2015 Grants for Individuals


Queensland artist Michelle Hall is using Career Funding to support two unique opportunities, with the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol University and a Residency at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales. $3500
Author Nette Hilton is using part funding from the Career Fund to support  a mentorship with  Kathryn Heyman $1300
Author Ross Onley-Zerkel will develop his writing career by undertaking a structured writing mentorship with the assistance of Auslan interpreters.  $5000
Rosetta Mills is using Career Funding to undertake a number of learning opportunities including masterclasses led by some of the world’s leading art directors, designers, publishers and editors at the U- Symposium in Singapore and
Facing Pages in Arnhem.
Tasmanian author Nicole Gill will travel to Canberra where she will undertake the ACT Writers Centre’s HARDCOPY program. $1000
West Australian Artist  Jason Hendrik Hansma is using Career Funding to travel to the Netherlands where he will undertake a workshop  that investigates digital and archaic printed matter and book publishing at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, The Netherlands. $2200
West Australian Visual Artist Anna Louise Richardson received part funding from the Career Fund and will use this to undertake a curatorial internship and mentoring program with Lisa Slade the Curator of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. $2500
Carolyn McKenzie Craig will undertake a number of learning opportunities at the International Print Conference IMPACT in  Hangzhou, China. $1400
Queensland author Aleesah Darlison will  be undertaking a number of learning opportunities  whilst attending the 2015 WORD Vancouver International Literary Festival in Canada and the 2015 Young Child Expo & Conference in in Spokane USA. $1300
With Career Funding Dr Caelli Jo Brooker will undertake a specific program of intensive practical workshops and mentored studio access to develop her skills and knowledge in the discipline of letterpress. $1500
Tasmania artist Anita Bacic has been awarded part funding to undertake a mentorship in Korcula, Croatia with Sonja Lebos, who is an urban and cultural anthropologist and Darko Fritz, a media artist and curator whose practice involves interventions in the built environment. $1800
With part funding visual artist Anthony White will undertake a Lithographic Printmaking workshop with Master Printer Michael Woolworth in Paris. $1000
With part funding from the Career Fund, Visual Artist Kim Anderson will be undertaking  mentoring and other learning opportunities at DRAW International, a structured residency in France. $2500
Rosie Isaac has been awarded part funding to undertake a two week structured residency at Hospitalfield, Scotland where the focus will be on  developing skills and experiencing interdisciplinary collaboration and investigating how audiences inhabit exhibition space. $2300
Author and Editor Josiane Smith will be participating in the Redact weekend intensive workshop for manuscript assessment  run by Editors Victoria $790


Chloe Higgins is the Founder and Director of Wollongong Writers Festival and she will be developing her skills in festival management, with a focus on sustainability within literary festivals, by attending the intensive 7-day training program at The Atelier for Young Festival Managers. $2700
Artist and writer Lisa Radford will be using part funding to undertake a unique mentorship opportunity, where she will explore translation as an art practice and expand on notions of publishing with Paris-based Australian collective, A Constructed World. $2000
Author Jessica Au has been accepted into the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop in Portland, where she will use part funding from the Career Fund to undertake intensive workshops. $2000
Curator and Creative Producer Rebekah Berger will undertake a seven week intensive residency eith part funding from the Career Fund, focusing on applied learning in sustainable arts practice with UK based festival Forest Fringe. $2000
Visual Artist Scott Miles has been selected to participate in the Turps Studio Programme  which is an 11 month intensive program that singularly focuses on painting, lead by British artist Marcus Harvey. $2000
Author Jane Williams will undertake a three month intensive residency at the Bridge Guard Art and Science Centre in Slovakia. $2000
Visual artist Justin Balmain is off to New York with Career Fund part funding, where he will undertake a unique mentorship opportunity with Darling Green. $1000
Artist Julie Ryder has been selected for the national GLINT 2015 arts residency, which is a joint residency at both the Canberra Glassworks and Megalo Print Studios Canberra where three print-based artists will join three glass artists to share skills and information across media. Read more about the residency here. $5000
Author Megan Heyward is off to Bergen, Norway where she will be participating in a major international electronic literature conference and festival, ELO 2015: The End[s] of Electronic Literature. $1350
With Career Funding contemporary jeweller Blanche Tilden is able to take up a rare opportunity with Robert Foster, one of Australia’s most highly respected designers and metalsmiths, who will provide Blanche with intensive one-on-one technical training, specific to working with titanium. $2000
Visual artist Katie Turnbull, will develop skills around collaborative practice based on environmental data and the emerging field of micro-controllers and physical computing, by undertaking a short course at Harvestworks in New York, an art organisation specialising in emerging technologies. $1600
Visual Artist, Mai Nguyen-Long will be undertaking a four week residency at Bat Trang Ceramics in Hanoi, a small town with a history of seven centuries of ceramics and pottery. Mai will be learning a diverse range of techniques encompassing stoneware and earthenware and translating them into a variety of 3D forms. Read more about the residency here. $2000
With part funding from the Career Fund, Joseph O’Farrell will be undertaking a structured ten day mentorship, with Creative Technologist, Barry Farimond at The Battersea Arts Centre In London. $1500
Playwright Liza Dezfouli, with part funding from the Career Fund, will be attending the Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. $2500
Author Martin Langford will be travelling to Columbia where he has been invited to represent Australia at the Medellin International Poetry Festival in July. $2000
Sherre DeLys will be undertaking a unique opportunity with the Guardian in the UK where she will undertake a structured residency to develop skills in immersive documentary making. $2000



Author Sarah Holland-Batt is participating in a number of professional development opportunities at the International Latin American Poetry Festival in Buenos Aires. $2900
Author Jan Cornall will undertake a unique mentoring opportunity at Maumau Arts Centre in Istanbul where she will explore experimental prose writing techniques. $2700
Poet Philip Hammial will be using CICF funding to attend three prestigious international poetry festivals, the Microfestival in Prague, the Val de Marne Poetry Festival in Paris, and the Festival Franco-Anglais de Poesie in Paris. $1000
Art Historian Kylie King will use CICF part funding to undertake a structured mentorship at the Center for the History of Collecting, the Frick Collection in New York. $2000
Author Xenia Hanusiak will be using part funding to participate in professional development opportunities at the School of Creative Writing in New York.   Xenia will be mentored by the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and writer Margo Jefferson. $2000
Jane Camens will be using CICF part funding to undertake  Asialink’s Leadership Program,  covering a diverse range of contemporary issues and providing high level cultural intelligence skills. $2000
Queensland author and illustrator Katherine Battersby will be taking  time out from her writing residency in Ottawa, to use CICF funding to travel to Montreal to take up mentoring opportunities at the SCBWI conference. $1200
Author Lisa Lang will be using CICF part funding to travel to Ireland to attend short story workshops with Tessa Hadley. $1500
Claire Zorn author of young adult literature  is using CICF funding to attend the Reading Matters youth literature conference and workshops run by the Centre for Youth Literature in Melbourne. $1655
Author Rosemary Johns has been invited to attend the 10th Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town where she will be undertaking playwriting workshops. $1000
Playwright Zoey Dawson is using part funding from the CICF to complete an internship focussing on writing processes at  Young Jean Lee’s Theatre in New York. $1500
Artist Phoebe McDonald is using part CICF funding to undertake an artist residency at SundayMorning@ekwc where she will be developing skills in 3D drawing, digital fabrication and casting. $2200
Author Anne Vize is using CICF funding to undertake training in Storyline 2 software which will enable her to create online e-learning content. $1650
Michaela McGuire will focus on all aspects of producing a live literary event whilst undertaking a structured mentorship with Trish Nelson in New York. $2000
Anne-Marie Jackson has been selected to participate in a unique cultural exchange program with Beyond Limitations at Clayarch Gimhae Museum in South Korea where she will receive ceramics mentoring. $1500
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