Projects funded under the Partnerships and Collaboration stream of Catalyst.

Recipient Applicant state/
Project title Brief project description Total funding approved (GST Exclusive)
107 Projects Incorporated NSW 107 Presents: The New Plot To support 'The New Plot' a collaboration which selects 6 scripts to produce on the stage providing further professional development for participants. $29,040
Adelaide Festival Corporation SA New Australian production New Australian production of international work for the 2017 Adelaide Festival. $249,500
Adelaide Festival of Arts SA Hamlet, a new opera by award-winning Australian composer Brett Dean To stage the Australian Premiere of a new Australian opera by Australian composer Brett Dean, directed by Neil Armfield.  $250,000
Arthur Productions auspiced by Theatre Works Limited VIC BRIGHT WORLD To support the production of a new Australian play 'Bright World' by Elise Hearst and Andrea James, at St Kilda's Theatre Works, 14–30 April 2016, and associated education and access programs. $39,000
Arts Centre Melbourne (Victorian Arts Centre Trust) VIC Asia TOPA Consortium Partnership Initiatives To support the delivery of the 2016–17 Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (TOPA) performance season celebrating Melbourne as a creative hub for Asia-Pacific culture. $285,000
Arts House, Melbourne City Council (City of Melbourne) VIC Dance Massive 2017 To support the development of Dance Massive 2017, a contemporary biennial dance festival in Melbourne. $400,000
Auspicious Arts Projects Inc (auspicing
Weave Movement Theatre)
VIC White Day Dream To support a collaboration between Yumi Umiumare and Weave Movement Theatre to create a theatrical piece comprising a majority of performers with disability. $36,827
Australian Centre For Photography Limited NSW Twice Baked : Max Dupain's Sunbaker Revisited To support the Australian Centre for Photography's new philanthropy program to support the commissioning of new Australian works. $127,760
Australian Print Workshop Inc VIC APW Artist Fellowship program To create an opportunity for an artist to research and create a major new body of work in the fine art print medium. $200,000
Big hART Inc VIC SKATE: Final Development and Premiere Season SKATE is new, innovative visual and percussive commercial theatre spectacular that supports BighART’s vital community cultural development work in marginalised communities, through the profits it generates from box-office and royalties. $400,000
Brink Productions Limited SA 'Long Tan'—Development and Production To support the performance and exhibition of Long Tan an innovative theatrical/installation event of two parts about the Vietnam War marking the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. $160,000
Bundanon Trust (auspicing Peggy
Glanville-Hicks Composers Trust)
NSW Prelude To support a network of national residencies for Australian composers, providing the time and space to create new work. $260,000
Company B Limited (trading as Belvoir, in partnership with CuriousWorks) NSW Presentation of Sri Lankan/Australian work A Counting and Cracking of Heads To stage "A Counting and Cracking of Heads" - an epic theatrical work as part of the Sydney Festival in 2018. $250,000
Dancenorth (trading under North Queensland Ballet And Dance Company Limited) QLD Creative development of 'Strange Attractor', a collaboration between Lucy Guerin Inc, Dancenorth and Senyawa To support the development of a new work, 'Strange Attractor', a co-production between Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin Inc, which will be created in 2 stages, across 2 states (VIC and QLD) over 9 weeks. $80,000
Dead Puppet Society QLD Laser Beak Man A collaboration between Dead Puppet Society, international puppeteers and Australian band Ball Park Music on a new performance work based on the work of Tim Sharp, the visual artist and autism awareness ambassador. $150,259
Ellen Belloo auspiced by Playlab Inc QLD HANAKO To support the development of HANAKO, a hyper-realistic multi-form performance work, re-imagining a classic Japanese Nõ tale by performers from Brisbane, Sydney, and Osaka, Japan to be performed at Brisbane Powerhouse in 2016. $30,000
Ensemble Limited NSW Pre-production of Ensemble Theatre’s new Australian production of Black Cockatoo. To support Ensemble Theatre in development and pre-production of the untold Australian story of Black Cockatoo; in partnership with Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Cultural Program. $100,000
Flying Fruit Fly Foundation NSW JUNK; A partnership to develop and present a new work by the Flying Fruit Fly Circus To support the development and presentation of the new Australian work 'JUNK', a collaborative project with The Cube Wodonga, Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne.  $103,300
FORM Dance Projects NSW CHAMPIONS The development and performance of new Australian dance work. $150,000
Gary Lang NT Dance Company. Auspiced by - West Australian Ballet Company Inc NT MILKY WAY - Collaboration between Gary Lang NT Dance Company and West Australian Ballet A signature "Aboriginal dance meets classical ballet" as the headline act for Ballet at the Quarry 2018, an innovative collaboration between Gary Lang NT Dance Company and West Australian Ballet. (Over 2 years) $148,605
GLAM Peak Bodies auspiced by Library Council Of NSW ACT Digital Access to Collections To support the development of a sector-implemented national strategic framework and toolkit to support the digital access to Australia's cultural collections. $111,000
Going Down Swinging VIC National Engagement Project To support Going Down Swinging's 2016 national program of print, digital publishing, audio recordings and live events. The national program will emphasise the creation of new work and innovation in design and production. $22,500
illuminart® NSW 'Port to Port' cross regional cultural development and public arts production Port to Port engages regional artists along Australia’s southern coast, re-invigorating bygone trade routes with a contemporary framework for exchange and export of regional digital art, cultural products and knowledge. (Over 3 years) $450,000
Institute of Modern Art Ltd NSW IMA Engaged - A Learning Space and Program IMA Engaged - A Learning Space and Program will deliver an innovative community and educational focused program in 2017, working with primary, secondary and tertiary students, seniors, and community groups. $69,370.00
KAGE Physical Theatre Association Inc. VIC The development and premiere of Out of Earshot Premiering in Melbourne in 2017, OUT OF EARSHOT will be KAGE’s most ambitious work to date, a commanding and visually stunning theatrical experience exploring the power of non-verbal language. $60,000
Library Council of NSW t/a State Library of NSW Auspiced by - Library Council of NSW t/a State Library of NSW ACT Digital Access to Collections
Stage 2 - Implementation
Galleries, libraries, archives and museums implementing national strategies and on the ground training activities across Australia to better enable digital access to cultural, scientific and other collections. $294,500.00
Live Ideas Pty Ltd NSW Creative development and presentation of new immersive theatre production for Sydney Festival 2018 Development and presentation of new immersive theatre work, exploring Australia's oldest street-using an historic George St building as the protagonist to explore Sydney's twentieth century underworld. $45,000.00
Melbourne Fringe VIC PIVOT PIVOT will create an interactive sculptural, performance and sonic event designed to bring citizens together, maximising participation for all people, regardless of age, ability or culture. $35,000
Milk Crate Theatre Company NSW 2017/18 Milk Crate Theatre Company Production, Feast A presentation of FEAST: including exploration of themes with Festival of Dangerous Ideas (SOH) and a full-scale production with Sydney Festival. FEAST was developed by performers with experience of homelessness. $88,288.00
National Library of Australia ACT Treasures Gallery
Access Programs
To develop a comprehensive program around the Treasures Gallery incorporating research, curatorship and digital resources. $660,000
National Museum Of Australia ACT The Story of Australia—Tokyo Olympics 2020 (stage 1: project plan and prospectus) To develop a collaborative exhibition—The Story of Australia—for the Tokyo Olympics in August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. $100,000
Orchestra seventeen88 QLD Orchestra seventeen88 Concert Seasons 2016–2018 To support the presentation of 19 concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland and Adelaide, a collaborative concert with Sydney Chamber Choir, and 9 education projects including the continuation of seventeen88's youth orchestra entitled 'Young Mannheim Symphonists'. $170,500
Playlab Inc QLD Playlab Production Program—'Blue Bones' by Merlynn Tong To support a collaboration with the Brisbane Powerhouse to produce and present a production of 'Blue Bones' by Merlynn Tong. $31,633
Playwriting Australia NSW Ignition To support a 4-year creative script-development program which will redefine how new plays are developed in Australia. $800,000
Puncher & Wattmann Pty Ltd NSW Contemporary Poetry Anthology To produce a Contemporary Poetry Anthology in 2016, the first major survey of Australian work since 1990. Researched over ten years, by 4 leading poets, the anthology will include the innovations of up to 35 Australian poets. $15,000
Rawcus Theatre Company Inc VIC Forever Home Creative Development Stage 1 To support a new major work created by Rawcus in collaboration with Invenio vocal ensemble. $24,000
Regional Arts Victoria VIC The Arts and Education Access Program To offer creative opportunities like touring, workshops and programs to disadvantaged youth in Victoria. $500,000
Sculpture By The Sea Incorporated NSW Sculpture by the Sea—Perth and Sydney (SxS) To support the staging of Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions in Perth and Sydney that encourage, facilitate and support the development and exhibition of new Australian artworks alongside sculptures from overseas. $ 232,500
Sculpture by the Sea Incorporated NSW Sculpture by the Sea - Perth and Sydney (SxS) Free to the public outdoor sculpture exhibitions transform the dynamic natural coastal environments of Bondi and Cottesloe into innovative temporary sculpture parks featuring artists from across Australia and the world. (Over 4 years) $1,000,000
Spinifex Arts Project Aboriginal Corporation SA Spinifex Infrastructure Project To complete essential Infrastructure requirements for Spinifex Arts Project in Tjuntjuntjara. $70,000
Sydney Story Factory Inc NSW Opening the Sydney Story Factory Parramatta To support Sydney Story Factory establishing a new centre in Parramatta in early 2018 to run free creative writing programs for thousands of young people across Western Sydney. (Over 2 years) $293,800
Sydney Writers' Festival Limited NSW Western Sydney + regional touring program To boost accessibility to reading and literature to children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. $461,350
Synergy & Taikoz Ltd NSW 40under40 To support video artists to create 40 unique, standalone digital audio-visual artworks which will be curated online. $35,131
Tasmanian Regional Arts Incorporated TAS Origins To support a collaborative project between migrant artists, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists from regional Tasmania and artists from the Torres Strait. $138,242
Terrapin Puppet Theatre Limited TAS The Library To support Terrapin Puppet Theatre partnership with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to develop 'The Library', an object theatre performance to complement the exhibition The Tempest to be performed in the September 2016 school holidays. $12,000
The Australian Ballet VIC The Australian Ballet—Raising the Roof of the Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre To support over two years the redevelopment of The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre to upgrade facilities for dancers, musicians, medical staff treating artists and provide community facilities for recording/broadcast, education and engagement. $1,000,000
The Creative Living Centre TAS The Creative Living Centre To save an iconic heritage building from dereliction and convert it into a new hub for community arts, cultural development and social innovation - The Creative Living Centre. $210,480
The Opera Studio Melbourne VIC Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival To support the opera-as-theatre festival in regional Victoria, featuring a series of world-class productions, international artistic collaborations and performances, across three unique venues in Tahbilk, Avenel and Mitchellstown. $150,000
THE RED ROOM COMPANY NSW Poetic Moments - literature and language as participatory public art (with partners) POETIC MOMENTS celebrates Australia’s diverse voices, languages and literary arts via highly visible, innovative and participatory publishing platforms on trains, planes, buildings, parks, beaches and in everyday unexpected places. (Over 3 years) $399,935
The Trustee for Hans Heysen Foundation Limited SA Hans Heysen Heritage Appeal for the Acquisition of The Cedars To support over two years the acquisition of 'The Cedars' as a public museum and gallery and its associated assets which include a collection of over 200 original works. $1,000,000
Theatre Works Ltd VIC Theatre Works - Artists Future Fund (working title) Theatre Works introduces the ‘Artist Future Fund,’ a stream of funding available to artists to create and present new Australian works, and leverage new regional, national and international touring partnerships. (Over 3 years) $229,680