Career Boost for Australian Creators

September 23, 2013 | Career Fund

Australian writers, artists and publishers will be taking the next step in their careers thanks to professional development funding through the Copyright Agency Career Fund.

Fourteen recipients will share in over $38,000 to build their skills through opportunities ranging from mentorships to experience at leading institutions such as MOMA.

The successful recipients include five emerging Aboriginal artists and arts managers who will be attending conferences and workshops in London to learn how to develop and produce strong creative projects.

Cultural Fund Manager Zoë Rodriguez said it is important for Australian creators to learn from what is being achieved overseas and to bring their own work to a broader international audience.

“The Career Fund provides valuable support for individuals to harness these types of opportunities and build a strong Australian cultural community.”

The recipients are:

  • NSW artists and arts managers Alison Murphy-Oates, Gabi Briggs, Lorna Munro, Louana Sainsbury and Nakkiah Luiwill attend the In the Balance: Indigeneity Performance, Globalisation conference and the corresponding Ecocentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts exhibition and the Origins Festival of First Nations in London
  • NSW writer/curator Dr Donna West Brett will attend the American College Art Association’s annual International Art Historians Conference
  • VIC curator Kim Brockett has undertaken an internship with MOMA in New York, focussing on the Major Gifts area
  • SA writer Rebekah Clarkson will attend workshops as part of the 13th International Conference of the Short Story in English in Vienna
  • Publisher Tony Duke will be undertaking mentorships whilst attending the UK Publishers Association Digital Publishing Forum seminar in the UK
  • NSW poet Philip Hammial will attend the 10th Granada International Poetry Festival in Nicaragua
  • NSW arts manager Amanda Macri will attend the Leadership by Design course in Canada to explore organisational and project management with a focus on design thinking
  • VIC spoken word artist Alia Mahmoud will attend the Bite the Big Apple Cultural Management intensive program in New York
  • NSW publisher Jeanmarie Morosin will undertake a workshop at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts on Visual Thinking Strategies
  • VIC visual artist Wendy Murray will travel to Minnesota to undertake two specialised programs with two commercial screen print studios
  • VIC writer/director Lisa D’Onofrio will attend the 2014 Edinburgh Ateliar for young festival directors
  • VIC writer Glyn Roberts will be exploring the methodology within the dramaturgy departments of theatres in Germany and the Netherlands
  • NSW arts manager Louise Tegart will attend the International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management in three parts in Bilbao, New York and Abu Dhabi
  • NSW artist Angela Welyczko will attend workshops with artist Ellie Young at Gold Street Studios in Victoria to learn new photographic processes.

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

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