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Twenty-one creative individuals and groups have been named the state’s ‘Creators’ for 2018, as the first recipients of funding through the Victorian Government’s ground-breaking Creators Fund.

A key initiative of the Victorian Government’s $115m Creative State strategy, the Creators Fund will enable recipients to work intensively to research and develop their creative ideas over a three to six month period.

The Creators Fund paves the way for independent creatives to take their practice and their careers to the next level by providing them with one of the most important and scarce resources - time.

Meet the inaugural Creators Fund Recipients, selected by expert panels from more than 200 applications.

Two people in front of a blackboardAlterfact

Alterfact is an experimental design studio created by Lucile Sciallano and Ben Landau. Read more

Close up of a womans faceAnna Spargo-Ryan

Anna Spargo-Ryan is the Melbourne-based author of The Gulf and The Paper House, and winner of the 2016 Horne Prize. Read more

Two men dancingAntony Hamilton

Antony Hamilton is an Australian choreographer. His multi award-winning performances involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design. Read more

two 3D printed masksCake Industries

Cake Industries use mechatronics, robotics, carpentry, 3D printing, and reworked everyday objects to create anthropomorphic and autonomous sculptural works. Read more

A close-up of a man at what appears to be a train stationDavid Chisholm

David Chisholm has a multi-award-winning, international composition practice defined through diverse and hybrid collaboration.  Read more

Close-up of a womanFayen d'Evie

Fayen d'Evie is an artist, writer and curator. Originally a response to to her own degenerative vision, Fayen is interested in the potential for blindness to inform creative practice. Read more

Close up of a man standing in front of a brick wallJohn Harvey

John Harvey is a producer, director and writer working in both drama and documentary. Read more

Close-up of a man's faceLogan Mucha

Logan Mucha is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a passion for exploring human rights issues.  Read more

A woman in a yellow dress against a red backgroundLyn-Al Young

Lyn-Al Young is an emerging fashion designer from Melbourne and a proud Gunnai, Wiradjuri, Gunditjmara and Yorta Yorta woman. Read more

Close-up of a manMartin Friedel

Martin Friedel has composed and directed music for theatre productions at major Australian companies and created scores for more than 50 films. Read more

Close-up of a woman with a brick wall in the backgroundMelanie Joosten

Melanie Joosten is the author of the novels Gravity Well and Berlin Syndrome, and the non-fiction collection A Long Time Coming: Essays on Old Age.  Read more

Close-up of a womans faceMichelle Heaven

Michelle Heaven is an independent choreographer and dance performer.  Read more

A woman expressing with her handsMoira Finucane

Moira Finucane is a cross-artform immersive performance creator with a background in environmental science, gender in development, human rights and club performance. Read more

Close-up of a manNick Barkla

Nick Barkla is an independent actor/writer/director/producer with over fifteen years’ experience in the screen industry.  Read more

Two womenThe Rabble

The Rabble (Kate Davis and Emma Valente) is a visually ambitious, political, feminist and formally experimental theatre company.  Read more

Five people posing for the cameraRobot Circus

Robot Circus is a small but prolific independent games development studio based in Carlton.   Read more

Five people posing for the camera in front of a pink backgroundSibling Architecture

Sibling Architecture is a design office—led by Amelia Borg, Nicholas Braun, Jane Caught, Qianyi Lim and Timothy Moore—that produces new and unexpected spatial outcomes. Read more

Sophia BrousSophia Brous

Sophia Brous is a cross-disciplinary vocalist/musician/performer and artistic director.

A woman sitting up in bedSusie Dee

For the past 30 years, Susie Dee has worked extensively in the theatre as a performer, devisor and director, both in Australia and overseas.  Read more

Close-up of a person with moss covering their face aside from their eyesTiffany Parbs

Tiffany Parbs is a conceptual jeweller. She observes herself and others; how people live within their skin, communicate value and present a sense of self to others. Read More

Close-up of a man with candles in the backgroundTristan Meecham

Tristan Meecham is a performance artist who places the social rights of the LGBTI+ community at the core of his work.

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