Creative Fund Recipients Announced

Career Fund

A spoken word poet, an installation artist and a photographer are just some of the talent who will be taking their careers to the next level thanks to Copyright Agency’s Career Fund.

Eight successful applicants from around Australia will share in $21,050 through the latest round of grants from the Career Fund, which provides support for people working in the creative industries to build their professional skills.

The recipients include David Stavanger, a spoken-word poet from Queensland who will attend workshops in Edinburgh and St Andrews, including mentoring via podcast interviews.

Installation artist Kate Geck will use her funding for a four week residency at Imagine Gallery in Beijing, where she will create a new work and attend a two week intensive workshop in 3D printing, laser cut textiles and interactivity.

The other successful applicants are:

  • VIC artist Tom Dunn will participate in a residency at LOSTprojects in Manila where he will be mentored by founder and painter David Griggs.
  • VIC writer Andy Jackson will be participating in a Summer Writing Program at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in the USA with a focus on inter-arts collaboration.
  • VIC writer Glenice Whitting will receive funding for a residency and mentorship to develop her manuscript at Varuna, The Writers’ House – Australia’s only national writers’ centre.
  • SA writer Angela Kingston will participate in the 2012 Penguin Varuna Development Scholarship which includes editorial assistance with her literary mystery novel based on Oscar Wilde’s childhood.
  • NSW photographer Abdul Hekmat will participate in photographic workshops with the Australian Centre for Photography.
  • NSW editor and writer Rosanna Stevens will participate in a three month editorial training opportunity in San Francisco with McSweeneys publishing company.
  • NSW playwright Lachlan Philpott will spend a week with San Francisco theatre company Crowded Fire to be mentored by writers and theatre staff as they workshop an adaption of his play Truck Stop. A valuable side-benefit of this mentoring activity will be Lachlan’s opportunity to network with industry representatives in the US live theatre sector.

The  Career Fund supports Australian creators working in the creative industries to develop skills for their career progression. The Fund is part of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund which aims to encourage and support Australia’s cultural community.