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Assessment guidelines - Crowbar

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 50%

Strength of artistic concept and artistic practice

  • How strong is the artistic concept?
  • Is the proposed project clear – what is it, who is involved, when and where?
  • How strong is the artistic practice?
  • What is the quality of work previously produced?

Progression – fresh artistic approaches, experimentation and creative challenge

  • Is there evidence of artistic or professional challenge/risk that shows potential for further development?
  • What is the quality of this particular project in extending the artist's practice/sector?

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

  • What is the context of the project in the artist's career?
  • Why this, why now, why this project?
  • What is the significance of this particular project and its standing relevant to the artform, artist and career stage?

Capacity – calibre of personnel, resource and financial management, planning

  • How viable is the campaign/project?
  • Are the timelines, planning, use of resources realistic and achievable?
  • What is the calibre of the people involved?
  • Will the applicant be able to deliver the rewards in a timely and professional manner?
Reach 50% What are the outcomes of the project?
  • Does the project result in specific outcomes, e.g. professional development, audience/industry development, market development?

Audience/market – numbers, marketing strategy, diversity and connection
  • Does the campaign/project build new markets for the applicant's work? How successfully will it do this?
  • How does this project build the applicant's career, exposure, and/or practice in new contexts with new connections?

Engagement – participation, access, involvement of the public and/or specific audience or market sectors
  • How well will the campaign appeal to the target market and therefor engage them?