Previous funding recipients: ACT Arts Fund 2015

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 2015 Key Arts Organisation Funding applicants were announced in November 2014.  Below is a list of successful applicants by name in alphabetical order.

  • Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centre: $200,000 per year for 2015-19.
  • Ausdance ACT: $90,000 for 2015.
  • Belconnen Arts Centre: $322,875 per year for 2015-19.
  • Megalo Print Studio and Gallery: $263,766 per year for 2015-19.
  • Warehouse Circus: $90,000 per year for 2015-19.
Arts Project Funding

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

Successful 2015 Arts Project Funding applicants were announced in September 2014. Below is a list of successful applicants by name in alphabetical order.

  • A Chorus of Women: $24,990 to assist with costs of performances of a community oratorio ‘A Passion for Peace’.
  • Art Song Canberra Inc: $6,713 to assist with costs of presenting art song concerts, classes and events.
  • ArtSpace: $15,600 to assist with costs of a creative development project with artists living with disability.
  • Aspen Island Theatre Company: $18,793 to assist with costs of the creative development of a new theatre work, ‘Kill Climate Deniers’.
  • Australian Book Review Inc: $12,000 to assist with costs of ACT writers creating new work for publication in a literary magazine.
  • Batchelor, James: $22,000 to assist with costs of the development and presentation of a new dance work.
  • Big hART: $31,200 to assist with costs of the creative development of a new theatre production.
  • Blunden, Camilla: $19,569 to assist with costs of the production and performance of a theatre work ‘All This Living!’
  • Canberra Choral Society Inc: $17,032 to assist with costs of a concert and recording of ‘Black Ribbon’ by Australian composers Martin and Peter Wesley-Smith.
  • Canberra City Band Inc: $18,865 to assist with costs of the establishment of a Junior Concert Band.
  • Canberra Dance Development Centre: $31,605 to assist with costs of creating and presenting a new dance work.
  • Chaseling, Claudia: $17,580 to assist with costs of an overseas solo exhibition and the publication and documentation of work.
  • Craft, Nicholas: $11,549 to assist with costs of producing a solo album of new contemporary music.
  • Davis, Tom: $39,883 to assist with costs of mounting a production of a new play ‘The Chain Bridge’.
  • Farrell, Kirsten: $6,210 to assist with costs of developing ‘Infinity Lesson’, a new body of experimental performance art.
  • Featherstone, Nigel: $12,000 to assist with costs of writing the first draft of a novel.
  • Galan, Andrew: $6,842 to assist with costs of developing a manuscript of poems for national and international publication.
  • Gold, Irma: $1,965 to assist with costs of writing two picture books for children.
  • Heaney, Andrew: $1,670 to assist with costs of the composition and production of a sound score for a film.
  • Hutch, Ellis: $12,719 to assist with costs of undertaking a residency in Finland and creating a new body of work.
  • Jackson, Alison: $10,141 to assist with costs in the development, documentation and production of new work for a solo exhibition at Craft ACT.
  • Jaireth, Subhash: $4,000 to assist with costs of editing, printing and promoting a new book. 
  • Lahy, Waratah: $16,390 to assist with costs of creating work that explores the shift from small scale to large scale painting.
  • Lingua Franca Dance Theatre: $15,412 to assist with costs of the creative development and production of new site specific dance theatre and multimedia work.
  • Lohse, Hardy: $7,254 to assist with costs of travel to the USA for research, artistic development and mentoring opportunities.
  • Marston, Ben: $11,500 to assist with costs of artistic development with Norwegian sample artist Jan Bang.
  • McConaghy, Nicholas: $3,455 to assist with costs of developing a portfolio of electro-acoustic compositions.
  • McIntosh, Maria: $1,500 to assist with costs of an exhibition of mosaic works.
  • Mettes, Marianne: $9,253 to assist with costs of a puppet building, video and theatre program at the Belconnen Arts Centre.
  • Miller, Chenoeh: $25,900 to assist with costs of rehearsing and presenting a new live art work, ‘Rhizome’ at New Acton.
  • Mirramu Dance Company: $35,692 to assist with costs of presenting a program celebrating 50 years of contemporary dance in Australia.
  • Molonglo Group Cultural Fund: $25,638 to assist with costs of presenting an arts festival, ‘Art, Not Apart’.
  • Munro, Al: $6,055 to assist with costs of an artist's residency and exhibition in Thailand.
  • Nican: $5,300 to assist with costs of the REBUS ensemble attending the ‘Beyond Our Boundaries’ disability arts festival in Hobart.
  • Page, Geoff: $8,100 to assist with costs of producing an anthology of ACT and region poetry.
  • Petocz, Cathy: $12,200 to assist with costs of a creative development for a theatrical production.
  • Quinlivan, Hannah: $19,883 to assist with costs of running a mentorship scheme for newly graduated Canberra-based visual artists.
  • Rip Publishing: $4,103 to assist with costs of producing a youth-based experimental multimedia publication.
  • Sage, Charles: $13,919 to assist with costs of a community multimedia project for exhibition at Nishi Gallery. 
  • Seccombe, Erica: $21,659 to assist with costs of a residency at the Natural History Museum, London.
  • Silberman, Heidi: $14,715 to assist with costs of touring a theatrical production ‘The Home Front’ to the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
  • Small, Samantha: $8,490 to assist with costs of producing large-scale installation work for exhibition at the Canberra Museum and Gallery. 
  • Soboslay, Zsuzsi: $17,500 to assist with costs of developing a theatre project ‘Anthems and Angels’.
  • Sparrow-Folk: $18,752 to assist with costs of touring the show ‘Burb Birds’ to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • Stevens, Rosanna: $10,526 to assist with costs of researching and writing a book of non-fiction.
  • The Griffyn Ensemble: $16,830 to assist with costs of creating a multimedia piece ‘Antipodes Rugby League’.
  • Tunks, Benita: $11,405 to assist with costs to curate and produce an exhibition and associated public programs.
  • US MOB Writing: $21,000 to assist with costs of supporting an ACT delegation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers to attend the 2015 First Nations Australia Writers Workshop.
  • Wallflower: $14,400 to assist with costs of recording and pressing an original indie pop EP.

Click here for an easy-to-read table showing 2015 Project Funding successful applicants PDF(PDF 144KB) PDF

Llewellyn Hall Funding
  • Musica Viva Australia: $18,654 to present a series of concerts at Llewellyn Hall.
  • Music For Canberra: $38,344 to present a series of Canberra Youth Orchestra concerts at Llewellyn Hall.
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 Genevieve Swifte: $2,000 to assist with costs of exhibiting in association with HeadOn Photography Festival.
  • Ms Harriet Lee Robinson: $1,978 to assist with costs of travel to Munich to exhibit at Talente and Schmuck.
  • Ms Amy Kerr-Menz: $2,000 to assist with costs of presenting an international exhibition in Kyoto, Japan.
  • Mel Douglas - $2,000 to assist with costs of presenting at the 2015 Glass Arts Society Conference in San Jose, California.
  • Chenoeh Miller - $2,000 to assist with costs of registration fees to attend the ‘Bite the Big Apple’ in New York.
  • Blaide Lallemand - $2,000 to assist with costs of touring the work ‘Walkin’ the streets:  New York’ to the Tamworth Regional Gallery in 2015.
  • Pablo Latona - $2,000 to assist with costs of attending an International Workshop on Hospital Clowning in Barcelona.
  • Dr John Gardiner-Garden - $1,000 to assist with costs of performing at the historical dance event Historische Tanzsymposium in Germany in 2016.
  • Heidi Strachan - $2,000 to assist with costs of attending ‘Beyond Limitations’ mentorship at the Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea.
  • Mariem Omari - $1,450 to assist with the costs of overseas travel to develop a new play for production.
  • James Batchelor - $2,000 to assist with the costs of presenting METASYSTEMS in Paris in 2015.
  • Dr Craig Cormick - $2,000 to assist with the costs of attending the Convergence conference in Minneapolis as a guest author in July 2015.
  • Richard Jameson - $1,000 to assist with costs of documenting Indigenous delegates and exhibiting at the 3rd International Indigenous Social Work Conference in Darwin in September 2015.
  • Dr  Jennifer Gall - $1,900 to assist with the costs attending The Effects of Playing on Early and Modern Musical Instruments Royal College of Music, London.
  • Andrew Kimber - $10,000 to assist with travel and accommodation for five ACT bands to attend the ACT Showcase as part of BIGSOUND in Brisbane in September 2015.
  • Jessica Herrington - $800 to assist with costs of sending artwork overseas for exhibition in September – October 2015.
  • Annkia Romeyn - $1,000 to assist with costs of attending a month-long Bathurst Regional Gallery Hill End Residency.
  • Michael Dooley - $500 to assist with costs of attending the APRA screen awards celebration in Melbourne in November 2015.
  • Imogen Keen - $2,000 to assist with costs attending the International Symposium of Electronic Art in Vancouver in 2015.
  • Hayley Lander - $1,587 to assist with costs travelling to the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts for involvement in Hatched:  National Graduate Show in 2015.
ACT Screen Arts Fund

The ACT Screen Arts Fund is managed by ScreenACT and is part of the ACT Arts Fund.

ScreenACT External Link 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.

  • Sotiris Dounoukos: $16,220 to assist with mentoring support for the writer/director during key phases of a feature film adaptation of Helen Garner’s best-selling novel, Joe Cinque’s Consolation.
  • Deborah Kingsland: $12,380 to assist with 'Talk about Hot!', a documentary film project that unpacks global warming language for the non-scientist.
  • Vanessa Gazy: $10,245 to assist with 'Id', a TV mini series script development.
  • Liz Lea: $12,750 to assist with a short dance film inspired by the classical Indian dance form of Bharata Natyam.
  • Simon Cunich: $5,316 to assist with mentorship throughout the post-production of 'The Undiscovered', a documentary telling the story of a Canberra man’s search for the dancing peacock spider.
  • Christian Doran: $9,990 to assist with script development for two feature projects, 'Luminous' and 'Terror Australis'.
  • Megan Watson: $7,894 to assist with production and mentoring associated with the development of a new documentary, 'Dragon Ladies'.
  • Hew Sandison and Ashley Charnock: $16,446 to assist with script development of a new TV series, 'Shift'.
  • Anthony Shaw: $3000 to assist with mentoring support for the post-production phase of a documentary short, 'Antarctica - Two Artists' Vision.
  • Julie McKay: $3,259 to assist with development and marketing of the feature film, 'Nudes, Taboos and Black Tattoos'.
  • Steve Herczeg: $2,500 to assist with script development for the feature film, 'Control'.