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Assessment guidelines - Tasmanian Residencies

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 80%

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?
  • How is the applicant recognised by their peers in the artform/sector?

Creativity – imagination, originality

  • How interesting/exciting/inventive is the proposal?
  • Does the proposal demonstrate creative thinking that suggests strong artistic/development potential?

Progression – fresh artistic approaches, experimentation and creative challenge

  • How does this proposal develop the applicant's artform/sector?
  • How does it develop the applicant's creative practice?
  • How does this proposal demonstrate artistic or career progression?
  • Is there evidence of artistic or creative challenge/risk that shows potential for further development?
  • What is the quality/relevance of this particular opportunity in this particular location in extending/augmenting the artist's practice, building skills, immersion in the artform?

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?
  • Why this location?
  • How does this particular residency opportunity relate to the applicant's career planning and development?

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

  • How viable is the project/program? Is there a project plan?
  • Are the timelines, planning, use of resources realistic and achievable? Has sufficient evidence of this been provided?
  • Is the budget realistic and accurate?
  • What is the calibre of the people involved?
  • Has the applicant established connections and obtained permission with the residency manager or started dialogue with people important to the residency?
Reach 20% What are the outcomes of the project?
  • Does the project result in specific outcomes, e.g. professional development, audience/industry development, profile development?
  • What is the impact of these outcomes?

Audience/market – numbers, marketing strategy, diversity and connection
  • How does this particular residency opportunity build the artist's career, exposure, and/or practice in new contexts with new connections?
  • Will the project enable the artist to discover or develop new audiences or new markets? How successfully does it demonstrate this?
  • Will the project enable the artist to meet or increase market demand for the work? How successfully does it demonstrate this?

Engagement – participation, access, involvement of the public and/or specific audience or market sectors
  • Does the proposal increase or diversify opportunities for collaboration or practice development with other artists?
  • Does the proposal engage with other communities of interest and/or communities of practice? How well?
  • Does the proposal show how the applicant will utilise what they have gained from this opportunity and apply it to future practice/career development?