Artist Stories

Sanaz Fotouhi

Sanaz Fotouhi

13 October 2017

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: the impact of a Career Development Grant

Maria Zajkowski: the impact of a Career Development Grant

07 September 2017

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.

Megan Exton from DirtyFeet about The Right Foot

Megan Exton from DirtyFeet about The Right Foot

04 September 2017

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

Antony Hamilton

04 August 2017

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.

Lucy Guerin Inc celebrates 15 years

Lucy Guerin Inc celebrates 15 years

28 July 2017

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.

Natalie Dietz: Writing a Grant Application Helps to Refine Your Goals as an Artist

Natalie Dietz: Writing a Grant Application Helps to Refine Your Goals as an Artist

18 July 2017

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.

Changing Room, 2017, Lyndal Walker. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

Arts Without Borders: Lyndal Walker In Berlin

05 July 2017

Lyndal Walker, 2017 recipient of our Kunstlerhaus Bethanien residency, reflects on lessons learned from Berlin's arts community and its impact on her own work.

Jodie Kinnersley in Shang Hai

Arts Without Borders: Jodie Kinnersley in Shang Hai

05 June 2017

Jodie Kinnersley in Shang Hai General Manger of Snuff Puppets, Jodie Kinnersley anticipates her six-week placement at the Shang Hai Dramatic Arts Centre

Focus on Arts and Disability: Audio describing for the arts sector

Focus on Arts and Disability: Audio describing for the arts sector

01 March 2017

Thinking of providing audio description at events run in and by your organisation? Access2Arts can help. Council staff started by describing in-house events. Performance artist Rodney Bell at Arts Activated 2016. Credit: Gisella Vollmer

Focus on Arts and Disability: creative approaches to access

Focus on Arts and Disability: creative approaches to access

28 February 2017

Increasingly, arts organisations are starting to think more creatively about improving accessibility. We caught up with Performance Space – an experimental arts organisation with a commitment to diversity – to find out about their own evolving approach to access.

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