2017 ACT Arts Fund successful applicants
Arts Project Funding
The Arts Project funding category of the ACT Arts Fund is offered annually to support one-off arts activities proposed by individual artists, groups, and organisations in the ACT. It contributes to the implementation of the ACT Arts Policy, specifically Principle One, ‘participation in and access to the arts’ and Principle Two, ‘support for great art and great artists’.
The purpose of Arts Project funding is to support:
- self determined artistically interesting and exciting projects
- quality arts activities in which the ACT community can actively participate
- excellence in arts practice across all artforms
- unique arts development opportunities for artists at all stages of their careers
Two expert peer panels, drawn from artists in the community, assessed and ranked applications against the Arts Project funding criteria.
Applications were assessed either by the dance/music/theatre panel or the literature/visual arts panel, according to the artform nominated by the applicant. The peer panel also included members that identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and from other diverse backgrounds. The panel meetings were facilitated by Cultural Canberra to ensure a fair and transparent process. The list of panel members is available here.
While Arts Project funding is normally announced in August or September each year, due to the 2016 ACT Election and caretaker conventions, no funding decisions could be made during the period from September to November (which included the formation of a new Cabinet and the appointment of a new Arts Minister).
As part of the Arts Project funding category, applications were also received from ACT music organisations to access Llewellyn Hall. The successful applicants for this component of arts funding are listed under Llewellyn Hall Funding below.
Applications for film and screen projects are considered by Screen Canberra and the ACT Government. The successful applicants for this component of arts funding are listed under ACT Screen Arts Fund below.
Below is a list of successful applicants by name in alphabetical order:
|Name (Alphabetical Order)||Grant Purpose||Amount||Artform|
|ACT Deafness Resource Centre||To undertake digital storytelling for members of the deaf and hearing impaired community.||$20,000||Visual Arts|
|Ainslie Village||To support a series of creative workshops for residents for an exhibition at M16 ArtSpace.||$8,550||Visual Arts|
|Aspen Island Theatre Company||To develop a theatre work about the Mr Fluffy experience.||$16,200||Theatre|
|Atfield, David||To conduct a creative development of a new play ‘Exclusion’.||$12,849||Theatre|
|Ausglass||To support the (r)evolve: Ausglass Conference in Canberra.|
|Austin, Kelly||To create new work for solo exhibition and undertake a mentorship with Kirsten Coelho.||$12,362||Visual Arts|
|Bastianon, Elliot||To assist with costs of exhibiting new furniture work at M2 Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney.||$16,102||Visual Arts|
|Batchelor, James||To present a large-scale new dance performance at The Canberra Playhouse.||$30,000||Dance|
|Blackburn, Rebecca||To research and complete first draft of a manuscript 'The Goldilocks Project'.||$7,000||Literature|
|Boho Interactive||To develop an accessible digital performance platform.||$22,103||Theatre|
|Canberra Spinners and Weavers||For an anniversary project '50 years of Canberra Spinners and Weavers'.||$5,400||Visual Arts|
|Day, Michelle||To develop new work for a solo exhibition at The Lost Ones Gallery, Ballarat.||$2,856||Visual Arts|
|Feminartsy||To expand the Feminartsy Writing Residency program.||$13,000||Literature|
|Franzi, Cathryn||To develop ceramic wares depicting significant Canberra flora.||$3,173||Visual Arts|
|Gold, Irma||To develop a new full-length work of fiction ‘Rescuing Chang’.||$10,000||Literature|
|Grassia, Chiara||To support Girls Rock! a contemporary music mentorship program.||$24,689||Music|
|Halme, Sam||To record and produce an album of original music ‘Picture Stone’ recorded at iconic Canberra places.||$13,082||Music|
|Handel in the Theatre||To develop a tourable adaptation of Handel’s 'Esther' and premiere it in The Canberra Playhouse.|
|Lemoh, Rosalind||To develop technical skills and create new sculpture works.||$8,330||Visual Arts|
|Mirramu Dance Company||To present a work-in-progress of a dance film and live performances.||$39,653||Dance|
|Noted||To support the presentation of the Noted writers’ festival.||$36,807||Literature|
|Pieloor, Ruth||To develop a text based puppet play into a visual language titled ‘Under My Bed’.||$16,370||Theatre|
|Porter, Phoebe||To develop a series of contemporary jewellery titled 'Mechanical Sampling' for solo exhibition.||$12,126||Visual Arts|
|Salas, Dionisia||To develop a new body of print based work.||$15,016||Visual Arts|
|Scissors Paper Pen||To establish a writing mentorship program and associated events.||$2,310||Literature|
|Sitsky, Larry||To create a digital grand opera/scenic oratorio.||$38,900||Music|
|Teakel, Wendy and Jensz, David||To participate in an international exhibition and develop networks and research in Chiang Mai.||$4,500||Visual Arts|
|The Griffyn Ensemble||To record an album of music that connects Canberra to the Northern Hemisphere.||$26,513||Music|
Out of Round Funding
Out of Round Funding is available to support individual ACT artists to take up significant unplanned interstate or overseas arts opportunities.
|Ms Claudia Chaseling||To assist with costs of attending the four-week 2017 Art Omi International Residency in New York.||$1,990|
|Ms Yasmin Masri||To assist with costs of participating in Next Wave's Kickstart Helix professional development program.||$2,000|
|Miss Adelaide Rief||To assist with costs of participating in Next Wave's Kickstart Helix professional development program.||$2,000|
|Mr Ché Baker||To assist with costs of participating in the SCI FI London film festival, 2016.||$2,000|
|Ms Lori Cicchini||To assist with costs of travel to exhibit photographic work at the Venice Biennale.||$2,000|
|Ms Miriam Pickard||To assist with costs of travel to perform at an international conference in Greece.||$1,446|
|Mrs Catherine Newton||To assist with costs of participating in the ‘Estivales Cerfav 2017’ at the European Centre for Research and Training in Glass Arts, France.||$2,000|
|Miss Ruby Berry||To assist with costs of travelling to Norway for an artist residency at KH Messen.||$1,669|
|Ms Vanessa Gazy||To assist with costs of participating in the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival.||$1,789|
|Ms Liz Lea||To assist with costs of travelling to Indonesia to perform in the Kampoeng Nusantara Festival.||$1,650|
|Ms Nicola Hearn||To assist with costs of participating in an artist residency program in Belarus and Poland.||$2,000|
ACT Screen Arts Fund
The ACT Screen Arts Fund is managed by Screen Canberra and is part of the ACT Arts Fund.
Screen Canberra supports the development of the local screen industry and screen artists. The ACT Screen Arts Fund supports a range of including short film, documentaries, and script development for feature films and television series.
|Name (Alphabetical Order)||Grant Purpose||Amount|
|Calvert, Melanie||To support script development for a TV series, ‘Blue Tier.’||$10,000|
|Doran, Christian||For the development of a strategy based mobile game ‘The Last Time Traveller.’||$10,000|
|Gazy, Vanessa||For script development for the feature film, ‘Bluebelle.’||$16,753|
|Jenkins, Georgina||To support professional development as part of the Athena Project delivered by Screenworks.||$8,000|
|Pike, Andrew||To develop a documentary, ‘Pumphead.’||$13,100|
|Prosser, Catherine||For mentoring and script development with Princess Pictures for a new television series, ‘Hoop.’||$14,097|
|Thurgate, Mia||To engage in mentoring for the development of a documentary ‘Race to Rescue.’||$6,500|
|van der Klooster, Zhenshi||To undertake cinematography mentorship with Tania Lambert.||$7,128|
Llewellyn Hall Funding
Llewellyn Hall is a concert venue owned by the Australian National University. It provides high quality acoustics, large stage and backstage amenities, and can seat 1,400 patrons. The ACT Government supports affordable access to Llewellyn Hall as part of meeting the aims of the ACT Arts Policy.
Below is a list of successful applicants by name in alphabetical order:
|Music For Canberra||Four concerts by the Canberra Youth Orchestra.||$19,559|
|National Capital Orchestra||Three concerts by the National Capital Orchestra.||$6,000|
|Australian National Eisteddfod||Bands and Orchestras, and Choirs sections of the Eisteddfod.||$12,000|