultations, analysing and reporting results, working with stakeholders and ensuring best practice research.

Useful links and other funding

Australia Council for the Arts
The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.

Australian Government Grant Finder
Search for grants and assistance programmes available from the Australian, state and territory governments, and some local councils.

Business Queensland
Tools, resources and advice for starting, running and growing a business.

Creative Sparks Grants Program
Partnering with Brisbane City Council to support creative projects that enrich Brisbane's communities and develop the professional practice of local artists and cultural workers.  

Ministry for the Arts
The Australian Government's arts and culture policy body.

Tim Fairfax Family Foundation
Supporting rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory to address the particular challenges they face due to their geographic location.  

Tourism and Events Queensland
A statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state's marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency.  

Queensland Government Grant Finder
Search for grants and assistance programs from the Queensland Government




12 Month Cash Flow Template (Excel)

A simplified excel cash flow template.

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Budget completion guide

This guide is intended to assist applicants with completing their budget for Arts Queensland funding programs through the online grant system SmartyGrants.

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Budget Preparation Toolkit

Key considerations for budget preparation.

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Selection Criteria Toolkit

A checklist to help applicants understand what is required to effectively respond to four generic arts funding criteria.

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Writing Toolkit

This toolkit includes the Arts Acumen Budget Preparation Toolkit and Selection Criteria Toolkit.

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