Indigenous Creators Program: Other forms of funding

Indigenous Creators Program From philanthropy to festivals, meet the faces behind those “other” types of funding.

While government funding is helpful, it’s not the only way to get your project made. From cause-driven philanthropy to targeted festival initiatives, other pots of money are out there waiting to be found.

This session dives into the mysterious world of philanthropy and funding, exploring a number of different opportunities that exist for Indigenous practitioners in Australia and abroad. From the local sector, Mitzi Goldman (Documentary Australia Foundation) and Deanne Weir (WeirAnderson) will talk about philanthropic opportunities, while Stephanie McArthur (Hot Docs Film Festival) will discuss in detail the opportunities for funding and professional development overseas. This session will be followed by an informal meet and greet with the panellists.

The Indigenous Creators Program is a series of four sessions that are available to all Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander practitioners registered to attend AIDC with an All Access Pass or Focus Pass. These sessions are optional and will be closed to media and non-Indigenous identifying practitioners.


Image Credit: Midnight Traveller, (Hassan Fazili, 2019)