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Enterprise Business & IDeas

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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 plan, consultant 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 five-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.

Want to know more? Screen Australia’s Development staff are holding explainer sessions for the new Enterprise program. Register now to attend the roadshow in happening in your state or territory.