List of Successful Applicants

Please note: This list is for successful applicants who applied for Stream 4-Regional, all other streams have been announced by Creative Victoria.


Anglesea Art House, Anglesea, $10,000
To develop digital content to showcase artists.

Barking Spider Visual Theatre, Cundare North, $10,000
To upskill and undertake research development to create and deliver community engaged, accessible art experiences online with a focus on developing new markets.

Casey Hartnett, Winchelsea, $5,000
To support the digital release of existing works and further develop an online portfolio.

Christine Davey, Alvie, $5,000
To undertake research, development and upskilling opportunities to inform new theatre projects.

Colac Makers' Space Inc, Colac, $9,000
To enable Colac Makers' Space Inc. To continue to support its members while the physical space is closed, through home printmaking kits, online tutorials and other activities.

Drysdale Clifton Springs Curlewis Association - Festival of Glass, Clifton Springs, $10,000
To support the development of online events and promotional activity, as well as professional development.

Essential Theatre, Hamlyn Heights, $10,000   
To develop an interactive theatrical experience designed for a maximum of 20 audience members, in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

Kim Sargent-Wishhart, Point Lonsdale, $3,200
To upskill, research and develop new ways to share dance and movement practice through podcast, zine and screen forms.

Laura Jane Turner, Newtown, $4,700
To undertake professional development.

Mark Lang, Point Lonsdale, $5,000
To support an online series showcasing work by a range of musicians.

Natalie Martin, Jan Juc, $5,000
To promote a new online painting class.

Peter Day, Johanna, $5,000
To support a community art project which will include regional schools, the local community and a public presentation.

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop, Queenscliff, $1,100
To create and deliver online exhibitions.

Roderick Poole, Wongarra, $5,000
To develop new ways of rehearsing, performing and presenting outdoor performances.

Shaun Adams, Ocean Grove, $5,000
To rebrand, research and develop a strategy for a regional touring business.

Tim Lucas, Barongarook West, $5,000
To support the development of a dedicated training space within an existing print studio.

The Space Company. Geelong West, $10,000   
To support The Space Company to research, script and develop a new theatre production designed for future touring.

Victoria Edgar, Waurn Ponds, $5,000
To support the Victoria Edgar team to develop a new direction in their practice by developing a new range of jewellery and wearable art using repurposed and base met


Central Highlands 

Akasha Temple, Mount Clear, $5,000
To upgrade home studio capabilities to record, mix and master an album, and to develop audiences online.

Asking for Trouble, Clunes, $10,000  
To enable Clunes theatre company Asking for Trouble to work with mentor Debby Maziarz to research and develop new ways of working with their community and inform accessible and sustainable models of community arts practice for a post COVID-19 world.

Cake Industries, Newstead, $10,000   
To enable Cake Industries, who create art that fuses human forms with robotics, to research and develop new ideas, skills and presentation methods to adapt their activities to the newly emerging environment.

Diokno Crispulo Pasilan, Soldiers Hill, $5,000
To develop a new body of work for a future exhibition and to explore new ways to engage audiences.

Elise Cakebread, Gordon, $5,000
To undertake skills development and explore alternative models, techniques and materials.

GAP Events , Beaufort, $10,000
To pivot Rainbow Serpent Festival to an online format and create digital content.

Heather Horrocks, Wendouree, $5,000
To enable Mrs Nanna-Technology to create new work and to work with Daylesford communications design studio Designscope to build a website and be mentored in digital strategy in order to build new audiences.

Joshua Hyde, Sebastopol, $5,000
To record a new album.

Josiane Behmoiras (Smith), Canadian, $5,000
To undertake research and manuscript development for a literature work.

Lyall Brooks, Hepburn Springs, $5,000
To research and develop a new solo theatre work.

Margaret Dobson, Black Hill, $5,000
To adapt an existing theatre work for online presentation.

Ri Van Veen, Maddingley, $5,000
To research and develop a new ceramic technique.

RUSSELL:EVANS, Clunes, $10,000
To develop new processes for creating and presenting performances.

Sandy Scheltema, Trentham, $5,000
To produce a documentary photo series.

Shelly Kent, Mount Helen, $5,000
To develop online tutorials in screen printing and textile design.

Stacey Hewitt, Pomonal, $5,000
To support an upgrade to Stacey Rees's existing studio space and broaden her ability to engage with audiences both on site and online.

Verity Higgins, Mount Pleasant, $5,000
To undertake research and skills development and set up a home recording studio.



Andrew Morrish, Marlo, $5,000
To develop a series of performances for small audiences and live-stream to reach wider audiences.

Anthony Lloyd, Cape Woolamai, $5,000
To create a series of online instructional videos on the studio painting process as a resource for artists, curators, students and anyone interested in contemporary painting.

Centre for Rural Communities Inc., East Bairnsdale, $10,000
To adapt face-to-face activities and publish stories.

Chrissie Michaels, North Wonthaggi, $5,000
To support the author to develop an up-to-date digital presence to promote her work.

Christopher Flynn, Cowes, $5,000
To promote and tour his new novel online via digital platforms.

Dijanne Cevaal, Morwell, $5,000
To undertake professional development opportunities.

FLOAT Collective, Lakes Entrance, $10,000
To develop an arts residency program.

Foundry Bairnsdale, Bairnsdale, $8,000
To develop and support a curated range of new works from artists living and working in East Gippsland. This will enable the expansion of the online shop and preparation of new stock for the eventual reopening of Foundry's physical store.

Gavin Roberts, Stratford, $5,000
To develop two sculpture works.

Gonzalo Varela, Walkerville, $4,800
To undertake creative development for a theatre work.

Harry Hookey, Sale, $3,500
To complete an album and host a series of unique live concerts from home.

Helenka King, Bindi, $5,000
To support 25 creatives to participate in a new project.

Lauren Murphy, Warragul, $5,000
To undertake skills development and adapt workshops for online.

Margareta Osborn, Coongulla, $4,800
To develop a digital platform to reach new audiences and networks.

Off the Leash Theatre, Warragul, $6,000
To support the development of a performance showcase and facilitate networking opportunities.

Olivia O'Connor, Ruby, $5,000
To establish an interactive online woodcarving club and tool library.

Omeo Dance Inc., Marlo, $10,000
To develop skills and resources to transform performances into both online works and installations for gallery spaces.

Paul Gennings, Fernbank, $3,250
For ceramicist and sculptor Paul Gennings to undertake research into ways to build and enhance his public art practice.

Pollyanna Gibson, Morwell, $5,000
To research and develop tools to facilitate online support for local artists.

Roland Harvey, Fish Creek, $5,000
To develop a website.

The Owls of Nebraska, Churchill, $10,000
To enable the Gippsland art collective to research and test a range of digital platforms to produce works together while physically apart.

Tracie Mitchell, Venus Bay, $5,000
To develop a new process to deliver a dance work.

Zak Chalmers, Leongatha South, $5,000
To research and develop firing and ceramic techniques.



Andrew Donaldson, Shepparton, $4,615
To develop new skills in digital art reproduction and purchase a professional imaging printer to enable him to produce fine art prints directly from his studio.

Damien Hipwell, Numurkah, $5,000
To support product development and marketing activities for furniture designs.

Gary Phillipson (aka Soloman), Narbethong, $5,000
To produce a music video with a visual artist and support international promotion.

G.R.A.I.N. Inc, Nathalia, $10,000
To undertake research and development activities and support artists through workshops, the curatorial program and artist discussions.

Russell Brown, Beveridge, $5,000
To develop a home sound studio to continue his music and build a sustainable business that will including songwriting, recording, releasing cds, sound and video production and livestream capabilities available to the local community.

Serana Hunt-Hughes, Dookie, $5,000
To support the photographic artist to establish an online gallery and point-of-sale for her artwork and produce a series of saleable artworks.


Great South Coast

Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy, $10,000
To equip the business to reach a wider audience and build up their community through online and digital activity.

Brianna Kavanagh, Warrnambool, $5,000
To undertake professional development and mentoring to build the audience and increase exposure for her growing youtube music tutorial channel.

Caroline Hawkins, Anglesea, $2,600
To produce a digital work.

Eleanor Millard, Port Fairy, $5,000
To work with local photographer Jo O'Keefe to take professional and creative photographs of the work of local artists which they can use to strengthen their online profiles and activities.

Gareth Colliton, Warrnambool, $5,000
To research and develop a graphic novel.

Harley Manifold, Warrnambool, $5,000
To purchase equipment and materials, adapt practice and build capacity in marketing.

Jasmine Mansbridge, Hamilton, $5,000
To develop new prototypes for the production of sculptures, working with local fabricators.

Jimmi Buscombe, Warrnambool, $5,000
To expand and market 'Jimmi’s Trick of the Eye Workbooks' which enable people to create their own 3D public artworks at home.

Jock Serong, Port Fairy, $5,000
To support the release of the author's new novel, 'The Burning Island', with an online marketing and distribution strategy.

Karen McKenzie,  Mailors Flat, $5,000
To develop locally themed projects and further enable the selling of design work online.

Port Fairy Winter Weekends, Port Fairy, $8,000
To develop 'Fresh Sessions', an online project to profile local artists, through a suite of videos and live interviews, and connect them with new audiences. The project follows the cancellation of 2020 Port Fairy Winter Weekends program.

Martinich & Carran (Rowena Martinich and Geoffrey Carran), Jan Juc, $10,000
To implement a marketing strategy to engage consumers and find new audiences.

Matthew Clarke, Warrnambool, $5,000
To support research, as well as development of work for an exhibition and associated publication.

Melissa Dance, Warrnambool, $3,000
To support a new performance piece.

Nigel Wearne, Woodford, $5,000
To record remotely and build capacity as a session musician and producer.

Renee Treml, Torquay, $3,595
To diversify and connect with audiences and develop new ways of engaging online.

Richard Pritchard, Warrnambool, $5,000
To expand the reach of the BEAT Education online teaching platform to new markets. The platform builds skills in filmmaking and 3D game design and it will be promoted to new markets including schools, who will receive support on ways to include the platform their distance learning curriculum.

Shelley Knoll-Miller, Cudgee , $1,250
To support online training opportunities and boost accessibility from a remote location.

Steven Conte, Warrnambool, $5,000
To support the author to engage new markets and promote novel to international publishers.

The F Project, Warrnambool, $10,000
To build online capacity and expand their virtual gallery.

Tom Richardson, Warrnambool, $5,000
To adapt and pivot his personal and community music work to the online space. This will include creating online choir resources and interactive opportunities for The Zoo Chaotic Community Choir, Find Your Voice All-Abilities Choir and Mama Kin Spender performance choir.


Loddon Campaspe 

Aimee Chapman, Newstead, $5,000
To undertake a range of professional and skills development to enable her to create and market an inclusive online sound-making hub.

Akhila Fernando, Golden Square, $5,000
To research and develop new batik techniques and online workshops.

Angie Russi, Rushworth, $5,000
To create a new website and online store to showcase and sell her ceramic work.

Cynthia Troup, Lauriston, $5,000
To research and develop a collection of stories.

David Gagliardi, Kennington, $5,000
To undertake research and development for a new music composition.

Drying Shed Artist Space Pty Ltd, Castlemaine, $7,200
To produce a new publication and an online commercial platform.

Elizabeth Langslow, Malmsbury, $5,000
To undertake professional development through education, research and studio practice.

Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, Campbells Creek, $5,000
To research and develop ways to turn her Strange Garden creative workshops into 'at home' activities for families with templates, kits and demonstration videos.

Forest Keegel, Maldon, $5,000
To upgrade studio space to facilitate research and develop new techniques.

Gorkem Acaroglu, Woodened North, $5,000
To develop a new theatre and performance work.

Helen Bodycomb, Vaughan, $5,000
To collaborate with, and mentor, seven advanced students to create a mosaic exhibition.

Jahnne Pascoe-White, Chewton, $5,000
To develop skills in the virtual installation and photo documentation of artworks.

Knuldoorong (Janet Bromley), Kangaroo Flat, $10,000
To create a book featuring artwork that was scheduled to appear in an exhibition that has been cancelled.

Jonathan Steer, Castlemaine, $4,500
To adapt the studio to allow live-streaming and video and audio recording.

Joshua Tyler, Kyneton, $5,000
To develop an online writing course.

Lisa D'Onofrio, Castlemaine, $3,000
To adapt writing projects for online, create new content and undertake professional development.

Lot19, Castlemaine, $10,000
To enable arts space and event venue Lot19 to build a new website with sales, video and blogging capabilities and a new events calendar. The team will also upskill in podcasting and build a new program to continue to further engage with audiences.

Lz Dunn, Castlemaine, $5,000
To support a professional development mentorship.

Mark Penzak, Campbells Creek, $5,000
To enable the playwright to expand his practice to writing children's books, including adapting one of his plays into a novel. He will also research the children's book market, publishing and merchandising.

Mason West, Campbells Creek, $5,000
To develop a virtual circus festival where performances take place in Castlemaine, but the audience watches from the comfort and safety of home.

MDP Photography and Video, Fryerstown, $5,000
To develop a project with photographers based in regional areas.

Melinda Harper, Campbells Creek, $5,000
To research and develop new works that combine painting practice with textiles.

Mimi Leung, Shepparton East, $5,000
To develop new work using digital drawing tools and techniques and further develop skills and practice as a commercial illustrator.

Metanoia T Inc., Woodend North, $10,000   
To reconceptualise a large-scale immersive arts experience slated to be presented as part of a festival in 2021 so that it is able to be adapted in response to current or future public health restrictions.

Natalie Ryan, Colbinabbin, $4,600
To undertake product and skills development to create a range of made-to-order printed fabrics.

Natasha Anderson, Chewton, $5,000
To research and develop new skills for the creation of a new audio visual artwork for online presentation.

Noriko Nakamura, Muckleford, $5,000
To develop an online publishing project with Victorian art publisher 3-ply.

Pia Johnson, Woodend, $5,000
To adapt her creative practice, undertake professional development in online strategy and continue creating new work for future exhibitions.

Regrarians, Castlemaine, $10,000
To support the next phase of Cream Town Cafe and Art Space, an online art collective designed to directly support artists who have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Samantha Slicer, Newham, $5,000
To investigate mixed reality technologies for exhibitions.

Shaun Evans, Woodend, $5,000
To research and develop best practice for regionally-based musicians to produce material together, resulting in an EP.

Terence Jaensch, Castlemaine, $5,000
To undertake research and skills development for a writing project.

The Village Festival of New Performance Inc, Fryerstown, $10,000   
To present a 'drive in' performance where patrons listen to a live broadcast of a radio play while parked around the Newstead racecourse. The audio narrative will be brought to life by moving sculptures and a series of fire-based special effects.



Jane Polkinghorne, Nichols Point , $5,000
To undertake skills development in photography and video production and editing.

Suzanne Connelly, Swan Hill, $5,000
To research and develop skills and build an online presence to broaden audience and promotional opportunities.


Ovens Murray

Craig Dent, Whorouly, $4,500
To support music and writing workshops for primary and secondary students, including an exhibition component.

Madelynne Cornish, Bogong, $5,000
To develop and produce a new audio-visual work.

Susie Losch, Upper Gundowring, $5,000
To collaborate with a graphic designer to develop a digital archive and website.

This Way North, Yackandandah, $9,870
To enable indie pop-rock band This Way North to release and promote their new EP which was recorded in Nashville in January, at a time when they are unable to tour.


Wimmera Southern 

Anthony Pelchen, Quantong, $5,000
To research and develop new processes and platforms for collaborative and solo work.

Donal Molly-Drum, Banyena, $5,000
To create of a new body of sculpture work to be exhibited later in the year.

Gillian Venn, Brimpaen, $5,000
To develop images and videos for a new website.

Hannah French, Natimuk, $4,600
To undertake skills development in animation and projection to support ongoing creative and teaching practice.

Katy Mitchell, Halls Gap, $5,000
To develop online projects and access mentor support.

Mary French, Tooan, $5,000
To develop a series of performances.

Y Space, Natimuk, $10,000   
To support Y Space to build a new website and move its community based skills and performance development activities online.