Members of CLUBSCORE, who will create an original interdisciplinary theatre work on trans and gender diverse sports heroes (credit: Ketura Budd).
18 June 2020
The latest ACT Government Arts Activities funding round has been announced, with 17 successful applicants sharing in more than $320,000 to be used towards a range of creative projects.
The Arts Activities funding is available to ACT-based artists and to organisations that provide opportunities for the Canberra community to engage in the arts. Applicants can seek between $5,000 - $50,000 for their large-scale arts projects.
The funding supports Canberra’s diverse and dynamic arts sector, recognising its significant place in the tapestry of culture and society.
Expert peer panels assessed applications in dance, music, theatre, visual arts and cross-arts activities. There was a key focus on arts development, arts participation and access, and arts opportunities.
The successful recipients include a diverse and exciting range of local artists, groups and arts organisations, including:
- CLUBSCORE, who will create an original interdisciplinary theatre work on trans and gender diverse sports heroes called ‘Witness’
- Krystal Hurst, who will be creating a body of work that responds to the symbology of Aboriginal sovereign jewels and British sovereign jewels
- Judith Crispin, who will make a geodesic camera to create larger experimental prints from animals that perished in bushfires
- Jacob Silvestro, who will produce a new physical theatre show exploring post-climate change in Australia.
Feeling inspired? Applications for the next round of funding opened on 1 June and will remain open until 31 July.
There is also funding available in the under $5,000 category which can be applied for throughout the year.
To see the full list of recipients and their projects, visit the ArtsACT website.