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Creative Vic announces Creators Fund grant recipients

Creative Victoria has announced the second-round recipients of the Creators Fund program, who will share in $900,000 worth of funding.

Among the 24 recipients are:

  • Sarah Firth ($30,000) for a six-month project that will inform her debut graphic novel Stop Making Sense, an essay-style graphic work. Firth will research issues such as gentrification, death, vanity, perception, cognitive bias, addiction, sex and environmentalism as well as philosophy, science and social and psychological theory before entering into a writing period and thumbnailing stage.
  • Lia Hills ($24,249) for a period of research to inform a new literary novel set in the Mallee. Hills will interview a range of people living in the Mallee region to get a sense of the community and will also record the landscape. She will use voice-recognition software, which will take the nature recordings and translate them into words and language patterns. Transcripts from her activities will be used to develop her novel Love Songs for a Mortal.
  • Lisa Radford and Yhonnie Scarce ($37,745) for travel to historical sites, museums and memorials across America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Japan and Australia that commemorate genocide and/or nuclear destruction. They will undertake research that will inform new visual artworks and a publication.

The Creators Fund program offers grants of between $20,000-$50,000 to support individuals and creative collectives during the research and development phase of their projects. Recipients receive funding for a three-to-six month period, with the aim of providing artists with ‘the time to experiment and lay the groundwork for innovation’.

Announced in July 2017, the Creators Fund will award a total of $1.27 million over a two-year period.

For more information on each of the projects funded through the program, see the Creative Victoria website.



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