04 May 2018
Michelle Hamer is a Melbourne-based visual artist with a background in architecture. She was recently supported by the Australia Council for an Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups application to the Visual Arts panel. Michelle received $18,424 for the work that formed the exhibition One Wall Two Jails which opened in September 2017 at the Sydney branch of the Australian Institute of Architects.
04 May 2018
In 2017, Comic Art Workshop received a $10,000 Arts Projects – Organisations grant via the Literature assessment panel. Established by Elizabeth MacFarlane and Pat Grant in 2015, Comic Art Workshop is an artist retreat for graphic storytellers. Fourteen authors from Australia and a few from overseas are taken somewhere remote, like an island off the coast of Tasmania or a South East Asian city. It's a traditional literary workshop but for visual storytellers.
03 November 2017
In 2016, Fayen d’Evie was awarded a $16,525 grant in the Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups category, for her new tactile work Hand(s) On, Hand(s) Off. Fayen selected the Arts and Disability panel to assess her application. 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.
24 October 2017
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. The Edge Ensemble chose the Theatre panel to assess this application.
14 October 2017
Author Sanaz Fotouhi is the Director of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Inc. (APWT), an association for writers, literary translators, publishers, and others interested in promoting writing from the Asia Pacific region. Sanaz was recently awarded a $17,500 Career Development grant to learn from outgoing APWT director Jane Camens, as well as to attend relevant festivals, gatherings, and conferences nationally and internationally. Sanaz chose the Literature panel to assess her application.
25 September 2017
Maria Zajkowski was awarded a $6,350 Career Development grant in 2016 by the Literature assessment panel. Maria 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.
04 August 2017
In 2015, Antony Hamilton was awarded an Arts Projects for Individuals grant, for which he received $12,500. Antony chose the Dance assessment panel to assess his application, which was to support an international tour of his work, Meeting. 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.
25 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. Natalie received $24,963 when she applied to the Music panel for a Career Development grant in March 2015. Image: Natalie with American composer Paul Williams, receiving the ASCAP Herb Alpert National Young Jazz Composer’s Award.
23 January 2017
Michael Buckley is a visual artist whose work is influenced by his experience of brain dysfunction. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2011 and now uses his personal circumstances as inspiration. ‘I am working with the idea that ‘my brain is now not me,’ he says. Michael applied for a Development grant and received $12,950 in March 2015. He chose the Arts and Disability panel to assess his application.
23 April 2015
Racheal is a Deaf circus artist based in Queensland. She has worked with Vulcana Women’s Circus in various roles since 2011, and is developing the foundation of the Deaf Arts Network for SEQ, formerly Deaf Arts Queensland, in partnership with Access Arts Queensland. Racheal submitted a successful Expression of Interest to participate in the Sync Leadership Program in 2014