All of the below recipients received funding for 12 months of project delivery and professional development.
Bridget Baldock | Mid West | $4,380
Emerging artist and arts worker Bridget Baldock (19) will develop two frameworks for engaging community arts workshops under the mentorship of qualified art psychotherapist Janeen Cameron. The frameworks will be delivered as, one for community art activities, and one for workshops to be co-facilitated with mental healthcare providers in the Mid West region. The workshops will be targeted for children, youth, and people with disabilities.
Frank Bennett | South West | $5,000
Yallingup filmmaker, musician and writer, Frank Bennett (20) will work on the development of two new collaborative works with South West artists, furthering development of creative skills through experimentation. Through this project Frank will produce a short film based in the South west and begin the development of a full-length feature film screenplay / treatment.
Rose (penname Sita) Bennett | South West | $5,000
Writer Rose Bennett (24), penname Sita Bennett, will work with established editor Ine De Baerdemaker and designer Thea Nicolescu in the development and publishing of her second and third novels, sequels to Maya of the In-between. Rose will be supported by a mentor to refine skills in marketing and distribution as a self-published writer.
She also co-creates films with her brother Frank Bennett. They are currently in-Production on their second short film The Dance of Samsara that they co-wrote together, in which Rose also plays the leading actor. They are also working on developing a feature film script.
Bronte Berenger | Kimberley | $4,960
Visual artist Bronte Berenger (26) will explore, develop and promote a new series of prints and sculptures culminating in a solo exhibition. Bronte intends to facilitate printmaking and art workshops with young people and the broader community in Broome while developing her skills through Printmaking courses over the year.
Dane Yates | Mid West | $4,500
Emerging sound designer Dane Yates (26) will undertake a collaborative research, development and delivery project for a new dance film. This will be created within the empty exhibition space of the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery (GRAG) with fellow regional collaborators, dance artist Talitha Maslin and film-maker Brendan Polain. This project’s development and the resulting film will then be streamed as an online exhibition through the galleries website, creating context for the absence of art in the wake of COVID19, and comment on the lack of support infrastructure we have all experienced throughout the crisis, while offering a hopeful glimpse at our post-COVID world.