Awards Guidelines

Nominations for the 2019 National Indigenous Arts Awards are now closed.

The Dreaming Award

The Dreaming Award was established in 2012 to support an inspirational young artist aged 18-26 years to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships. The mentor/partner will be another established professional artist or arts institution nominated by the artist.

The Dreaming Award is self-nominated and you can apply by submitting an Expression of Interest. It does not count as one of the three grant applications that can be submitted throughout the year to the Australia Council Grant Programs.

Amount: $20,000


Assessment criteria

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy Panel assess the application based on the following assessment criteria:

· the strength of the project concept

· the artistic merit of the concept

· the cultural integrity of the project

· professional development benefits for the individual and the art form involved

· experience of the artists and/or arts workers involved, with skills appropriate to the project.

What to expect in the application

You will need the following for your application:

a brief summary of the project (100 characters or less)

- detailed description (8000 characters or less) explaining:

- what you plan to do

- how you plan to do it 

- its aims and expected outcomes

- why this project is important as a young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist.

Remember to consider the above assessment criteria in your response.

Support material:

- CV

- letters of support 

- letters of confirmation 

- artistic support material.


The Red Ochre Award

The prestigious Red Ochre Award was established by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board in 1993 to pay tribute to a senior male and a senior female Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person for their outstanding lifetime achievement in the arts and their contribution to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, both nationally and internationally.

The Red Ochre Award now includes recognition of both an outstanding senior male artist and an outstanding senior female artist. Nominations for senior artists are accepted from arts and community organisations and individuals. Senior artists may not nominate themselves and nominations may only be made for a living artists. Awards will not be given posthumously.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy Panel will be selecting the male and female award recipients and will take into account, as criteria, the artists’ outstanding lifetime achievement and contribution to:

· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

· Artistic leadership

· Arts practice

Each award recipient will receive $50,000.


What to expect in the application

You will need the following for your nomination (8000 characters max):

- Provide your reasons for nominating this person. 

- Describe why you are nominating this person for the Red Ochre Lifetime Achievement Award. 

- Please include how their personal achievements in their arts practice and their artistic leadership has contributed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

You should also consider the selection criteria by which your nomination will be assessed: 

- Lifetime contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

- Lifetime contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

- Artistic Leadership

 Other supporters

- Please provide the name of the person who has agreed to 'second' your nomination. 

- You may also supply the names of other people who support this nomination.

 Support material

- Required: CV for the nominee (max of 2 x A4 pages) this can include artistic support material.

- Optional: a maximum of two letters of support for the nomination


Contact 
For any questions in relation to the Dreaming Award, please contact Airlie Welch on (02) 9215 9167 or a.welch@australiacouncil.gov.au

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