Diversity Fund: Stream 2 - General Diversity Fund

Applications closed 15 April 2019 at 5:00 PM

This funding program is currently under review.

The Diversity Fund provides funding to production companies, organisations and/or individuals to overcome barriers preventing Western Australian community members from underrepresented groups from participating in professional screen industry activities.

There are two streams within this fund.  This is Stream 2 – General Diversity Fund.

The Stream 2 – General Diversity Fund:

  • Accepts applications twice per year. Closing dates advertised in the Screenwest newsletter and website.
  • Is designed to encourage greater inclusivity and intersection between underrepresented groups in the Western Australian community and the Western Australian screen sector.
  • Is a stand-alone stream providing support to activities not associated with projects, events or activities already receiving Screenwest funding.
  • Accepts applications for stand-alone skills development and networking opportunities providing opportunity and access to the screen sector for those unlikely to have achieved otherwise.
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Diversity Fund: Stream 1 - Diversity Top Up Fund

Applications closed 18 June 2019 at 5:00 PM

This funding program is currently under review.

The Diversity Fund provides funding to production companies, organisations and/or individuals to overcome barriers preventing Western Australian community members from underrepresented groups from participating in professional screen industry activities.

There are two streams within this fund.  This is Stream 1 – Diversity Top Up Fund.

The Stream 1 – Diversity Top Up Fund:

  • Accepts applications anytime.
  • Is designed as a complementary fund to Screenwest’s other funding programs, offering ‘top up’ funds to production companies, organisations or individuals to ensure opportunities are accessible to all Western Australians.
  • Is not a stand-alone funding stream designed to fund new initiatives, events or programs. It is for activities associated with a project currently receiving another form of Screenwest funding.
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SBS/Screenwest Scripted Short-Form Content Initiative

Applications closed 16 July 2018 at 5:00 PM

The SBS / SW Scripted Short-Form Content Initiative is a Screenwest and SBS scripted development and production initiative for new to emerging Western Australian filmmakers with a focus on key creatives from under represented and/or diverse groups.

The application process will short list up to five submissions to be selected for a development phase, with the next phase being up to three projects chosen to move forward into production.

This initiative aims to develop the skills and experience of new to emerging and diverse Western Australian filmmakers.

All program guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

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