Since 2015, we have had the good fortune to receive, review and process over 2,300 applications for investment as part of our bi-annual creative economy investment cycles. To effectively review this number of applications one by one takes a considerable amount of time and effort.
Because of these significant challenges, we have decided to try out a new financial technology system to automate components of the application review and make it more efficient, reducing the turnaround time of analysis and processing. This means that we unfortunately have to postpone the March 2017 call for applications to allow the essential time needed to adopt, test and run the new system.
We are committed to resuming as soon as possible, to continue working with you to make magic. We are definitely looking forward the next call from applications when the system evolution is complete! In the meantime, we shall continue working with the current three cohorts of investees. The HEVA Forum program of workshops, symposiums, skills exchanges and other learning and networking events will also continue undisturbed, as will engaging with our community and other stakeholders to catalyse the growth of our creative economy!