Current Funding Recipients

Below are the successful applicants to the ACT Arts Fund categories in 2018 and 2019.

Community Outreach Arts Funding | Arts Activities Funding $5-50k

Arts Activities Funding $5-50k Round 1 2019

Applicant (Alphabetical order)Grant PurposeAmount
Bradley, JulieTo undertake an international artist residency in Ireland$14,134
Cicerone JournalSource, edit, and publish a collection of literature work by Canberrans$11,092
Croft, BrendaCreate a new body of uranium glass works hand/made/held/ground for exhibition$50,000
Davies, HarrietResearch on Julie d'Aubigny for the development of a play$15,927
Faulkner, Rose MaryDevelopment of new body of glass work for a national touring exhibition$13,779
Girls RockGirls Rock! Canberra: empowering girls through music$23,550
Kelly, EmmaCreate new music works centred around the sounds of Canberra$10,200
Mirramu Dance CompanyDevelopment of CRONE, an immersive-reality dance-film$24,770
Peach LaneRecording and release of a debut EP of dream pop music$8,580
Pierlot, MauraDevelopment of Fragments, a series of monologues on youth mental health$21,870
Richards, LisaArrange, record and produce new songs at a New York studio$10,507
Sanders, ElizaCreative development of new multi-artform work That Was Friday by House of Sand$33,500
Savage, Daniel and Madeline, AnnaAugmented reality artwork presenting different perspectives of public spaces$16,400
The Griffyn EnsembleCreate five new artsongs by Indigenous and non-Indigenous composers, set to texts spoken in Parliament$38,260
Tidy, SamanthaResearch and write a children's book on the 1932 Macrobertson Air Race$10,026

2019 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.

Applicant (alphabetical order)Grant purposeAmount
Cooney, ClaudiaMonsoon Season: Series Script Development$14,164
Donnelly, MegThe Sacred: Short Film Production$14,734
Doran, ChristianMirrors: Web Series Production$15,000
Jappie, ZayaanBianca: Documentary Production$13,700
Martin, MarisaViolet Daze: Production of short film/proof of concept$16,960
Shy Kids ClubWith Friends Like These: Game Development$9,411

Community Outreach Arts Funding

Applicant Grant purposeAmount
Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres ‘Ahead of the Game’ a program of workshops, engagement and mentorships with LGBTIQ artists $39,038
Ausdance (ACT) LINK-d, dance project with young refugees $25,700
Belconnen Community Service ‘Social Art Park’ community arts project in story sharing and creative arts workshops on place making $48,600
Craft ACT Disability access and inclusion plan for DESIGN Canberra $22,013
Gungahlin Impressions Art Group A program of visual art workshops across the community $15,572
M16 Artspace Indigenous youth mentoring program in visual arts   $49,970
Lea, Liz Community dance project celebrating the Moon Landing $19,965
Rebus Theatre Theatrical performance for emerging artists with disabilities $28,618
Tuggeranong Community Arts Association Community arts and cultural development mentorship program for underrepresented and culturally diverse communities $45,640
Woodlands and Wetlands Trust Creative visual arts program for the community including workshops and field studies $37,794  

Arts Activities Funding $5-50k 2018

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

Arts Activities Funding Up to $5k

Applicant Grant 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 Haas To 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 Costello For 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 Dalman For the creative development of a new dance theatre work ‘Crone’ $5,000
Marie Hagerty To exhibit work at the Olsen Gruin Gallery in New York $5,000
Al MunroFor a four-week residency at the Royal School of Needlework, UK, to research embroidery/textiles$2,829
Patrick MullinsTo research and draft a history book on the publication of Portnoy's Complaint$4,474
Stuart McMillenTo produce a series of comics Twenty-Five Arguments Against Billboards$4,950
Lucy MatthewsTo develop a script and music for a musical theatre work More Than One$4,718
Nicole GodwinFor the development of a picture book manuscript about surviving a swooping magpie$5,000
Callie Doyle-ScottTo assist with costs of drafting a manuscript for a fantasy novel Soup For The Moon$5,000
Musonga MbogoTo exhibit new work at the Nishi Gallery in New Acton$2,672
Christopher CarrollTo assist with costs of touring 'Icarus' to The Blue Room Theatre in Perth for the FRINGE WORLD season$4,739
Michael DooleyFor the final composition and orchestration of a classical piano concerto$5,000
Emilie MorscheckTo further develop a young adult fantasy manuscript The Girl with a Knife$4,923

Project Funding (category has been replaced by Arts Activities funding)

Applicant (in alphabetical order)Grant purposeAmountArtform
Adair, Sally create an immersive installation piece for exhibition $2,990 Visual Arts
Art Monthly Australia Ltd publish and promote ACT writers and artists $14,000 Visual Arts
Atfield, David produce a new theatre work 'Exclusion' $40,000 Theatre
Australian Dance Party Ltd create and present a new dance work 'Energeia' $39,689 Dance
Barnes, Matt attend an international music mixing seminar in France $5,200 Music
Blake, Sally research and develop artworks based on local eucalypts $15,927 Visual Arts
Canberra Dance Theatre Inc choreograph a work for 40th Birthday performance $25,260 Dance
Clay, Jo write articles and a manuscript for 'The Carbon Diet' $8,250 Literature
Conflux Inc support a guest speaker at Conflux 14 Science Fiction conference $3,480 Literature
Cross, Dean research a group of paintings ‘Ghost River’ $5,000 Visual Arts
Delatovic, Nicholas development of an experimental live touring show on freestyle wrestling $17,644 Theatre
Delcastillo, Mariana Create and install new sculptures $5,109 Visual Arts
Endrey, Chris record and release an album of original works $13,189 Music
Fearnside, Karyn exhibition with a workshop $3,369 Visual Arts
Fuller, Lisa skills development and mentoring workshops $19,570 Literature
Galan, Andrew develop a new collection of poetry $7,494 Literature
Goldwin, Chella researching and writing a book in Torres Strait Meriam Mir and English $22,124 Literature
Gorman, Ginger research and write the first draft of a manuscript $23,965 Literature
Grapple Publishing produce an anthology of prose, poetry, comics and art $4,600 Literature
Grassia, Chiara support Girls Rock! Canberra: a mentorship program for girls through music $24,341 Music
GW Bot produce a series of glassworks $10,000 Visual Arts
Handel in the Theatre mount performances of a production of Handel’s ‘Athalia’ $32,500 Music
Hark the Heart attend residencies and instrumental training in Italy $13,014 Music
Harper, Sophie write and edit a literary memoir $11,000 Literature
Harris Hobbs Landscapes support local artists to present at Contour 556 $30,000 Visual Arts
Hay, Paul develop new work at a residency in Georgia, USA $5,065 Visual Arts
Hughes, Meredith create an artist book set $12,596 Visual Arts
Latham, Christopher performance and recording of The Diggers' Requiem $29,400 Music
Lea, Liz production and presentation of a new dance work $18,990 Dance
Luminescence Chamber Singers commission four choral works and perform with Frank Martin's Mass $20,000 Music
McCartney, Tania write and illustrate a fiction series for children $9,000 Literature
McGrath, Jim creative development workshop for a theatre script $9,813 Theatre
McMahon, Ann undertake a residency in New Zealand $2,000 Visual Arts
McManus, Emma develop and present new theatre work $16,532 Theatre
McQuire, Hayley Blak Writes Indigenous Youth Writing workshop $15,026 Literature
Mettes, Marianne development of an environmental puppet theatre production $23,634 Theatre
Newton, Catherine attend the Glass Art Society Conference in Murano, Italy $5,349 Visual Arts
Noted support the development of Noted -Canberra's emerging writers festival $2,250 Literature
Rebus Theatre creative development of a multidisciplinary performance about climate change $21,854 Theatre
Seccombe, Erica attend a photopolymer printing residency in Victoria $3,251 Visual Arts
Smith, Melinda research and complete a new poetry manuscript $29,300 Literature
SoundOut SoundOut Festival of improvised and experimental music $23,048 Music
Strapps, Emma creative development of a dance performance ‘Flight/less’ $9,103 Dance
Studio Auntara exhibit six Canberra artists responding to vintage slides of South East Asia $10,663 Visual Arts
The Dionysus Movement develop and tour ACT performers to the New Zealand Fringe $39,887 Theatre
The Griffyn Ensemble create an all-ages musical playground $33,988 Music
Vincent, Sam develop first draft of a memoir, 'Peasant dreaming' $12,000 Literature
Withers, Matt tour and record new Australian music with The Acacia Quartet $14,909 Music

Out of Round Funding (category has been replaced by Arts Activities funding)

Applicant Grant purposeAmount
James Batchelor To assist with costs of showcasing work at the 2018 Australian Performing Arts Market in Brisbane. $1,750
Lisa Fuller To assist with costs of undertaking the 2018 Varuna Flag Fellowship Residency. $1,315
Elliot Bastianon To assist with costs of exhibiting a collection of sculptural furniture at the 2018 Milan Furniture Fair. $2,000
Julie Ryder To assist with costs of travel to attend an arts residency at Cill Rialaig, Ireland. $2,000
Sally O'Callaghan To assist with costs of participation in the Other Art Fair, Sydney. $2,000
Lee Grant To assist with costs of attending a ScreenLab workshop, Melbourne. $1,000
Marissa McDowell To assist with costs of travel to Palm Island to conduct interview with First Nations Elder, Uncle Tiny. $2,000
Simon Cottrell To assist with costs of undetaking an artist residency at Museum Ceskeho Raje, Prague. $2,000
Dean Cross To 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 Society support eisteddfod events at Llewellyn Hall $15,000
Music for Canberra support two youth orchestra concerts at Llewellyn Hall $15,000
National Capital Orchestra support two concerts at Llewellyn Hall including new Australian works $12,000

2018 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.

Applicant Grant purposeAmount
Cunich, Simon Mentoring support for the post-production phase of a new narrative short, The Rolling Ground. $8,300
Drury, Hallam Production 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, Lina Undertake a mentorship in scriptwriting for children’s animated TV with Writer/Producer Holly Huckins. $15,617
Jones, Thusus Create Aurora Sound VR, an immersive, interactive music visualisation sandbox for virtual reality $5,800
Li, Cindy Develop first draft screenplay of a feature film, The Cruellest Kiss, with support from of a script editor. $15,000
Milner, John Produce the short film The Chosen Vessel, which explores the hardships endured by Australian women in late 19th century. $15,188
Shrubb, Declan Assist with the script development a feature film, Imaginary Friend. $9,062

Previous Funding Recipients