Major Grant

The 2019 recipient of the annual Graham F Smith Peace Award and $10,000 Major Grant is Origami Flight, for Gateway to the Upsidedown, a unique immersive, large-scale installation project – a nexus of art, science and technology.  

The 2019 recipient of the annual Graham F Smith Peace Award and $10,000 Major Grant is Origami Flight, for Gateway to the Upsidedown, a unique immersive, large-scale installation project – a nexus of art, science and technology.  

The selection panel made up of Maggie Fletcher (Chair), Kay Jamieson and Lindy Neilson shortlisted four applicants as part of the decision making process for the 2019 Major Grant ($10,000).

There were 23 applicants presenting diverse arts projects. Applicants are of a considerably high calibre each proposing very worthwhile projects which overall are very exciting and give us considerable hope for the future.

Applications were carefully considered and applicants shortlisted closely align with the Objectives and Criteria set by the Peace Foundation.

Shortlisted projects (in no particular order) were:

Wyndham Community and Education for Peace Choir Wyndham (Music)

Big hART for Songs for Peace – Roebourne (Music)

Origami Flight for Gateway to the Upsidedown (A nexus of art, science and technology)

Belinda Locke  (Independent artist) for Under My Tongue (Dance/performance)

All works are worthy of funding and the Foundation would highly recommend providing funding to the shortlisted projects. 


THE GRAHAM F SMITH PEACE FOUNDATION INC. CALL FOR 2019 MAJOR GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. 

Applications are invited from individuals and community organisations for art projects that accord with the objectives of The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation Inc. (Peace Foundation) – promoting peace, human rights, social justice, and care for the earth.

In 2019 the Peace Foundation will offer one major grant of $10,000 (no GST is included). 

Applications are now closed. Applications that are postmarked prior to this closing time will be eligible.

Applicants not shortlisted will be notified of the outcome in October. Shortlisted applicants will be notified on a confidential basis prior to the Annual Peace Dinner on 16 November 2019.

The successful applicant will be announced at the Foundation’s Annual Peace Dinner on 16 November 2019.

BACKGROUND
The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1989 to continue the work of Graham, who spent his life working for peace, justice, human rights and the dignity of labour. The work of The Peace Foundation is done solely by volunteers and made possible through their fundraising efforts and the generous donations of supporters. Funds raised to make this Major Grant possible.

The Peace Foundation supports arts projects that accord with one or more of the following objectives:
 promote peace and justice at family, community and international level
 lead to the end of injustice, racial tension, oppression and discrimination
 increase understanding and cooperation between political, racial and ethnic groups
 support the right of Indigenous people to economic self-determination
 educate the public in Australia about the alternatives to war as a means of solving
international disputes
 promote the care of the earth
 promote ecologically sustainable development
 support oppressed people to control their environment for their daily needs

CRITERIA
Applications will be accepted from individuals and community organisations that propose art projects that can demonstrate:
 aims that are compatible with the Peace Foundation’s vision – ‘Working for Peace through the Arts’
 accord with one or more of the objects of the Foundation
 that funds will be used to support artists to create and/or present new work
 the project will be completed within 12 months of receiving the funds (unless an extension is negotiated)
and also:
 have the potential to touch many people – not only preach to the converted
 have a project process which is equally as important as the outcome
 include the possibility of working collaboratively with other individuals/groups/organisations
 include an education component
 involve a process of documentation

Applicants may apply to the Peace Foundation for part funding of a project if funding from other sources is already approved. Applicants should be clear about other sources of income in their budget (pending or confirmed).

The Peace Foundation may choose not to fund any of the submissions presented in a particular year. 

HOW TO APPLY
Applications must include the following:
 the completed Cover Sheet and Applicant’s Details Form (attached)
 an additional maximum two-page outline which provides:
 a description of the project
 explanation of how the project addresses the criteria stated above
 letter/letters of support confirming the involvement of listed participants
 a detailed budget (please use the attached template) to demonstrate how the grant funds will be used

Applications may also include one or more of the following support materials:
1. a one-page Curriculum Vitae per artist
2. up to six printed images
3. up to 3 minutes of support material on DVD or via video link 

IMPORTANT: Each item of submitted support material should be clearly
labelled with the project name and relevant contact details. Please do not send originals as support material will not be returned. Electronic applications will be accepted.

SELECTION PROCESS
The Board of the Peace Foundation appoints an independent Selection Committee of arts practitioners to review the grant applications and make recommendations to the Board on funding for projects in accordance with the above criteria.

Additional information in support of an application may be requested by the Selection Committee. 

The deadline for major grant applications is Monday 13 September 2019 and must be postmarked or received electronically on or before that date.

Applicants not shortlisted will be notified of the outcome in October.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified on a confidential basis prior to the Annual Peace Dinner on 16 November 2019.

The successful applicant will be announced at the Foundation’s Annual Peace Dinner on 16 November 2019.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE

DOWNLOAD PROMO FLYER HERE

Address applications to:

The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation Inc. – 2019 GRANTS
PO Box 693
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

Email: contact@artspeacefoundation.org – Attention: Major Grant

Telephone: 0417 888 550

For further details about The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation and projects the Peace Foundation has supported go http://artspeacefoundation.org/grant-recipients/