Screenrights’ 2023 Cultural Fund is open for applications today, with up to $250,000 in funding available for projects that respond to the annual focus of New Visions.
“New Visions aim to let us see something differently. Perhaps it’s a reimagining of creative processes, an innovative way to connect with audiences, or a project which destroys stereotypes – or perhaps all of these,” says Screenrights Board Director Rachel Antony, who has taken over as Chair of the Cultural Fund Working Group from outgoing Board Director Geoffrey Atherden. “Every year we’re thrilled to see the calibre and breadth of applications and how they interpret the theme; we encourage all the visionaries out there to submit.”
The Screenrights Cultural Fund makes a difference by supporting people with exciting and innovative new initiatives that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand. Continuing in its efforts to reduce barriers to entry and increase the diversity of funded initiatives, for the second year Screenrights will be accepting expressions of interest from applicants who are less experienced in funding submissions. Through the EOI process, these applicants can draw on external assistance provided by Screenrights to help shape their submissions in order to optimise their chances of receiving funding.
The Fund awards up to $50,000 per initiative, with a total funding pool of $250,000 available each year. 2023 applications will close on Wednesday 12 April, at 5pm AEST. The guidelines and application form are now available at www.screenrights.org/cultural-fund.