Creative Australia Fellowships Announced!
5 June 2012
Creative Australia Fellowships is a major initiative supporting the professional development of outstanding artists working across the sector and Australia. The Fellowships are the centrepiece of the Federal Government’s Creative Australia Artist Grants initiative, with $10m going to individual artists over five years, delivered by the Australia Council. The Fellowships consist of two categories: established artists (each valued at $100,000 over one year) and early career artists (each valued at $60,000 over two years).
This year, the Australia Council awarded eleven Fellowships across both categories. The successful applicants for each category were:
Young and Emerging Artists:
Arts Access Victoria extends its congratulations to all Fellowship recipients, in particular Gaelle Mellis who’s Fellowship will allow for research and development into creating work that communicates seamlessly and concurrently with deaf, blind, sighted and hearing audiences.
Gaelle, who proudly defines herself as an artist with a disability is committed to cultural accessibility and diversity, will be looking at unique ways of embedding sign language, audio description and captioning into performances.
Although all arts organisations have a responsibility to make their work accessible to disabled people, as she suggests, ‘in practice access is usually an afterthought’.
For more information about the fellowships please see the Creative Australia Fellowships Assessment Meeting Report