Process and selection criteria

  • Application Process

    Applications are made via Smarty Grants portal and are assessed by a Peer Selection Committee. A link to each online form will become active on the opening date via the Exchanges page.

    Please note opening dates, see below:

    Exchange typeOpening dateClosing date
    Global Collaborator Exchange (QLD and NT)Late SeptemberLate October
    Global Collaborator Exchange (NSW and other states to follow)Late SeptemberLate October
    AIR Taipei/ Freemantle Arts Centre Exchange (for WA residents only) TBCEarly OctoberLate October
    Emerging Writer Program (Open nationally)Early OctoberLate October
  • Choosing an Exchange

    Applicants can only submit one application each round, and can select from only one of the following opportunities:

    1. Exchanges

    Exchanges are with Asialink Arts Global Collaborators. The Exchanges are state specific opportunities for arts professionals and creatives. Where you live will determine your eligibility. We recommend you carefully read about and consider all of our collaborators on offer to determine the best fit for your proposal. Keep in mind Japan is often our most sought after destination and therefore could be more competitive. Should you wish to discuss the best collaborator for your proposal or if your preferred destination is not a current collaborator please contact Asialink Arts to discuss.

    2. Targeted Exchanges

    Targeted Exchanges are project-based and co-curated by Asialink Art and the Asia-based Global Collaborator. There are four Targeted Exchanges offered in 2018;

  • Selection Criteria

    A selection panel made up of national and international artists, curators and peers will assess all proposals to the program. Using their expertise, the panel will recommend which proposals are supported based on the evidence you provide, including support material. Each proposal will be considered on individual merit and viability using following four key selection criteria:

    1. Potential

    • the overall potential of the project
    • the potential of the applicant to fulfill the intended outcome

    2. Viability

    • realistic and achievable planning, resource use and self-evaluation
    • relevance and timeliness of the proposed activity
    • the skills and creative ability of the people involved and their relevance to the proposed activity

    3. Impact on Career

    • how the proposed activity strengthens the applicant’s creative practice
    • how the proposal enables the development of new markets, or fulfills existing demands
    • how the proposed activity strengthens the applicant’s creative professional capacity

    4. Broader cultural impact

    • how the project fits into the Australian and global cultural landscape
    • how the proposed activity strengthens Australia’s creative reputation
    • potential for leveraging future opportunities locally and globally