2016 ACT Arts Fund successful applicants

Key Arts Organisation Funding

The Key Arts Organisation Funding round is offered once a year and supports organisations that provide critical arts infrastructure in the ACT through high quality programs, services and/or facilities.

Successful 2016 Key Arts Organisation Funding applicants were announced in November 2015. Below is a list of successful applicants by name in alphabetical order.

  • The ACT Writers Centre: $160,200 per year for 2016-20.
  • Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres: $280,000 per year for 2016-20.
  • The Canberra Glassworks: $712,900 per year for 2016-20.
  • Music for Canberra: $262,500 per year for 2016-20.
  • PhotoAccess: $190,000 per year from 2016-20.
  • Strathnairn Arts Association: $142,500 per year from 2016-20.
Program Funding

Program Organisation Funding is available to support arts organisations that provide a program of activity enabling the ACT community to have access to and engagement with the arts.

Successful 2016 Program Funding applicants were announced in November 2015. Below is a list of successful applicants by name in alphabetical order. 

  • ArtSound: $70,000 per year for 2016 and 2017.
  • Ausdance: $90,000 per year for 2016 and 2017.
  • Australian National Capital Artists: $43,000 per year for 2016 and 2017.
  • Canberra International Film Festival: $47,250 per year for 2016 and 2017.
  • M16 Artspace: $43,000 per year for 2016 and 2017.
  • Pro-Musica - the Canberra International Music Festival: $80,500 per year for 2016 and 2017.
  • ScreenACT: $82,500 per year for 2016 and 2017.
  • You Are Festival: $60,000 per year for 2016 and 2017.

The Canberra City Band will also receive one-year of funding at $22,750 to further develop its activities.

Project Funding

The Project Funding round is offered once a year and presents the ACT community with the opportunity to propose one-off arts activities.

Successful 2016 Project Funding applicants were announced on 6 October 2015. Below is a list of successful applicants by name in alphabetical order.

  • Ainslie Village, Art Haven: $8,276 to assist with the costs of creative art workshops at the Ainslie Village.
  • Anderson, Nola: $13,109 to assist with the costs of travel to research a book on the life and work of Klaus Moje.
  • Art Monthly Australia Ltd: $13,500 to assist with the costs of an ACT edition of Art Monthly Australia magazine. 
  • Art Song Canberra Inc: $7,818 to assist with the costs of presenting art song concerts and a masterclass.
  • ArtSpace: $18,724 to assist with the costs of researching and developing new visual artwork.
  • Aspen Island Theatre Company: $40,000 to assist with the costs of producing a new play ‘The Slipway’.
  • Australian Poetry: $3,000 to assist with the costs of poetry workshops and readings in the ACT.
  • Barnett, Barb: $4,370 to assist with the costs of developing a script for a children's theatre puppetry show.
  • Belconnen Community Service: $18,898 to assist with the costs of an outdoor sculpture created by artists living with mental illness.
  • Blunden, Camilla: $8,770 to assist with the costs of employing a producer to tour a theatre production ‘All this Living’ and creating a publicity package.
  • Canberra Choral Society Inc: $10,112 to assist with the costs of a choral concert at Llewellyn Hall for ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘Gloria’.
  • Canberra Dance Theatre: $14,666 to assist with the costs of creating a professional and community dance project at the National Museum of Australia.
  • Crispin, Judith: $33,000 to assist with the costs of producing an art book on a Warlpiri elder Henry Jackamarra Cook.
  • Cole, Tobias: $25,000 to assist with the costs of staging a production of Handel's 'The Vow' at the Canberra Playhouse.
  • Delatovic, Nicholas: $11,100 to assist with the costs of a series of recording sessions ‘#epinaday’.
  • Dickson, Nicola: $4,206 to assist with the costs of research to develop paintings that convey history and a sense of place.
  • Duck, Tim: $1,600 to assist with the costs of a mentorship program for comedy artists.
  • Editia: $19,500 to assist with the costs of an enhanced ebook about Australia's WWII code-breakers and radio spies.
  • Edwards, Daniel: $6,978 to assist with the costs of creating a large scale tapestry based on an Asialink Residency in Bangalore India.
  • Featherstone, Nigel: $5,870 to assist with the costs of writing the final draft of a novel ‘Leap Capture’.
  • Feminartsy: $5,600 to assist with the costs of an Online Writers’ Residency to develop the skills of emerging writers.
  • Gall, Jennifer: $35,000 to assist with the costs of a concert series using restored historic instruments in Canberra’s house museums.
  • Gallagher, Bronwyn: $7,192 to assist with the costs of travelling to the USA for artist-residency, exhibition and mentoring.
  • Green, Joel: $37,903 to assist with the costs of recording and documenting a new album in New York City by local band Witchskull.
  • Harris Hobbs Landscapes: $15,000 to assist with the costs of ‘contour 556’ a public art event on Lake Burley Griffin.
  • Heslin, Paul: $4,461 to assist with the costs of a residency at the Arteles Creative Center in Finland.
  • Higgins/Smith: $14,504 to assist with the costs of developing an installation art piece ‘Vox Nautica’ for touring.
  • Hughes, Meredith: $6,097 to assist with the costs of travel to research traditional Indian and Tibetan texts ‘pechas’ for the development of a new work.
  • Lallemand, Blaide: $8,559 to assist with the costs of the research, development and production of interactive paintings and sculptures.
  • Laudenbach, Catherine: $3,600 to assist with the costs of an arts residency in Japan.
  • Lea, Elizabeth: $15,180 to assist with the costs of a creative development of a new dance work ‘RED’.
  • Little, Fiona: $2,436 to assist with the costs of creating and exhibiting new abstract paintings.
  • Madeleine, Anna: $10,100 to assist with the costs of participating in a program in animation at the University of Southern California in the USA.
  • McCartney, Tania: $12,000 to assist with the costs of writing and illustrating a picture book.
  • Mental Health Foundation ACT: $19,400 to assist with the costs of a creative development of cross-artform performance on trauma.
  • Morris, Rafe: $27,920 to assist with the costs of developing work for recording, filming, and performance.
  • Mutton, Katy: $10,227 to assist with the costs of developing new work on military machines for an exhibition in Darwin.
  • Nandan, Kavita: $8,824 to assist with the costs of completing a collection of short stories.
  • Noted: $26,675 to assist with the costs of a five-day writers’ festival.
  • Patel, Zoya: $6,760 to assist with the costs of creative development for a work of fiction on the Indian diaspora in Australia.
  • Pigeonhole Theatre: $8,300 to assist with the costs of professional mentoring for a theatre production ‘Playhouse Creatures’.
  • Plevey, Alison: $29,698 to assist with the costs of the creative development and production of a dance work ‘Nervous’.
  • Rebus Theatre: $19,780 to assist with the costs of staging a variety show of performers with disabilities.
  • Slater, Bernie: $3,586 to assist with the costs of printing artworks for ‘PowerMart’ satirical commentary on retail and cultural experience.
  • Smith, Fred: $10,000 to assist with the costs of mentoring and editing a memoir manuscript.
  • Sparrow-Folk: $21,380 to assist with the costs of original comedic songs showcasing Canberra.
  • Strange Attractor: $28,387 to assist with the costs of choreographic development for Canberra dance artists.
  • Swifte, Genevieve: $12,346 to assist with the costs of skills and creative development through a residency and photography workshops at La Fragua in Spain.
  • Upward, Penelope: $3,500 to assist with the costs of editing a biographical manuscript on Peter Upward.
  • Volk, Felicity: $10,286 to assist with the costs of researching and writing a work of literary fiction ‘Desire Lines’.
  • Walsh-Smith, Shane: $7,500 to assist with the costs of producing a science fiction anthology ‘All the Kings Men’.
  • Woden Community Service Inc: $15,547 to assist with the costs of a digital storytelling project ‘My Pitch’ with Big Issue vendors.
  • Zelnik, Stella-Rae: $12,173 to assist with the costs of a photographic exhibition ‘Smile for Miles’ about the custom motorcycle community in Canberra and Sydney.

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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.

Successful 2016 Llewellyn Hall funding applicants were announced on 16 March 2016. Below is a list of successful applicants by name in alphabetical order.

  • Australian National Eisteddfod will receive $18,000 for the Bands and Orchestras Eisteddfod section.
  • Canberra Area Theatre Awards will receive $5,000 for the Gala Awards presentation.
  • Canberra Symphony Orchestra will receive $102,500 for its annual Llewellyn Concert series.
  • Llewellyn Choir will receive $9,800 for a concert by the choir.
  • Musica Viva will receive $8,800 for two touring concerts, including the premiere of a new work by Australian composer Jane Stanley.
  • Music for Canberra will receive $22,148 for three Canberra Youth Orchestra concerts.
  • National Capital Orchestra will receive $12,000 for two concerts, including a collaboration with the Canberra Choral Society.
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.

  • Franki Sparke - $2,000 to assist with the costs of attending an interdisciplinary gathering of international Bridgeguard Residency artists in Slovakia/Hungary and creating collaborative artworks in September 2016.
  • Dr Kabu Okai-Davies - $2,000 to assist with costs of attending the 10th Bookworm Literary Festival in China.
  • Mr Kim Beamish – $2,000 to assist costs of attending the premiere of ‘The Tentmakers of Cairo’ at the Luxor African Film Festival.
  • Ms Jilda Andrews - $2,000 to assist with costs of attending an international residency at the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Arts Collection at the University of Virginia and undertaking performances at cultural institutions in the United States.
  • Kerry Reed Gilbert (Us Mob) - $3,000 to assist with cost members of the Us Mob Writing Group attending the Blak & Bright Festival in Melbourne in February 2016, in conjunction with the Melbourne Writers Festival.