Current Funding Recipients

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

Arts Activities Funding Up to $5k 2019

ApplicantGrant purposeAmount

Mental Cavity

To assist with costs of promoting a new metal album


Matt Withers

To assist with costs of creating film clips to promote classical guitar albums


Woden Valley Youth Choir

To assist with costs of commissioning a new choral work for the Choir's 50th Anniversary Concert


Fatima Kalleen

To assist with costs of showing of exhibition, 'Collision-Conflict of scared realities' at Belconnen Arts Centre


Victoria Collins

To assist with costs of creation of first draft of fiction novel manuscript, 'A Quiet Death'


Melinda Smith

To assist with costs of attending the 2019 Perth Poetry Festival


Tributary Projects

To assist with costs of attending the Spring 1883 Art Fair in Sydney


Tracy Bourne

To assist with the creative development of music-theatre work, 'Finale'


Michael SollisTo assist with the creation of a music touring set for the 'Milk Carton Confession's'$4,743
Barina SouthTo assist with costs of attending the 'Blak and Bright' Indigenous literary festival in Melbourne$1,000
Lisa FullerTo assist with costs of attending the 'Blak and Bright' Indigenous literary festival in Melbourne


Us Mob

To assist with costs of attending the 'Blak and Bright' Indigenous literary festival in Melbourne

Sally BlakeTo assist with the development and exhibition of new work for a solo exhibition 'The Ancient Gaze' at the Belconnen Arts Centre$3,650
Julie RyerTo assist with attendance costs for the Mycophilia intensive art-science residency in Canada$5,000
Cathy PetoczTo assist with script development based on the play 'Lysistrata$4,102
Christopher CarrollTo assist with costs of the creative development and workshop of a script for a new play, 'Disintegration' $3,873
Rebus TheatreTo assist with costs of presenting 'Open Doors Open Minds' at the Meeting Place conference$4,983
Eloise WhiteTo assist with costs of attending a ceramics residency in Jingdezhen, China$3,225
Gay and Lesbian QwireTo assist with the costs of performing at the Out and Loud Choral Festival $3,000
Nicola DicksonTo attend and present at the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand conference in Auckland$934
Bryn EvansTo assist with costs of attending a music production mentorship program in Nashville, USA$1,309
Robyn CadwalladerTo assist with the costs of historical fiction research in the United Kingdom$2,868
Tony Curran To assist with costs of a lithographic residency in Melbourne$2,322
Alison PleveyTo assist with costs of attending Force Majeure skills and creative development$2,049
Dylan Van Den BergTo present a new theatre work The Camel at the 'Fringe at the Edge of the World' in Hobart$4,470
Irma GoldTo assist with costs of attending the Iceland Writers Retreat $5,000
Caroline HufTo assist with costs of attending a residency at the Icelandic Textiles Centre to develop video-weaving$5,000
Deborah Di CentaTo assist with costs of attending a dance and residency workshop in the USA$4,450
Grant O'LoughlinTO assist with costs of 'For the Love of Canberra' photographic exhibition $2,000
Dan Magginity To assist with costs of administrative support for capacity building $3,000
Shannen Egan To assist with costs of Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers performing in the Falls Festival tour$5,000
Cathy FranziTo assist with costs of participating in a residency and exhibiting work in Berlin$5,000

Arts Activities Funding $5-50k Round 2 2019

ApplicantGrant PurposeAmount
Art Monthly AustraliaMentor, publish and promote ACT writers and artists in Art Monthly magazine$14,500
Marian BudosWorld premiere in Spain of a 'Book-Concerto' for guitar and orchestra based on Jaume CabrĂ©'s novel 'Confessions’ $46,762
Hanna CormickCreative development for 'Zebracorn', a physical theatre work on disability $37,658
Chris EndreyPresent 'Canbeurovision' final at the Canberra Theatre Centre $12,254
Harris HobbsSupport Canberra artists to participate in Contour 556 public art biennial$40,000
Liz LeaCreate a new cross cultural dance work, 'The Point'$46,750
Helen MachaliasCreative development of a new theatre work, 'Careful He Might Hear You'$14,485
Hayley McQuireDevelop 'Blak Motherhood Podcast' about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences of motherhood$15,118
Samuel MoynihanCreative development of a new theatre work on 'perceptions of normal' incorporating people of varying abilities$9,578
Sarah RiceCreating 'Text/ure', a cross media, interdisciplinary project through poetry, visual art, and music$24,775
Dylan Van Den BergPresentation of a new Indigenous theatre work, 'Milk'$43,051
Vendulka WichtaWrite and produce an EP of new songs with producer Xavier Dunn$19,301

Capacity Building for Non-funded Arts Organisations

Capacity Building for Non-funded Arts Organisations was offered to assist arts organisations to increase their business capacity. This funding round was offered as a one-off and there is no commitment for any future funding.

The activities the successful organisations will undertake with the funding focus on business and strategic development. Funding is not for any artistic skills/development or programming activities, the purchase of equipment or for educational courses.

Australian Dance Party Ltd$12,070
Canberra Repertory Society$5,000
Canberra Dance Theatre Inc$6,000
Canberra Opera Inc$5,000
Contour 556$12,000
Girls Rock! Canberra$1,674
OnScreen ACT$15,000
Rebus Theatre Inc$13,750
Tributary Projects Incorporated$5,000
Wild Voices Music Theatre$5,000

Arts Activities Funding $5-50k Round 1 2019

ApplicantGrant PurposeAmount
Julie BradleyTo undertake an international artist residency in Ireland$14,134
Cicerone JournalSource, edit, and publish a collection of literature work by Canberrans$11,092
Brenda CroftCreate a new body of uranium glass works hand/made/held/ground for exhibition$50,000
Harriet DaviesResearch on Julie d'Aubigny for the development of a play$15,927
Rose Mary FaulknerDevelopment of new body of glass work for a national touring exhibition$13,779
Girls RockGirls Rock! Canberra: empowering girls through music$23,550
Emma KellyCreate 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
Maura PierlotDevelopment of Fragments, a series of monologues on youth mental health$21,870
Lisa RichardsArrange, record and produce new songs at a New York studio$10,507
Eliza SandersCreative development of new multi-artform work That Was Friday by House of Sand$33,500
Daniel Savage and Anna MadelineAugmented 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
Samantha TidyResearch 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
Claudia CooneyMonsoon Season: Series Script Development$14,164
Meg DonnellyThe Sacred: Short Film Production$14,734
Christian DoranMirrors: Web Series Production$15,000
Zayaan JappieBianca: Documentary Production$13,700
Marisa MartinViolet Daze: Production of short film/proof of concept$16,960
Shy Kids ClubWith Friends Like These: Game Development$9,411