HOMEFRONT Funding Recipients
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 will be provided to the 66 successful recipients.
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.
|Helen Aitken-Kuhnen||Research 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 Becker||Production of a comic series ‘Master and Apprentice’||$6,000|
|Jordan Best||Developing new theatre works||$6,000|
|Jack Biilmann||Recording 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 Byrne||Growing Global - developing best world practice||$10,000|
|Christopher Carroll||Develop the script for an original play, ‘Smokescreen’||$10,000|
|Liz Coats||Research developments in plant-based colours for new paintings||$5,000|
|Judith Crispin||To complete the first draft of a new verse novel||$10,000|
|Charlotte Crossfield||Developing a new theatre work ‘But don’t you all eat dog?’||$4,500|
|Louise Curham||Developing film/digital projects including ‘Diary Film’ and ‘The People's Map of West Kambah’||$6,700|
|Nick Delatovic||Development of a feature film script ‘Darkest’ with a professional film producer||$4,800|
|Ben Drysdale||Writing and producing music for synchronisation licensing||$8,295|
|Daniel Edwards||Studio experimentation in community programs via online platforms||$8,297|
|Eleanor Evans||Develop an animated music video||$5,000|
|Mimi Fairall||A memoir style zine about being a young artist and the life events in between||$2,500|
|Geoff Farquhar-Still||Research 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 Franzi||New research into printmaking approaches applied to ceramics||$10,000|
|Irma Gold||Complete the second draft of a novel ‘Ways to Get Lost’||$9,555|
|Jessica Haas||Writing, recording and music production skills for ‘Pheno’||$6,500|
|Marie Hagerty||Produce new Giclee prints in collaboration with 'Bytes 'N Colours' for exhibition at Nancy Sever Gallery||$10,000|
|Chris Harford||Research and development of distinctive ceramic tableware and market through a new website||$10,000|
|Samantha Hawker||Create new video work ‘Axidant’ as part of the Dysfunctional landscape series||$3,850|
|Nicci Haynes||Create an animation for online exhibition and future performance and video work||$5,000|
|Jessica Herrington||Exploring 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 Jenkins||Write 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 Kirkland||Mixing and mastering a debut EP||$6,380|
|Pablo Latona||Research and develop new performance works||$10,000|
|Liz Lea||Auslan and audio description training||$7,000|
|Joanne Leong||Development of new sound works and VR videos||$1,500|
|Guy Lilleyman||To record new music works||$8,550|
|Janet Long||Make a new body of sculptural works and drawings for artist book||$7,000|
|Antonia Losanno||Write a new book ‘The Good, The Bad and The Elderly’||$10,000|
|Dan Maginnity||Studio based production and capacity building||$10,000|
|Sally Marett||Mixing, mastering and release of an EP ‘Marét’||$10,000|
|Marisa Martin||Illustration of a new graphic novel||$10,000|
|Musonga Mbogo||The development of new visual art works||$3,500|
|Andrew McMillan||Write and produce a new music album||$5,000|
|Tim Napper||Completion of a debut novel ‘Howling Metal’||$8,000|
|Kristina Neumann||Development of new contemporary jewellery works||$10,000|
|Lan Nguyen-hoan||Research and develop new photomedia landscape works ‘Shifting Viewpoints’||$6,000|
|Ruth O'Brien||To write and record a CD ‘Songs for Abby’||$10,000|
|Kofi Owusu-Ansah||Completing a debut album for tour ready||$8,000|
|Jennifer Pinkerton||Research and writing for non-fiction book ‘Heartland’||$8,800|
|Alexander Raupach||Creative development of new music with a mentor||$6,030|
|Lisa Richards||Music production and recording of new songs with a producer mentor||$9,720|
|Eugene Robertson||Recording a new WE ‘Isolation blues’||$9,000|
|Dionisia Salas||Studio research on relationship of painting to print||$8,000|
|Lisa Sammut||Skills development and new work in digital illustration and printing, and online presentation||$10,000|
|Rebecca Selleck||Research and creation of new visual art work referencing isolation and the environment||$10,000|
|John Sharkey||Recording new solo album||$10,000|
|Emily Sheehan||Develop new theatre script ‘Monument’||$6,375|
|Kirri Sollis||Preparing material for a recording of solo flute works||$3,500|
|Genevieve Swifte||Purchase of drawing materials for new works and online presentation||$3,000|
|Yusuke Takemura||The material and methodological investigations for the development of new sculptural works||$5,500|
|Dylan Van Den Berg||To research and develop a new Indigenous play 'Apprehended'||$7,457|
|Kimmo Vennonen||Research and development in new soundscape works||$4,576|
|Tom Woodward||Skills development, recording of new EP and online presence||$10,000|
|Narelle Zeller||Skills development and create new oil portrait works||$8,000|
The ACT Government recognises the immediate support needed for Canberra artists who have lost their income and ability to maintain their arts practice as a result of COVID-19.
As part of a whole of Government response to the impacts of COVID-19, funding of up to $10,000 per artist will be available for Canberra artists to support arts development and the sustainability of their arts practices over the next 6-9 months. This is across all artforms including screen artists. This includes research and development, making of new works or sharing of works via online platforms, and artists fees and living expenses to undertake arts activities. Artists may also apply for the creation and development of works to be exhibited or performed in public venues in the future, when it becomes safe to undertake these activities.
A total of $500,000 will be available. Applicants will need to provide:
- a statement outlining how the funding will support their arts development and practice;
- a brief bio; and
- a current CV.
Applications opened on 30 March 2020 and closed on 17 April 2020 at 5pm.
Announcements on successful recipients will be made approximately 1 May 2020.
Applications will be assessed by artsACT using a three-person moderated process which is currently used for the up to $5k Activities Funding. Assessment will focus on the below funding aims, as per our current guidelines.
- new and exciting ideas
- artists to develop their skills and practice.
Arts Participation and Access
Engages the community:
- as active participants in artistic skills development
- in inclusive and accessible arts activities that reflect the diversity of the community.
- artists and organisations to reach new audiences and markets
- artists and organisations to connect nationally and internationally including through residencies and cultural exchange
- work to be showcased to national and international audiences.
Note: Successful recipients will remain eligible for existing Arts Activities Funding.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much funding is available in this funding round?
The total amount of funding available is $500,000.
Will HOMEFRONT funding affect other funding rounds, including Arts Activities Up to $5K and $5-50K rounds?
No, HOMEFRONT funding is separate from other Arts Activities funding categories, and will not affect the availability of funding for these categories.
What is the purpose of HOMEFRONT funding?
This new initiative is to provide support for Canberra artists who have lost their income and ability to maintain or carry out their arts practice as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
How much is available per activity?
Individual artists can apply for up to $10,000 of funding.
What artforms are included?
Funding of up to $10,000 per application is available through HOMEFRONT across all artforms, including screen artists.
Is funding available to NSW artists that live near Canberra?
Individual artists who reside in Canberra are the priority for this initiative, although artists who do not reside in Canberra and live in the immediate Canberra region can also apply. To be considered for HOMEFRONT funding, you must provide strong and historical evidence that your practice is primarily based in Canberra and that you consistently promote yourself as a Canberra artist.
What can I apply for?
HOMEFRONT is designed to support Canberra artists to continue to develop and sustain their practice over the next six to nine months.
Funding can be used to support artists fees and living expenses to undertake research and development, making of new works or sharing of works via online platforms, and can include other costs to undertake your activity.
Activities may also include the creation and development of works to be exhibited or performed in public venues in the future, when it becomes safe to undertake these activities.
How long will HOMEFRONT applications remain open?
Applications for funding will open on 30 March and close on 17 April 2020 at 5pm.
How will applications be assessed?
HOMEFRONT applications for funding will be assessed internally by three artsACT officers.
Can partnerships, groups and organisations apply?
HOMEFRONT funding eligibility is limited to individual artists. However, partnerships, groups and organisations who do not currently receive organisational funding through artsACT are eligible to apply through Arts Activities funding rounds as available.
Are there restrictions on applying to both HOMEFRONT and Arts Activities funding?
No, however applicants should be mindful that the focus of the two funding categories is different. If an artist applies for funding in both categories, the application and arts outcome must be different.
When does the next Arts Activities funding round open?
The next round of 5-50K Arts Activities funding round will open for applications on 1 June and close on 31 July, 2020.
What if I am uncomfortable or have difficulties submitting a written application for HOMEFRONT?
If you prefer, you can submit a video or audio artist statement instead of a written statement in the HOMEFRONT application form.
All recipients will be required to provide an acquittal by 30 January 2021 with an information report on how the money supported their arts practice, what the artistic outcome was and how the funding was expended.
artsACT will keep in contact with funding recipients to check how the process is going and whether any additional non-financial support is required.
For any enquiries related to this new funding, please call artsACT on (02) 6207 2384.
For media enquiries, please email CMTEDDMedia@act.gov.au