Projects funded under the Innovation and Participation stream of Catalyst.

Recipient Applicant state/
territory
Project title Brief project description Total funding approved (GST Exclusive)
Artback NT Incorporated NT Mobilise: Artback NT's development and touring initiative To support four innovative programs which will support and network the NT's dance and theatre sector particularly in regional and remote locations. $309,546
Auspicious Arts Project Inc (auspicing
Jodee Mundy Collaborations, JMC)
VIC JMC program of activities
2016 - 2018
To support JMC to deliver a program of artistic activities around disability and social inclusion using different mediums. $185,015
Australian Art Orchestra Limited VIC Australian Art Orchestra 2016 Creative Music Intensive To support the Australian Art Orchestra to bring together 20 young improvising musicians from around Australia and Asia to work together in Tarraleah, Tasmania culminating in performances at MONA and Tarraleah's Grand Hall in September 2016. $24,400
Australian Dance Council - Ausdance QLD Inc QLD Career Dance Slam and Community Bounce - North Queensland 2017 To support Ausdance QLD to tour Career Dance Slam and Community Bounce, a program of dance workshops and forums to 4 regional centres in North Queensland. $41,693
Australian Dance Council - Ausdance WA Branch Inc WA Regional Dance Initiative - Future Landings To support a multi-layered program connecting artists, producers, presenters and communities across regional WA through contemporary dance productions. $106,500
Australian National Maritime Foundation NSW Virtual STEM for students: Digital tours of
HMB Endeavour.
To enable students to experience the wonders of the HMB Endeavour vessel without leaving the classroom. $230,000
Australian National Theatre Live Pty Ltd NSW Australian National Theatre Live To film mainstream, (and fringe), theatrical productions in metropolitan cities and distribute them to cinemas and arts centres in rural and regional areas. $497,400
AWESOME Arts Australia Ltd WA Children's Rights to Art and Culture Exhibition - Western Australia. 2016 AWESOME Festival presents The Charter of Children's Rights to Art and Culture featuring 18 works of art that celebrate children as citizens. $32,000
Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia Limited NSW Knowledge Ground Digital Platform A new digital platform that provides Bangarra Dance Theatre with an innovative solution to widen access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture for all Australians. (Over 3 years) $436,825
Belconnen Arts Centre Incorporated ACT IGNITE: Creatives To support 7 Canberra based artists with disabilities to transition and develop their practice, ready to effectively negotiate the mainstream arts environment, both locally and nationally. $47,000
Big hART Incorporated VIC Project O Project O is a collaboration between young women affected by family violence and professional artists in two rural communities. (Over 2 years) $317,800
Bundanon Trust NSW Bundanon Near To support a community engagement program which engages leading artists and arts companies to develop programs to encourage artistic potential within the community. $735,000
Carriageworks Limited NSW New Normal - National Arts and Disability Strategy To support New Normal, a new National Strategy initiated by Carriageworks that will lead the development of contemporary disability arts practice. $150,000
Central Australian Singing Incorporated NT Arrkanala Lyilhitjika - the National Tour 2016 To support the Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir first Australian national tour comprising intrastate and interstate performances each month from April to October 2016. $92,000
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts Inc NT Embedding Theatre in the North To support the production and touring across the top end of two theatrical productions (Milly the Detective Dog and Mr Takahashi) around cultural and historical themes of significance. $154,000
Eramboo World Studies Centre Pty Ltd NSW Ku-ring-gai pH: Art + Science Collaboration To support a collaboration between artists, scientists, geologists and historians to research and develop new knowledge about the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. $28,900
Footscray Community Arts Centre Limited VIC Indigenous Cultural Program To support new performance and visual art works as part of the Footscray Community Arts Centre's Indigenous Cultural Program. $150,000
Form Building A State Of Creativity Inc WA The Goods Shed, international residency program To support the establishment of The Goods Shed (TGS), a new West Australian studio development and creative hub which will support visiting artists, residencies, skills-sharing and workshops and provide professional development opportunities for Western Australian artists. $400,000
Geologies Project auspiced by Contemporary Art Services Tasmania TAS Geologies To support a trans-disciplinary project exploring the nexus between geology and the body through combinations of live dance performance, video installation, mixed media, recorded and live sound composition in Hobart and Queenstown in October 2016 as part of The Unconformity Festival. $67,955
Heaps Decent Ltd. NSW New Perspectives, Local Lives To support the development and creation of original works by young people across NSW by drawing upon a wide range of partnerships, emerging practices and technologies. $90,000
International Art Space Pty Ltd WA spaced 3: north by southeast To support an art-mediated cultural exchange between Australian and Nordic artists and regional communities to create new works which will be presented as a series of solo exhibitions in the host community and subsequently as part of a larger group exhibition presented in Perth and the Nordic region. $100,000
Jewish Museum Of Australia VIC Amy Winehouse, a family portrait To support the exhibition "Amy Winehouse: a family portrait", a personal and intimate exhibition curated by the Jewish Museum in London. $75,500
Just Us Theatre Ensemble Trading as JUTE Theatre Company QLD Telling Diverse Stories from the Deep North A series of projects designed to strengthen the arts in regional and remote northern Australia. (Over 3 years) $420,000
Kaldor Public Art Projects NSW Engagement Strategy for Barrangal dyara (skin and bones) 2016 To support the Kaldor Public Art Project - Barrangal dyara, a vast, new artwork by contemporary Indigenous artist Jonathan Jones, across 17,000 square-metres of the Sydney Botanic Gardens from 17 September to 3 October 2016. $230,000
La Compañia Australia Ltd VIC La Compania Subscription Series To create, develop and present La Compañia's subscription series consisting of four artistic programs annually from 2016-17 to 2019-20. $120,000
Liverpool City Council (Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre) NSW COGS - Performance Project for Children
with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
To develop a research structure around delivering performance outcomes for children with moderate to severe disabilities. $73,612
Melbourne Fringe VIC Fringe: Outreach and Drive To support the Melbourne Fringe to design and implement a new outreach and access program, DRIVE, which will increase the opportunity and capacity of artists with a disability to participate in the independent arts. $30,000
Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People
Limited
NSW 'Diary of A Wombat' from page to stage To support the production of a 45-minute theatre work for audiences aged 3+ and complementary Education program, based on the 'Diary of A Wombat'. $103,440
Moogahlin Performing Arts Incorporated NSW Winyanboga Yurringa To support Moogahlin Performing Arts Inc's new stage production 'Winyanboga Yurringa' by award winning Yorta Yorta/Kurnai playwright Andrea James, at Carriageworks, Sydney on the 3-6 August, followed by a regional tour to the Geelong Performing Arts Centre 17-20 August 2016. $60,000
Moogahlin Performing Arts Incorporated NSW Yellamundie Festival [Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival] To identify, develop and present new First Peoples playwriting that displays potential for further development and production. $420,000
Murmuration Dance Theatre t/a Murmuration
Auspiced by - Cootamundra Creative Arts Inc t/a Cootamundra Creative Arts and Cultural Centre (CCACC)
NSW Ripple Effect 'Ripple Effect' will build inclusive arts development in the region through workshops, events, professional development forums, short film and live performance production. (Over 2 years) $170,940
Museums Australia Incorporated ACT A Roadmap for better Indigenous participation and representation in museums and galleries To develop a strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to engage with the arts sector, substantially improving their training and employment. $300,940
Museum of Brisbane Pty Ltd QLD Brisbane DNA To support an interactive experience within an exhibition whereby 100 residents will present their own stories and opinions via a custom-designed interface. $101,400
Musica Viva Australia NSW Development of a new Torres Strait Island music ensemble with accompanying innovative digital resources and extensive metropolitan, regional and remote schools touring. To develop a new Torres Strait Island music ensemble and accompanying digital resources, and support metropolitan, regional and remote schools touring of the ensemble. $397,550
National Institute for Experimental Arts,
University of New South Wales
NSW Anxiety 2017 Festival To support a unique festival that addresses contemporary experiences of anxiety, stress, mental illness and neurological difference through cutting edge art practice and pioneering modes of community engagement. $462,172
National Museum of Australia ACT Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers'
Scholarships Program
To provide new learning opportunity for Indigenous cultural workers living in regional and remote communities. $100,000
Northern Rivers Performing Arts Inc NSW Generator Program A Performing Arts Generator to support Northern Rivers three year arts program of training, research and creative development. (Over 2 years) $387,672
Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd WA Bugarrigarra Nyurdany Community
Exhibition, Archive and Training Project
To support an innovative cultural heritage project telling the story of Yawuru culture, history and resilience. $161,210
Outback Theatre for Young People NSW Of This Place: While You Were Sleeping and Bordertowns To support the guerilla-art activity 'While You Were Sleeping' in Deniliquin and surrounding border towns in the Berrigan Shire, collecting local stories and using them as the basis for a large-scale, verbatim musical. $100,000
PATA (Performing Arts Touring Alliance) auspiced by Australian Performing Arts Centres Association Incorporated VIC Performing Arts Touring Measurement and Evaluation Framework To develop a National Touring Measurement and Evaluation Framework and Annual National Touring Forums to assist the sector's future development. $55,000
Poetry in Action Incorporated NSW Bringing poetry to life for 100,000 young people per annum by 2020. To deliver theatre in education programs to over 100,000 young people each year in every region of Australia. $285,920
Polyglot Puppet Theatre Ltd VIC First On The Ladder – an art and sport collaboration between two regional Aboriginal communities To support a three year art-meets-sport project that involves 2 Aboriginal sports clubs in Moree and Shepparton. $570,000
Port Fairy Spring Music Festival Inc. VIC Quartet and Country For presentation costs to stage new works by Indigenous composers in the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival 2016. $17,600
Powerhouse Youth Theatre (PYT) NSW New Work: Watan-Al-Watan Watan-Al-Watan is a new Australian hip-hop musical exploring the lived experience of young migrant Australians in Western Sydney. $139,000
Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival
Inc t/a The Unconformity Inc
TAS FLUX, The Unconformity, Queenstown, Tasmania,
14–16 October 2016
To support FLUX, a collaboration of Australia's leading experimental sound artists, in Queenstown, Tasmania,
14–16 October 2016.
$50,614
Regional Arts New South Wales Ltd NSW Artlands Dubbo 2016 Festival To assist the production & presentation of the inaugural Artlands Festival - the cultural program at the Regional Arts Australia National Conference - Artlands 2016 - to be held in Dubbo, 25-30 October. $300,000
Restless Dance Theatre Inc SA "Elegance" Creative Development - an exploration of body image and disability To support the development of Restless Dance Theatre's new work "Elegance", which will be performed in 2018. $13,000
Riverland Youth Theatre SA Pathways to Performance A multi-access project for young emerging artists to develop artistic and cultural skills and expertise. $29,690
South Australian Country Arts Trust SA South Australian Regional Theatre Strategy To develop a strategy to increase participation, enjoyment and build capacity for communities in regional SA. $304,472
Stalker Theatre Incorporated NSW Creature To support the creation of 'Creature', a new digital theatre work for children that explores the issues around Australian biodiversity and environmental depletion to be presented in June 2016 at Out of The Box Festival in Brisbane. $50,000
The Sydney Writers' Festival Limited NSW Digital Outreach Strategy To support 2 digital activities that provide access to Sydney Writers' Festival content for regional audiences. $75,200
The Australian Haydn Ensemble Inc NSW Australian Haydn Ensemble 2017: Concerts, Education and Charity Programs The Australian Haydn Ensemble will present concerts in Sydney, regional NSW and Canberra in collaboration with The Song Company. They will also conduct workshops with schools, disadvantaged youth and perform for Alzheimers patients. (Over 2 years) $50,000
Tantrum Theatre Co-operative NSW Trajectory: Emerging Artists Initiative To support Trajectory: Emerging Artists' Initiative, a suite of activities over four years to assist local emerging artists in the Hunter region for clear, articulated and supported pathways for to develop professional careers.  $84,750
The Cad Factory NSW Re-Hearing To support the project, RE-HEARING, to create new sound experiences that improve medical outcomes for patients in Australian hospitals. $87,760
The History Trust Of South Australia SA REVolution : where pixels meet motors - an interactive history of video gaming and motor culture To produce an interactive exhibition at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia, that will investigate the influence of motor culture on video gaming. $125,000
The Wired Lab Ltd NSW The Wired Lab - Innovation & Participation programs To support The Wired Lab to deliver a suite of interconnected projects spanning four years (2016-2019) across regional rural Australia. $340,000
Unconscious Collective
Auspiced by - Contemporary Art Tasmania
TAS Pastoral Pastoral is a multi-site lighting project hosted in roadside churches and developed by visiting artists and local communities. Pastoral will create an illuminated 'spiritual path' through the Tasmanian midlands. $46,725
Urban Theatre Projects Ltd NSW THE HOME PROJECT (working title) – a major new Australian work To support THE HOME PROJECT, a major new Australian performance that grapples with our multi-faceted national identity. $47,025
Warburton Community Inc WA Ngaanyatjarra New Music Project To support the Ngaanyatjarra New Music Project in Western Australia including a series of facilitated workshops and an interactive online platform for new music in Ngaanyatjarra language and English. $73,080
West Australian Aboriginal Dance
Company trading as Ochre Contemporary Dance Company
WA Kaya To support the creation and tour of a performance through the Nyoongar lands of WA by an ensemble of Indigenous dancers and musicians from various dance cultures. $208,200