As part of our Round Two grants for 2023, the Alastair Swayn Foundation is offering a new grant to support and invest in the production of quality audio content on architecture or design for the benefit of the Australian design community.
The audio content can take the form of a radio or podcast series, mini-series, or a recorded open lecture/discourse series.
Applications are welcome from emerging and established radio and podcast content creators or broadcasters.
The content must:
- be of high-quality production value
- have a demonstrate educational benefit to the Australian architecture and design community
- be publicly distributed or accessible in accordance with the Alastair Swayn Foundation’s Open Access Policy
- be published no later than twelve months (12 months) of being awarded grant funding
Subject matter can range from architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, workplace design, fashion, digital and/or AI technology relevant to Australian design industry challenges.
Audio content supported by this funding will be published on the Alastair Swayn Foundation website and shared via Swayn Open Research and our Spotify and, as well the grant recipient’s preferred platform and channels.
Funding opportunities for the Design Audio Grant vary between $5,000, $8,000 and $10,000 available to support small, medium and larger production podcasts. The grant amount will correspond to episode output, as well as potential research and production timeframes.
Design Audio Grants are open now, closing 11:59pm Monday 18th September.
For more information and to apply head to alastairswaynfoundation.org/grants/
Other Funding Opportunities for Round Two
Design Thinking Grants $5,000 Grants award funds to research projects across architecture and design related activities. These include architecture; landscape architecture; industrial design; heritage preservation and restoration; adaptive re-use (architecture, product design); and designing for accessibility. Proposals must align with one or more of the Foundation’s Guiding Principles. Design Strategy Grants $10,000 Grants support targeted research addressing current and topical areas of focus on architecture and design that are considered important issues. Projects must align with one or more of our Foundation Objectives. Design Strategy Grants focus support for innovative research into Workplace Design, Housing and Sustainability; critical challenges facing architecture and design in Australia.
Alastair Swayn International Grants $15,000 Grants provides an opportunity for members of the architecture and design community to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field.
Grants open 4th August 2023Design Audio, Design Thinking and Design Strategy Grants close 11:59pm, 18th September 2023 Alastair Swayn International Research Grants close 11:59pm, 16th October 2023
About the Independent Grants Assessment Panel
Since launching in 2020, the evolving size and scope our grants program prompted us introduce a new and independent grants assessment process. In 2023, we held an open call out for grants assessment membership from a wide range of design professionals who are independent of our Board.
Ten members were appointed to serve over a 2 year period, from varied prominent academic and professional design backgrounds.
Grants Assessment Panel 2023-2024
Cameron Bruhn, CEO Australian Institute of Architects
Professor Philip Goad, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Sandra Loschke, University of Sydney
Gay Williamson, University of Canberra
Asha Tsimeris, Australian National University
Kate Doyle, CEO Architects Accreditation Council of Australia
Edwina Jans, Head GML Heritage
Graeme Dix, Director JPW
Tiffany Liew, Associate Architecture AND, EmAGN National President
Simon Rochowski, Director and co-founder studioplusthree