List of Successful Applicants


Myrtleford Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc
The Big Tree
The funding will support the Myrtleford Chamber of Commerce to engage the 'Two Crackpots' (local mosaic artists) in developing a large mosaic mural. The artists will work with the community, bringing people together post bush fires to talk about and share what they value about their town, leading to the co-creation of a large ‘mosaic tree’ embedded with images that represent the communities thoughts about what they 'love' about Myrtleford, using recycled materials, on a prominent wall on the Great Alpine Road.

Ashlee Laing
Homebased Artist Residency
This funding will support Ashlee Laing to undertake a 6 week, home-based, artist residency researching the concepts of social sculpture as a methodology to develop and present socially engaged art within the public spaces of rural and regional Victorian communities.

Kate Crowley   
Re-establishing the workshop
This fund will support Kate Crowley to re-establish the tools and stock lost in Cudgewa bushfires 2020. Although Kate had Leather hides stored elsewhere, the vital tools and machines and dyes stored at her house were completely destroyed along with her home. Kate would like to replace the items lost so that she can resume her craft, business and creative outlet.

FROTH Organisation
Lake Tyers Beach
FROTH is a roving live storytelling event where members of East Gippsland communities in Lakes Entrance and beyond have the opportunity to tell personal stories before live audiences. Funding will enable FROTH to prepare the fertile 'story sharing' ground by engaging storytelling practitioners to conduct workshops and 'skill' participants.

Emma Paton
Thowgla Valley
Little Bobbin Creative Space and Community Hub
Emma Paton and their small business 'Little Bobbin' will create a workshop/shop in the hub of Corryong, showcasing their creative talents and engaging the community with workshops and collaborations. The artist will use this grant to support their move into a store front to produce and display their work, and help teach others through workshops and community connection opportunities.

Craig Dent
This fund will support Craig Dent on a new literature creative development project writing about loss with the metaphor 'saplings re-emerging from the blackened twisted trunks', a vivid and emotive expression about what can never be replaced.

Kirrily Anderson                      
Rutherglen Recovery Mural Mentorship
This funding will support Kirrily Anderson to develop and facilitate a summer mentoring program for selected youth from Indigo Shire. The program will engage a small group of young people who will work together to undertake the briefing, design and painting of a public mural in Rutherglen, working with the theme ‘Resilience’.    

Claire O'Connell
Moving Forward With Music
Claire O'Connell is a professional singer and vocal teacher, living in the Indigo Shire. These funds will support Claire to purchase technology and equipment to enable online/digital content to be delivered more effectively.

India MacDonell
Black summer aftermath and recovery
This funding will support India MacDonell develop their film making based on her 2019/2020 bushfire experience defending and saving her home. India will continue a mini-documentary series by sharing the aftermath/recovery process.


Bridge the River Arts
Art Jammin‘
This funding will support Bridge the River Arts (BTRA) group to provide an art social event which will inspire members of the fire affected Upper Murray community. BTRA group will also work with the children of the Walwa Primary School in a separate but allied school project to bring forth their creative ideas and put them on canvas.           

Katherine Hulme
Working with lino, Printmaking workshop
This funding will support Katherine Hulme to conduct a beginner’s printmaking workshop. Using linocut technique, students will learn the process of design, cutting and printing, going home with their own completed artwork. They will also be shown ways to complete prints at home using alternative tools, without the expense of a printmaking press.             

Tijana Simic
Online Ladybird Music Sessions          
Tijana Simic will produce a high-quality music class video for preschool children with a focus on development of literacy, self-esteem, confidence, gross and fine motor skills as well as encouraging physical activity through body movement and dance.  The video will include segments of music by local artists to help strengthen community connections and engagement.

Benjamin Gilbert
Sculptural landscape elements for local aged care - non for profit
The funding will support Agency of Sculpture (AoS) to create outdoor sculptural seating for the CARE Sanctuary at Yackandandah Health Aged Care.

Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative
Aboriginal Weaving Online Workshops
This funding will support Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative present via Zoom, Weaving Workshops. These will provide a creative outlet strengthening cultural identity, encouraging fun and improving social interactions.      

Rachel Mounsey
Rachel Mounsey is a photographer based in Far East Gippsland. Working in regional areas, Rachel will be supported to use social documentary and portraiture to tell the stories of people and life in regional and rural Australia.

Clare Noonan
Creative Re-connection and Healing
Clare Noonan is a young person based in Corryong who will use the funds to purchase art supplies. These will assist Clare in expanding her colours and mediums to complete works of art through online art therapy. Clare is working on personal development towards her career goals of graphic design and animation.

Heather Chatwood
Clifton Creek
Replacement of lost tools and materials destroyed in the bush fires
Heather Chatwood is a practicing stained glass artist. During the bushfires in January 2020 her Glass art studio burnt down losing 30 years of patterns and designs, tools, materials and storage. These finds will assist Heather to replace some of those tools and materials to begin making art again.        

Kelly Albornoz
Secret Santa Christmas Themed Photos
This funding will support Kelly Asmus Albornoz, photographer at Albatross Photography and Design to create custom photography for young people with special needs.      

Gary Proctor
Gary Proctor Exhibition
Funding will support Gary Proctor for the development of an exhibition of his paintings to be presented at Qdos Gallery in Lorne, Victoria from the summer of 2021.  Paintings and drawings will be created in his studio in Mallacoota.