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Audience and Community Engagement Fund

Our Audience and Community Engagement Fund (ACEF) provides grants to organisations for activities which enhance the Western Australian screen industry by showcasing and promoting local productions and practitioners to audiences.

Activities may include, but are not limited to, curated public screenings, festivals, engagement activities between Western Australian filmmakers and the public, or tours that provide opportunities for Western Australian audiences to see and experience quality Western Australian screen content.

ACEF has three-tiered approach to funding. Please see the guidelines for a breakdown of the eligibility criteria for each tier.

  • Tier 1: Up to $95,000
  • Tier 2: Up to $75,000
  • Tier 3: Up to $10,000

Closed

ACEF Tier 1

Applications are closed.

Up to $95,000 per annum on a triennial agreement for an activity in Western Australia that has demonstrated a national reach and appeal, significant ticketed sales and has established relationships and partnerships with the screen industry and marketplace nationally.

It is expected applicants at this level provide significant value to the Western Australian screen industry nationally.

2020-21 Dates

Appliations open: Monday, 14 December 2020
Applications close: Monday, 22 February 2021
Estimated notification of funding decisions: Early April 2021

Applications for Tier 1 & Tier 2 are upon invitation only. Please contact the fund manager for more information.

Guidelines

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

ACEF Tier 2

Applications are closed.

Up to $75,000 per annum for an activity in Western Australia that has demonstrated Western Australian Screen Industry and local community value and appeal, significant ticketed sales and has established relationships with the screen industry and marketplace.

2020-21 Dates

Appliations open: Monday, 14 December 2020
Applications close: Monday, 22 February 2021
Estimated notification of funding decisions: Early April 2021

Applications for Tier 1 & Tier 2 are upon invitation only. Please contact the fund manager for more information.

Guidelines

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

ACEF Tier 3

Applications are closed.

From $2,000 up to $10,000 per annum per application for smaller and emerging festivals, tours, projects or activities in Western Australia.

In exceptional circumstances Screenwest may consider applications for an increased amount, at Screenwest Management’s discretion.

Guidelines

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

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