Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant today announced 16 NSW-based artists will share in almost $80,000 funding through the NSW Government’s Artist Support Program.
Mr Grant said the grants support the professional development of the artists, helping to improve their skills, develop their careers and allow them to reach new audiences and engage with new technologies.
“The NSW Government is proud to support artists to develop creativity, excellence, diversity and innovation,” Mr Grant said.
“The artists who have secured funding can undertake activities such as international art exhibitions, music festivals and theatre projects, residencies, secondments and mentoring programs.”
Mr Grant said improving the skills of artists is a key focus of the Government’s new Create in NSW framework that guides strategy, investment and partnerships to grow a thriving, globally connected arts and cultural sector.
“The NSW Budget announced in June provided almost $51 million to support artists and organisations across NSW,” Mr Grant said.
“Projects funded under this latest round of the Artist Support Program will help showcase local artists to global audiences, with events in locations including the United States, Singapore, China, Norway and Turkey.
“The Artist Support Program will boost the profile of NSW as a global leader in the arts and the recipients announced today will be cultural ambassadors on the world stage.”
MEDIA: Rachael Hayes | Deputy Premier | 0408 235 997
List of artists who have won artist support program funding:
Philip Channells of Federal: $5,000 to present a paper and master class on disability inclusive dance at a major conference in Singapore.
Ms Carol de Souza of Waterloo: $5,000 to develop work that explores the history of Aboriginal activism in Sydney to be showcased at an international festival.
Mr Michael Hili of Randwick: $5,000 to travel to the US for a writing and storytelling mentorship with Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp and a design and illustration mentorship. Created works will feature in an animation and live performance to tour NSW schools and community groups.
Ms Victoria Hunt of Newtown: $5,000 for a dance solo to be presented at the IMPACT 15 festival in Canada. Ms Hunt has been conducting research into Hinemihi, a female ancestor and ceremonial space connected to her Maori heritage.
Ms Anneke Jaspers of Elizabeth Bay: $5,000 to present two video installations and a live performance by Brown Council in Christchurch.
Dr Clare Milledge of Alexandria: $5,000 to take part in the exhibition Neverwhere, at Gaia Gallery in Istanbul to coincides with the 14th Istanbul Biennale.
Mr William Yang of Wolli Creek: $5,000 to tour theBlood Links project, in Netherlands as part of the Get Lost Festival. The project includes photography and storytelling workshops.
Mr Jamie North of Waterloo: $5,000 to premiere a new sculptural work at an international arts festival.
Dr David Williams of Marrickville: $5,000 to take part in a three-week residency with experimental theatre PanoDrama in Budapest.
Mr Lachlan Philpott of Stanmore: $5,000 to attend the US to collaborate with Crowded Fire Theatre to present his play Truck Stop, and develop a new play with students at the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco.
Ms Annalouise Paul of Potts Point: $4,530 to present a paper at a major conference in Singapore and lead a two-week artistic exchange hosted by local company, Maya Dance Theatre.
Ms Justene Williams of East Hills : $5,000 for a performance piece and video installation for the ‘Australian Pavilion Without Walls’ section of the Performa Biennial 2015 in New York.
Dr Josh Harle of St Peters: $4,810 for a residency and research trip to China to be hosted at Organhaus, a non-profit art institute, and develop an exhibition
Ms Gail Priest of Rozelle: $2,900 to present the interactive installation Sounding the Future at the MoveOn exhibition in Germany, and to undertake a residency in Norway and perform in Oslo and Berlin.
Mr Timothy Rogers of Leura: $5,000 to play with his band Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders at a music conference in Colorado, U.S.
Ms Michelle Newton of Ruchcutters Bay: $5,000 totravel to New York for the Performa 15 Biennial. This project will enable Ms Newton to extend her skills through the development of audiences for Western Sydney-based artist Justene Williams’s performance work and exhibition.