Arts funding activates Queensland artists

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The Palaszczuk Government is supporting 16 artists and arts workers with funding to help them undertake international partnerships, professional development and mentorship opportunities Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch has announced.

“An investment of $96,628 through Arts Queensland’s Individuals Fund will have a positive impact in the arts sector and will help put our wonderful Queensland artistic talent on the world stage,” Ms Enoch said.

“The successful recipients have expertise in a variety of areas, including visual arts, classical music, writing, theatre, contemporary music and community engagement.

“For example, Brisbane Fringe Festival co-director Matt Seery will go to Edinburgh’s World Fringe Congress to meet festival organisers from around the world, while Dr Kim Cecile Elton is recording original compositions for piano and Scottish bagpipes at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

“Producer and circus director Emma Serjeant will also be able to develop new markets at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in Seoul, Korea.

“These are amazing opportunities for our Queensland artists.

“Internships and mentorships made possible through the Individuals Fund help our Queensland artists to tell their stories and spread their knowledge to others across the globe.”

For more information about Arts Queensland’s Individuals Fund visit

A full list of Individuals Fund recipients is below.

Individuals Fund recipients:

  • Marcella Fox, Pallara - $2,166 to undertake an internship with the US Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Architecture Biennale.
  • Emma Serjeant, Stanmore - $9,087 to undertake professional development as a producer and circus director at the Edinburgh Fringe and PAMS Seoul.
  • Joyce To, Middle Park - $1,000 to attend the Bang on a Can summer music festival in Massachusetts, USA.
  • Hannah Cooper-McCoy, South Brisbane - $10,000 to create an immersive sculpture inspired by Indigenous/First Nations women to be accompanied by DJ, rap and dance performances.
  • Dr Kim Cecile Elton, Eudlo - $3,520 to support recording original compositions for piano and bagpipes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
  • Connor D’Netto, Wishart - $3000 to support networking and showcase opportunities in Sydney and Melbourne for new music group We Are Breathing.
  • Dr Kári Gíslason, The Gap - $9,355 to support research in Iceland for a historical novel, Disa.
  • Angela Loh, Salisbury - $5,007 to support a mid-career mentorship at the 2018 Yarrabah Band Festival, run by the Queensland Music Festival.
  • Georgia Bettens, Morningside - $8,986 to support professional development opportunities in contemporary dance in Berlin.
  • Kathleen Jennings, Oxley - $2,450 to support attendance at the World Fantasy Convention in Baltimore and New York.
  • Matt Seery, Tamborine - $1,655 to support professional development at the 2018 World Fringe Congress in Edinburgh.
  • Courtney Scheu, Buderim - $9,925 to undertake a year-long course in Gaga movement teaching in Tel Aviv.
  • Liesel Zink, Ashgrove - $10,000 to support international dance networking opportunities in Taiwan, Ukraine, Poland, Estonia and the UK.
  • Kay Watanabe, Camp Hill - $4,100 to support attendance at the 2018 Australian Print Triennial in Mildura.
  • Hamish Sewell, Burnside - $10,000 to support a UK study trip examining hybrid audio storytelling applications.
  • Joseph Briekers, Kelvin Grove - $6,377 to support a visual arts residency at Foundation B.a.d. in The Netherlands.

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

Leeanne Enoch MP : Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts :
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Leeanne Enoch MP : Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts
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