The latest recipients of Creative Victoria funding
Creative Victoria announced the latest recipients of funding from its Creators Fund and Creative Workers Fund.
Twenty-seven Victorian designers shared $ 995,902 in funding through the 2021 Creators Fund, which “supports research, development and experimentation that will allow Victorian designers to expand their skills and lay the groundwork. a new job stimulating their career “. The Sidney Myer Fund partnered with the government of Victoria, contributing $ 100,000 to the program and making it the largest round to date in terms of funding and number of creators supported.
The literary recipients of the 2021 Creators Fund are:
- Dear Tan, to further develop his “first comprehensive book, tentatively titled ‘PERIPATHETIC: NOTES ON (UN) BELONGING’, a collection of experimental essays on globalized identities that are always on the move.”
- Nova Weetman, to write “a book on bereavement, confinement and the creative process”.
- Koraly Dimitriadis, for âundertaking in-depth research, experimentation, writing and mentoring with award-winning journalist and author Jenny Valentishâ for her first creative non-fiction book, âNot Till You’re Marriedâ.
The 2021 Creative Worker Fund recipients shared more than $ 2 million to ‘support practitioners working in all forms of creation’, including mentorships, industry development programs and the creation of new works.
Literary reviews and festivals
- Swinging down ($ 39,900) for “the creative development and programming of Swinging down, a fanzine that gives voice to established and emerging Victorian writers and artists.
- Mascara Publishing Incorporated ($ 12,900) ‘to produce two special editions of Mascara literary journal which offers creative opportunities to Victorian writers.
- RMIT on behalf of Jessica Wilkinson ($ 18,860) ‘for 12 months of development and production of Rabbit: A Journal for Non-Fiction Poetry ‘.
Books, writing and publishing
- Gorkem Acaroglu ($ 20,000) âto undertake the development and production of a first draft manuscript entitled The color of the people‘.
- Arts Access Victoria on behalf of Beau Windon ($ 29,600) for “the creative development of Wild against the world, a fantasy novel for young adults centered on a 15-year-old neurodiverse boy â.
- Arts Access Victoria on behalf of Naomi Fryers ($ 25,000) ‘for an advertising and distribution campaign to support the launch of A VERY long way, Naomi’s earliest memoirs that report on her lived experience overcoming mental health issues â.
- Rosalinde Bellamy ($ 17,850) for âcreative research and development of a new novel exploring family, trauma and queer identityâ.
- My dream story ($ 26,900) for the “creative development and production of a new printed baby book, My Dream Story – Baby Edition. The book will follow the pregnancy while including key cultural characteristics for First Nations families like tribes, language and important Dreamtime stories.
- MATERIALS UNDER PRODUCT ($ 40,000) for the “creation of I am not a fashionista, an illustrated story exploring misconceptions about luxury fashion and its relationship to ordinary women â.
- Kate Mildenhall ($ 19,440) for “the creative development of a novel examining the lives of workers during the Depression, particularly in Footscray in 1933”.
- Thuy On ($ 4000) for the âcreative development of a new collection of poetryâ.
- Sam elkin ($ 10,000) for the “creative development of a collection of personal essays that aims to explore rights, sexism, trauma, class and the law.”
- Cigdem Cennet Serce ($ 34,831) “to develop a second version of a work of suspense fiction”.
- SEVENTH Gallery Inc. ($ 47,563) for “the development of a one-year program that includes exhibitions, community engagement programs, commissions from emerging writers and a pilot mentorship program to support various emerging artists.”
- Amy tsilemanis ($ 10,394) for the “creative production of the second season of GATHER with Minerva’s Books & Ideas podcast, which explores the reading experience and the ideas enlightened and ignited by books.”
- Wendy tyrer ($ 20,000) for “the creative development and publication of The conservative, an 80-page graphic novel exploring the attitudes and experiences of women in the pursuit of an artistic career â.
- Female Art Register ($ 9,940) for the “creative development of Leaving Your Legacy – A Guide for Australian Artists, a workbook and a series of seminars which will provide practical and concise information to help artists plan their succession and take charge of their artistic heritage â.
- Young Jean ($ 21,415) for the âdevelopment and publication of an anthology that documents a 12-year cycle of contemporary art projectsâ.
For the full list of recipients in all categories, see the Creative Victoria website.
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