The interview enables artists to explain their proposal and for the interview panel to enquire about frequently complex issues. It enables the artists, the FEAST team, and panel members to meet and develop working relationships.
The applicant is invited to make a short 5 -10 minute presentation.
Then, all applicants are asked a series of questions covering the following areas:
What evidence is there that the project is responding to community need and providing what the community wants?
How does the applicant plan to attract new audiences and promote their project?
What is the legacy of the project?
Are there workable/realistic budgets and is the project value for money?
How does the project contribute to the whole FEAST programme? Are there ways that the project could link to other aspects of the programme?
Is the work programme deliverable – e.g. timescales, match-funding, track record?
Detailed questions may vary according to the nature of each project.
The panel take notes individually on responses to questions and score each project against the 6 areas (above). No discussion takes place on individual projects between interviews.
After the last interview is complete the panel discusses the applications. The panel agrees a collective score for each project against the criteria, based on information gathered in the interview, track record and application form.
The final selection is made when the panel has come to a consensus view on the applicant’s ability to deliver against the criteria, and the contribution of the project to the overall value and balance of the FEAST programme.
A written record of these discussions is kept.
You will be notified of the decision by email and there will be a follow up phone call to give you feedback on the reasons for the decision.
Interviews take place at Krowji in Redruth. Only under very exceptional circumstances, on a case by case basis, will FEAST agree to reschedule your interview.
Interviews usually take about 40 minutes.
Please note: Applicants may not be successful even if short-listed for interview.