Current Funding Recipients

ACT Arts Fund successful applicants

Below are the successful applicants to the ACT Arts Fund categories in 2018.

Arts Activities Funding $5-50k
Applicant (alphabetical order)Grant purposeAmountArtform
Art Monthly Australia Ltd mentoring and publishing ACT writers and artists$14,500Visual Arts
Australian Dance Party    creating and presenting a new contemporary dance work 'from the vault'$46,213Dance
Bastianon, Elliot developing and exhibiting sculptural furniture at 'Design' Miami$26,500Visual Arts
Bobis, Merlinda   researching and developing a collection of short stories 'Kindness'$17,485Literature
Bourne, Tracy the creative development of a new play with songs 'Sheila'$11,300Theatre
CatholicCare, Hands On Studioa project between Hands On Studio and Canberra artists$16,278Visual Arts
Chagnaud, Marilou   creating three new sculptural objects 'The Wind Machines'$16,152Visual Arts
Curtis, Harriet   developing sculptural glass and neon installation pieces$14,000Visual Arts
Freedom Music - KG  recording, mixing and mastering an EP of new hip hop music$9,650Music
Geier, Fiete    recording an album of 10 local bands live at The Phoenix$24,977Music
Lea, Lizpresenting BOLD II dance festival$25,905Dance
Martín, Danielrewriting and translating a Spanish science fiction novel to English$10,115Literature
Miller, Chenoehpresenting an original work 'Evangeline' by Little Dove Theatre at the Adelaide Fringe Festival$26,937Theatre
Murphy, Lizz    writing a final manuscript of new poetry 'Wear of My Face'$8,000Literature
Stevens, Rosannato attend a writing mentorship program 'The Second City' in Chicago$16,946Literature
Walsh-Smith, Shane  a graphic novel anthology about mental illness 'Undad'$18,250Literature
Arts Activities Funding Up to $5k
ApplicantGrant purposeAmount

Alison Ford

For a visual arts residency at the Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives in the Blue Mountains, NSW


Kate Smith

To attend two advanced oil painting workshops in Sydney


Benjamin Harb

To attend a music composition arts residency at Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan


Beaver Galleries

For a booklet of works by G W Bot, Alexander Boyne, Kirrily Humphries and Julian Laffan as part of the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair


Annika Romeyn

To purchase a printmaking press to support the creation of new work


Daniel Savage

To attend the ‘MeetingPlace’ disability arts conference in Alice Springs


Barbara Wheeler

For a textile/fabric arts residency at The Formary in Wellington, New Zealand


Emily Sheehan

To publish the script for a new play ‘Hell’s Canyon’ through Currency Press


Nicci Haynes

To collaborate with Hanna Hoyne in designing and making a costume for the Biennale of Australian Art in Ballarat


Jessica HaasTo create and promote a music video$4,430

Maura Pierlot

The creative development of a new play ‘Fragments’


Hugh Withycombe

To exhibit and develop networks in New York, USA

Sean CostelloFor a Capital Yarns Book Collaboration$2,350
Shane Walsh-Smith 'Triumviratus', an oversized hardcover graphic novel$2,653
Rasa Daukus To compose and record new music compositions as part of ‘Kalos' interdisciplinary project$4,930
Elizabeth DalmanFor the creative development of a new dance theatre work ‘Crone’$5,000
Marie HagertyTo exhibit work at the Olsen Gruin Gallery in New York$5,000
Project Funding (category has been replaced by Arts Activities funding)
Applicant (in 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
Out of Round Funding (category has been replaced by Arts Activities funding)
ApplicantGrant purposeAmount
James BatchelorTo assist with costs of showcasing work at the 2018 Australian Performing Arts Market in Brisbane.$1,750
Lisa FullerTo assist with costs of undertaking the 2018 Varuna Flag Fellowship Residency.$1,315
Elliot BastianonTo assist with costs of exhibiting a collection of sculptural furniture at the 2018 Milan Furniture Fair.$2,000
Julie RyderTo assist with costs of travel to attend an arts residency at Cill Rialaig, Ireland.$2,000
Sally O'CallaghanTo assist with costs of participation in the Other Art Fair, Sydney.$2,000
Lee GrantTo assist with costs of attending a ScreenLab workshop, Melbourne.$1,000
Marissa McDowellTo assist with costs of travel to Palm Island to conduct interview with First Nations Elder, Uncle Tiny.$2,000
Simon CottrellTo assist with costs of undetaking an artist residency at Museum Ceskeho Raje, Prague.$2,000
Dean CrossTo assist with costs of attending 'Hatched' exhibition in Perth.$1,890
Llewellyn Hall Funding (category has been replaced by Arts Activities 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.

OrganisationGrant purposeAmount
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.

ApplicantGrant purposeAmount
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
Previous Funding Recipients