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.
Maria Zajkowski is a poet and lyricist. Her first collection of poetry, The Ascendant, was published by Puncher & Wattmann in 2015, and won both the 2011 and 2012 Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prizes. Poems from The Ascendant feature on the album Render by US ensemble Roomful of Teeth.
DirtyFeet, a not-for-profit dance organisation, believe in the positive impact dance has on people's lives. We asked Megan Exton from DirtyFeet about The Right Foot, a series of free contemporary dance workshops for young people with and without disability.
Antony Hamilton’s work Meeting was recently nominated for two 2017 Bessie Awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design. The work pairs his own choreography with dancer and choreographer Alisdair Macindoe’s machine-making practice.
Composer Natalie Dietz discovered that the grant writing process itself helped to articulate her vision, which led to a unique opportunity for artistic growth. Image: Natalie with American composer Paul Williams, receiving the ASCAP Herb Alpert National Young Jazz Composer’s Award.
Lucy Guerin Inc. is one of Australia’s most respected contemporary dance companies. Founded by Lucy Guerin in 2002, the company presents an annual program of work in Melbourne, including Pieces for Small Spaces, a curated program of new dance works by emerging choreographers, and First Run, an opportunity for artists to share their current practice through studio showings of first-draft works.