Screen NSW Funding and Incentives
Screen NSW is established to assist, promote and strengthen the screen industry in NSW so as to promote Australia’s cultural identity, encourage employment in all aspects of screen production, encourage investment in the industry, enhance the industry’s export potential, encourage innovation and enhance quality in the industry.
All funding strands are open to Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders.
Screen Australia Indigenous Funding
Screen Australia’s Indigenous programs support creatively ambitious projects and people, and imaginative, resonant stories authored by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers may apply to any Screen Australia program in addition to the funding programs of the Indigenous Department.
Metro Screen: Indigenous Support
Metro Screen, in partnership with Screen NSW, offers several support strands to Indigenous filmmakers including Breakthrough, the Lester Bostock Documentary Program and Central Coast On Screen.
Call (02) 9356 1818 for more information or visit the Metro Screen website.
Information and Cultural Exchange
Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), in partnership with Screen NSW, offers several development programs to Indigenous filmmakers in Western Sydney.
Call (02) 9897 5744 for more information or visit the ICE website.
Northern Rivers Screenworks: Indigenous Support
Northern Rivers Screenworks, in partnership with Screen NSW, offers several development programs to Indigenous filmmakers in the Northern Rivers including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mentoring Project.
Call (02) 6687 1599 for more information or visit the Northern Rivers Screenworks website.
ARTS NSW funding programs
Arts NSW programs support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance, arts and culture in NSW.
City of Sydney grants, awards and competitions
The City of Sydney offers a variety of grants, sponsorships and awards designed to invigorate and support the city community.
Screen NSW Internships
Screen NSW offers the Producer Extension Placement (PEP) and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply.
Each year the Producer Extension Placement Program will provide two emerging producers with paid training in project development and production finance. The successful applicants will spend time in Screen NSW's Development and Production Unit, as well as being supported to attend key industry events. Each attachment will be engaged for 4 days a week over a six-month period.
Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE)
Based in Parramatta, ICE works at the intersection of arts, community and technology in one of Australia’s most dynamic regions – Western Sydney. Through digital stories, film, urban music and any other medium with a pulse or a pixel, ICE projects tell the stories of this extraordinary place. ICE is funded by Screen NSW.
Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS)
Australia's national screen arts and broadcast school; delivering advanced training for the film, television and radio industries.
City of Sydney Council – Lights Camera Action (LCA)
LCA is an innovative program that provides young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the City of Sydney with the chance to gain new skills and explore employment possibilities in theatre, film and television.
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)
AIME provides a dynamic educational Program that gives Indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers. AIME has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous kids finishing school. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment.
Australian Theatre For Young People (ATYP)
The Actors Centre
http://www.screenwise.com.au/index.php/courses/screenteens (workshops / courses for teenagers)
The Screen and Media Industry Indigenous Employment Program (IEP)
The Screen and Media Industry Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) is a two-year initiative to 2014 designed to help create training and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the screen and media industry.
By providing employers training and employment subsidies to fund positions, it aims to enhance the long-term career aspirations of 40 participants, including 10 in remote locations.
Screen Australia, in partnership with the MediaRING (Media Reconciliation Industry Network Group), is responsible for the implementation and administration of the Strategy which is being funded by the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
For more information visit http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/iep/default.aspx
or contact Kylie Farmer [Kaarljilba Kaardn]
Project Support Officer / Indigenous Employment Program on
Kylie.Farmer@screenaustralia.gov.au or 02 8113 1054
National Indigenous Television (NITV)
NITV is Australia's first 24 hour national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander television channel. NITV aims to showcase the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures nationwide. NITV accepts expressions of interest for potential employment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.
Australia's multicultural and multilingual broadcaster.
ABC Indigenous Employment
The ABC is Australia's public broadcaster, producing national and local television, radio and online services.
Indigenous Jobs Australia
A national employment website dedicated to connecting Indigenous Australian job seekers with employers that are searching for Indigenous employees.
The Media RING Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2012 - 2014
In March 2011, the Media RING (Reconciliation Industry Network Group) was contracted by the Department of Education, Employment and Work Relations (DEEWR) to develop a three-year Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy. Screen Australia, as the Federal Government’s primary funding agency for the Australian screen production industry, and a member of Media RING, has been invited to undertake the practical implementation of the Strategy. It will enter an agreement with DEEWR to act as host agency for the Strategy in close liaison with Media RING.
Corroboree Sydney is an annual Sydney festival, which was held for the first time in 2013, over 11 days in November. Corroboree is a festival celebrating Australia’s rich cultural heritage, with leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, writers, dancers and musicians as they showcase their creativity and share their stories.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia
The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is the national community legal centre for the arts, which provides free/low cost legal advice to artists and arts organisations throughout the country.
Arts Law has created the new Solid Arts website to help Indigenous artists and those working with them to better understand legal issues relevant to Indigenous art and intellectual property.
ABC – Indigenous content website
ABC – DreamBox
DreamBox invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to share their dreams in a single photograph. What's your dream?