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Assessment guidelines - The Vita Brown Bequest Bursary

These guidelines are designed to:

  • help applicants understand the sorts of things assessors may consider when assessing applications
  • serve as prompts for assessors to consider in assessing submissions against the criteria of quality and reach.

The prompts are provided only as examples of the things that assessors may consider. Applicants are not required to address all the prompts one by one in their submissions, but if they are relevant, consider how they are reflected in their applications.

It is very important to note that not all of the prompts will apply to each application and the prompts may vary slightly or be weighted differently between the different programs.

Application assessment guidelines

Criteria Indicator The panel may consider
Quality 100%

Strength of artistic practice

  • How strong is the artistic practice?
  • What is the quality of work previously produced? How is the artist recognised by their peers in the artform/sector?

Creativity – imagination, originality

  • Does the proposal demonstrate creative thinking that suggests strong artistic potential?

Progression – fresh artistic approaches, experimentation and creative challenge

  • How will the bursary develop the artist's own creative practice?

Currency – timeliness in career, relevance to career development, potential for growth in practice

  • What is the context of the bursary in the artist's career?
  • How is it relevant to the development of the artist's career and/or artform and professional practice?