Announcing funding for Visual Arts Projects

Cultural Fund

We recently announced recipients from our first round of Emergency Action Funding. From an extremely competitive pool of applicants, ten were selected for their Visual Arts Projects:

  • Tully Arnot, to support research, learning and development of new skills in building virtual reality artworks for online exhibition
  • Tom Blake, for a project titled “cliche of the stone”
  • Tiyan Baker, to support the development and delivery of a new online collaborative project called “Panic Buy”
  • Zoe Croggon, to support the creation and exhibition of new work
  • Dan Elborne, for a project exploring the culture of violence
  • Katy Mutton, for a project titled “The Panopticon”
  • Melinda Rackham, for a project titled “#remakemistresses”
  • Wendy Sharpe, for a project titled “Dreams in Dark Times – Pandemic Diary”
  • Jacqui Stockdale, for an Isolation Diorama Project
  • Tim Woodward, for a project titled Food_Moves

Other visual arts recipients include:

  • Artspace Visual Arts Centre, for Jonathan Jones to create a major work.
  • Tim Bruniges for “Music between rooms”, a new response to remote, live sound installation practice.
  • Amala Groom for “be here now”, an immersive installation that seeks to address the path of spiritual enlightenment through the confrontation of the self that results from social isolation.
  • Naomi Riddle, to publish new critical writing and commission visual artworks in the journal Running Dog.
  • Shireen Taweel for “Switching Codes”, a project that will unpack the Lebanese cultural practice of code-switching between Arabic, French and English via the medium of sculpture and sound.

This funding is part of the $375,000 in additional grants being offered to writers, visual artists and publishers in response to the fundamental challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have just announced an additional $125,000 in Emergency Action Funding, of which $65,000 will go to exceptional projects that just missed out in the highly-competitive first round (Amala Groom’s “be here now” is one such project).

The remaining $60,000 has been allocated to significant creative organisations that have been impacted by COVID-19. This will be available to organisations applying to the Cultural Fund’s Round Two, which closes at 1pm on Friday 12 June.

Guidelines are available on the grants for organisations page. For more information, please email our Cultural Fund team.

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