ACT Arts Fund successful applicants

2018 Project Funding

The 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. The panel meetings were facilitated by artsACT to ensure a fair and transparent process. The list of panel members is available here.

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.

Below is a list of successful applicants by name in alphabetical order:

Name (Alphabetical Order)Grant PurposeAmountArtform
Adair, Sallycreate an immersive installation piece for exhibition$2,990Visual Arts
Art Monthly Australia Ltdpublish and promote ACT writers and artists$14,000Visual Arts
Atfield, Davidproduce a new theatre work 'Exclusion'$40,000Theatre
Australian Dance Party Ltdcreate and present a new dance work 'Energeia'$39,689Dance
Barnes, Mattattend an international music mixing seminar in France$5,200Music
Blake, Sallyresearch and develop artworks based on local eucalypts$15,927Visual Arts
Canberra Dance Theatre Incchoreograph a work for 40th Birthday performance$25,260Dance
Clay, Jowrite articles and a manuscript for 'The Carbon Diet'$8,250Literature
Conflux Incsupport a guest speaker at Conflux 14 Science Fiction conference$3,480Literature
Cross, Deanresearch a group of paintings ‘Ghost River’$5,000Visual Arts
Delatovic, Nicholasdevelopment of an experimental live touring show on freestyle wrestling$17,644Theatre
Delcastillo, MarianaCreate and install new sculptures$5,109Visual Arts
Endrey, Chrisrecord and release an album of original works$13,189Music
Fearnside, Karynexhibition with a workshop$3,369Visual Arts
Fuller, Lisaskills development and mentoring workshops$19,570Literature
Galan, Andrewdevelop a new collection of poetry$7,494Literature
Goldwin, Chellaresearching and writing a book in Torres Strait Meriam Mir and English$22,124Literature
Gorman, Gingerresearch and write the first draft of a manuscript$23,965Literature
Grapple Publishingproduce an anthology of prose, poetry, comics and art$4,600Literature
Grassia, Chiarasupport Girls Rock! Canberra: a mentorship program for girls through music$24,341Music
GW Botproduce a series of glassworks$10,000Visual Arts
Handel in the Theatremount performances of a production of Handel’s ‘Athalia’$32,500Music
Hark the Heartattend residencies and instrumental training in Italy$13,014Music
Harper, Sophiewrite and edit a literary memoir$11,000Literature
Harris Hobbs Landscapessupport local artists to present at Contour 556$30,000Visual Arts
Hay, Pauldevelop new work at a residency in Georgia, USA$5,065Visual Arts
Hughes, Meredithcreate an artist book set$12,596Visual Arts
Latham, Christopherperformance and recording of The Diggers' Requiem$29,400Music
Lea, Lizproduction and presentation of a new dance work$18,990Dance
Luminescence Chamber Singerscommission four choral works and perform with Frank Martin's Mass$20,000Music
McCartney, Taniawrite and illustrate a fiction series for children$9,000Literature
McGrath, Jimcreative development workshop for a theatre script$9,813Theatre
McMahon, Annundertake a residency in New Zealand$2,000Visual Arts
McManus, Emmadevelop and present new theatre work$16,532Theatre
McQuire, HayleyBlak Writes Indigenous Youth Writing workshop$15,026Literature
Mettes, Mariannedevelopment of an environmental puppet theatre production$23,634Theatre
Newton, Catherineattend the Glass Art Society Conference in Murano, Italy$5,349Visual Arts
Notedsupport the development of Noted -Canberra's emerging writers festival$2,250Literature
Rebus Theatrecreative development of a multidisciplinary performance about climate change$21,854Theatre
Seccombe, Ericaattend a photopolymer printing residency in Victoria$3,251Visual Arts
Smith, Melindaresearch and complete a new poetry manuscript$29,300Literature
SoundOutSoundOut Festival of improvised and experimental music$23,048Music
Strapps, Emmacreative development of a dance performance ‘Flight/less’$9,103Dance
Studio Auntaraexhibit six Canberra artists responding to vintage slides of South East Asia$10,663Visual Arts
The Dionysus Movementdevelop and tour ACT performers to the New Zealand Fringe$39,887Theatre
The Griffyn Ensemblecreate an all-ages musical playground$33,988Music
Vincent, Samdevelop first draft of a memoir, 'Peasant dreaming'$12,000Literature
Withers, Matttour and record new Australian music with The Acacia Quartet$14,909Music
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:

Australian National Eisteddfod Societysupport eisteddfod events at Llewellyn Hall$15,000
Music for Canberrasupport two youth orchestra concerts at Llewellyn Hall$15,000
National Capital Orchestrasupport two concerts at Llewellyn Hall including new Australian works$12,000
ACT Screen Arts Fund

Funding applications for film and screen projects are made through  Screen Canberra The ACT Screen Arts Fund is managed by Screen Canberra and is part of the ACT Arts Fund.

Cunich, SimonMentoring support for the post-production phase of a new narrative short, The Rolling Ground.$8,300
Drury, HallamProduction and mentoring support for the completion of a documentary, Carrying Everest.$10,000
Fenemore, Sean (Savage Yeti Games)Create Kid Witch, a 2-4 player 2D party game for the PC platform.$11,150
Foti, LinaUndertake a mentorship in scriptwriting for children’s animated TV with Writer/Producer Holly Huckins.$15,617
Jones, ThususCreate Aurora Sound VR, an immersive, interactive music visualisation sandbox for virtual reality$5,800
Li, CindyDevelop first draft screenplay of a feature film, The Cruellest Kiss, with support from of a script editor.$15,000
Milner, JohnProduce the short film The Chosen Vessel, which explores the hardships endured by Australian women in late 19th century.$15,188
Shrubb, DeclanAssist with the script development a feature film, Imaginary Friend.$9,062
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