Applications Open: Small Schools Fund

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Small Schools Fund


February 12 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - May 24 (Friday) 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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The Small Schools Fund allows schools with 50 or less students in regional and remote Queensland to apply for funds up to $5,000* per year for curriculum-linked projects (inclusive of facilitator fees, travel and accommodation).

This opportunity allows schools to work collaboratively with an experienced Flying Arts’ artist to plan and deliver a visual arts incursion (workshop/residency) of your selection to collaborate on an arts rich experience for students and the wider school community.

Please provide us with as much information as possible about the proposed project you would like delivered. We encourage applicants to be creative in supporting their proposal, e.g. use of images, video, etc.

There is no need to tell us the artist you want to work with, as we will match you with the best person from our team.

Applications Close 5pm, 24 May, 2019.

* Schools can use this funding in addition to other funds if planning a larger project.

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Further Information

Key dates

12 February – Applications Open 9am
24 May – Applications Close 5pm
18 June – Outcomes Announced
22 July – 29 November 2019 – Program Delivery Period*

Key Deliverables

– Work with Flying Arts collaboratively to plan the incursion through online meetings or phone calls
– Liaise with selected artist leading up to incursion
– Provide proposed lesson plan developed in conjunction with selected artist prior to project commencement
– Provide documentation of the incursion and complete all acquittal requirements (as outlined overleaf) within four weeks of project conclusion
– Collect and report on feedback regarding the incursion from all school stakeholders

Selection Criteria

– Number of enrolled students (must be 50 or less)
– Alignment with curriculum – focus on Visual Arts linked with non-arts curriculum area
– Distance of school from metropolitan centre
– Evidence of need for the project idea
– Creativity of project idea
– Level of achievable outcomes
– Potential for community engagement and ongoing impact for school and community

What will be supported?

– Ideas that are described clearly with achievable goals
– Projects that meet the selection criteria
– Projects that deliver an exciting Visual Arts incursion
– Projects that have scope to provide benefit to the wider local community
– Projects that can be completed by a single Flying Arts artist

What will not be supported?

– Projects with a mural-based outcome
– Projects primarily focused on an Arts area outside of Visual Arts
– (Arts areas outside of Visual Arts are acceptable as a cross-curriculum link)
– Projects specifying an artist (Flying Arts will match an artist to supported projects)
– Projects that start or conclude outside of the Project Delivery period (22 July – 29 November 2019)
– Projects that exceed the scope of affordability
– Project applications that are incomplete or missing important supporting documentation or information
– Project applications by schools who have not successfully submitted all acquittal requirements from previously approved Small Schools Fund Projects

Acquittal Requirements

Applicants will be required to supply a completed outcome report within four weeks of project conclusion. Outcome report must contain the following:

– High quality, high resolution photographs
– Signed photography clearance forms
– Completed lesson plan
– Project reflection report (question and answer format)
– Online feedback report (question and answer format)
– Completed claims form for material reimbursement

Do you have further questions? Please contact the By Request Program Lead at or on (07) 3216 1322.

Would you like to support the Small Schools Fund? Contribute to our Make Art Big in Small Schools Fundraising Campaign!