• Arts & Culture

Meet this year's recipients of the '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 an intensive period of up to six months.

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 latest Creators Fund Recipients, selected by expert panels from more than 280 applications.

Ngioka Bunda-Heath

Ngioka is the first Aboriginal woman to graduate from the dance program at the Victorian College of the arts.

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Nick Pages-Oliver

Nick is an equity award nominated theatre and film maker living between Perth and Melbourne. Read more

Anna Liebzeit

Anna Liebzeit is multi-disciplinary artist with a 20-year practice spanning performance, audio composition and collaborative practice across installation, theatre, and film and T.V. Read more

Sarah Tracton

Sarah Tracton is a multidisciplinary fine artist and bespoke lighting designer. Read more

Andy Butler

Andy Butler is an early career artist, writer and curator. Read more

Cher Tan

Cher Tan is an essayist and critic in Naarm/Melbourne, via Kaurna Yerta/Adelaide and Singapore. Read more

Elissa Goodrich

Elissa Goodrich is a composer, sound-artist and percussionist. Read more

Isabel Peppard

Isabel Peppard is a multidisciplinary artist who works across the mediums of film, sculpture and stop-motion animation. Read more

Yumi Umiuare

Born in Japan, Yumi is an established Butoh Dancer, choreographer and creator of Butoh Cabaret works.

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Sarah Aiken

Sarah Aiken is a Melbourne based dancer, teacher and choreographer from Bellingen NSW.

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Nova Weetman

Nova Weetman is the writer of Film Victoria short films Ripples and Mr Wasinski’s Song.

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Nnenna Okore

Nnenna Okore is an artist-researcher-teacher who uses artistic practice, pedagogy and social engagements address ecological issues.

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Hiranga Goonawardena and Ashini de Alwis are registered architects (ARBV), experienced in city-changing public infrastructure, both local and abroad.

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Siri Hayes and Chaco Kato with In Place

In Place Inc. is a not-for-profit cultural organisation engaging artists and organisations from multiple disciplines.

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Blending Aboriginal, Irish and Australian stories, three artists will create an immersive cultural backbone for the storyworld of Luxville.

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Koraly Dimitriadis

Koraly Dimitriadis is a Cypriot-Australian poet, writer, performer and actor.

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M'ck Mckeague

M’ck McKeague is a set and costume designer and theatre maker currently living on unceded Wurundjeri land.

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Opal Winter

Opal Winter is an Agender multidisciplinary creator from Melbourne with lived experience of chronic illness and disability. Read more


Jaeden Williams

Jaeden Williams is a proud Yalukit Willam man of the Boonwurrung; founder and director of Biik Bundjil. Read more

Jacob Leaney

Jacob Leaney is game developer and songwriter/producer. Read more

Sam McGilp

Sam is a media artist working collaboratively in contemporary performance contexts based on Wurrundjeri country in Naarm.

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Louise Terry

This project forms a new regional network between three independent creatives.

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John Harding

John Harding (Kuku Yulangi/Meriam from Erub; TSI) is the founder of Ilbijerri Aboriginal /TSI Theatre Company.

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Michael Beets

Michael Beets is an award winning director.

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Kush is a “doer of many things”, she is an independent producer/artist/writer/curator/community arts and avid bird watcher.

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N'arweet Dr. Carolyn Briggs AM and Troy Innocent

A collaborative project developing a cultural walking and listening experience.

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