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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:

o Up to $10,000 per application.
o 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 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 practitioners. 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.
o CaLD
o Disability
o LGBTQIA+ and
o 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:

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

Timeline

Applications open: Monday, 19 July 2021
Applications close: Monday, 6 September 2021

Guidelines

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

Filming our Future: Producer / Production Company

An Initiative in Partnership with Carers WA

Applications are closed.

The Filming our Future: ‘Our Choice, Our Voice, Our Way’ initiative will provide the opportunity for a Western Australian Producer or Production Company to work with emerging storytellers and practitioners living with disability, to develop and produce 15 x 2–3-minute short projects.

These projects will seek to explore how sports and physical activities drive inclusion and accessibility for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, to contribute to the building of resilient, cohesive and harmonious communities. They will highlight the current involvement of people living with disability and what a more inclusive and accessible future should look like for participants and their peers in the future, tying into the theme Filming our Future: ‘Our Choice, Our Voice, Our Way’.

Support will be made available to the successful Producer / Production Company by the Screenwest Diversity & Inclusion Manager and through Carers WA, to assist in relevant protocols and/or training requirements to work with individuals living with disability.

Timeline

Applications open: Monday, 8 March 2021
Applications close: Monday, 12 April 2021

Guidelines

Application Materials

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

Filming our Future: Producer / Production Company

An Initiative in Partnership with Carers WA

Applications are closed.

The Filming our Future: ‘Our Choice, Our Voice, Our Way’ initiative will provide the opportunity for a Western Australian Producer or Production Company to work with emerging storytellers and practitioners living with disability, to develop and produce 15 x 2–3-minute short projects.

These projects will seek to explore how sports and physical activities drive inclusion and accessibility for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, to contribute to the building of resilient, cohesive and harmonious communities. They will highlight the current involvement of people living with disability and what a more inclusive and accessible future should look like for participants and their peers in the future, tying into the theme Filming our Future: ‘Our Choice, Our Voice, Our Way’.

Support will be made available to the successful Producer / Production Company by the Screenwest Diversity & Inclusion Manager and through Carers WA, to assist in relevant protocols and/or training requirements to work with individuals living with disability.

Timeline

Applications open: Monday, 8 March 2021
Applications close: Monday, 12 April 2021

Guidelines

Application Materials

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

Filming our Future: Producer / Production Company

An Initiative in Partnership with Carers WA

Applications are closed.

The Filming our Future: ‘Our Choice, Our Voice, Our Way’ initiative will provide the opportunity for a Western Australian Producer or Production Company to work with emerging storytellers and practitioners living with disability, to develop and produce 15 x 2–3-minute short projects.

These projects will seek to explore how sports and physical activities drive inclusion and accessibility for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, to contribute to the building of resilient, cohesive and harmonious communities. They will highlight the current involvement of people living with disability and what a more inclusive and accessible future should look like for participants and their peers in the future, tying into the theme Filming our Future: ‘Our Choice, Our Voice, Our Way’.

Support will be made available to the successful Producer / Production Company by the Screenwest Diversity & Inclusion Manager and through Carers WA, to assist in relevant protocols and/or training requirements to work with individuals living with disability.

Timeline

Applications open: Monday, 8 March 2021
Applications close: Monday, 12 April 2021

Guidelines

Application Materials

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

Filming our Future: Mentorship Opportunity for Practitioners Living with Disability

An Initiative in Partnership with Carers WA

Applications are closed.

The Filming our Future: ‘Our Choice, Our Voice, Our Way’ initiative will provide the opportunity for four practitioners living with disability to be mentored by a Western Australian Producer or Production Company, whilst working alongside emerging, disability diverse storytellers to produce 15 x 2-3 minute short projects.

These projects will seek to explore how sports and physical activities drive inclusion and accessibility for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, to contribute to the building of resilient, cohesive and harmonious communities.

The four paid mentorship opportunities available are:

  • Writer and/or Director
  • Director of Photography
  • Sound Recordist
  • Editor

The overall aims of the initiative are to:

  • Offer mentor / skills development opportunities for Western Australian screen practitioners living with disability.
  • Develop, produce and promote local screen content that explores diverse storylines and subject matter.
  • Build the capacity and awareness of local screen sector to include practitioners living with disability, and
  • To positively reflect and promote the visibility of onscreen talent living with disability.

Timeline

Applications open: Monday, 15 March 2021
Applications close: Monday, 19 April 2021

Guidelines

Application Materials

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

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