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Creative Victoria announces latest VicArts recipients

Several literary projects and writers have been included among the recipients in the latest round of Creative Victoria’s VicArts grants.

The program will provide over $1.17 million in funding for 71 creative projects by independent artists and arts organisations in Victoria.

The recipients include:

Journals and magazines

  • Australian Book Review ($39,000) for the delivery of programs, publishing and mentoring and a process to renew the organisation’s board
  • Amy Middleton ($39,000) for development and publication of Archer magazine including support to attract new readers
  • Going Down Swinging ($30,000) for development and publication of 12 original stories from a variety of Victorian painters, writers, comic artists and illustrators
  • Memo Review ($23,310) for the publication of the online weekly art review throughout 2020–2021; the program includes a young writer mentorship and sustainability initiatives
  • Sissy Screens ($15,000) for development and production of one year of content for Sissy Screens, a digital magazine exploring queer screen culture

Books, writing and publishing

  • Elizabeth Boon ($9,500) for development and publication (in print, braille, audio and video) of Care, Disclosure, and Disappearance, a series of essays and other writings on disability, queer identity and art conservation
  • Emma Do ($16,884) for development and publication of Working From Home, an illustrated book and online publication that explores the stories of Vietnamese garment workers in Victoria and their contributions to Australian fashion
  • Feminist Writers Festival ($15,000) for development and programming of work showcasing Victorian feminist writers
  • Benjamin Hancock ($15,300) for development of The Situation, a dance performance, book publication and photographic series inspired by the work of Belgian poet Paul Nougés
  • Marc Pearson ($19,000) for production of The Glom Press 2020 Collection, a collection of six graphic novels, each by an emerging Victorian artist, printed by comics publisher Glom Press
  • Nicola Redhouse ($15,000) for development of Attach – on isolation, a nonfiction book that explores the impact of isolation on humans
  • Mykaela Saunder ($14,400) for development of With Teeth, a collection of short stories exploring contemporary Aboriginal experiences in the arts, activism and academia
  • Jackie Smith ($14,300) for  development of The Lady and the Bird, a participatory children’s show and accompanying book exploring themes of love, nature, identity and breaking the rules, by playwright Jackie Smith. Project partners and collaborators include writer and illustrator Judy Horacek, designer Eugyeene Teh, singer/songwriter and protector of country Ray Dimakarri Dixon, and composer Rachel Lewindon
  • Khalid Warsame ($10,500) for development of Blindness, a novel
  • Andrew Weldon ($15,000) for development of It’s All Silver Lining, a graphic memoir about unexpected illness and the difficulty of adapting to its challenges.

For more information, and to see all the recipients, see the Creative Vic website.


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