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Screenwest is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination within its own workplace and the wider screen industry.

These programs and guides have been designed to identify and break down the barriers to entry that have led to underrepresentation of diverse Western Australians in the screen industry.

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Diversity and Inclusion Fund - Access

Applications are open year round.

The Diversity & Inclusion Fund is a special fund to support the creation and growth of diverse representation on and/or behind the camera from targeted underrepresented groups of Western Australian screen industry practitioners. It has a particular focus on practitioners from CaLD backgrounds, living with disability, LGBTQIA+ and intersectionalities of these practitioners. This is the Diversity and Inclusion Fund – Access stream.

Diversity & Inclusion – Access

This stream accepts applications anytime throughout the year for Western Australian Production Companies to provide attachment opportunities and/or to assist with physical accessibility to professional productions for underrepresented Western Australians, within the identified focus areas. Individual practitioners may apply, or a Production Company may apply on behalf of the practitioner.

  • Screenwest funded productions will be prioritised, along with proposals that may lead to ongoing opportunities and/or employment.
  • Given the demand on funds, Screenwest will likely only be able to support a select number of opportunities per year.

You can apply for:

  • Up to $10,000 per application.
  • These funds may be used for Attachment opportunities, or for specific accessibility costs on a production.

Timeline

Applications open all year.

Guidelines

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal during the submission period.

Required Reading

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Diversity and Inclusion Fund - General

Applications are now closed.

The Diversity & Inclusion Fund is a special fund to support the creation and growth of diverse representation on and/or behind the camera from targeted underrepresented groups of Western Australian screen industry practitioners. It has a particular focus on practitioners from CaLD backgrounds, living with disability, LGBTQIA+ and intersectionalities of these groups. This is the Diversity and Inclusion – General Funding Stream.

This stream accepts applications for screen industry activities and/or projects from practitioners from the identified focus areas below, with the broader aim of increasing diverse representation.

  • CaLD
  • Disability
  • LGBTQIA+; and
  • Intersectionalities of any of the above groups

There will be up to three rounds per financial year, focused on these identified communities, subject to funding availability.

Rounds will be announced as and when best suits the direction and purpose of the organisation.

You can apply for:

  • Up to $20,000 per application.
  • These funds may be used for either projects or activities.

Timeline

Applications open: Monday, 28 February 2022
Applications close: Monday, 11 April 2022

Guidelines

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal during the submission period.

Required Reading

Resources

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