- Four regional artists receive $50,000 over two years to sustain and progress their careers
- Fellowships allow artists to work within their local communities
- McGowan Government supporting creative industries in regional WA
Four established artists from regional Western Australia will each receive $50,000 over two years from the Regional Artist Fellowship program, which is supported by the McGowan Government's Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program.
The Regional Artist Fellowship program is a highly sought-after funding stream administered by Regional Arts WA, WA's peak body for regional arts.
Receiving a Fellowship enables the artists to embark on a self-directed program of creative activity and professional development.
The four artists receiving a Fellowship are:
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah: Keluarga (family) - A Shared Story
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah from the Peel region will explore new modes of storytelling through a visual language that is immersive, technically challenging and accessible to broad audiences including families and young children.
Adelina Adrianna Larsson Mendoza: Min Folkdans - Creative Development
Adelina Adrianna Larsson Mendoza (South-West region) will create 'Min Folkdans' ('My Folk Dance'). Working in collaboration with four regional culturally and linguistically diverse artists, she will explore diaspora, identity and new cultural myths. Adelina will also develop 'Din Folkdans' ('Your Folk Dance'), a community project promoting cultural rights and visibility for the regional multicultural community.
Annette Carmichael: The Beauty Index 2017-2021 - Men who Dance are Happy
Annette Carmichael (Great Southern) will develop and publish a book which will enhance a broader understanding of the value of the arts to regional communities.
Chloe Flockart: Practice transition - from puppetry arts to projection mapping
Chloe Flockart (Wheatbelt) will undertake a two-year practice transition from venue and theatre based art forms, to developing and presenting visual theatre in public spaces facilitated through projection mapping technology.
Information on the Regional Arts Fellowship program, including the 2020 recipients is on the Regional Arts WA website.
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
"It is a tremendous indication of the quality of artistic output coming from regional WA that these fellowships are so competitively sought after.
"These fellowships are important as they enable the artists to stay within their communities, continuing to contribute and be inspired by them.
"By supporting the creative industries in regional WA, the McGowan Government is continuing to drive local economies, build capacity and activate regional spaces."
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The fellowship program provides a wonderful opportunity for artists to develop and sustain a creative career in regional Western Australia.
"This year's recipients are spread across the State providing a fantastic opportunity for them to bringing a sense of vibrancy to their communities by driving local art development and culture activities."
Culture and the Arts Minister's office - 6552 5400
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6200