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HOTA Creative Development Program 2020

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 27 February 2020 (AEST).

Welcome to the online application form for the HOTA Creative Development Program 2020.

Important: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online. 

Before you begin

We don't want this submission form to be daunting. For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 07 5588 4053 business hours or email and quote your application number.

Navigating (moving through) the application form

On the right hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

Saving your draft application

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the ‘My Applications’ link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.

Word limits

Most questions have a word limit displayed under the response box for a question. Word count is calculated automatically by the form, this also appears directly underneath the response box.

Submitting your application

You will find a ‘Review’ button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then your submission has NOT been received.

Attachments and supporting documents

You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a USB stick, or similar.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.

If you are not able to upload a document, please contact us for support (see contact details above).

Spell check

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Note: This form is powered by City of Gold Coast's Smartygrants portal, but all enquiries should be directed to HOTA Home of the Arts who manage the HOTA Creative Development Program.