Projects funded under the Innovation and Participation stream of Catalyst.

Recipient Applicant state/
Project title Brief project description Total funding approved (GST Exclusive)
All The Queens Men VIC The Coming Back Out Ball To support The Coming Back Out Ball - a large-scale community arts project, created in collaboration with LGBTI elders (65 years old +).  $42,000
Anywhere Theatre Festival QLD Anywhere Theatre Festival in Wollongong To support work by local and national artists for local audiences anywhere but a theatre in the Wollongong Anywhere Theatre Festival. $26,800
Artback NT NT Beyond: Artback NT's multi- artform regional and remote delivery program Beyond is a multi-arts program designed to support NT-based visual and performing artists to develop their work for tour, beyond initial ideas and productions, to diverse audiences Territory wide. (2 Years) $481,473.20
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 Centre for Contemporary Art VIC ACCA Education and online platform ACCA will implement a leading innovative gallery based and online education program aligned with the Australian Curriculum, which encompasses primary to tertiary education and professional development for teachers. (3 Years) $445,660.00
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
Black Hole Theatre Inc VIC The Book of Revelations To present the premiere production of The Book of Revelations at 45 Downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, in July 2017. $20,500
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
Byron Writers Festival NSW StoryBoard 2017 to 2019 StoryBoard is a travelling creative writing workshop that stimulates the critical life-skill of active and functional literacy in Northern Rivers' youth, at no cost to the school or students. (Over 3 years) $300,000
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
Emerging Writers' Festival VIC Emerging Writers' Festival The Emerging Writers’ Festival develops, nurtures and promotes Australia's new writing talent, creating platforms for connecting writing communities and their audiences. (Over 3 years) $240,000
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
Express Media VIC Express Media: delivering a national program of support to young writers Express Media hits the road with Tracks: a pop-up program for young writers, making pit-stops around Australia. $52,720
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 Kaldor Public Art Project 33: Anri Sala’s 'The Last Resort' To support the engagement strategy for Kaldor Public Art Project 33: Anri Sala’s ‘The Last Resort’, to be presented at Observatory Hill, The Rocks, in October-November 2017. $60,000
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
Kickstart Arts Inc. TAS Establish a Creative Living Park in Southern Tasmania A program of five Community Arts and Cultural Development projects to kickstart the Creative Living Park - a cultural hub where community members play, explore and create together. (2 Years) $315,649.00
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
Legs On The Wall Inc. NSW Creating a touring set suitable for regional & remote touring of new trampoline installation/performance Highly Sprung This outdoor trampoline performance & public-interaction experience, involving Australia’s most exciting physical performers, will coerce thousands from communities all over Australia, to kick-off their shoes & re-engage with their bodies & each other. $49,243.00
Library Board of Queensland QLD black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Program To support the National Indigenous Writing Fellowships and Indigenous Editing Internships.  $149,058
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
Logan City Council QLD Making arts accessible To develop a series of public programs that engage people with disabilities and increases their interaction and participation in the arts, culture and heritage of the City of Logan. $18,795.00
Malanda Community Mural Group Auspiced by - Malanda Theatre Company QLD Malanda Community Mural Large Vibrant Community Mural in the centre of town adjacent to the longest running picture theatre in Queensland (heritage listed) and the town's historical 105 year old hotel. $9,157
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
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
Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc VIC Mapping Melbourne 2017- 2018 To map our Asian cultural identity in Melbourne, providing audiences with new experiences & pathways/connections for local independent contemporary artists to connect artistically through independent contemporary work. $200,000
Mundaring Arts Centre Inc. WA The Habits of Horses: Displaying a healthy obsession with horses 2017 Five curated exhibitions, a series of community engagement arts and culture projects; public Open weekend, multiple displays of all things horse and saddle, temporary sculptures, musical ponies, riding, drawing workshops. $85,000
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
Naomi Milgrom Foundation VIC Regional collaborations for MPavilion 2017 To support collaborations with  Shepparton and Geelong regarding Rem Koolhaas's research into the future of city and countryside within an Australian context. $118,900
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
Phunktional Limited VIC Respectful Relationships - Melbourne A cross-sectorial collaborative arts-in-education project that connects at-risk youth in Dandenong and Wyndham (Melbourne) with each other, their communities, local service organisations, Indigenous and CALD professional artist role models. (Over 2 years) $110,000
Phunktional Limited VIC The Second Story (Phase 2) To creatively engage disadvantaged youth from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Sunraysia, Victoria, encouraging positive social development and supporting learning, diversity and inclusion through the arts. (Over 3 years) $343,260
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.
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
SA Writers Centre Inc SA Writers and Readers in Residence Project To support the South Australian writing and reading community through a new longterm, residency-style project featuring local and international writers and readers. $240,000
Science Gallery Melbourne VIC BLOOD - Science Gallery's inaugural season showcasing innovative arts/science practice To support a public program of installations, workshops and events exploring the scientific, symbolic and strange nature of blood, with a focus on innovation and interdisciplinary arts/science practice. $67,000
Seymour Centre, University of Sydney NSW 2071 - A theatre and digital/video performance event addressing climate change. 2071 - Is a ground breaking theatre and digital/video performance event created by climate scientist Professor Chris Rapley and playwright Duncan Macmillan, performed by John Gaden and four actors aged 10-14 $35,367
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
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 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
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 Creative Corner inc WA Emergence Creative Festival 2017 A world class conference and festival held in March each year in the Margaret River region. Providing a platform for artistic and creative talent to develop and create. $36,700
The Denmark Arts Council Inc. WA 12 Voices 3 Countries 1 Heart To bring the Compagnia Sacco di Ceriana and the Aznash Ensemble to the 2017 Denmark Festival of Voice $34,750
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 Institute for Creative Health NSW Health Arts Action Leadership Project (HAALP) HAALP is a development program that up-skills arts and health practitioners to devise and implement strategy that leads to greater participation in the arts for improved health and wellbeing. $159,802
The Song Room Limited VIC Engaging Young People through the Creative Arts Partnering with leading arts organisations and nationally, to ensure there is access to rich, high quality arts participation across multiple arts forms for all children through ARTS:LIVE. (2 Years) $401,600.00
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 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
Think & DO Tank Foundation Limited NSW AGAINST THE TIDE: A HIGHWAY WEST To create & present Against the Tide:A Highway West, an innovative, interactive experience staged as users travel by ferry between Circular Quay and Parramatta on the Parramatta River, Sydney's first highway. $235,920
Think & DO Tank Foundation Ltd NSW Delivery of the creative program at LOST IN BOOKS multilingual children's bookshop, creative community hub and writing studio in Fairfield, NSW To support LOST IN BOOKS - a kids' bookshop, creative arts hub, writing studio and safe space for women that speaks your language in Fairfield, NSW. $120,000
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts QLD Pop Up North Queensland To support, stimulate and promote Townsville as a vibrant and ambitious hub of the creative arts. $165,000
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
Writers Victoria Inc VIC Write-ability Goes Regional and Online Write-ability Goes Regional and Online is an accessible literature program for writers with disability in regional Victoria (and beyond). (Over 3 years) $350,000