Are you an individual artist or a group of artists? Have you found a grant program that sounds perfect for your project idea? If you are not a legal entity, then you may need to have your grant auspiced by an organisation.
Our experience of delivering arts projects since 1997 means that we have the know-how to successfully auspice grants on behalf of individuals, sole traders or unincorporated groups. We have a long history of delivering projects and auspicing grants on behalf of unincorporated groups. Talk to us to see if we can help you secure and manage a grant.
WHAT DO AUSPICING BODIES DO?
When a grant applicant is not a legal entity, it is common that the applicant is required to nominate an auspicing body to be responsible for the management of the grant. The primary responsibilities of an auspicing body are to monitor how the grant monies are spent, ensure that the project is completed, that the money is accounted for, and to provide a financial report to the auspicee (grant recipient) at the project’s completion.
WHAT OCTAPOD CAN OFFER AS AN AUSPICING BODY
As an incorporated association, the Octapod Association has the required legal status to receive grants and act as an auspicing body for individuals or unincorporated groups.
Octapod can offer grant applicants a range of resources and services to support their project. The extent of Octapod’s involvement in auspiced projects is negotiated with the grant applicant before lodgement of the grant application form.
Please note that this auspicing service is available to Octapod members only (Legends or Ambassadors).
WHAT SORT OF PROJECTS ARE WE KEEN TO SUPPORT?
All auspice applications are assessed and approved by the Octapod board, and in general we are looking for projects that are based in the Greater Newcastle region and address our strategic priority areas, including skills development and capacity building for diverse communities including young people, people with disability, people from Aboriginal or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
So if you have a project idea – get in contact with us to discuss how we might be able to help you.