Jessica Alice is a writer, editor, broadcaster and artistic programmer who was selected to take part in the Australia Council Future Leaders Program in 2018. We caught up with Jessica as she was preparing to start her new role as Director of Writers SA to talk about the Future Leaders Program, what she has learned from the experience and what good leadership in the arts looks like.
Choreographer and dancer Stephanie Lake is director of her own contemporary dance company, the Stephanie Lake Company, and creates works for other major companies here in Australia and overseas.
Dancer Matt Shilcock is currently undertaking an Australia Council residency in HIAP, Helsinki. We caught up with him on his way to Finland to ask about his practice and how it might evolve during his time at HIAP.
Fayen is an artist and writer based in rural Victoria. Her practice explores drafting, editing and translation of texts and paintings as interdependent methods for critical, imaginative and poetic enquiry. She is also the founder of 3-ply, which investigates artist-led publishing as an experimental, conceptual and strategic device to expand or disrupt the production, transmission or archiving of knowledge.
Author Sanaz Fotouhi is the general manager at Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Inc. (APWT), an association for writers, literary translators, publishers, and others interested in promoting writing from the Asia Pacific region. The organisation supports writers’ careers, assisting with skills development and the international promotion of members' creative work.
The Edge Ensemble is the core performing company for Western Edge Youth Arts (WEYA). They received $45,000 through the ‘Arts Project for Organisations’ category for the development, presentation and touring of Caliban, a new work by this ensemble of artists from Samoan, Vietnamese, Maori, Ghanaian, Croatian and Sudanese backgrounds.