Seventeen local Canberra artists and organisations will receive a share of $345,000 from the first round of the ACT Government’s Arts Activities $5-50k funding for 2021.
$5-50k funding is available twice a year to ACT-based artists and provides the Canberra community with opportunities to engage in the arts and develop professional artists. The successful applicants show the breadth of arts practice in the ACT and the flexibility of Arts Activities funding to benefit artists at all stages of their careers.
Among the recipients are visual artists, musicians and performance artists. Musician Daniel Kirkland of Holder will receive $29,000 in funding to support the production, release and tour of his second EP.
Other recipients include artist Emma Beer, who is being supported to develop a new body of work for a significant solo exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery and CLUBSCORE collective for the next stage of development for their major performance work that memorialises and celebrates the trans and gender diverse sport heroes who never got to exist.
Minister for the Arts Tara Cheyne congratulated all the successful applicants.
“The $5-50k Arts Activities funding round helps to support and develop the capacity and capability of local artists in the ACT.
“It’s great to see a wide range of projects supported, covering several artistic disciplines, and created by a diverse group of artists.
“Arts Activities funding is one of the many ways the ACT Government directly supports local artists,” said Minister Cheyne.
A full list of funding recipients is available on the artsACT website.
Arts Activities $5-50k funding 2021 – Round Two
Round two of the Arts Activities $5-50k funding for 2021 is currently open, offering another allocation of $350,000 for Canberra artists. Submissions close on 31 July 2021.