Relief grants were designed to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to meet their immediate needs. This could include asset replacement or purchase, support for arts practice (including self-directed residency/research and development), small projects and professional development opportunities.
Bunbury Bel Canto Singers Inc | $4,000 | South West
The Bunbury Bel Canto Singers were supported in purchasing live streaming equipment to enable their choir to safely continue with remote rehearsals during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
Enya Aurora Lippert | $1,500 | Kimberley
Young emerging Broome performer, Enya Lippert, took advantage of an opportunity to travel to Perth to attend an Audition Masterclass at WAAPA. With her goal to study acting after graduating from high school, this opportunity greatly assisted her preparations for the WAAPA auditions in November.
Fiona Sinclair | $2,576 | South West
Fiona Sinclair, an artist and arts worker based in Northcliffe, has been supported in purchasing equipment to facilitate the initial scoping and trial phase of a new podcast series to help interconnect WA’s regional arts sector as an antidote to the fragmentary experience of the COVID-19 crisis.
Georgia Deguara | $3,922 | Kimberley
Producer and Director of emerging company YUCK Circus, Georgia Deguara, has been supported to replace her outdated IT hardware. Due to COVID-19 global restrictions, Georgia had to transition from a performing role to one more admin-based. An updated laptop with more memory and accessible features allows her to complete work and attend remote meetings more efficiently.
Jose Will Caceres | $4,000 | Kimberley
Broome based musician and performer, Jose Will Caceres, currently plays for Indigenous band Footprince, directed by Mark Bin Bakar (otherwise known as Mary G). Will has received support to purchase a professional digital piano and PA system so that he is able to perform with the band at local events as well as teach and perform at remote communities around Broome.
Artzability Inc | $3,960 | South West
Artzability, based in Margaret River, was supported to run the Puppetry Project, a creative program for adults living with disabilities in the South West region. Employing three local artists to work alongside coordinator Sky River, the project involved facilitating workshops in script and character development, soundtrack making, puppet making, costume design, performance, and digital media.
Tjupan Ngalia Tribal Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation) | $3,994 | Goldfields-Esperance
Tjupan Ngalia Tribal Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation), based in Leonora, sent two artists to attend six weeks of training in Linocut Printmaking and Book Illustration and Design at Fremantle Arts Centre. These skills will be used in the creation of artworks illustrating Ngalia Language Priority Support Project stories, a project involving the documentation of critically endangered languages.
Tiffany Clitheroe | $3,447 | Gascoyne
Established Exmouth artist, Tiffany Clitheroe was supported to paint a mural on a wall in the centre of town during the busiest time of year. Making the town centre a visual attraction will help provide a more stable way to enhance tourism all year round in Exmouth beyond eco tours and nature-based attractions.
Sadie James | $3,887 | Gascoyne
An artist and published author based in Coral Bay, Sadie James has been supported to employ a regional designer to build a website and online shop, broadening her customer base, which is currently limited to visitors to the Ningaloo region. Marketing materials will be produced as part of a strategy to promote her artwork, mural projects, films and published children’s books.
Southern Forest Arts | $4,000 | Pilbara
Southern Forest Arts (SFA) in Northcliffe has been supported to employ a locally based web designer to train a SFA arts worker and board members in the design, implementation and maintenance of a new website. The site will feature new digital publications such as online trail guides, videos and e-commerce capability to support local artists, drive visitors to cultural attractions and enable SFA to connect meaningfully, safely and sustainably with residents and visitors.
The Junction Co. | $3,000 | Pilbara
Based in Port Hedland, The Junction Co. have been supported in the development and implementation of a membership portal on their website along with a series of visual identity wares for members to provide an avenue of visual connection with other members. After consultation with the community, two memberships were designed in order to create more opportunities for connection and communication between the organisation and the arts community.
Vahri McKenzie | $2,200 | South West
Bunbury artist, Vahri McKenzie, was supported to work with a local marketing and design company to develop visual communication and networking strategies for her professional arts practice. With COVID-19 revealing the flaws in her current marketing strategies, she focused on developing her brand and logo, migrating her website a new host, and training in SEO assessment to better manage her digital profile.