Fact Sheet: Preparing your Organisations Fund EOI application 1. OBJECTIVES: Does your EOI application address the overall Fund objectives? Your EOI application should demonstrate how your organisation contributes to addressing the overall Fund objectives, including: a leading group of arts organisations with demonstrated public value. delivering diverse, high-quality arts products and services for and from Queensland. strong partnerships and connections with broader industries, communities and business. employment and promotion of Queensland artists and arts workers. 2. CRITERIA: Does your EOI application respond to all the Fund criteria? Your EOI application will be assessed against each of the following four key fund criteria: quality reach impact viability Refer to the Fund Guidelines for each criteria definition and access our Arts Acumen Selection Criteria Toolkit for more information about how to effectively respond to selection criteria. 3. CLARITY: Is your EOI application clear and concise? Your EOI application requires specific statements and responses including a Key Achievements Summary, Delivery Statement and Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy (VACS) Statement (if applicable). These should be written in clear and simple language, avoiding jargon and acronyms, and remain within specific word limits. Use headings and dot points to make it easier for the Organisations Fund Assessment Panel to understand the quality and value of your work. 4. EVIDENCE: Does your EOI application include evidence of your performance and achievements? Demonstrate your organisation’s experience and capacity by using research, data and statistics throughout your EOI application to support your achievement and delivery statements. Good quality video of previous work easily accessed via YouTube or Vimeo links, is also an effective way to demonstrate the nature and quality of your work. 5. BUDGET: Is your indicative funding request accurate and realistic? In determining an indicative funding request, you will need to consider the breakdown of costs for marketing, program, infrastructure and staff expenses against your projected income from various revenue sources, for example, earned income, sponsorship, philanthropy and/or government grants. The amount of funding requested should be commensurate with the size of your organisation, its level of activity and its stage of the life cycle. Marketing – demonstrate sufficient funds have been allocated to cover contracted personnel and marketing materials (printed and online). Program - costs related to the delivery of performances, exhibitions, training and workshops, including venue hire, staging, travel, touring, production, publications, evaluation and research costs. Infrastructure or administration costs - expenses incurred in controlling or directing an organisation, for example, office rent, consumable resources, communications, insurance, legal, finance and governance. Philanthropy, sponsorship and other funding – confirmed funding from other sources will make your application more competitive and even modest cash or in-kind contributions provide evidence that others see value in your organisation. The more diverse (and realistic) your income sources, the more competitive your application will be. Only confirmed funding from additional sources should be included in the funding request breakdown. 6. PROOFING: Have you proof read your EOI application? Ensure you proof read your document or ask a colleague to check it over for typos, grammatical errors or budget inconsistencies. If a person reading your EOI application had never heard of your organisation, would they have a clear understanding of what you intend to do and why? Arts Queensland, through our Arts Acumen initiative, has a range of tools and templates available to support funding applications.