Local companies and artists to share in bumper arts funding boost

Twelve South Australian artists and arts organisations will share in more than $300,000 in state government funding to support career development, community arts engagement and the creation and presentation of new work.

In total six individual artists and six organisations have received $305,022 in funding, the majority awarded through Arts South Australia’s Independent Makers and Presenters (IMPP) Building Pathways program, which assists independent, professional local artists to build their profiles nationally and overseas.

Funding recipients include:

Vitalstatistix - $150,000 to support the company’s 2018 and 2019 seasons, including the presentation of two major works: The Rabble’s Joan, and interactive audio work Eyes by Sandpit.

Carclew - $80,000 towards Music in Motion, a music development, education and presentation program for young people in regional South Australia.

Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) - $20,000 for the inaugural Spectra 2018 Art/Science Biennial, a three-day national symposium to be held in Adelaide in October exploring interdisciplinary collaborations between artists and scientists.

Isthisyours? - $9,960 to secure national touring opportunities for experimental theatre show Angelique.

Gabrielle Nankivell - $9,726 to assist in leveraging promotional, development and networking opportunities in Paris, London and Barcelona off the back of Sydney Dance Company’s European tour of her work Wildebeest.

MidnightSun Publishing - $8,495 to attend international book fairs in London, UK and Bologna, Italy, promoting South Australian books and authors.

Jason Sims - $5,973 to facilitate the presentation of a series of new multimedia artworks at international art fair Art Central Hong Kong 2018.

Alice Blanch - $5,000 to support travel and a one-month residency at the Artist in Residency Yamanashi, Kofu city, Japan.

Brink Productions - $5,000 to enable international programmers and presenters to attend the premiere season of Memorial during the 2018 Adelaide Festival.

Anna Horne - $4,956 to support a three-month arts residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

Naomi Hunter - $3,000 to take part in the Canberra Glassworks Graduate in Residence Program in Canberra, ACT.

Laura Wills - $2,912 for a three-week artist residence at The Art Vault in Mildura, Victoria.

Other funding committed by Arts South Australia includes more than $20,000 for the John Lemon Artist in Residence Program for songwriters to undertake collaborative projects at St Paul’s Creative Centre.

Arts South Australia Executive Director, Peter Louca said: "Arts South Australia is proud to continue to support the local sector through our ongoing funding programs, and with strategic funding, that helps the growth and development of local arts companies and organisations as well as the individual artists that operate within them."

Arts South Australia is also committed to rolling out the Robert Stigwood Fellowship Program in April, with industry professionals Dan Crannitch and Stu MacQueen of leading Australian music company Wonderlick Entertainment once again mentoring and guiding some of South Australia’s most promising musical professionals.