Creative Development Program

Creative Development Program

What’s it all about?

We want to support art-making and provide platforms for creative development, presentation and collaboration. We want to help local artists take risks, experiment and create great art.

With a little help from our friends at City of Gold Coast, we offered a new opportunity in 2019 for artist-led, development focused projects to be supported through our inaugural Creative Development Program.

A combined total funding pool of over $200,000 in cash and in-kind resources was offered in year one, split into two streams – Little Bites and Big Bites.

2019 Program

We received more than 254 applications covering art forms such as theatre, dance, music, performing arts, public art and film. We were looking for projects that were collaborative, cross-arts, multi-platform and works that shifted or expanded an artist’s current practice. Applicants were asked to include a public engagement element to their project such as an industry or public showing, workshop, masterclass or similar. 52 artists were shortlisted with 12 chosen to receive support.

The successful artists were:

  • Grayson Millwood, The Farm
  • Nadia Sunde (in collaboration with Everybody Now)
  • Rebecca Ross, The Walls
  • Corrina Bonshek
  • Thomas E.S. Kelly, Karul Projects
  • Michael Candy
  • Fletcher Babb
  • Kayah Guenther
  • Lowana-Skye Davies, Umwelt Collective
  • Jay Jermyn
  • Pearly Black
  • Agents of Confusion

Read more about the 2019 artists and projects here.

What’s next?

The successful projects will take place at HOTA between June and December 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

2019 Applicant Information

You can download the information below or watch the video to find out more about the program and 2019 call-out.


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