Process and selection criteria

  • Application Process

    Applications are made via Smarty Grants portal  and are assessed by a Peer Selection Committee. A link to the online form will appear at 12pm AEST 2 October 2017 on the Global Collaborator page.

    Please note closing dates for the Exchanges and Targeted Exchanges vary:

    Exchange typeClosing date
    Tulis Writing Exchange - Indonesia and Australia (Open nationally)1 October
    Emerging Writer Program (Open nationally)1 October
    Toyama Glass Studio/ Canberra Glassworks Exchange (for ACT residents only)8 October
    AIR Taipei/ Freemantle Arts Centre Exchange (for WA residents only)8 October
    Global Collaborator Exchange (Open nationally)22 October
  • Choosing an Exchange

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

    1. Exchanges (previously referred to as Residencies)

    Exchanges are with Asialink Arts Global Collaborators (previously Hosts). Please note, we are not offering self-initiated residencies in 2018. The Exchanges are state specific opportunities for arts professionals and creatives and where you live will determine your eligibility.

    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