2016 Grants for Individuals


Recipient Amount funded Activity
Mr Bruce Pascoe $15,000 Bruce Pascoe has been successful in securing a grant of $15,000 from the  CREATE Career Fund enabling him to continue work on a pair of novels, Imperial Harvest, which looks at violence and colonial expansion. The first book, The Grain Armies, begins in Mongolia and will cover most of Europe, the areas dominated by Ghengis Khan, and the main character will continue into Book Two, The Great Dividing Range, as he ventures into the New World and eventually Australia. The Australian section will involve Aboriginal government before European Invasion.
Dr Angela Valamanesh $15,000 Visual artist Angela Valamanesh has been awarded $15,000 from the CREATE Career Fund.   Angela will take up a unique opportunity as artist in residence at the Rare Book / Special Collections – later developing her research and sketches into a body of new works which will be displayed in the collection’s exhibition space along with a publication documenting selected works from the collection and the exhibited works.
Ms Paddy O’Reilly $10,000 Paddy O’Reilly will be using CREATE Career Funding to complete her novel The White Line, a story of survival at the bottom of the so-called ‘trickle down effect’. It is a view from the world of three people: two women who work for a mean wage, but who live on that wage with humour and resilience and a keen eye observing the utterly different lives of the people whose homes they clean; and a man who has fallen behind and has to make a hard choice to get his life back.
Mr Daniel Keene $10,000 Playwright Daniel Keene will use CREATE Career Funding to complete two works for the theatre: a volume of short plays (SHORT PLAYS III) and a play for young audiences (PIROUETTES). Both works will be translated for Editions Theatrales, Paris.


APRIL 2016 ignite career fund RECIPIENTS

Recipient Amount funded Activity
Sarah Holland-Batt $3000 Sarah is the only Australian poet invited to the VIII International Latin American Poetry Festival in Buenos Aires Sarah where she will undertake a series of translation workshops.
Dr Eleanor Limprecht $1000 With part funding from the Career Fund Eleanor will be attending the 2016 Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop in Portland, Oregon where she will be attending numerous workshops, including  the fiction workshop led by Dana Spiotta, author of Eat the Document and Stone Arabia.
Kailum Graves $2000 Kailum has been selected to participate in SOMA Summer in Mexico, an intensive eight-week program  for international artists, curators, critics, and art historians. Kailum  has been awarded part funding and will attend a series of workshops focusing on the use and production of documents in contemporary art.
Christian Halford $3000 Queensland artist Christian Halford has been awarded part funding to undertaken a unique mentorship with renowned Australia painter Nicholas Harding.
Charmaine Green $2000 Yamaji visual artist and poet Charmaine Papertalk Green will undertake a unique mentorship opportunity with Rolande Souliere a First Nation Canadian artist, where Charmaine will explore new ways of combining her practice in a contemporary space.
Brooke Robinson $2000 Brooke has been invited to join London’s premiere musical theatre development workshop ‘Books, Music & Lyrics’ Brooke where she will be expanding her playwriting practice and learning from experienced professionals how to write libretto for opera and musical theatre.
Ben Beames $1500 With part funding from the Career Fund Tasmanian artist Ben Beames will be undertaking a mentorship with Rachel David of Red Metal in New Orleans where he will be advancing his skills in moving metal.
Alicia King $2000 Victorian visual artist Alicia King will be undertaking comprehensive structured classes in creating glass neon forms at UrbanGlass facility in Brooklyn.
Christina Booth $1000 Tasmanian author and illustrator will be using Ignite Career Funding to attend the 2016 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators bi-annual conference in Sydney.
Tania Smith $1000 Tania will be travelling to the Philippines to participate in a structured residency at the University of San Carlos, Cebu where she will be developing and strengthening skills in cross-cultural collaboration, participatory performance, costume design, video and photography.
Kieran Swann $2000 Kieran has been invited into a six-week structured internship program, mentored by Director Angela Mattox, of Portland Institute of Contemporary Art.  Kieran will be focusing on public programs and critical/curatorial writing within PICA’s contemporary arts festival.
Alicia Sometimes $1500 This year the Bloomsbury Festival in the UK will focus on language.  Victorian author Alicia Sometimes has been invited to attend and will be undertaking a mentorship with John-Paul Muir where she will be learning the art of storytelling through music in many forms.
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