The Australian Government is supporting 76 arts projects across Australia with a share in $1.2 million as part of the latest round of the 2021 Regional Arts Fund Project grants.
Successful projects range from professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers, to the creation of new artwork and exhibitions, to capacity building opportunities and workshops in communities. They include:
Camera Story Limited (Broome, WA) will expand the Exposure project, a photo media initiative created by Perth Centre of Photography and Yamatji, Nyoongar curator Glenn Iseger‑Pilkington, providing First Nations artists with opportunities to voice their stories and lived experiences through photographic practice.
Incite Arts (Alice Springs, NT) will deliver Strong Feelings, a new arts and cultural development performance project for learning-disabled artists, culminating in a new performance work at Araluen Arts Centre.
Rita Bush (Albany, WA) and co-director Cayleigh Davies will collaborate with lighting designer Susan Grey-Gardner to expand their dance work, Retrieve Your Jeans, to an exciting full-length dance performance capable of touring.
The Regional Arts Fund provides around $3.6 million each financial year to support artists and artsworkers in regional Australia, raising the profile of regional and remote artists and supporting creative partnerships and collaboration. The program is managed by Regional Arts Australia and is delivered in partnership with organisations in each state and territory.