2022 recipients

A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION (Kamarra Bell-Wykes), $200,000
To support Kamarra Bell-Wykes and Carly Sheppard and collaborators exciting theatre collective A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION; an innovative and visionary collaboration passionate about smashing the binaries of content, form and practice and radically reimaging what First Nations performance can be.

All The Queens Men, $200,000
To support All The Queens Men to undertake the development and staged delivery of projects in collaboration with three distinct communities: children and young people, older people and LGBTIQ+ communities.

Archie Roach Foundation, $197,500
To support the Archie Roach Foundation in building pathways and foundations for First Peoples artists across a number of artforms.

Blake Malcolm Barns and Jessie Kiely, $200,000
To support design brand SILVER to research, develop, produce, show and sell a debut womenswear fashion collection and accompanying publication.

Clever Fulla, $150,000
To support Clever Fulla to develop three multimedia cultural arts projects with the aim of creating appropriate documentation of First Peoples cultural content.

Cordite Publishing, $190,000
To support Cordite Publishing in the engagement of diverse regional and metropolitan-based creatives and to provide stability to the organisation so that it can execute its ongoing publishing strategy.

Cypher Culture, $140,000
To support Cypher Culture, a community-focused street dance organisation, to develop into a not-for-profit organisational model and to present two years of artistic programming.

Freeplay Inc., $170,000
To support Freeplay Inc. to present its annual festival of activities showcasing the works of independent and experimental game makers and artists.

Honey Bones Gallery, $142,000
To support Honey Bones Gallery to host a series of art residencies and solo exhibitions targeted at emerging artists looking to develop their creative practice.

Loom Arts and Management, $200,000
To support Loom Arts and Management to develop and manage its talent agency specialising in the holistic support of, and advocacy for, artists with disability.

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, $200,000
To support Melbourne Chamber Orchestra's flagship orchestral presentations with leading collaborators and soloists at Melbourne Recital Centre.

Ngali, $194,390
To support fashion label Ngali to expand the organisation’s creative practice to the national and international wholesale market.

Rubiks Collective, $188,570
To support Rubiks Collective to develop and present a series of major new works and chamber music performances.

Sarah Kriegler, $200,000
To support Lemony S Puppet Theatre to deliver a diverse two-year program of events for families, adults, artists and community.

Short Black Opera Company, $200,000
To support Short Black Opera to create performance opportunities that support First Nations singers and instrumentalists to develop skills, gain professional experience and build pathways in the classical music sector.

TarraWarra Museum of Art, $200,000
To support TarraWarra Museum of Art to present the TarraWarra Biennial, including engagement with Victorian artists over two years to develop the biennial.

The Rabble, $200,000
To support THE RABBLE’s presentation of programs that centre on women and non-binary people’s voices, and the development of a co-authorship model that engages local communities in the creation of new work.

The South West Alternative Medium Project (SWAMP), $180,000
To support The South West Alternative Medium Project (SWAMP) with the Two Rivers Gallery Art Project, a project that presents an opportunity for Gunditjmara artists to expand their arts practice and create public art pieces.

un Projects, $188,468
To support un Projects, a multi-modal publishing organisation that facilitates independent discussions about local contemporary artistic practice.

Weave Movement Theatre, $176,405
To support Weave Movement Theatre, a disability-led performance organisation, to undertake two major creative development projects.

2021 recipients

MDCH Pty Ltd, HAWTHORN, $200,000
To support Melbourne Digital Concert Hall to develop a hybrid live/online model in 2022/23 as venues reopen.

Circus Nexus Inc, PRESTON, $200,000
To support the establishment of Studio Nexus, a new professional development program aimed at strengthening the circus and physical theatre industry through increased diversity and greater sustainability.

Gammin threads, THORNBURY, $200,000
To support Gammin Threads, a First Peoples-led streetwear brand, create two capsule collections for 2023 in collaboration with First Peoples artist Jarra Karalinar Steel.

FLOW Festival Australia, THORNBURY, $200,000
To support FLOW Festival, Australia's first and only Deaf Arts festival, to deliver its program across 2022 and 2023.

Highwire Entertainment Pty Ltd, RESERVOIR, $195,000
To support the establishment of the Livewire Residency Project, a two-year pilot program that will engage circus artists in performance creation.

To support an arts-activated precinct at Gippsland Lakes called OBSERVATORIUM in collaboration with the East Gippsland School of Untourism.

Born in a Taxi, ALTONA NORTH, $198,500
To support Born in a Taxi increase access to art through the CUBE public art program, providing training in regional areas and developing a research program.

tilde - Melbourne's Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival Inc, FOOTSCRAY, $172,000
To develop a new program model to support emerging Trans and Gender Diverse arts workers to develop skills in the screen industry.

Na Djinang Circus Pty Ltd, FOOTSCRAY, $199,014
To support develop a series of public works centred around championing the voices of First Nations artists and growing the diversity of the circus sector.

Jacob Boehme, DOCKLANDS, $199,620
To support Jacob Boehme Company to develop and present three new performance works centred around First Nations stories.

Leah McIntosh, BRUNSWICK EAST, $200,000
To support Liminal, a literary collective and platform that celebrates Asian-Australian writers, to expand its programming.

Schizy Incorporated, BRUNSWICK WEST, $146,000
To support Schizy Inc to establish a dedicated arts studio at Collingwood Yards for creatives with lived experience of schizophrenia.

JAM the label, MALVERN EAST, $174,380
To support JAM the label to collaborate with an emerging fashion designer with a disability, and release a range of fashion-forward and inclusive/adaptive garments.

Find Your Voice Collective Incorporated, WARRNAMBOOL, $200,000
To deliver In Plain Sight, a development program to legitimise arts career pathways and practices for Deaf and Disabled artists living in South West Victoria.

Bukjeh, LALOR, $200,000
To support the Bukjeh social enterprise/collective to develop a program of storytelling performances and exhibitions that empower refugee artists to share their experiences.

Frame Documentary Ltd, FITZROY, $200,000
To support the development of Frame Doc Lab – an Australian-first incubating and audience engagement program supporting mid-career creators with a non-fiction screen project in development.

InPlace, CLIFTON HILL, $170,000
To support a multidiscipline residency program for First Peoples, CALD, LGBTIQ+ and Deaf and/or Disabled artists at the Garambi Baan/Laughing Waters Residency Centre.

Joel Bray, FITZROY, $200,000
To support Joel Bray Dance Company to undertake the creative development of two major new works over 2022 and 2023.

SEVENTH Gallery, RICHMOND, $174,633
To support SEVENTH Gallery to continue its annual program of exhibitions, public programs, emerging writers' program and mentorship program.

Hatch And Make Pty Ltd, MACCLESFIELD, $194,871
To support Hatch and Make implement a best-practice pilot model for sustainable premium knitwear design and production.