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Ghost Swim by Kelsey Ashe, Fremantle Biennale UnderCurrent19. Film Still Archival Photographic Print. Photography Kelsey Ashe.

The Arts 15k-plus program supports larger arts projects with up to $60,000 for artists or organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activities.

The Arts 15k-plus program runs alongside the Arts U-15k (under $15,000) program, which supports smaller opportunities and projects throughout the year.

The program has delivered $1.4 million since July 2022 and allows artists to bring high-quality arts and cultural experiences to new audiences and share Western Australian stories.

Arts 15k-plus recipients - Round 1 2022-23

  • Perth International Cabaret Festival Ltd - $60,000
    Presentation of the Perth International Cabaret Festival 2023 in an expanded format.
  • Theatre 180 Inc - $45,000
    Presentation of a theatre production of A.B. Facey's 'A Fortunate Life'.
  • UWA Westerly Magazine - $26,557
    The creation and publication of new literary work in Westerly Magazine in 2023.
  • Big hART Inc - $58,100
    Presentation of a new artistic work - 'Punkaliyarra: Sister-in-Law Dreaming Story' – encompassing film, animation, music, sound design, and performance – accompanied by workshops promoting storytelling and intercultural exchange.
  • Anna Richardson - $40,826
    Development and delivery of solo exhibition 'The Good' seeking radical optimism in depicting parenting, animals, and connection over food.
  • Baalap Productions Pty Ltd - $38,670
    A renewal of theatrical production 'Bindjareb Pinjarra', enabling the founding elders of Bindjareb Pinjarra to pass the work to a younger cohort.
  • Nicholas Pages-Oliver - $60,000
    Rehearsal and presentation of 'Same Time Next Week' - a puppet musical about tabletop roleplaying games, the power of friendship, and cancer.
  • Renee Newman - $52,590
    The world premiere season of contemporary performance work 'Catastrophes' co-created by Renee Newman and Ella Hetherington.
  • CIRCUSWA Inc - $60,000
    Co-design and delivery of a Crossing Wires: funambulism (tightwire walking) and yarning project in partnership with Yirra Yaakin.
  • Bunbury Regional Theatre Inc - $49,979
    Delivery of an intensive weekend retreat for twenty artists, providing a supportive, creative environment to test ideas, consider new collaborations and explore cross artform possibilities.
  • John Curtin Gallery - Curtin University - $59,240
    Co-curated by Chris Malcom (Director, John Curtin Gallery) and independent regional curator Annette Davis, a survey of contemporary regional arts practice will document the response of regional and remote Western Australian communities to the theme of Open Borders.
  • Vladimir Todorovic - $57,391
    Animations and new drawings from the Karntimarta Brush studio (Warralong) will be produced and exhibited based on illustrations from the archive of Nyangumarta books by Pilbara elders from Strelley from the 1970s to 1990s.
  • Cement Fondu Limited - $60,000
    Contemporary art space Cement Fondu will commission Walmajarri artist John Prince Siddon to create new work and present a solo exhibition.

Image credit: Ghost Swim by Kelsey Ashe, Fremantle Biennale UnderCurrent19. Film Still Archival Photographic Print. Photography Kelsey Ashe.  


Page reviewed 27 February 2023