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12 August 2015

The latest round of Indigenous Professional Development grants deliver career-expanding opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) artists and arts-workers.

Creative Victoria's Indigenous Professional Development Program provides grants to enable Victorian ATSI artists and arts workers to pursue professional and career development opportunities. This includes activities such as attending significant national and international conferences, pursuing market development opportunities, networking and training.

The latest round of grants support a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to playwriting to model boatmaking.

The grant recipients are:
 
Lisa Maza ($300)

This grant will assist Lisa to participate in the 2015 First Nations Australia Writers' Workshop being presented by The First Nations Australia Writers Network at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.

Angelina Hurley ($300) This grant will assist Angelina to participate in the 2015 First Nations Australia Writers' Workshop being presented by The First Nations Australia Writers Network at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.

Paola Balla ($300)This grant will assist Paola to participate in the 2015 First Nations Australia Writers Workshop being presented by The First Nations Australia Writers Network at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. 

Melodie Reynolds-Diarra ($1,982)This grant will enable  Melodie Reynolds-Diarra to participate in The Yellamundie: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playwriting Festival, 27 July - 8 August in Sydney.

Glenn Shea ($1,884)

This grant will enable  Glenn Shea to participate in The Yellamundie: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playwriting Festival, 27 July - 8 August in Sydney.

Arthur Phillip Ahwang ($2,000)This grant will assist Arthur Phillip Ahwang to participate in Torres Strait Island (TSI) Model Sailboat Making Workshops, 17 - 23 August, Horn and Yorke Islands (Torres Strait).

Monash University on behalf of Brook Andrew ($2,500)

This grant will allow Brook to undertake a residency at 'Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France, and present at a symposium in London convened by Tate Britain, the University of London, Birkbeck College and King's Institute, to accompany the exhibition Artist and Empire. Running from July to  November 2015, his is a significant, high profile international professional development opportunity that has also been supported by the Australia Council.