GRANTS GLOSSARY

Demonstration: A non participatory activity where an artsworker demonstrates a particular art/craft technique to a passive audience.

 Emerging professional artist: Has had no more than five years experience as a professional artist.

Extracurricular: Activity that is held outside the standard educational curriculum taught during the school day and not expected to be delivered by educational institutions.

Feasibility study: A detailed investigation and analysis of a proposed development project to determine whether it is viable technically and economically.

GST: Goods and Services Tax: a broad-based tax of 10 per cent on most supplies of goods and services consumed in Australia.

 Heritage: Those things or places which come or belong to a person or people by reason of birth including the culture, traditions and assets preserved from one generation to another.

 Infrastructure: The framework needed to support arts and cultural organisations. It may be ‘hard’ infrastructure such as buildings and computers, or ‘soft’ infrastructure such as organisations and the people who manage them.

In-kind support: Includes volunteer labour, administrative support, rent-free accommodation or donations of materials or equipment. These contributions should be given a dollar value and must be included in your proposed budget.

Not-for-profit: Means that the articles of a legally constituted not-for-profit arts organisation state that profits or surpluses must be used to further the organisation’s artistic objectives. Any profits or surpluses must not be distributed to owners, members or any other individual or group of individuals. The articles should also make provision for the transfer of assets to a similar organisation should they cease operations.

 Older person: A person who is over 55 years of age.

Outcome Report: This report describes your achievements and acquits the use of public money by explaining how the grant money was spent, what has been paid for and whether any money was left at the end of the project. It also includes visual documentation of the activity. Also called an acquittal.

PAYG: Pay As You Go (income tax) – the money you pay directly to the Commissioner of Taxation to meet your income tax and other liabilities; sometimes paid each quarter.

Peer assessment: A process of experienced arts and cultural workers meeting to assess grant applications based on published funding criteria.

Professional development: An activity can be considered as professional development if it increases an applicant’s skills, provides networking opportunities, introduces the applicant’s work into new markets and/or enhances the applicant’s ability to earn a living through their arts or cultural work.

 Professional artist or arts and cultural worker: Has specialist training in his/her field (not necessarily in academic institutions); is recognised by his/her peers (professional practitioners working in the artform area); is committed to devoting significant time to the artistic activity; and has a history of public presentation.

 Quorum: The number of members at a meeting needed to vote on applications. It is usually half the committee plus one.

Sponsor: To support an event, activity, person, or organisation financially or through the provision of products or services.

Stakeholder: A person, group, or business unit that has a share or an interest in a particular activity or set of activities.

Target group: The group of people for whom the work or project is specifically created.

 Tiers of government: Three levels of Australian government: Commonwealth, State and Local.

 Workshop: A structured activity at which attendees gain practical experience in an artform and learn new arts skills.

Young person: A person who is 30 years of age or under (25 in some states or territories).