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SheDoc

SHEDOC 2019 WEBSITE OVERVIEW

SheDoc is a Create NSW and Documentary Australia Foundation initiative to support documentary filmmakers who identify as female. The program will provide funding to successful recipients to craft and undertake a bespoke fellowship for her professional development.   

By offering funding to facilitate opportunities that are self-directed and of benefit, our aim is to positively intervene in and support women’s filmmaking careers.

Applications are open to women who are residents of NSW and working in the documentary sector, at any stage of their career and in any key creative role. 

Our aim is to award up to 3 grants to achieve the following:

  • to encourage new voices;
  • to enable skills to be consolidated or developed;
  • to assist projects to be kickstarted; and
  • to assist in building strategic audience engagement strategies.

SheDoc will support travel, research, mentoring, residencies, skills development, seeding new work and the development of impact strategies using documentary.

SheDoc is not for production funding.

 

The initiative is funded by private philanthropic support, with funding from Create NSW. Applications are open from 9am Monday 10 December 2018 and close at 11.50 pm on Sunday 17 February 2019. 

Who is eligible?

You must identify as female, be a resident of NSW, and be working or have worked in the documentary sector in a lead creative role. This can include editors, directors of photography, and script editors. We accept applicants at any stage of their careers.

You must be an individual, have a valid ABN and, if required by law, be registered for GST.

If the application is related to the development of a project or building strategic audience engagement strategies for a project, projects at any stage of development may be submitted. You must own or control all the rights necessary to carry out the project.

If the application is related to undertaking a short course at an educational institution, you may be unable to apply for further funding from Create NSW over the duration of the course.  

Please read these guidelines alongside the Create NSW Terms of Trade for our general eligibility requirements.

How much can I apply for?

Applicants may submit proposals requesting a Create NSW grant of AUD $10,000 - $20,000.  

SheDoc funding may not necessarily constitute the full budget for the proposal. Where required, we encourage applicants explore other sources of funds to support their proposal. 

What can I use the funds for?

SheDoc funding will be used to support a bespoke fellowship crafted by you, aimed at advancing your career development. The fellowship may aim to achieve any of the SheDoc objectives:

  • to encourage new voices;
  • to enable skills to be consolidated or developed;
  • to assist projects to be kickstarted; and
  • to assist in building strategic audience engagement strategies.

You will be asked to submit a proposal and budget for your fellowship, which may include (but is not limited to) travel, research, mentoring, residencies, skills development, seeding new work and the development of impact strategies using documentary. 

Proposals that include enrolling in a course at an educational institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Generally, only short or part-time courses will be considered.

SheDoc funding cannot be used for production funding, retrospective funding or to purchase equipment.

How and when can I apply?

Applications for SheDoc are open from 9am Monday Dec 10 2018 and close at 11:50pm on  Sunday 17 February 2019.

 

Apply by submitting an online application form via this link: https://screennsw.smartygrants.com.au/SheDoc2018 

 

How will my applications be assessed?

Your application will be competitively assessed against criteria including:

  1. Creative potential of the Applicant, record of experience and the potential for skills development.
  2. The perceived benefits of the proposed program of activity to support the Applicant’s career ambitions and/or the benefit to community.
  3. The appropriateness of the budget and schedule, and the Applicant’s ability to realise the project within it.
  4. Confirmation of agreement for attachment to an individual or organisation, or confirmation of acceptance to a program of study if the proposal involves professional development in a course.

Representatives from the Documentary Australia Foundation and Create NSW will consider all eligible applications and compile a shortlist.

Shortlisted teams will be interviewed by representatives from the Documentary Australia Foundation and Create NSW, who will jointly decide on the successful recipients.

What are the terms of funding?

Successful recipients will have a briefing with the Documentary Australia Foundation and Create NSW. At that point we will:

  • discuss the timing of your proposal, provide feedback, and
  • address any questions you may have. 

The terms of the funding will then be provided to you in a grant agreement between you, the Documentary Australia Foundation and Create NSW. 

You will need to finalise and execute the SheDoc grant agreement within 30 days from receipt of the agreement, unless otherwise agreed by the Documentary Australia Foundation and Create NSW. If this does not occur, the decision to financially support the project will lapse.

Recipients will be required to submit an interim report at an agreed date, and a final report on the progress and outcome of their fellowship.

Recipients may be required to present the results of their fellowship in a public forum to be organised by the Documentary Australia Foundation and Create NSW at a time to be agreed.

For further information contact:

If you have any queries about your application, please contact one of the following:

 

Mitzi Goldman

The Documentary Australia Foundation

Chief Executive Officer

info@documentaryaustralia.com.au

02 9397 1473

 

Andrea Ulbrick

Create NSW

Screen Investment Manager

Andrea.Ulbrick@create.nsw.gov.au

02 8289 6549

 

Saara March

Create NSW

Screen Investment Officer

Saara.March@create.nsw.gov.au

02 8289 6504