Receiving your Contract
All funded organisations will be required to sign and return a Contract (also referred to as a Funding Agreement) with a schedule attached for each separately funded program or project.
This process uses digital signatures, so that Funding Agreements can be signed and returned electronically.
What conditions apply to funding recipients?
The following conditions apply to all funding provided by Arts NSW under the Arts Funding Program:
- Funding recipients will be required to sign and return a Funding Agreement with Arts NSW. This process uses digital signatures, so that Funding Agreements can be signed and returned electronically.
- Funding recipients must comply with the terms and conditions of the Funding Agreement, including the schedule/s and any special conditions. Funds may be suspended or repayment required if the funding recipient fails to comply with any of the terms and conditions.
- Unless a variation is approved by authorised officers in Arts NSW, the funding recipient must use the funding solely for the purpose for which it was approved and the commencement and completion dates of the Program/Project must be adhered to. If any part of the funding is not used for the purpose for which it was offered, Arts NSW will have the right to terminate its obligations under the Funding Agreement and request the return of funds. If any activities are not completed within the dates specified in the Funding Agreement or as agreed to in writing by authorised Arts NSW officers, Arts NSW has the right to request the return of funds.
- On conclusion of the activity for which the funding was made, or at the date of winding up or dissolution of an organisation, the funding recipient must notify Arts NSW of any unspent funds and repay that amount, including any paid GST component, to Arts NSW within 30 days of a request to do so.
- Funding recipients must ensure that they comply with all relevant statutes, regulations, by-laws and requirements of the Australian Government and any State or territory government or local authority.
- If an application is made by consortium or a group of organisations working collaboratively, the lead organisation will be responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Funding Agreement are complied with. The lead organisation is also responsible for ensuring that a Memorandum of Understanding or other agreement between all organisations is entered into.
- If an application is auspiced, the auspicor will be responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Funding Agreement are complied with. The auspicor is also responsible for ensuring that a Memorandum of Understanding or other agreement is entered into with the auspicee.
Preparation for payment
All applicants are required to supply an Australian Business Number (ABN) in the application form.
If successful, applicants will be requested to:
- enter into a recipient-created tax invoice (RCTI) agreement (only if registered for GST)
- complete and submit an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) authorisation form to facilitate the payment of funding.
When are funding payments made?
Funding will be paid to successful applicants as detailed in the Funding Agreement and upon receipt by Arts NSW of a duly signed copy of the Funding Agreement.
Successful applicants may be required to revise information provided in their application before payment of funds will be made.
When will I be able to start my program/project?
Programs/projects cannot start before 1 January 2013.
All programs/projects must commence within the 2013 calendar year.
The funding term for Annual Programs is for the full 2013 calendar year.
For Quick Response and Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund applications, the start date must be at least six weeks after the closing date.
Acknowledging Arts NSW funding
All funding must be appropriately acknowledged in printed material and in any published work or promotional material and on website homepages. Funding recipients must acknowledge the funding of the NSW Government and Arts NSW in accordance with the Arts NSW Logo Style Guidelines.