Current Funding Recipients


HOMEFRONT Funding Recipients (August 2020)

COVID-19 Organisational Emergency Support Funding

Arts Activities Funding $5-50k Round 1 2020

Arts Activities Funding Up to $5k 2020 (to date)

HOMEFRONT Funding Recipients (May 2020)

Arts Activities Funding Up to $5k July - December 2019

Arts Activities Funding $5-50k Round 2 2019

Capacity Building for Non-funded Arts Organisations

Arts Activities Funding $5-50k Round 1 2019

2019 ACT Screen Arts Fund

HOMEFRONT Funding Recipients (August 2020)

The HOMEFRONT funding round was developed to support individual artists in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the arts sector. Over 370 applications were received with total funding of $503,586 and funding of up to $10,000 per artist was provided to the 66 successful recipients in May 2020. An additional allocation of funding to this round was announced in August 2020, with 59 artists subsequently supported for total funding of $449,425 (see table below).

This funding will support activities such as research and development, making of new works or sharing of works via online platforms, and artists fees and living expenses to undertake arts activities.

We received an unprecedented number of applications to the HOMEFRONT round. The quality was very high and there remains many unsuccessful applications. These applicants are encouraged to consider the Arts Activities Funding rounds for their projects and are welcome to contact us to discuss options.

ApplicantGrant PurposeAmount
Nick AdamsLampworking and kiln studio for online shop and jewellery line$5,000
Sia Ahmad‘Breather’ - online music performances and reflection listening sessions$10,000
Alex AschTo assist with the development and completion of new works for upcoming exhibitions in 2021$10,000
Leonardo BalfourCostume design and creation, specialising in both artistic and realistic monsters and animals$2,000
GW BotTo create an illustrated artist’s book based on Anna Akhmatova's poem 'Requiem'$8,600
Tracy BourneResearch and Development of The Human Voice, based on the opera by Poulenc and Cocteau$10,000
Kaitlyn BoyeThe writing and development of a female coming of age TV/web series$4,700
Robert BoynesFor new silk-screening equipment$4,904
Han BrittonProduce design and visual art works including for online $1,000
Ashlee Bye‘Stay at Home Dance’, teaching and collaboration online $10,000
Lisa CahillCreate new glass artworks and expand and adapt my online presence to reach new audiences$10,000
Elizabeth Cameron DalmanDance-in-Nature: Preparing a book, video-tutorial and workshop$10,000
Sam ConwayStudio equipment to enable artistic development and provide online lessons$1,594
Alice CotteeLife and song writing support for ‘Keven 007’ $8,350
Tony CurranNew digital drawing forms to exhibit including online$10,000
Rasa DaukusCompose, perform, record and engineer a set of solo multitrack piano works for digital distribution$6,000
Hannah de FeyterFeature film development$10,000
Mariana del CastillioTo assist in development, transport and installation of three separate exhibitions in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney$10,000
Bermi DreyerOnline set up, and materials to make products and research$9,114
Fiete GeierProduction of an online songwriter's portfolio$10,000
Sally GreenawayTo assist in digitally releasing audio and video of original contemporary classical works$8,025
Shaun HayesDeveloping a new body of ceramic work to exhibit interstate$7,500
Michelle HiggsExploration of directing techniques$10,000
Tess HorwitzCharcoal depictions of how the events of 2020 affect the family of an artist$10,000
Ella HuntRecording and release of single for musical artist Cathy Diver$6,396
Abbey JamiesonWork for ceramic exhibitions and artistic development $5,090
Rowan KaneArtworks for exhibition exploring the changing cultural conditions within Canberra as the city evolves$5,337
Mary KayserDevelop a website to provide an online presence for art practice and art teaching$9,000
Jacob KilnerDeveloping and writing a web series pilot about a group of disabled superheroes$9,200
Daniel Leone‘Neighbourhood’ visual arts activities across ceramics, bonsai and woodworking$10,000
James LieutenantSupport online content associated with solo exhibition$3,815
Krei ManzoZine publication on art and fashion$2,500
Sarah MasonDevelopment of narrative non-fiction manuscript – ‘Thistle Soup and Other Recipes for Two’$8,000
Peter McCleanDistant Friends’ - Series of relief printed portraits$7,500
Marissa McDowellDevelop new technical skills in script writing and research for Indigenous storytelling$10,000
Janelle McMenaminFeature film development including screenplay, resourcing and proof of concept$9,600
Jacqueline MengCreating and researching for artworks for exhibitions in 2021$1,200
Nyssa MillerCapital Deformation- a new project investigating environmental degradation under Extractivist Capitalism in Australia$10,000
Katy MuttonDevelopment and production of wearable artworks titled 'Shelter in Place'$10,000
Catherine NewtonCreate new glass works exploring touch and well-being for exhibition $10,000
Robert NugentDevelopment of a film proposal and script$4,000
Zev OrkinLive-in Live Arts - Queer Flesh Edition$2,000
Sarahlouise OwensCommissioning and performing new vocal works$10,000
Julianna PericFashion designing$10,000
Maura PierlotResearch and development for online adaptation of dramatic work, ‘Fragments’$8,000
Gillian PolackNew science fiction writing$6,000
Christine RyanLive comedy show filming and online delivery$10,000
Julie RyderTo purchase equipment for the creation of new textile work for exhibition and retail$10,000
Jim Sharrock‘Lucky Jim Live’ – new songs, stories and interviews online$9,400
Jake SilvestroResearch, development and training in physical theatre $10,000
Kenneth Spiteri ‘The Hiding’ a transhuman quest for privacy -A short film in virtual reality$7,500
Lucy SugermanDevelopment and sustained musical creation and practise$4,000
Amanda Thorson New photo media works exploring body positive ‘There is No Normal’$10,000
Joel TyrrellTo develop skills as a professional songwriter$7,800
Masoud VarjavandiDevelopment of a TV pilot script for a series called ‘Sightings’$2,800
Shane Walsh SmithVirtual writers room for scripted TV comedy ‘Surface tension’$7,500
Vendulka WichtaOnline marketing, media strategy and distribution for music EP$10,000
Hope WilkinsSkills development in music and industry knowledge$6,000
Hugh WithycombeThe creation and development of two quarantine instruments in collaboration with experimental musician$10,000

COVID-19 Organisational Emergency Support Funding

ApplicantAmount
ACT Writers Centre$10,032
Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres$187,777
Ausdance ACT$63,030
ArtSound CM$35,000
Belconnen Arts Centre$550,000
Canberra Potters Society$80,690
M16 ArtSpace$31,173
Tuggeranong Arts Centre$54,105
Warehouse Circus$64,765

Arts Activities Funding $5-50k Round 1 2020

ApplicantGrant PurposeAmount
Nola AndersonTo assist in publishing 'Glass: The Life and Art of Klaus Moje'$10,000
James BatchelorDevelopment of dance work, 'Cosmic Ballroom', for premiere in Belgium$20,00
CLUBSCOREDevelopment of an original interdisciplinary theatre work$49,924
Judith CrispinMake a geodesic camera to create larger experimental prints from animals that perished in bushfires$22,496
Rasa DaukusDevelopment and orchestration of a double concerto for piano, percussion and fixed electronics$13,500
Demos JournalProduction of journal issue #11 'Precarity', and website redevelopment$20,425
Nicola DicksonProduce new visual art works for a group exhibition at the Mildura Arts Centre$17,466
Gungahlin Impressions Art GroupEngagement of mentors to deliver workshops, to develop and install a temporary mixed-media artwork$14,636
Krystal HurstTo create a body of work that responds to the symbology of Aboriginal sovereign jewels and British sovereign jewels, for solo exhibition$12,585
Thomas LaueGolden Jubilee: Celebrating the National Carillon’s 50th anniversary with new ensemble carillon works$32,484
Cameron MuirCompletion of draft for a non-fiction book 'End of Punishment'$14,368
Katy MuttonTo undertake a mentorship in the USA on camouflage strategies for counter surveillance art$14,632
Phoebe PorterTo research and develop a new series of contemporary jewellery 'Elemental'$12,866
Jacob SilvestroDevelopment of a new physical theatre show exploring post-climate change in Australia$9,166
Slow TurismoRecording and producing a debut rock album and film clips$19,122
Melinda SmithResearch and drafting a poetry manuscript on memory loss 'Coming Unmothered'$28,600
Samuel TownsendCompletion of essays for manuscript, 'From Sir, With Love', a memoir of a queer teacher$11,000

Arts Activities Funding Up to $5k 2020 (to date)

ApplicantGrant purposeAmount
Hayden Fritzlaff (Helena Pop)To assist with recording, mixing and mastering of Helena Pop album$3,400
Rebecca FlemingTo assist with costs of engaging an editor and a writing coach$2,400
Robert NugentTo assist with costs of developing a video artwork$5,000
Lucy SugermanTo assist with costs of creating an original four-track EP$3,856
Stephanie ReederTo travel to Tasmania to research a historical novel for children$2,550
Gillian PolackTo assist with completing two book manuscipts$4,000
Hangama ObaidullahTo assist with developing a new body of artwork$4,947
Anna MadeleineTo participate in the exhibition 'Heat Map' at Watch This Space in Alice Springs$2,129
Saskia ScottTo assist with costs of curating the exhibition 'Heat Map' at Watch This Space$2,155
Ngaio FitzpatrickTo assist with exhibition installation incorporating video and livestream$1,750
Art Monthly AustralasiaTo assist with costs of a guest-edited special edition of Art Monthly Australasia magazine$4,540
CJ ShawTo assist with the mixing, mastering and production of an album$4,630
Ella KurzTo develop an anthology manuscript of contemporary Australian poetry on childbearing$4,995
Fred SmithTo overhaul and integrate digital infrastructure$2,500
Matt WithersTo assist with costs of recording an album for ABC Classic$2,583
Christine KearneyTo attend a residency at Varuna Writers Centre$985
Maura PierlotTo rework and revise original theatre work 'Fragments'$5,000

HOMEFRONT Funding Recipients (May 2020)

The HOMEFRONT funding round was developed to support individual artists in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the arts sector. Over 370 applications were received and funding of up to $10,000 per artist was provided to the 66 successful recipients in May 2020 (see table below). An additional funding round was announced in August 2020, with 59 artists subsequently supported (see table above).

This funding will support activities such as research and development, making of new works or sharing of works via online platforms, and artists fees and living expenses to undertake arts activities.

ApplicantGrant PurposeAmount
Helen Aitken-KuhnenResearch and create new enamelled pieces for an upcoming travelling exhibition$8,000
Joel Arthur Generating digital artwork from two dimensional paintings for online viewing$5,000
Che Baker Developing a feature film and documentation$10,000
Daniel BeckerProduction of a comic series ‘Master and Apprentice’$6,000
Jordan Best Developing new theatre works$6,000
Jack BiilmannRecording a new album $8,332
Larry Brandy Traditional Aboriginal storytelling online$8,000
Phoebe Breen Create new functional pottery$10,000
Liam Budge Skills development and mentorship$5,489
Nicholas ByrneGrowing Global - developing best world practice$10,000
Christopher Carroll Develop the script for an original play, ‘Smokescreen’$10,000
Liz CoatsResearch developments in plant-based colours for new paintings$5,000
Judith CrispinTo complete the first draft of a new verse novel$10,000
Charlotte CrossfieldDeveloping a new theatre work ‘But don’t you all eat dog?’$4,500
Louise CurhamDeveloping film/digital projects including ‘Diary Fill’ and ‘The People's Map of West Kambah’$6,700
Nick DelatovicDevelopment of a feature film script ‘Darkest’ with a professional film producer$4,800
Ben DrysdaleWriting and producing music for synchronisation licensing$8,295
Daniel EdwardsStudio experimentation in community programs via online platforms$8,297
Eleanor EvansDevelop an animated music video$5,000
Mimi FairallA memoir style zine about being a young artist and the life events in between$2,500
Geoff Farquhar-StillResearch and development of wall mounted kinetic artworks for exhibition$10,000
Ngaio Fitzpatrick Research and development of a body of work for national and international exhibition$10,000
Cathy FranziNew research into printmaking approaches applied to ceramics $10,000
Irma GoldComplete the second draft of a novel ‘Ways to Get Lost’$9,555
Jessica HaasWriting, recording and music production skills for ‘Pheno’$6,500
Marie HagertyProduce new Giclee prints in collaboration with 'Bytes 'N Colours' for exhibition at Nancy Sever Gallery$10,000
Chris HarfordResearch and development of distinctive ceramic tableware and market through a new website$10,000
Samantha HawkerCreate new video work ‘Axidant’ as part of the Dysfunctional landscape series$3,850
Nicci HaynesCreate an animation for online exhibition and future performance and video work$5,000
Jessica HerringtonExploring social connections through networked AR and VR$6,000
(Jo)Hanna Hoyne Skills development, studio work in sculptural treatments and online capacity$10,000
Georgina JenkinsWrite the 2nd and 3rd draft feature screenplay of ‘Blackbird’$10,000
Sonja Kama‘Capital mums’: The untold stories of multicultural motherhood in Canberra$9,880
Daniel KirklandMixing and mastering a debut EP$6,380
Pablo LatonaResearch and develop new performance works $10,000
Liz LeaAuslan and audio description training$7,000
Joanne LeongDevelopment of new sound works and VR videos$1,500
Guy LilleymanTo record new music works$8,550
Janet LongMake a new body of sculptural works and drawings for artist book$7,000
Antonia LosannoWrite a new book ‘The Good, The Bad and The Elderly’$10,000
Dan MaginnityStudio based production and capacity building $10,000
Sally MarettMixing, mastering and release of an EP ‘Marét’$10,000
Marisa MartinIllustration of a new graphic novel$10,000
Musonga MbogoThe development of new visual art works$3,500
Andrew McMillanWrite and produce a new music album$5,000
Tim NapperCompletion of a debut novel ‘Howling Metal’$8,000
Kristina NeumannDevelopment of new contemporary jewellery works$10,000
Lan Nguyen-hoanResearch and develop new photomedia landscape works ‘Shifting Viewpoints’ $6,000
Ruth O'BrienTo write and record a CD ‘Songs for Abby’$10,000
Kofi Owusu-AnsahCompleting a debut album for tour ready$8,000
Jennifer PinkertonResearch and writing for non-fiction book ‘Heartland’$8,800
Alexander RaupachCreative development of new music with a mentor$6,030
Lisa RichardsMusic production and recording of new songs with a producer mentor$9,720
Eugene RobertsonRecording a new WE ‘Isolation blues’$9,000
Dionisia SalasStudio research on relationship of painting to print$8,000
Lisa SammutSkills development and new work in digital illustration and printing, and online presentation$10,000
Rebecca SelleckResearch and creation of new visual art work referencing isolation and the environment$10,000
John SharkeyRecording new solo album$10,000
Emily SheehanDevelop new theatre script ‘Monument’$6,375
Kirri SollisPreparing material for a recording of solo flute works$3,500
Genevieve SwiftePurchase of drawing materials for new works and online presentation$3,000
Yusuke TakemuraThe material and methodological investigations for the development of new sculptural works$5,500
Dylan Van Den BergTo research and develop a new Indigenous play 'Apprehended'$7,457
Kimmo VennonenResearch and development in new soundscape works$4,576
Tom WoodwardSkills development, recording of new EP and online presence $10,000
Narelle ZellerSkills development and create new oil portrait works $8,000

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

Arts Activities Funding Up to $5k July - December 2019

ApplicantGrant purposeAmount

Mental Cavity

To assist with costs of promoting a new metal album

$5,000

Matt Withers

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

$1,980

Woden Valley Youth Choir

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

$2,000

Fatima Kalleen

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

$3,850

Victoria Collins

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

$4,100

Melinda Smith

To assist with costs of attending the 2019 Perth Poetry Festival

$1,260

Tributary Projects

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

$5,000

Tracy Bourne

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

$5,000

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

$1,000

Us Mob

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

$5,000
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
Francesco SofoTo assist with creative  development of 'Julia', a musical about Australia's first female Prime Minister$4,837
Hannah QuinlivanTo assist with costs of presenting new work at Miniartextil 29, Paris $4,900
Nola AndersonTo assist with publishing a book on the life and art of Klaus Moje$2,500
Michelle DayTo assist with costs of creating a large-scale Installation$4,360

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 Cabré'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.

OrganisationAmount
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

2020 ACT Screen Arts Fund

Applicant (alphabetical order)Grant purposeAmount
Maddalena Easterbrook To produce a documentary online series ‘Know Your Neighbours’ $4,500
Christopher Eley To research and develop an essay film ‘Australia, A User’s Manual’ $12,754
Tim MaricicTo complete a second draft of feature script ‘Cellar Door’ $14,800
Julia MartinTo work with  mentors in producing, cinematography and editing a promo-reel for a feature documentary $13,840
Johnny MilnerProduction and post-production for ‘Henry, Maude and the importance of being honest’, 'Pavlova’ and 'Rabbit'$13,765
Joshua KoskeTo produce a proof of concept and to develop director skills for a TV/Web Series$14,813
Catherine PetoczTo adapt the original play ‘Hired Mother’ into a feature screenplay$3,600