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SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS – Development and Presentation Grants April 2011 Introduction Arts Queensland’s April 2011 round of Development and Presentation Grants attracted 107 applications, requesting a total amount of $2 651 930 Of the 107 applications, 37 were successful in securing funding for a total amount of $820 596. Successful applications were able to clearly demonstrate how their project responded to the published assessment criteria: artistic, cultural merit and innovation, alignment with the Queensland Arts and Cultural Sector Plan 2010-2013, demonstrated benefit to the community, evidence of collaboration with arts and non-arts partners, and project viability and track record in delivery. 18 of the successful projects will be delivered in regional communities across Queensland. This comprises $424 321 (51.7%) of the total funding pool. Creative Communities Creative Communities received 14 applications (13%) of the total number of applications with a total funding request of $391 729. 7 (50%) applicants were recommended. They will share in $196 100 of funding. Creative Communities Project Recommended Project Description Electorate Location Funding Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC) Kangaroo Her Hands – Stage 1 South Point, Logan $27 254 The grant funding will be used to develop new works using the Brisbane and Zillmere traditional artisan skills of recently arrived refugee and migrant women (Queensland) from Southern Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Gold Coast Multicultural Arts Group Inc The People and Place Gold Coast Currumbin $16 600 The grant funding will be use to support recently arrived Australians (Queensland) and culturally and linguistically diverse members of the Gold Coast to create pieces of visual art that will contribute to a gallery exhibition at the Gold Coast Arts Centre. Jeff Licence Inspiring Community Stories of the Gold Coast Gold Coast Currumbin $23 320 The grant funding will be used to create, edit and launch a Gold Coast (Queensland) community documentary DVD about inspirational arts and cultural community leaders. Kwaya Australia Inc Kwaya Uganda Choir Uganda Currumbin $29 926 The grant funding will be used to showcase and tour approximately 55 (Africa) Australian choral singers on a cultural exchange with Uganda and the Watoto Children’s choir and the African Children’s Choir. Page 1 of 9 SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS – Development and Presentation Grants April 2011 Creative Communities Project Recommended Project Description Electorate Location Funding Applicant: Toowoomba Three regional Toowoomba & Golden West Regional Tourist Association South council areas Project: of Toowoomba Hand Made in Country Toowoomba Regional, $30 000 The grant funding will be used towards the development of an on- line South, South Burnett platform for the "Hand Made In Country" project which supports the Nanango, and and Southern business of regionally based artisans. Southern Downs Downs Torres Strait Torres Strait Island Regional Council (Mabuiag Island Culture Love Cook $30 000 and The grant funding will be used to engage local leaders, Elders and Hammond visiting arts workers to create holiday programs that immerse children Island) and young people in a celebration of their cultural heritage. Tropical Arts Association Applicant: Sci-Fi Romeo and Juliet Barron River Cairns $39 000 The grant funding will be used to present an innovative community theatre programme Shakespeare's Sci-Fi Romeo and Juliet at the Project: Cairns Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns. General Feedback Creative Communities applicants proposed a diverse range of projects, activities, locations and events across the State and across various art form practices. A wide spread of communities from the Torres Strait in the north to Toowoomba and Brisbane in the South East were represented by the projects. Notably, four applications were received for projects based on the Gold Coast and two of these were successful. The funded projects featured: collaborative partnerships and strong community cultural development practice; a social enterprise project for textile artists and craftspeople from refugee and migrant communities; a project to facilitate development and exhibition of artwork from the Gold Coast culturally and linguistically diverse community; a documentary about inspiring arts and cultural leaders from the Gold Coast; a cultural exchange opportunity between the local Indigenous community and African cultures; a web-based project to promote the work of regional artists; a holiday program to provide activities for young people to celebrate their cultural heritage and a community theatre project that will enliven creative spaces and engage the local community and schools. The total request for funding is less than the August 2010 round. However, the total of successful grants represents an increase of approximately 28% from the previous round. There are opportunities to increase the quality and success of Creative Communities applications by: demonstrating diversified funding for projects using both arts and non-arts partnerships articulating clear ideas, supported by strong evidence, and illustrating depth in active community consultation, engagement, inclusiveness and opportunities for audiences and communities to participate in projects evidence of engagement, collaboration and/or partnerships with professional and emerging artists and arts workers articulating clearly how projects represent new and innovative developments and opportunities that can benefit the artform, the community, audiences and participants. Overall, applicants supported in this round will deliver a diverse range of quality and professional artistic works and outcomes that will contribute to the ongoing growth, innovation, engagement, access and vitality of Queensland’s Creative Communities sector. Page 2 of 9 SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS – Development and Presentation Grants April 2011 Dance and Music Dance and Music received 35 applications (34% of the total number of applications received) with a total funding request of $816 361. 10 (28.6%) of the 36 applications were successful for a total of $232 840. Dance and Music Project Recommended Project Description Electorate Location Funding Claire Marshall Brisbane Video Set Fortitude Valley $38 500 Central The grant will be used towards costs to develop and present the third stage of a work titled Video Set. Red Chair Flamenco Fire The grant will be used towards the creative development and initial Maroochydore Brisbane $30 000 presentation of a new dance/music work - Gypsy Pathways – a collaboration between contemporary, flamenco and Indian choreographers, composers, dancers and musicians. Ethno Australia Surfers Ethno Australia Currumbin $23 500 Paradise The grant will be used towards costs to run the Ethno Australia music camp. Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Small ensembles, great music : A celebration of music from and about Queensland South Brisbane Brisbane $38 000 The grant will be used towards an innovative festival of music composed in Queensland, about Queensland, and /or performed by small ensembles from Queensland at South Bank and the Powerhouse. Brisbane, The Australian Voices Redlands, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, The Social Music Project South Brisbane $40 000 Logan, Noosa, The grant will be used to create, tour and launch on YouTube, a series of Townsville, new 'social music' pieces.. Rockhampton, Cairns, Mackay. Emma Louise Emma Louise debut album Mount Coot- Cairns $15 000 The grant will be used towards costs for the recording, release of a single Tha and album and associated marketing for Emma Louise’s debut album with Mark Myer. The Medics The Medics ‘Live at The Old Museum’ Online Content Development Mount Coot- Brisbane and $9 690 The grant will be used towards the completion of the vision editing, audio Tha Gold Coast mixing and mastering of 12 songs performed live by The Medics at "The Old Museum" for released on a variety of digital platforms. Page 3 of 9 SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS – Development and Presentation Grants April 2011 Dance and Music Project Recommended Project Description Electorate Location Funding Andrew Wilson Album working title – ‘Fishbowl’ Buderim Sunshine Coast $10 000 The grant will be used towards costs to record an 11 track album with a regional producer on the Sunshine Coast. The general public will be able to view the recording sessions. Queensland University of Technology Lady Electronica Showcase 2012 Brisbane The grant will be used towards the Lady Electronica Showcase 2012, Brisbane $12 500 Central featuring five female electronic artists from Queensland. Each artist will use new performance technology to expand their audiences, and demonstrate the professionalism of women working in music production. The Good Ship Seven Seas South Brisbane Brisbane $15 650 The grant will be used towards the development and debut presentation of a new hybrid music/theatre production, Seven Seas, told through original songs, narration and animation. General Feedback The April 2011 round was highly competitive for Dance and Music with a success rate of 28.6% from 35 applications. Applicants largely requested funds towards creative development including recording and performance presentation. The majority of applications applied under music with 31 applications. 4 dance applications were received. Classical Music groups requested the largest amount of funds from this round. The April round also included many high quality contemporary music recording projects. The 10 successful applications comprise a broad mix of professional and emerging artists as well as groups and organisations. Half of the successful applications were offered partial funding. The selected applications demonstrated creative strength, good sector networks and support, the ability to reach and engage with an interested community and/or audience, and project viability. In future applicants are encouraged to: thoroughly read the relevant guidelines and the section of the Queensland Arts and Cultural Sector Plan 2010-2013 before completing the application form seek funding through other sources and/or sponsorship arrangements to evidence commitment from other partners clearly respond to each section of the application form ensuring the criteria is addressed to avoid repetition phone Arts Queensland and speak with an Arts Development Officer to gain a better understanding of what is required and to seek advice regarding the project budget. Page 4 of 9 SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS – Development and Presentation Grants April 2011 Theatre and Writing Theatre and Writing received 32 applications (29 % of the total number of applications receive) with a total funding request of $812 094. 9 (28.1%) applicants were recommended for funding. They will share in $203 036 of funding. Theatre and Writing Project Recommended Project Description Electorate Location Funding Polytoxic The Rat Trap – Final Development and Presentation Season Brisbane Brisbane and The grant funding will be used towards the final development and $36 825 Central Cairns presentation of Polytoxic's innovative new physical theatre work, The Rat Trap, which will premiere at the Powerhouse Theatre and Cairns Centre of Contemporary Arts in early 2012. Imaginary Theatre Horrendo’s Curse Chatsworth Brisbane $19 927 The grant funding will be used towards the final creative development of Horendo's Curse, a new play for 6 -12 year olds and their Carers. Empire Theatre Projects Pty. The Funny Boys Project [Working Title] Toowoomba Toowoomba $20 000 The grant funding will be used towards the development of a performance South that explores the difficulties and joys of growing up male in regional Australia. Lisa O’Neill RRAMP Brisbane The grant funding will be used towards the final creative development and Brisbane $20 000 Central professional documentation of the new contemporary performance work RRAMP by Christine Johnston, Lisa O'Neill and Peter Nelson, due to tour nationally in 2012 as part of Mobile States. Theatre of Animation A Brush with the Real World Mount Coot- Brisbane $30 000 The grant funding will be used towards the final phase of an interactive tha digital performance for young people using real-time 3D inertial motion capture and digital puppetry for performance at The Edge. Carol O’Reilly Australian Deaf Stories II Barron River Cairns $15 000 The grant funding will be used towards the publication of a book and DVD of the Deaf Australian Story which tells stories about the achievements of 55 different deaf people. Ipswich East State School Ipswich Festival of Children’s Literature Ipswich, Ipswich $10 000 The grant funding will be used to showcase Queensland authors and Marburg, Esk. illustrators at the Ipswich Festival of Children's Literature, a biennial festival for children and adults. Page 5 of 9 SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS – Development and Presentation Grants April 2011 Theatre and Writing Project Recommended Project Description Electorate Location Funding QMSA Holding Pty. Ltd. Children and Young Adult (CYA) Conference Pumicestone Brisbane $22 649 The grant funding will be used towards the CYA Conference, which offers aspiring and published writers, illustrators, and young and emerging 8-18 year olds the opportunity for professional development of their craft. Acute Communications Pty Ltd. Independent Publishing Forum Asia (IPF.ASIA) Mount Brisbane $28 635 The grant funding will be used to support the second IPF.ASIA, a forum Coot-tha offering professional development for the growing independent publishing industry in Queensland. General Feedback The April 2011 Development and Presentation Grant (DPG) round was particularly competitive for theatre and writing with 32 applications received. A notable number of applications focused on projects for Children and Young people and this is reflected in four of the nine recommended applications having outcomes for this demographic. The applications were of a high standard overall with a good mix of professional and emerging practitioners applying. Future applicants are recommended to keep in mind a few of these tips: Have a clear plan and direction for your project. How will it happen? Where is it going in the future? If you mention something in your application form, make sure it is reflected in your budget and backed up where possible with support material. Consistency in your application will assist assessors to understand your project. Describe in detail the audience for your project. Is there demand for this work? Be as specific as possible about this and in your marketing plan explain how you will reach this audience. Look at a variety of ways to raise money for your project. This adds support to the activities you are undertaking and increases the viability of the project and likelihood that it will succeed. When writing your application, read the selection criteria carefully, and answer them directly. Cutting and pasting or repeating the same comments implies that applicants have not understood the criteria. If you have trouble understanding the Guidelines or application form, you are encouraged to call Arts Queensland and speak to an Arts Development Officer. Page 6 of 9 SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS – Development and Presentation Grants April 2011 Visual Arts, Craft and Design received 26 applications (24%) of the total number of applications received with a total funding request of $556 362. 11 (42.3%) applicants were recommended. They will share in $188 620 of funding. Visual Arts, Craft and Design Project Recommended Project Description Electorate Location Funding Melbourne, Brisbane, Elizabeth Dunn Maryborough. Cairns and Project: Impossible Journeys locations Cairns and $13 050 The grant funding will be used towards the creation and presentation of between Maryborough Melbourne a collaborative new media installation for 2012 On Edge (Melbourne) (VIC) and and Next Wave (Cairns) Festivals. Maryborough (QLD) Art Monthly Art Monthly Australia Vernon Ah Kee Print Project Canberra, Project: The grant funding will be used towards producing a limited edition Cairns and $5 000 lithograph of work by Brisbane-based Aboriginal artist Vernon Ah Kee, Cairns India as part of Art Monthly Australia's print series. The resulting work will be launched internationally at the 4th India Art Summit 2012, and nationally at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Boxcopy Boxcopy: Artists-in-focus Brisbane, Brisbane The grant funding will be used towards four exhibitions of new work by Adelaide and $19 640 Central emerging and mid-career artists to be shown locally in Brisbane. This Singapore work will be curated into one exhibition with tours to Adelaide and Singapore being developed. All exhibitions will be accompanied by new essays and a program of talks by artists, curators and visiting speakers. Jenny Watson Here, there and everywhere Catalogue – The grant funding will be used towards the production of an exhibition Applicant: national and $15 000 catalogue accompanying a survey exhibition, ‘here, there and Ferny Grove international everywhere’, of Jenny Watson’s international art projects at the Ian distribution Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. The catalogue will be distributed nationally and internationally as a critical resource and promotional tool. Pat Hoffie In Praise of Folly Applicant: The grant funding will be used towards a performance installation event, Bulimba St. Helena Island, $30 000 ‘In Praise of Folly’, that draws on the connection of St. Helena Island to Project: Brisbane the 1891 Barcaldine Shearers’ Strike that lead to the birth of the Labour Lytton Party in Australia. It will also relate to the Australian Socialist Utopian Movement in Paraguay, highlighting ideas of utopianism, mateship and idealism that link Queensland (and Australia’s) past to its present. Michael Ciavarella Applicant: Noosa The Matchbox Show Bundaberg, Project: Toowoomba $20 000 The grant funding will be used towards touring THE MATCHBOX SHOW across regional Queensland to Bundaberg, Toowoomba and Gympie. Bundaberg, and Gympie Workshops will be held in each regional community to encourage local Condamine, Gympie artists to contribute to this ever-growing touring and online exhibition. Page 7 of 9 SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS – Development and Presentation Grants April 2011 Visual Arts, Craft and Design Project Recommended Project Description Electorate Location Funding Shane Fitzgerald and Holly Grech Rockhampton, Veil: Innovative sculptural photomedia Yeppoon, The grant funding will be used towards undertaking research, Cairns, Keppel $30 000 Brisbane, development and presentation of contemporary photomedia sculptural Melbourne and and animation works that incorporate traditional Asian archetypes, media and motif through Byobu, Shoji and Fusama screens and Chocin, Japan Bonbori and Andon lantern idioms. Catherine Keys Website development to exhibit ceramics Applicant: The grant funding will be used towards production of a website to exhibit Mount Coot- Brisbane $18 830 new ceramics and drawings. The project will develop an innovative tha website aimed at increasing both commercial sustainability and audiences, delivering a dynamic web presence in the online environment. Sally Johnston Toowoomba Artist Development & Exhibition Toowoomba Toowoomba $16 600 The grant funding will be used towards presenting and marketing a 12 North week curated exhibition to showcase high level craft work from Toowoomba artists to develop artists’ business practice, help them connect with the retail industry and develop and engage audiences. Papermakers of QLD Berbagi The grant funding will be used towards a collaborative exhibition of Noosa Maroochydore $5 500 works in paper relating to a Papermakers of Queensland research trip to Bali to study Balinese paper makers. The project will bring the works of these Balinese papermakers to Queensland to be part of this exhibition and then return the works back to Bali. Seven with Another Seven with Another Brisbane The grant funding will be used towards development and presentation of Brisbane $15 000 Central two exhibitions by the Seven with Another group. The project teams seven pairs of individuals from different creative fields to collaboratively create seven different artworks for presentation in the event space Substation no.4, Brisbane. General Feedback In the April 2011 round of Development and Presentation Grants, Arts Queensland received a diverse range of applications from the visual arts sector. While some of these applications contained elements of cross-artform collaboration, there was a significant lack of applications from both the craft and design artform areas. In future rounds of Development and Presentation Grants, Arts Queensland would welcome applicants from the craft and design sectors. The 11 recommended projects display high levels of artistic merit, provide strong public outcomes and benefits to the sector. Applications recommended were well prepared and provided clear responses to the selection Page 8 of 9 SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS – Development and Presentation Grants April 2011 criteria as well as demonstrated understanding of the project alignment with goals outlined in the Queensland Arts and Cultural Sector Plan 2010-2013. The diverse range of projects supported include professional and emerging artists; individuals, groups and organisations; strong benefits for regional artists and communities; national and international exposure of Queensland artists; and development of high quality exhibitions. For future funding rounds, applicants are encouraged to: demonstrate high quality and innovative visual art, craft and design develop projects that demonstrate strong community outcomes including opportunities to engage with and participate in the arts develop projects that focus on the development and presentation of work in the craft or design artform areas read the Development and Presentation Grant Program Guidelines and Queensland Arts & Cultural Sector Plan 2010 - 2013, and contact Arts Queensland if any further assistance is required or discuss your application develop projects that demonstrate strong alignment to the Sector Plan submit well-prepared applications including clear responses to the selection criteria. Ensure that all requirements are fulfilled and all appropriate support material is provided i.e. visual support material of examples of previous/current work for a visual arts application. Page 9 of 9