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Enterprise Business & Ideas

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

WHY?

 The aims of Enterprise Business & Ideas are to:

  • Identify and support new ideas or business proposals that drive change and capitalise on success, both for companies and the screen industry.
  • Build capacity by supporting businesses to diversify, innovate, and develop pathways to sustainability. 
  • Share information and experience between industry practitioners, to build capability. 
  • Encourage practices and business structures that recognise the value of creative collaborators who generate and develop screen story content. 
  • Promote the business opportunities and commercial benefits of gender equity, diversity and inclusion. 

WHAT?

Enterprise Business & Ideas will support new business proposals or ideas that will create changes and benefit the screen industry more broadly. Enterprise Business & Ideas will also support businesses to develop strategic/business plans, engage business consultants or business mentors and engage a new company placement that will help their business to evolve or innovate, and build capacity. 

  • Maximum $200,000 per year for up to two years for a business or idea.  
  • Maximum $100,000 per year for up to two years for company placements full-time or part-time.
  • Maximum $20,000 for a strategic/business plan (up to $10,000), consultant (up to $5,000) and/or mentor (up to $5,000).

WHO?

  • Applicants may apply as any Australian entity (sole trader, company, not-for-profit, etc.) However, we will not be able to contract with a Trust. 
  • ​We want commercially and creatively minded people who will challenge the status quo and introduce new approaches and ideas for the creation, distribution and monetisation of screen story content. 
  • Applicants may be from the screen industry or related industries such as advertising and media as long as the business proposal or idea is for the screen industry. 

HOW?

Applications are open all year round and available via the online application portal.

For a strategic/business planconsultant and/or mentor, or if you are applying for a Company Placement without submitting an application for a Business or idea, there is a one-stage process for assessment with a four-week turnaround for decisions.

Materials include:

  • an application form and a maximum four-minute video pitch or three-page written pitch 
  • ​for Company Placements, a draft position description using the Screen Australia template
  • for a mentor application, a letter of support from the mentor.

For business & idea proposals, standalone or in conjunction with a company placement, there is a two-stage process for assessment with a four-week turnaround for decision at each stage. 

Stage 1 materials include:

  • an application form and a maximum four-minute video pitch or three-page written pitch 
  • ​for Company Placements, a draft position description using the Screen Australia template.

Stage 2:

  • Invitation only. 
  • ​The applicant has up to three months to submit after a Stage 1 approval. 
  • If invited to Stage 2, applicants will have the opportunity to consult with Enterprise Exchange experts before submitting a Stage 2 application. 
  • Materials include a detailed proposal and/or strategy/business plan and a detailed budget.

All funding is in the form of a grant. The Screen Australia Enterprise programs are not limited to particular genres of filmmaking or platforms.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

ENTERPRISE BUSINESS & IDEAS

Supports new business proposals or ideas that will create changes and benefit the screen industry more broadly. Also supports existing screen businesses to evolve or innovate, and build capacity.

Stage 1 turnaround is normally four weeks.

Stage 2 turnaround (if required) is normally four weeks.

Open for applications: Anytime

Applications must include all necessary and relevant additional supporting material.

APPLY ONLINE

Applications close
No closing date
Amount
Up to $200,000
Artform
Film / TV / Digital
Grant Type
Market development
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Skills development
Applicant Type
Individual
Organisation
Region
National
Website
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Contact
Program Operations
Email
enterprise@screenaustralia.gov.au
Phone
1800 507 901