Conflict of interest

The Australia Council’s Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality Policy ensures that any conflicts of interest, whether actual or perceived, do not influence discussion about, or decisions on, grant applications.

In selecting peers for a particular panel, the Policy requires that Australia Council staff identify connections between peers and applicants or applications. Peers are also obliged to acknowledge all connections they have with applicants and applications prior to the assessment meeting. Council staff will determine what action to take on a case by case basis, depending on the context and nature of the connection. Actions that may be taken include:

  • minor, potential or remote conflicts of interest being noted
  • the peer not being allowed to be present while an application is discussed and scored
  • the peer not being able to participate in the assessment panel.

The nature of each conflict and the action taken is formally recorded in a Conflict of Interest memo.

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Grants

Grants

Our grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity.

International Opportunities

International Opportunities

Our international projects are a key market development activity which facilitate and build on the global engagement capability of the Australian arts sector. 

Residencies

Residencies

Council has forged partnerships with some of the best residency providers in the world to deliver a suite of residencies that enable the development of individual artists, arts mediators, groups and organisations.

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