List of Successful Quick Response Grant Applicants

2018

Kate Gane
Camperdown
$1,500.00
Regional artist Kate Gane will be mentored by experienced musician Gus Franklin in a three-day intensive opportunity in Camperdown. World-reknowned musician and mandolin maker, Steve Gilchrist will offer his studio for this intensive, making this a unique opportunity for the artists involved.

North East Support and Action for Youth
Wangaratta
$3,000.00
The Youth Art Project will consist of 3 hour workshops to be facilitated over a 6 week period with 8 participants involved. The participants will be made up of 15-25 year old people who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness. At the conclusion of the project, there will be an opportunity to have an "Opening" to display the work produced with the participants encouraged to invite family and friends.

Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields 
Ballarat
$3,000.00
The annual Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields festival have invited eminent viola player, Lawrence Jacks, to assist in the development of a chamber orchestra for the region and join the orchestra for the Clunes chamber music recital. He will work with 16 local musicians to rehearse for the performance which will include Italian international solo oboist Gianfranco Bortolato.

Linton and District Progress Association Inc
Linton
$3,000.00
"Mecha" will be a pilot arts festival held in Scarsdale-Newtown. Intended to support and grow the mechatronic, robotic, and experimental performance arts in regional Victoria, the festival will be run by Linton and District Progress Association Inc in partnership with experimental artist duo "Cake Industries" (Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen).

Castlemaine State Festival
Castlemaine
$2,562.00
This project is a professional development opportunity for Castlemaine State Festival (CSF) to build networks with European arts organisations & artists, and the international community of festivals & presenters. The CSF Creative Producer will travel to Dublin to join an international delegation of presenters for the 13th Information Tool Box & Showcase at Dublin Fringe; and will travel to Amsterdam Fringe en-route.

Rotary Club of Kinglake Ranges
Kinglake
$1,600.00
The Rotary Club of Kinglake Ranges will hold two workshops in design and composition presented by watercolour painter Julian Bruere. The workshops are designed to enhance expertise in planning and creating an artwork.

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
Ultima
$2,600.00
With the support of key local identities, Bendigo based artist Mick Cullin will work in the Mallee town of Ultima to capture in this photographic essay on farmers, residents, industry and landscape, the spirit and beauty of this small resilient rural community. 

Colac Neighbourhood House
Colac
$2,600.00
Colac Neighbourhood House intends to engage teacher and artist Frankie O'Toole to run a two day workshop for 12 rural/regional participants aged between 50 and 91. Participants will learn to use contemporary mixed media techniques, and be challenged to explore alternatives to their usual style of painting.

Projection Dance Company
Wodonga
$3,000.00
Dancers James Pett and Travis Clausen Knight are traveling to Australia for an arts residency with M&T In Motion as well as touring the country performing FORTE. Whilst these artists are in the border region, Projection Dance Co is seeking support for these artists to interact with the local dance community beyond performing FORTE and requesting funding for dance workshops for local dance students with these artists.

Friends of Castlemaine Library
Castlemaine
$2,240.00
Friends of Castlemaine Library intend to manage a guitar teaching program for female prisoners to take place in Tarrengower Prison in Castlemaine. Two guitar groups (one beginner and one advanced group) will work with the already established choir program facilitated by Kavisha Mazzella for a period of 16 weeks. At the end of the period, both singing and guitar groups will be recorded so that prisoners can send a CD to their families. There will also be a concert organised for inmates.

Catherine Ryan
Vaughan
$1,500.00
Andrea James and Catherine Ryan, with dramaturg Peter Matheson, will establish and test their artistic process to create a new co-written version of the play "Dogged". The project will clarify ethics and aims, and identify and test working methods to achieve these, reflecting and refining throughout the process. Specific areas for consideration include: expectations, communications, roles/responsibilities, decision-making and differences of opinion, legal agreements, handling of intellectual property and culturally sensitive material, documentation, processes for reflection and evaluation, and the foundational ethos which holds the work.

Matthew Davis
Point Lonsdale
$1,500.00
Paris-based American jazz singer Hailey Tuck has invited Matthew to Paris to co-write songs with her for her next album, as well as meet her management and label team.

Embrace Multicultural Festival
Bairnsdale
$3,000.00
Embrace Multicultural Festival intend to profile five Italian locals with a remembered history of migration from Italy to Australia. Working closely with a local Interpretive Photographer and Oral Historian, they will create a fascinating multi-sensory art installation using portrait photography, oral and written personal histories all situated within five intimate ‘living-rooms’ complete with furniture and memorabilia. They intend to expand community participation in cultural activities by ensuring the exhibit is flexible enough to facilitate travel to remote locations within the shire.

Arts Mildura
Mildura
$2,250.00
Body/Landscape - Mildura is a professional development opportunity for artists based in the regional centre of Mildura, Victoria. Acclaimed Body Weather artist and workshop facilitator Frank van de Ven (Amsterdam) will be in Melbourne, Australia in early August and is available to travel to Mildura to hold a workshop. The four-day intensive workshop is aimed at artists working across various mediums who hold an interest in our bodies relationship to the landscape. Various methods will be employed to explore this, with the intention to deepen understanding and inform new work for participants.

Adrian Corbett
Kangaroo Flat
$1,500.00
Adrian has been invited to attend the Pan-African Creative Exchange in July, 2018 as well as the Vrystaat Arts Festival/Openlab program which occurs immediately after. This international opportunity it is a vital stepping stone in the development of his career as an Arts and Events Manager for regional Arts. It will also facilitate the development of an exchange between the two countries, enabling collaborative creation and presentation of Live Arts in regional Victoria.

Moonambel Events Inc
Moonambel
$2,940.00
Moonambel Events are seeking funding to present a mid-winter music, light and fire event to take place in Moonambel, a small but creative community located in the Pyrenees wine district of Victoria.This small pilot project is composed of and devised by local artists, with the intention of boosting the community spirit and extending the opportunities for local professional artists and volunteer performers.

Ailsa Brackley du Bois
Learmonth
$1,500.00
For professional development purposes, Ailsa will attend the city-wide Copenhagen Stage Festival as a delegate in their 'International Industry Program'; and fly to Venice for a Conference on 'City, Space and Spectacle in 19th Century Performance'. She indends to follow this up with site visits and management meetings in Venice, Vicenza and Verona, inspecting ancient theatrical spaces and streetscapes to understand how they deliver contemporary performances. Ailsa's goal is to develop knowledge, skills, networks and practice in performing arts management & the creative direction of performances based on cultural history.

Ballarat City Football Club
Redan
$1,945.00
Fostering broad engagement from diverse participants, the project will commission the design of 'wearable art' in the form of a football jersey. The jersey will be produced and worn in competition by Ballarat's marquee football team to celebrate Refugee Week. The jersey design will visually interpret and evidence the team values of intercultural diversity, social cohesion and harmony.

Sprung Circus Inc
Eaganstown
$3,000.00
The project is to help 8 kids and 1 coach from Sprung Circus undertake specialist training in Circus Arts over the winter school holidays. The training that they intend to attend is The National Training Project (NTP) run by the Flying Fruit Fly Circus in Albury NSW.

Hayley West
Castlemaine
$1,500.00
Hayley West will attend Sensibilities of Place, a unique Masterclass opportunity with innovative educator & artist, Ruth Hadlow. The workshop is aimed at expanding and developing creative practice beyond purely technical and aesthetic concerns, focusing on developing ideas through research, discussion, writing, creative investigation, and critical analysis. It will focus on considering poetic, affective and particular responses to place, in whatever sense or context that term might prove relevant.

Rae Howell
Invermay
$1,115.00
This is a professional skills development opportunity to attend a two-week intensive Summer Program in Screen Scoring, as an Auditor. Held at New York University (NYU) Steinhardt, this exceptional opportunity to take part in an elite training workshop will enable Rae Howell to transform her technical and professional skill-set, gain advice, and learn from substantial figures who are at the helm of the field internationally.

Simon Fisher
Minyip
$1,500
The Dutch artists Pernille Lonstrup and Phil Bosch are holding an exhibition, Stories from a Black Hole, and a series of three Public Forums at Punt WG gallery in Amsterdam this May. Simon Fisher has been invited to perform Shadows his performance art work, and participate in an associated artist talk in one of the public forums.

East Gippsland Art Gallery
Bairnsdale
$3,000
East Gippsland Art Gallery will employ Gunaikurnai artists, Ray Thomas and Ronald Edwards-Pepper to deliver artist talks and art workshops to school groups alongside the Land Water Sky exhibition. For the past 3 years, during April/June, East Gippsland Art Gallery has hosted a Reconciliation exhibition with support from East Gippsland Shire Council, in consultation with Gunaikurnai Land & Water Corporation and Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative. In 2018 we are exhibiting Land Water Sky featuring the work of 4 Gunaikurnai artists, Ray Thomas, Charlotte (Penny) Hood, Ronald Edwards-Pepper and Steaphan Paton.

Anne E Stewart
Daylesford
$1,500
Anne E Stewart is celebrating 40 years as a storyteller and wishes to advance her craft by creating a storytelling show. To prepare for this she intends to attend one of the UK's premier storytelling events Beyond the Border. The best of the best perform at this festival in the Vale of Glamorgan, southern Wales, and Anne E wishes to be inspired and learn from master storytellers. Anne E also intends to fly to Edinburgh to interview Cal Flyn and work with the School of Scottish Studies to research convicts and Highlanders sent to Australia after the clearances.

Mildura District Brass Band and Orchestra
Mildura
$800
A workshop to improve the skills and musical repertoire of Mildura District Brass Band and Orchestra by bringing two professional conductors to Mildura for a weekend of musical instruction. The workshops will culminate in a public concert showing off the new skills and music gained.

Orbost Exhibition Centre
Orbost
$1,600
The Orbost Exhibition Centre will commission Angie Polglaze, chainsaw sculptor to produce a work of sculpture during the opening day of our planned exhibition 'Working in Wood'. The piece will become part of our wood design collection. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Orbost Exhibition Centre and the Orbost HIstorical Society. It involves a lot of historical items, our Wood Design Collection (which is he National Wood Design Collection) and includes a large collection of antique chainsaws.

Chelle Destefano
North Wonthaggi
$1,500
Cello Destefano has been invited to show her art at The Other Art Fair in Sydney. This is a professional development opportunity which will enable Cello to develop her curation skills and make new connections with artists, galleries and art collectors.

Hamilton Wool and Craft Guild
Yulecart
$1,715
Hamilton Wool and Craft Guild will bring professional artist Ilka White to Hamilton to work with those local weavers interested in developing their weaving skills to a higher level. In doing so we hope to defer these skills being lost from the community and build a cache of weavers who are confident to impart their knowledge and develop their artistic talents.

Barking Spider Visual Theatre  Case Study
Cundare North 
$3,000
SALT is a visual arts/installation project addressing female representation in local history with a focus on the region’s salt lakes and brolgas. SALT is a partnership with WINDOWSPACE BEEAC, Studio 92 Colac, Colac-Otway Arts Trail and enLIGHTen Me festival, Birregurra. SALT will be led by regionally-based Barking Spider Visual Theatre and engages artists of diverse abilities across the Colac-Otway area. The project will be developed in Colac and Cundare North, presented in Colac and Beeac, and is connected to Birregurra’s enLIGHTen Me Festival.

Kate Gane
Camperdown
$1,500
Regional artist Kate Gane has a special professional development opportunity to attend a festival in Finland where she will collaborate on an interdisciplinary piece of work with Finnish artist, Meri Nikula. In the process of developing this project about global environment issues Kate will gain valuable new knowledge and develop international networks.

Sue Ingleton
Castlemaine
$1,000
To give professional contemporary actor, writer & director, Sue Ingleton, professional training in a new skill enabling her to have mastery over contemporary video postproduction techniques like editing. These new skills will be utilised in her own multi-media creations, giving her full control over creation of the final product. This professional development aims to provide Sue with proficiency and independence in experimenting with multi-media visuals which can then be aligned to text. Her training will be with professional video artist, Jim Coad.

Wurinbeena Ltd
Lake Tyers Beach
$1,953
Lennie Hayes, Frances Harrison and Elaine Terrick form part of the Artistic Advisory Group for Gunyah, the major project of Wurinbeena Ltd. A residency at Falls Creek in Feb 2018 will enable them to undertake professional development while they visit the country of their ancestors and make a presentation about Gunyah to the local community. This valuable opportunity will start a conversation around the inaugural tour of the art space to the Falls Creek area and inform the local community about the artists deep connection to the area as Bidawal and Monero people.

Paul Berryman - Owls of Nebraska at Testing Grounds
Morwell
$1,500
Owls of Nebraska are a collaborative group of artists based across rural and regional Gippsland in Victoria. They will be mentored by Ari Rain Glorie at Testing Grounds in Melbourne, where they will engage in a series of tests to expand their professional practice and further develop their skills as artists and collaborators. Owls explore creative modes of being through art-making, utilizing traditional methodologies combined with new media. They are an experimental, post punk, multi-disciplinary, performance group who use new-media to collaborate with other rural and regional artists. They engage in collaborative creative life through art process and production .

Verity Higgins
Ballarat
$1,498.00
Verity Higgins has been offered a professional development opportunity to attend a week of masterclasses and acting workshops with Los Angeles Casting Directors and Agents. It will involve 6 days of workshops, one-on-one meetings, and information sessions.

2017

Geoffrey Smith
Campbell’s Creek
$1,500
This project is a relatively short term mentorship to take Geoffrey Smith from being an award winning documentary film director with over 23 years of experience, to also being a functioning documentary producer who is able to fund and manage his own films and projects. The critical difference in the world of documentary film-making is not so much having a great idea, but the ability to raise finance and get that idea made. That is the all-important role of the Producer.

CreateAbility
Bendigo
$3,000
ON DISPLAY is a performance that occurs in cities around the world on or in the lead up to International Day for People with Disability, 3rd December. Participants place themselves on display in prominent public spaces as living sculpture. The performance celebrates diversity in as many ways as possible. CreateAbility and Bendigo Art Gallery are partnering to create ON DISPLAY in Bendigo. The public are invited to view and interact with the exhibit. A social media campaign is associated with the event and video excerpts from all sites are compiled into a film to be screened at the United Nations.

Benjamin Talbot-Dunn
Point Lonsdale
$1,500
Benjamin Talbot-Dunn has recently been offered a specific window of time during the month of October to undertake a ten day mentorship with acclaimed record producer/composer Nick Huggins at his studio in Point Lonsdale. Having had a previous professional relationship with him, Benjamin has since been inspired and encouraged by him to pursue his own career as a producer/composer. Huggins has offered to donate some of his time in kind and suggested the best way to bolster this relationship would be to accomplish a full album of Benjamin's own, with Huggins as a guide and mentor.

Thompsons Foundry Band
Castlemaine
$3,000
An historic event for the Thompson's Foundry Band was filmed but there was a requirement for more funding to complete the editing process. The funding will supplement the footage of the event with interviews of band members past and present, audience members and community members for whom the band has been important. The goal is a 30 minute film that can be put online or burnt onto DVDs for the band to use and keep both as an historic document and a celebration of the event that happened in March.

South Warrnambool Kindergarten Inc
Warrnambool
$760
Local Kirrae Whurrong artists, Fiona Clarke and Patricia McKean (mother and daughter) will teach and inspire South Warrnambool Kindergarten students about indigenous culture and their environment through story telling and making works of art. The artists will work with up to sixty kindergarten children in late 2017 and teach them about local indigenous culture and gather their ideas to be made into artwork for public display. The project includes a guided tour of the Warrnambool Art Gallery to give the children a broader understanding of local and national indigenous culture and the visual arts.

Miss Sara-Rose McIvor
Warburton
$1,500
Sarah-Rose McIvor will attend an emerging leaders retreat in Hobart run by a respected team of women looking to develop young people. This project will allow her to connect with other young artists starting businesses as well as access the support and mentorship from the women running the retreat. Attendees will be guided through a designed process which is grounded in practical leadership theory and skills.

Pavilion Arts & Sustainability Inc.  Case Study 
Creswick
$3,000
This project will be a brilliant, exciting, fire art spectacle to augment the Creswick community’s lantern parade with the theme of heritage and immigration. The lantern carriers will be willful performers in this spectacular piece. The principal artist’s personal migrant journey is instrumental in its formulation which comprises a series of wire framed burning sculptures. The aroma of eucalyptus and visual impact combine to produce a sensory experience for both audience and participants. Stories of migration with hope, optimism, and despair will reverberate with all local families including the descendants of many would be gold seekers who made their home in this great country.

Quantum Support Services Inc.
Morwell
$2,500
Professional photographer Pollyanna Gibson will deliver a series of photography workshops to participants of the Marley Street Photo Competition that will develop their knowledge of photographic techniques, teach them the skills of mounting and displaying their work and assist them to market their work online and in local exhibitions.

Dee White
Woodend
$930
The applicant will hire Auslan interpreters for two writing workshop events conducted in the Macedon Ranges.

Diokno Crispulo Pasilan
Soldiers Hill
$1,500
Diokno Pasilan will collaborate with emerging artists Pete Gregg and Scott Fredericks for their second public installation work continuing on the theme of using reclaimed materials.

Kim Sargent-Wishart
Warrnambool
$1,500
Currency will be an original dance project, working with local intergenerational participants to highlight the themes of movement, ageing and visibility in women of mixed ages. This will be a pilot project intended to develop methods of contemporary dance for film, and will culminate in a screendance film with a public screening and discussion panel.

Punctum Inc
Castlemaine
$1,500
Lauretta Zilles will collaborate with Punctum beginning with the expansion of their 2017 Seedpod residency project SKIN by performance artist Klara Kelvy, enabling a public presentation at Buda. Beginning this new partnership, Buda will work with
Kara furthering the residency development stage to include a performance/presentation in situ at Buda Homestead.

Samantha Bews Case Study
Castlemaine
$1,500
Letters of Love and Dementia will be a participatory theatre and literary event created by Samantha Bews in partnership with Alzheimer's Australia Victoria and the Goldfields Library Corporation. It will take place during Dementia Awareness Month  at the Bendigo Library. The mise en scene is a high tea; the focus of the event is letter writing. Guest speakers will read letters they have written to someone with dementia. Participants are then invited to write their own letter to someone with dementia, or, for the person with dementia, to someone journeying with them.

GrampianArts
Horsham
$3,000
This project is a sharing and skills development opportunity between the Jimbalagudnj Bush Dyer, the textile community participating in the Grampians Texture Workshop program in Halls Gap, and the local Indigenous community. Two workshops will be held as part of the festival.

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz
Wangaratta
$3,000
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues will facilitate workshops and present a community engagement project involving dozens of regional brass and woodwind musicians, led by Adam Simmons, culminating in a unique, creative project with Spiderbait on the main festival stage.

Kirsten Boerema
Castlemaine
$1,500
Kirsten Boerema will travel to Greece to study Rembetika Music, Macedonia to undertake two summer schools with Romany people and Hungary to study under Monika Lakatos from Romengo.

Allis Hamilton
Chewton
$600
Allis Hamilton will attend the Ledbury Poetry Festival Residential: Refreshing the World, in the UK. It will involve four days of workshops and one on one tutorials with international prize-winning poets Fiona Sampson and David Harsent

Arts Resource Collective Inc
Yinnar
$3,000
A curated visual arts project that will engage artists from the Goldfields and Gippsland to collaborate and share their individual visions around the theme of regional and rural landscape. The project will be launched with a public opening event in mid-September at Gallery arc in Yinnar.

Scott McAllester
Waurn Ponds
$1,500
Scott McAllester will develop an initiative with a group of young artists that uses various media to present social justice ideas with the ultimate outcome being an exhibition in a variety of public spaces throughout the township of Apollo Bay.

Dizzy Theatre Productions
Seymour
$1,500
Dizzy Productions theatre group provides opportunities for young adults and youth with all abilities a chance to experience and participate in all facets of theatre. The group will represent regional Victoria in Port Macquarie and other communities at a drama theatre festival.

Max Sharam
Main Lead
$1,500
Max Sharman will attend a workshop with noted puppeteer Duda Paiva in Poland to work on the creation and behaviour of a unique, life size puppet for future performance work.

Warracknabeal Arts Council
Warracknabeal
$1,000
As part of Warracknabeal's 150 year celebration, the Warracknabeal Arts Council will facilitate an event to recognize and celebrate the importance of the Yarriambiack Creek to the settlement of the community. This event will also recognize the traditional owners of the area and their connection to the creek. Activities will include an Indigenous dance and smoking ceremony, items pertaining to the creek by local singer/songwriter and poet, and an Indigenous artist will lead children in the painting of boomerangs with symbols significant to the creek.

Pinarc Disability Support
Ballarat
$3,000
Ballarat artists who attend a supported studio programthough Pinarc Disability Support will develop skills in photography via a series of workshops facilitated by a local professional photographer, Michelle Dunn. The artwork created will then be presented as a part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fringe Festival, exhibited at a widely accessed community centre.

Clunes Neighbourhood House
Clunes
$3,000
As part of the National Trust Anderson's Mill Heritage Weekend, there will be a series of workshops by qualified artists teaching heritage art skills to community members. The event will develop community awareness of the potential for artistic activities at the under-used Anderson's Mill.

Forest Keegel
Maldon
$1,482
Forest Keegel will participate in a residency in Portland along with other artists who developed a positive and mutually beneficial working relationship at Toolangi Sculpture Trail in 2016. She will travel to Portland and spend a week creating work from flotsam and jetsam that is damaging to the marine environment and creating a collaborative work with Carmel Wallace about the plight of shorebirds. The work will have a public presentation at Wishart Gallery in Port Fairy.

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group Inc
Wonthaggi
$2,724.23
Volunteers from Wonthaggi Theatrical Group will be trained in the lighting aspect of theatre production by qualified industry professionals.

Timothy Drylie
Creswick
$1,500
A youth drama workshop for young people of Hepburn Shire and surrounds conducted by Kerry Frampton, Artistic Director of Splendid Productions UK.

Mark Lang
Point Lonsdale
$1,500
Singer/songwriter Mark Lang will showcase and receive one on one networking sessions at the East Coast Music Festival and Conference taking place in April 2017 in Canada.

East Gippsland Art Gallery Case Study
Bairnsdale
$2,700
The East Gippsland Art Gallery will facilitate a pop up printing studio at the East Gippsland Youth Festival. The Youth Festival is taking place on the foreshore at Lakes Entrance on Friday 31st March. Pop Up Printing will engage young people who attend the festival to design, draw and print an image using traditional screen printing methods, onto pre-loved garments.

Kay Lancashire Case Study 
Neerim South
$1,180
Jeweler Kay Lancashire will attend a workshop in Allansford with New Zealand artist Hanne Eriksen Mapp. This is a professional development opportunity for the applicant.

Emilie Bloom
Castlemaine
$1,500
Emilie Bloom will embark on a five day creative development for new experimental work, Uncanny Valley with Nicci Wilks directed by Susie Dee. Drawing influence from Susie Dee’s extensive experience in Circus Arts, Theatre and Clown, the development period will aim to significantly progress Emilie in her independent arts practice as a performer.

Maryanne Sam
Sebastopol
$1,500
Coconut Woman-Ballarat Reading
Maryanne Sam will hold a public reading of her latest play Coconut Woman in Ballarat, to raise awareness of Indigenous issues and to begin conversations within her community about the development of an Indigenous theatrical entity in Ballarat.

Mark Penzak
Campbells Creek
$1,425
The Spookmaster - Scary Stories for Children
Mark Penzak will undertake a 3-day skill development period with Lynne Kent and Jim Coad. Lynne Kent is a specialist in performances featuring interactive screens & projections. Jim Coad is a video-maker and expert in mapping imagery. These new skills will help Mark to create material for The Spookmaster, a children's performance that's part of Castlemaine State Festival. They will then become an important part of Mark's on-going work as a performer, writer, director and teacher.

Swan Hill Theatre Group Co-Operative Ltd
Swan Hill
$3,000
Second Coming
The project is a creative development between the Swan Hill Theatre Group and Jim Lawson of Vessel of Andrew R Kelly's new play 'Second Coming'. The development will take place over a weekend, and team local performers with professional actors.

Jo Malham
Donald
$1,325
Grampians Texture - Natural Dyed Shibori
Jo Malham will attend a four day Cathy Moon workshop at Grampians Texture in March to learn natural dyeing and methods to make sculptural textile pieces.

2016

Orbost Exhibition Centre
Orbost
$1,600
Solar Powered Orbs
A collaboration between Orbost Exhbition Centre and Snowy Growers Community Garden designed to bring the community together to the second Snowy Growers Picnic event. The event will launch a locally produced film clip that features the people and places of the region. The community will create & fire a series of pottery orbs that will become a feature of the garden.

Let Us Entertain You Inc.
Lima
$2,315
Theatrecraft Workshop
A round-robin style workshop consisting of 4 theatre-related topics (make-up; lighting/sound; stage movement; voice production) presented by four experienced practitioners.

Vessel
Surf Beach
$3,000
The Crossing - Creative Development
This project will support the creative development and a showing for the community of The Crossing, a play about Leo Roberts' story of survival using lyrical text, projection, sound and movement.

Rotary Club of Portland Bay Inc
Portland
$2,100
Upwelling Festival Portland
The festival is 7 years old and will hire a consultant to review and provide recommendations for developing the arts & science of the festival.

Castlemaine District Radio Inc. (MAINfm)
Castlemaine
$2,960
Sounds Like Hear - Workshops
A series of workshops throughout October to build skill development and confidence in the community which will enable people to submit sound file entries to the radio and installation project Sounds Like Hear.

Warragul Camera Club
Warragul
$1,500
High Country Landscape Workshop
Members of the Warragul Camera Club will participate in a weekend activity based in the High Country. This weekend will include a studio and field workshop with Richard White.

Ballarat Writers
Ballarat
$3,000
Minerva Speaks
Minerva, the statue on top of the Mechanics Institute in Ballarat, will come to life under lights inspiring those gathered below with a broadcast of stories written by Ballarat writers. She will speak about Ballarat characters in a mixture of moral tales of fiction and fantasy.

Port Fairy Theatre Group
Port Fairy
$3,000
Port Fairy Short Play Theatre Workshops
Port Fairy Theatre Group will facilitate a series of specialized masterclasses in the lead up to the staging of a Festival of Short Plays during the Winter Weekends Festival 2017.

Ballarat Choral Society Inc
Ballarat
$3,000
Master Classes Mozart's Requiem
This project will upskill a regional choir in a collaboration with the Victoria Chorale and a local orchestra. An internationally recognised conductor will conduct three masterclasses and provide ongoing mentorship to the choir.

Dimboola Food Festival
Dimboola
$2,700
Taste THIS Jam!
Taste THIS jam! is a community music project which will complement the "homegrown" food theme of Dimboola's first food festival in August 2016. Regional community sound artists and musicians from Ballarat,Castlemaine and Horsham will initiate and lead an open three-hour jam session. Community members who play an instrument will be encouraged to actively participate.

Barbara Semler
Maiden Gully
$1,200
Castlemaine–Yirrkala Residency Exchange
The project is a residency exchange between Castlemaine Press and Yirrkala. Barbara Semler will be in residence at Yirrkala print space working with Yolngu printmakers and artists over two weeks. A female artist from Yirrkala will come to work with the Castlemaine Press Community during the Castlemaine State Festival period in March 2017.

Golden City Pipe Band: Case Study
Kangaroo Flat
$500
Piping Workshop
A piping workshop in highland bagpipe performance to be presented by Kyle Warren and open to experienced and learner pipers in central Victoria, providing rural and regional players with the opportunity to expand and develop skills in traditional and contemporary aspects of the instrument.

Jenny Peterson
Boolarra
$780
Plate making at Agave Print Studio
Jenny Peterson will collaborate with artist Dianne Longley to develop new skills in photopolymer etching. New plates will be created in Trentham at Agave Print Studio and later printed by Jenny in her Boolarra studio in Gippsland.

Hayley Egan
Hepburn Springs
$1,350
Women in Italy
Hayley Egan will participate in the Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa with two events relating to her published books. She will give an author's talk at Daylesford Library, engaging adults of the community in a conversation about the improtance of language, storytelling and folk rituals to the history of the region. There will be an event for children where she will give a reading of her books with live music, using interactive storytelling approaches while encouraging use of Italian language. 

The Banyena Hall Committee: Case Study
Banyena
$3,000
Impressions of the Past
Impressions of the Past is a collaborative project between the Banyena Hall Committee and the Avon Plains and Banyena Landcare Group. This project is motivated by a desire to recognise the abandoned houses and farms in the area and bring value to these forgotten locations whilst reflecting on the fragility and ecology of the landscape. Guided by local artist Hilary McAllister, community members will engage in workshops to document unique local dwellings and sites. 

Prom Coast Seachange Festival Inc.
Foster
$3,000
Prom Coast Seachange Festival Inc. Strategic Planning Workshop
The Committee will engage Carolynne Hamdorf, an experienced community project facilitator, to guide members to workshop and develop a strategic action plan to deliver the next Seachange Festival. The strategic workshop will also lead to a second document, a strategic position paper, identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of our management and delivery structure in the past and to define strategic themes to action, to assist planning for future Festivals. 

G.R.A.I.N. Inc
Nathalia
$3,000
The Art of Recycling
An artist in residence project which brings together members of the community interested in the environment and endangered species of the area and gives them the opportunity to work with award winning sculptor Peter Forward, creating endangered "superb parrots" and other local threatened species.

No Name Artist Collaboration
Ballarat West
$3,000
Professional Development Workshop: Documentary + Music + Theatre
This project connects documentary filmmakers, composers, improvisational music practitioners, theatre makers and songwriters in a cross disciplinary, metro-regional, practice-based professional development workshop. 

Dog's Dinner Theatre Productions Inc
Koroit
$1,150
Strings and Sings
Professional development with the Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra (MMO). A collaboration towards a concert on 17 April 2016, including workshops. 

The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Ballarat
$2,767
The Invisible People
Support for a creative development for The Invisible People, a play which explores the profound impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people during the first 25 years of the establishment of the Colony of Victoria, including the gold rushes of the 1850s.

Nyrel Saunders
Maryborough
$800
Professional Development
Attendance at two workshops for the purpose of professional development. Workshop 1 is a Colour Reduction Linocut Printmaking by Jazmina Cininas. Workshop 2 is Traditional Bookmaking and Sculptural Bookmaking with Greg Begbie.

Mallacoota Halls and Recreation Reserve Grounds Committee of Management
Mallacoota
$1,547
Openstage Back-Drop
The painting of a design by artist Stephanie Mew on the newly constructed Open Stage backdrop located at Mallacoota Community Precinct Lion's Park. The design will be created as distinct areas with a colour key and colours numbered. The design will be chalked onto the panel by the artist (with areas numbered) and community members will accomplish the painting. During wait and rest times the participants will paint a self portrait on small prepared masonite panels. These pictures will then be exhibited at our Artisans and Producers Market at the launch of backdrop.

Lancefield Neghbourhood House: Case Study
Lancefield
$3,000
Phoenix Sculpture Project
Lancefield Neighbourhood House is inviting fire affected community members from Lancefield/Benloch to participate in a workshop that will give them the skill to transform steel objects that have been destroyed by the fire into a work of art that will be assembled and become a large community artwork.

Lake Bolac Eel Festival Inc.
Lake Bolac
$2,460
Earthbeat
“Earthbeat”, a work for youth orchestra with children’s and adult choirs, and “Lake Bolac, String Quartet No 2”, both written by nationally recognised composer Dindy Vaughan, will be performed at the 11th Lake Bolac Eel Festival. Dindy, with three of the leaders from Earthbeat, and supported by other musicians from Earthbeat, will conduct several workshops over the Festival weekend.

Ballarat Rural Australians for Refugees
Nerrina
$3,000            
Light at the End... (Stage Two)
A performance project set in an iconic bluestone pedestrian tunnel in Ballarat.This is the second stage of the project following on from i’s initial development. The project brings together five refugees/asylum seekers living in Ballarat and an 87 year old refugee advocate, Kath Morton. Through headphones, the audience hears stories of ‘light’ and ‘strength’ as performers are dramatically silhouetted against the natural light at the end of the tunnel. 

Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini
Maryborough
$3,000            
Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini planning and development gathering
Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (Mother Aunty Sister Woman) is a newly formed network of four prominent Victorian Indigenous female artists all from regional Victoria. They are seeking funding to assist them to get together to develop their network ideas, to share theirart and craft techniques with each other and to create a collaborative art work to present to as part of a future exhibition.

F .inc East Gippsland Incorporated
Bruthen
$3,000            
Firing Up F. Inc
F .INC seeks to leverage their event, Frouteville, as a platform for interactive consultation, strategic planning and professional development in collaboration with Kirsty Ellem, Artistic Merit. A series of activities, interviews and performances will be delivered and documented as an integral part of the event, to collect quantitative and qualitative data in situ. 

Horsham Rural City Council: Case Study
Horsham
$3,000            
Art Matters: The Collective Swab Project 2016
A series of group performative art works. Involves an interdisciplinary visual and performing art project for adults with a disability in the Wimmera resulting in a series of public outcomes during the Art Is... festival in June 2016.

Rachel Mounsey
Mallacoota
$1,470             
Wet Plate Collodion Master Class Attendance
To attend a two day wet plate collodion masterclass with Craig Tuffin.

2015

Neville Hiatt
Wendouree
$1,160        
Personal Development - Faith and the arts summer school
The Faith and the Arts Summer School is an inspiring and practical week-long residential arts program that runs in January in Tasmania. Choosing the elective of creative writing Neville Hiatt will be mentored by Mary Hawkins who has over 20 years' experience as an author and 800,000 books in print. 

Melinda Rodnight
Castlemaine
$1,000     
NIDA Technical Production short Course
To stay in Sydney to undertake a short course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, to further Melinda's technical production skills for her role as Stage Manager with the central Victorian theatre company, 'Threes A Crowd'.

Brim Active Community Group
Brim
$3,000     
The Farmers Tower Silo Art
The Farmers Tower Silo Art Project will see the completion of a contemporary mural that embodies the history of the area and regional Australia on the now decommissioned Graincorp silo site in Brim.

Tara Dean
Ironbark
$1,500       
Mentoring in Dramaturgy
Tara Dean has written a three act play based on the experiences of living through the Hazelwood Mine Fire Disaster and its aftermath that has a significant amount of local input through a series of workshops. Tara is applying for funds to develop her skills in this field through being mentored by an experienced theatre artist.

East Gippsland Art Gallery
Bairnsdale
$3,000       
Strategic Planning Workshop
East Gippsland Art Gallery will consult extensively with the East Gippsland community through print and online surveys and hold a one-day strategic planning workshop conducted by an independent facilitator. The aim of the project is to draft a new Strategic Plan that will validate the Gallery’s purpose and provide the framework and set the direction for the next five years.

Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Kyneton
$1,240      
Common Ground Think Tank
The Common Ground Think-Tank is an artist-facilitated one day event for young people to brainstorm ideas for a youth led mobile arts project. It brings together participants from the Macedon Ranges Shire with their young Muslim counterparts from outer Melbourne at the Islamic Museum of Australia.

Castlemaine Circus Inc.
Castlemaine
$2,104     
Castlemaine Circus Connects
Castlemaine Circus is applying for funding to cover registration costs and travel expenses for Operations Manager, Jane Goodrich and Executive Producer, Mandy Field to attend the National Youth Circus Symposium, in Mullumbimby as part of the Mullum Circus Festival on September 23 - 24, 2015.

Ricci Mouroukas
Yarrawonga
$1,160 
Wearable felt and interior accessories inspired by the Irish landscape
This project is a week long live-in course where Ricci Mouroukas will be learning from international master fibre artist Nikola Brown. Techniques covered over the course of the workshop will include flat felting, simple nuno felting, mosaic nuno felting and three dimensional felting using an open or closed resist. 

Margaret Hickey
Glenrowan
$1,500       
Weekend Intensive - collaboration between a rural playwright and director
Margaret Hickey would like to work with regionally based theatre director Matt Emond and a cast of three professional actors to workshop her latest play, Us. Us forms a montage of a community, it celebrates the quiet moments  when we realise who we are.

Warrnambool Aus. Music Inc.
Warrnambool
$3,000       
Walk of Fame 2015
Creating a laneway mural in central Warrnambool depicting Archie Roach and his mentor Henry (Banjo) Clarke (dec), both highly respected members of the Gunditjmara and Kirrae Whurrong community. Artist Madeleine Peters will mentor young Indigenous artist Patricia McKean in completing the creative project.

Xtreme Inc. Youth Projects
Castlemaine
$1,875      
The Collective
'The Collective' is a dance and music development project to encourage the exchange of multicultural forms for young people aged 12-25 years in regional Victoria. The Collective will focus on skills development and facilitation of culturally collaborative workshops for local Aboriginal, Sudanese and non-Indigenous youth to enable transference of knowledge and meaning through dance with other local young people. The Collective workshops will lead to a performance at the ‘2 The Xtreme Multicultural Youth Festival’ and ‘The South Sudanese Independence day’ in 2015 to celebrate and showcase the achievements and talents of the participants.

Warracknabeal Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre
Warracknabeal
$2,160     
Re-Think - The Art of Upcycling
The project will provide a series of creative skill development workshops in Warracknabeal that combine creative arts and working with recyclable materials to recreate, re-imagine and upcycle items that may otherwise have ended up in landfill. The culmination of the creative recycling workshops will be an exhibition of works including textiles, jewelery, furniture, paintings and sculptures made at the workshops.

Lisa Anderson: Case Study
Black Hill
$1,500    
In the Breath of Ghosts
To assist in training and work-shop for the local volunteers in the interaction skills needed for innovative responsive guiding in immersive environments.

Helen Healy
Mildura
$750 
Mildura Writers Group Workshop
Mildura Writers Group includes writers across many genres and career stages who meet regularly to  engage in professional development. The aim of the project is to bring author Nicolas Brasch to Mildura to conduct a workshop with the group on Saturday 5 September 2015.

Sam Thomas
Campbells Creek
$1,260.11
Youth Circus directors lab
The applicant is applying for funding  to attend  a 3 day Youth Circus directors lab based at the "Flying Fruit Fly Circus" in Albury. The workshop will directly inform the applicant's  role as of the Artistic Director of Castlemaine Circus Inc.

Luci Marcuzzo
Red Cliffs
$1,500
Professional Development Internship with Kaldor Public Art Projects
The applicant has been given the exceptional opportunity to gain invaluable experience by working with the Kaldor Public Art Projects Education and Public Programs team for the Marina Abramović: In Residence project.

Wurega Aboriginal Corporation
Horsham
$1,945
Living Well Indigenous Women's Weaving circle
This project, conducted at Brambuk in Halls Gap, is in response to ideas supported through the Living Well Indigenous Women's wellness circle, made up of women Elders, carers, and young Indigenous women who wish to learn new Indigenous craft skills. The project is ideal for National NAIDOC week, in focusing on a weaving workshop with Bronwyn Razem (fibre artist).

Julie Andrews
Maiden Gully
$1,500
Fringe Magnets
The applicant is proposing a participatory public art activity as part of the ‘Write on the Fringe' program to be held at the Bendigo Library on Friday 7 & Saturday 8 August, 2015. This activity builds on an already popular idea of using magnetic words to break through writers block, but in this instance instead of using the home fridge, this activity is scaled up in a public space to encourage people to construct and share their words and stories.

National Celtic Festival
Portarlington
$1,950
Community Engagement and Cultural development through Theatre
Workshops and mentoring in partnership with Vesel at the National Celtic Festival.

Gellibrand Community Group Inc.
Gellibrand
$3,000
The Otway Glow Show
The Otway Glow Show showcases the area's famous glow worms, found at Melba Gully near Victoria's iconic Great Ocean Road. Bringing together three arts groups from small Otway Ranges townships, the Otway Glow Show celebrates the 2015 Winter Solstice with illuminated sculptures, fabricated in segments in local communities, and brought together for the first time at dusk in a magical parade through rainforest walkways.

Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre
Sebastopol
$2,925
Making mosaics, making our community garden
The project provides professional development of a local Ballarat community artist in mosaics by a mosaic art specialist from Castlemaine and helps to increase Ballarat’s artist resources. Together they will facilitate a mosaic community arts project for the gardening group at the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre. The group is designed for people with a disability and low literacy skills as a learning vehicle for developing communication and teamwork, literacy skills, gardening and healthy eating.

Wake Up Echuca Moama Inc.
Echuca
$3,000
Wake Up Music Guitar Set Up Workshop
Workshops are a key focus of Wake Up! Music and offered to musicians and young people which will directly contribute to the sustainability of the region’s arts and music sector in the long term by developing the artists for the future. Established artists and technicians will benefit from the workshops as they will be employed for their services. This particular workshop will focus on guitarists and their ability to maintain their instruments as well as identify faults and achieve the greatest playability and sound from their instruments.

Warrnambool City Council
Warrnambool
$2,835
Taping Spaces
“Taping Spaces” is a collaborative mentoring project with a public outcome. Melbourne-based artist Briony Barr will mentor Warrnambool-based artist Becky Nevin Berger using Briony’s participatory arts project “Tape It” as the inspiration. “Taping Spaces” will be presented as a feature of Warrnambool’s 2015 Fun4Kids Festival. It will engage children and families in arts based interaction that provokes cooperation, imagination and creativity.

West Wimmera Shire Council
Edenhope
$3,000
Roving Performance Workshops for Young People
The West Wimera Shire will engage two professional artists to run a two-day intensive workshop for young people (aged 12- 25) living in the state's far west. A direct performance outcome will be presented at the annual Lake Charlegrark Festival on 3 May. 

Angela Vogt
Sale
$1,500
Scones for the Soul
The applicant's intention is to form a new film production group for the Gippsland region plus complete the production of a short film for the Briagolong Film Festival in June 2015.

Arts Yackandandah

Yackandandah
$760           
Yackandandah Young Players Professional Development
Professional development workshops with Josh Earl and Damian Callinan, comedian/performers.

Isabelle Kawai Vincent
Shepparton
$1,050        
Life Drawing Workshop
The artist proposes to run a one day life drawing workshop to gauge interests for  on going classes. She is an actively involved Splinter Contemporary Artist and a number of members have expressed their interest in attending her life drawing class.

Sue Acheson
Rokeby
$1,289 
People and Place
The Baw Baw Arts Alliance is a not for profit arts organisation who also run the Station Gallery at Yarragon. They have a number of social groups who meet on specific days to use the dedicated workroom. They would like to celebrate the community of artists that joined to make up the Baw Baw Arts Alliance by creating a joint installation/exhibition.

Upper Murray Dance
Corryong
$2,000       
Upper Murray: Reliving ANZAC
'Reliving Anzac' is a narrative based dance drama that will be performed as part of Anzac Centenary Event. The 40 minute performance will use dance, drama, poetry and letters to explore iconic themes of WW1.

Southern Grampians Shire Council
Hamilton
$3,000        
Permewans A Wake!
To engage regional artist Trevor Flinn  at the “Sheds” to work in collaboration & conversation with the community, activate the space throughout the residency & act as artistic director for a creative night of delight that celebrates this significant site.

2014

East Gippsland Art Gallery Inc.
Bairnsdale
$550       
How to Make and Perform with Hand Puppets
Creating handmade toys is instructional, creative and fun. Combine that with developing characters, creating appropriate facial expressions and movement, designing costumes and an impromptu performance and a hand puppet workshop becomes a mini arts project in itself. A project that both children and adults can enjoy.

North East Community Initiatives Limited
Kinglake
$2,500      
Kinglake Ranges Childrens Song Writing Workshops
The applicant will be running a series of song writing workshops aimed at their Kinglake Ranges Children. These workshops will be held starting early September 2014 with a chance to capture a voice through song from the Kinglake Ranges Children and have them record and perform to the community in October 2014.

Diane Thompson
Castlemaine
$1,200      
New Eyes for the Bounty
New Eyes for the Bounty collaborates with disadvantaged youth of aboriginal decent and the elders of The Meeting Place program at Yapeen Primary school. The Meeting Place is an initiative of Castlemaine District Community Health providing support and teachings of traditional culture.

Eliza-Jane Gilchrist
Campbells Creek
$1,450     
The (With)Drawing Room
The (With)Drawing Room is an experimental drawing lab; a community of regional artists will come together to exchange and develop drawing skills with each other and the general public, promoting experiments in drawing to invigorate our practices through workshops, an exhibition, reflection and discussion

Growing Together Baw Baw
Warragul
$3,000    
Wayfinders in Our Community Garden
Our Community Garden is currently being developed and we want a welcoming and inclusive garden for all people. Using community art to develop a tactile and easily understood ceramic map and wayfinders for our Garden will ensure it is more accessible and welcoming.

Dargo & District Community Group Inc.
Dargo
$2,330
To learn the art of building fire sculptures
To hire a professional tutor to demonstrate, plan and deliver skills required to build fire sculptures. The skills gained will be used in the planned 'festival' type event to be held in Dargo in the winter of 2015, along with an art, song & story writers exhibition to showcase Dargo and it's resident's skills.

Crashendo! Bairnsdale Inc.
Eagle Point
$3,000
Crashendo! Bairnsdale Inc. Strategic Plan
Engage a facilitator to run 1-day strategic planning workshop, plus follow up as required, to produce a documented 'Strategic Plan' with a 6 month review. 

Deddick Valley Community Group
Tubbut
$3,000
Circus Workshop Extravaganza
This project will bring a three day circus workshop to our remote area which will involve the primary school children and community. This project will develop partnerships with the school, increase skill development and bring an isolated community together. There will be a circus performance on the last evening for the whole community.

Marion Matthews: Case Study
Horsham
$1,000
Stitched Connections
This professional development project is to work with Dorothy Caldwell, a Canadian textile artist who will be presenting a workshop at Geelong Fibre Forum.

Phillip Chalker
Traralgon
$1,250
Professional Development for leading workshops
The applicant is seeking funding for professional development. Phillip Chalker wants to develop his community music workshop leadership skills and lead community music and singing workshops, initially within the Gippsland region. This will be achieved with the support of his mentor Jane Coker.

Boort Development Committee
Boort
$3,000
Boort Sculpture By The Lake Workshops
Boort Sculpture By The Lake is the metal sculpture competition held in conjunction with the Boort A&P Show. This project is a precursor to that metal art event. It is based on metal sculpture workshops led by emerging artist Darren Moresi, with support from local artist Ben Winspear. Workshop attendees from the local community will work together to create a substantial piece of metal art, under the guidance of Darren. The completed sculpture will feature at Boort Sculpture By The Lake, and be installed along the emerging Sculpture Trail around Boort lake.

Kinglake Ranges Arts Inc.
Kinglake
$3,000
The Elders Workshops
For the past 3 years, residents in the Whittlesea Township and surrounding fire affected areas have engaged in a collective art project, INTO THE LIGHT, as a community recovery process following the 2009 Fires. Local artist and volunteer member of the creative/organising committee, Catherine Blakey, noted the absence of elderly participants in an otherwise successful enriching community event. 

Great Alpine Gallery Inc: Case Study
Swifts Creek
$3,000
Tributaries
Tributaries is a photo documentary project of the clubs and group activities available to the residents of Swifts Creek, a small and remote town in North East Gippsland. Each of the twenty or so groups were represented by a photograph that depicts their particular focus enacted by nominated members of the group itself. The resulting images were exhibited at Swifts Creek’s Great Alpine Gallery early in 2015.

Wonthaggi North Primary School
Wonthaggi
$3,000
Wonthaggi North Writers' Festival
The Literacy Expo will enable the whole school community of 389 students and their parents from low socio economic backgrounds to engage with authors, illustrators and poets to create visual and written stories.

Robinvale Local Indigenous Network
Robinvale
$3,000
Possum Skin Cloak Workshop
The Robinvale Aboriginal Community would like to learn how to make a possum skin cloak for use by the Community in Cultural presentations.

Elisabeth Bromley
Smiths Gully
$1,500
"I'm Tired of Being Grey" Dixons Creek Reserve Rebound Wall Mural
Together with students from DCPS, to vison, plan and create for the community a two sided mural on the concrete rebound wall at Dixon's Creek reservce.

The F Project
Warrnambool
$3,000
The Artery Preventing Burnout
Engaging a consultant to assist in developing strategies for preventing burnout and developing a more sustainable framework for the F Project's management of the Artery and projects.

Uniting Care Gippsland
Leongatha
$1,100
FReeZine(Online community based youth arts 'zine')
Funding to train local young people to run an online youth arts/culture zine, which will be set up with FReeZA funding later in the year.

Yarrowee Productions
Ballarat
$3,000
Content and Design - the Freda Experience
To create content and design through the addition of a sound artist and a maker/designer following on from the initial collaboration that found the form of "the Fredaexperience" performance piece.

Portland Leadlighters Guild
Portland
$1,500
New Directions in Glass
Workshop, presentation by and consultation with Architectural Glass experts to introduce new techniques in glass arts and craft to broaden skills and experiences of participants.

Castlemaine Jazz Festival Inc.
Castlemaine
$3,000
Festival Master Class Program
A professional development day of workshops for performers int eh jazz Festival as an optional "value-add" to their festival volunteer performance and networking experience.

Chelsey Reis
Warrnambool
$1,500
Recut Your Coat
Recut your coat is a mentoring project enabling the applicant to learn specialist textile-based skills to enhance her practice and secure further creative vocational opportunities.

Kim Anderson
Ballarat
$550
Myriad Thoughts
Myriad Thoughts is an installation project where the gallery will effectively become my studio and the public can witness the evolution of my ideas and the creation of my work.

The Village Festival
Fryerstown
$2,850
Faces of Castlemaine
A collaboration between local artists and the Castlemaine community creating a series of local portraits to be projected on large inflatable sculptures at the Village Winter festival.

Moira Arts and Culture Inc.
Cobram
$3,000
Moira Arts and Culture Community Strategic Planning Day
To deliver a council presentation session and one day facilitated community Arts and Culture Strategy Workshop to establish a 3 year Strategic action Plan for the arts and cultural development across Moira.

Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival
Fish Creek
$1,350
2014 Tea Cosy Festival - music workshop and live performance
The project involves a musical instrument-making workshop, the writing of a new piece of music and live performance, followed by a flash mob.

Dylan Edge
Hamilton
$1,400
The Art of Composition
A professional development opportunity for a young, regional composer to deliver a series of composition workshops for local musicians culminating in the development and performance of an original composition.

Sustainable Environment Arts Movement (SEAM) Inc.
Bakery Hill
$3,000
The Future is Now, Creative Development
The creative development of a theatre in school project for years 8-10 about the impacts of climate change.

Pastoral and Agricultural Society
Hamilton
$3,000
The Green Sheep Project
The Green Sheep is multi-location yarn-bombing project running parallel to Hamilton's Sheepvention event and inspired by Mem Fox's 'Where is the Green Sheep?'

David Mitchell
Bushfield
$1,500
Viva New Portugal
Viva New Portugal is a creative interpretation of Warrnambool alternative Portuguese history and is part of the F Project's 2014 Hidden Histories Laneway Festival.

Stratford On Avon Shakespeare Association
Stratford
$1,500
Lighting Design Workshop
A one day professional development workshop with contemporary lighting designer to skill up Shakespeare Festival committee and volunteer ahead of upcoming festival.

Swell Mamas
Inverloch
$2,500
Swell Mamas Supported
Facilitators and participants of a surfing program will develop skills, filming, writing and documenting and marketing to assemble and showcase a documentary of their journey.

Tracy Bourne
Bakery Hill
$1,500
Playback Theatre Storytelling Workshop
A day of Melbourne Playback Theatre workshops in Ballarat: one for invited actors and another public workshop for actors of any age and skill level.



2013

Jan Wositzky
Castlemaine
$1,500     
Bilarni
To produce a 75 minute piece of storytelling theatre titled 'Bilarni', based on a life of W.E (bill) Harney (1896-1962).

fpc - F Project Cinema
Warrnambool
$3,000    
Silver Ball Screening Project
The Silver Ball Screening Project incorporates innovative film making workshops culmination in a local screening weekend in which the town of Warrnambool is the canvas.

Michelle Dunn
Ballarat
$1,500  
Theatre of the Ordinary: Al Wunder
This project is the interview and filming of Andrew Morrish, a student of Al Wounder, for the documentary film on Al Wunder's career and teachings in Improvisation and dance.

Lot 19 Gallery Arts Collective Inc.
Castlemaine
$2,168  
Lot 19 Gallery Visioning and Planning Process
Lot 19 Gallery Arts Collective to employ facilitator ot assist with the guide a visioning/planning process over two session which will result in a clear and sustainable vision and path for the Lot19 Gallery.

Woady Yaloak Primary School - Snake Vallery Campus
Snake Valley
$3,000  
Settlement in the Valley
To educate the community about the history of settlement in the area and the impact 175 years of white settlement had on the Aboriginal locals.

Groundwork Youth Theatre
Stratford
$2,500
Circus Skills Programs
A 3-day circus performance skills development program for January for children and young people aged from 8-25.

Beechworth Arts Council Inc.
Beechworth
$3,000 
Writers, readers and poets' weekend
A two day literary event for writers and poets to be held in Beechworth, featuring workshops and readings with metropolitan, regional and community participants and audiences.

Yarrowee Productions
Ballarat
$3,000 
Pique - the Freda Du Faur Story
A creative development between three artists to explore ways to telling the story of Australia mountaineer Freda Du Faur the first woman to climb Mt Cook in 1910.

Gippsland Regional Arts - Sale
Sale
$1,300
Pop Up Piano
Interactive community engagement involving local pianists providing entertainment in the Sale Mall on a brightly coloured piano that pops up anywhere, anytime and can be played by anyone.

Dunmoochin Foundation
Cottles Bridge
$3,000
Our Tree
Collaboratively document the unveiling of The Tree Project in Whittlesea on the 30th of November 2013, and produce a media arts record of the process and event.

Kim Anderson
Ballarat
$700
The Drawing Theatre
The Drawing Theatre is an innovative cross - disciplinary professional development opportunity that will consider the relationship between drawing and performance, as both observer and participant.

S.L. (Lucy) Brisbane
Bakery Hill
$1,500
Brave New Art
Mentoring/collaboration in current, pre-publishing skills; enabling a press-ready, high quality publication.

Australian Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association
Harrietville
$3,000
Specialist Music Workshop at Mountain / Grass Festival 2013
The specialist music workshop at the MountainGrass festival will encourage innovative and independent musical ideas and support opportunities for musicians to develop their talents and skills.

Castlemaine and District Continuing Education
Castlemaine
$2,900
Prime-Art Launch mentoring
Planning and mentoring of young artists and art organisers in preparation for the launch of Prime-Art, Castlemaine's new Youth Art Hub.

Nowa Nowa Arts Melange Inc.
Lakes Entrance
$3,000
(f)routeLAND
(f)routeLAND is the launch of the Artist Made (f)route Travel Bureau at Docklands. The (f)route Travel Bureau is a community owned and operated social enterprise to sustain artists and fruitists in regional communities.

The Warburton Advanced League Inc.
Warburton
$3,000
Yarra Yigba
A project with the Upper Yarra community led by Ghanaian master percussionist and peformer Kofi Kunkpe in tradition West African dance, drumming, song and culture.

Mount Alexander Shire Castlemaine
Castlemaine
$3,000
Art Fields in Development Workshops
A series of creative development workshops and activities between practicing artists and the Mount Alexander Shire Community to be presented as part of Art Fields.

Janet Barker / Ecologica
Newstead
$1,430
BIFFO / Art of Archery
The project will build technical and conceptual skills and develop the photographic identity of the artist through workshop particpation at Ballarat International Foto Biennale and subsequent exhibition.

Judith Lanigan
Campbells Creek
$1,500
The Swan - Stage 1
To develop video projections, facilitated by Video Architecture, in preparation for Swan Stage 2 - a theatre show based on the artists' circus act 'The Dying Swan'.

Video Architecture
Castlemaine
$1,500
Adrift - Professional Development Program
Adrift - Professional Development Program will result in a new interactive, site responsive projection installation involving a community engagement process.

Kinglake Primary School
Kinglake
$3,000
Kinglake Primary School Tree of Life Mosaic Project
The artistic concept of this project is to engage the community in the creation of a significant art installation in the form of a "Tree of Life" mosaic mural. The mural will be installed on a large brick wall which is visible from the school entrance.

Paula Alexandera Lay
Torquay
$1,500
10,000 Small Deaths
A creative development for a dance work exploring solo performance and large-scale projection at the Underbelly Arts Lab and festival in July/August 2013.

Neil Higgins
Beechworth
$1,500
Contemporary Pioneer - Micro Music Fest
Providing a professional development opportunity for local and regional songwriters to learn, experience, share and perform with visiting semi professional songwriters/performers, sharing their songs writing skills through professional development workshops.

Mirboo North ArtyGras Festival
Mirboo North
$1,500
Parade Band Workshop and Performance
Youth-focused workshop on music production for voice, percussion and instruments to form a 'Carnival Band' that will lead the Arty Gras Parade in 2013.

Glenelg Shire Council - Portland Botanical Gardens
Portland
$3,000
The Portland Botanical Gardens Artist and Community Engagement Project
This artist and community engagement project aims to utilise an artist to develop an innovative way to engage the community in the Portland Botanical Gardens.

GrampianArts Inc
Horsham
$3,000
Contemporary "Granny Squares" with Yarn Compost
Artist Lynne Johnso, will work with the Wimmera Community to explore the tradition of 'Granny Squares" and how they can be used to achieve new outcomes.

Jane Mendoza
Clunes
$1,500
Getting There
Professional development experience and training opportunity for Jane Mandoza to be mentored by professional filmmaker in camera operations and cinematography skills.

Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival
Fish Creek
$2,700
Tea Cosy Festival Artists
To supplement the Festival with performances by various artists, enhancing the experience for attendees and building a strong base for the festival in following years.

Lifeline Ballarat
Ballarat
$3,000
The Line
Research and development for theatre project devised from interviews with Lifeline telephone Crisis Support (TSC's); exploring their motivation and experiences and the need within the applicant's community.

Andrew McKenna
Castlemaine
$800
Body, mind and voice workshop with Paul Romano
The applicant will take 10 individual body movement classes with dance educator and director, Paul Romano. He has a particular emphasis on performance and the applicant will focus on a new show, Sweeney Astory.

Warracknabeal Arts Council
Warracknabeal
$3,000
Music Workshop for Warracknabeal School Children
A week of workshops will promote singing and musical instrument instruction in Warracknabeal's school to students disadvantaged by no musical instruction in the school program.

Cohuna Cubby House Quilters
Cohuna
$3,000
Quilters Weekend 2013
To conduct a quilters' weekend in Cohuna Township including 6 workshops lead by internationally recognised tutors, social/dinner function. Public will be invited to quilt displays.

Swan Hill Youth Theatre Ensemble
Swan Hill
$2,575
Country to Czech Theatre Project
A one week residency for a Melbourne based artist to create a new work with SHYTE to be performed in Australia and on a theatre exchange in the Czech Republic in July 2013.

Arts Upper Murray Inc.
Corryong
$2,600
Photography Workshop
Professional photographer Jules Tahan of UA creative provides a one day skills development and shooting safari for amateur photographers participating in the Man From Snowy River Bush Festival.

Michael Treloar
Castlemaine
$1,500
WILDE@HEART - Workshop of script and public showing / work in progress
Stage one script development and public work in progress showing of WILDE@HEART - an actor's exploration of the transformational qualities in Oscar Wilde's fairytales.

Arapiles Community Theatre
Natimuk
$3,000
Arapiles Community Theatre
For the Arapiles Community Theatre Natimuk to engage the service of the Auspicious Incubator for a period of 12 months to develop the buisness model of the Made in Nati Dance Card.

Echuca Community Education Group Inc.
Echuca
$455
Paverpol Workshop with artists Debbie Wills
A hands-on workshop by artist Debbie Wills on construction paverpol sculptures for a recreational art group to be held in Echuca.

City of Ballarat
Ballarat
$2,100
On for Young and Old
To develop a new work, devised from stories gathered by GRIT Youth Theatre Group from interviews with Ballarat seniors into performances for Ballarat Heritage Weekend under the direction of Tracy Bourne.

Oasis Wimmera
Horsham
$3,000
Dance with Diversity
The event "dance with Diversity", held on 23rd March 2013, will build on the existing relationship between visiting artists and young people in the region. The workshops and performances will serve to extend the skills and dance culture.

Yarra Glen Art Show
Yarraglen
$3,000
Stick Follies
Artists in conjunction with local community/groups as volunteers construct a large-scale, woven installation from natural materials as part of the Yarra Glen Art Show.

2012

Gippsland Lakes Community Health
Bairnsdale
$2,550     
Brighten my Community
A community arts project that connects residents through participation in an art project within their community, building respect of common areas and connectedness.

Mark Penzak
Castlemaine
$1,350  
Artistic Development with Ken Evans
To enable the professional development of artists Mark Penzak and Eliza-Jane Gilchrist through the employment of Ken Evans to direct a visual theatre production - Transplant

Middle Kinglake Primary School
Kinglake
$3,000
Past, Present and Future Mosaic Paver Project
Various community groups and primary students creating mosaic pavers using recycled objects placed in the new school grounds, creating new networks and a brighter future for the whole community.

Unity in Diversity Inc.
Mansfield
$3,000
High Country Folk Show
A display performance of traditional folk dances and traditional arts and crafts exhibition.

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz
Wangaratta
$3,000
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz
To bring the VCA and Monash music students to Wangaratta to provide inspiration to regional school music students for career paths as professional artists, to mentor the emerging youth musicians and build the youth engagement arms of the festival.

The C.J. Dennis Society Inc.
Heathmont
$2,500
Toolangi C.J Dennis Poetry Competition and Festival
A festival with writing competition for theToolangi community to celebrate C.J Dennis' heritage of verse and literature in the grounds of his former home

Green and Sustainable Living Association
Wahgunyah
$850
Wire Workshop
An introduction wire workshop using recycled materials, conducted by a local sculpture artist, encouraging the community to participate in the Annual Rutherglen Sculpture Trail.

Horsham Spinners and Weavers
Horsham
$2,800
Stitching Together: Sories of Connectedness
Stage One workshops in new techniques in felting, crocheting, spinning and dyeing involving membership and youth during Youth Mentoring Week.