RAF Quick Response Grant Recipients

Regional Arts WA

RAF Quick Response Grant Recipients

The following recipients successfully received funding through the RAF Quick Response Grant.

Quick Response Grants are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development opportunities, or respond to small project opportunities that arise at short notice.

2021 Recipients


Please note: Grant rounds will be delivered monthly from July 2021.

Denmark Baroque Inc | $1,600 | Great Southern
Denmark Baroque will be delivering a concert Performance of the Baroque Opera, The Fairy Queen. Funding will go towards artist and technician fees.

Robert Castiglione | $3,000 | Great Southern
Documentary filmmaker Robert Castiglione was engaged to document the production of community-engaged opera project ‘La Traviata in Concert’. He will now be turning this footage into a documentary film exploring the themes of the opera as paralleled by the performer’s themselves. 

Alisa Blakeney | $2,500 | South West
Alisa Blakeney will collaborate with Tina Stefanou on translating the participatory, durational performance work ‘The Longest Hum’ into a format appropriate for presentation online. Together they will design and script an interface that will allow visitors to participate by uploading the sound of their own humming voices to an online network.

Kerry Juhren | $1,000 | Wheatbelt
Kerry Juhren was invited to participate in the annual Art Upmarket at University of WA. She will be developing new artworks and fine art prints that will need to be safely transported to Perth for the event. She will also be taking on opportunities for marketing during this period.


Please note: Grant rounds will be delivered monthly from July 2021.

Rose Barton | $3,000 | Pilbara
Rose Barton was invited to curate HERENOW21, an annual exhibition featuring regional artists. This provided an invaluable opportunity for the emerging curator to work with a mentor in the presentation of the exhibition.

Neil Turner | $2,956 | South West
Woodworker Neil Turner will be working with sandalwood and Indigenous timbers in a series of workshops and demonstrations to be held in the small Aboriginal community of Cosmo Newbery (Yilka).

Shire of Broome | $2,044 | Kimberley
The Shire of Broome and Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl are collaborating to celebrate the multicultural community of Broome through a newly erected public artwork, ‘Fusion’ by Safehaven Studios. In a once-a-year event, when the full moon rises above Chinatown it will sit perfectly atop the artwork.

Round 4

Broome CIRCLE | $4,000 | Kimberley
Broome CIRCLE engaged Camera Story to run a series of photography workshops in Broome for First Nation women to build capacity and confidence amongst women in the community. This will provide the women with a safe space where they can explore their creativity, culture and identity through a camera lens.

Eleanor Davies | $1,624 | South West
Eleanor Davies is working with Wajarri and Yawuru writer and director Ngaire Pigram in the development of the script for tragic comedy ‘Servo’, which will be presented at WA Showcase 2021.

Jacky Cheng | $1,624 | Kimberley
Jacky Cheng will be travelling to Karratha to present at Short and Sweet for Artlands 2021. Her presentation will focus on identity and awareness through cultural activities and memories of home, country and personal/community relationships. 

Martumili Artists | $3,500 | Pilbara
A group of Martumili Artists will be travelling to Karratha to present for Artlands 2021. This session will focus on the story behind a large-scale collaborate canvas that a group of Martu artists have painted, and will discuss the artwork, the process behind it, the Martu practice of ‘marlpa,’ and the significance of this work as a political statement.

Round 3

North Midlands Project | $2,952 | Mid West
Collaborating with Carnamah Museum, North Midlands Project will be transforming Wheat Convoy, an agricultural-themed board game, into a large community artwork that becomes two versions of the game. Two community art workshops will enrich the canvases, which will then be used as giant board-games during World Heritage Day events.

Dowerin Community Resource Centre | $4,000 | Wheatbelt
Dowerin Community Resource Centre are collaborating with the Shire of Dowerin to deliver the Dowerin Do Over, a part conference, part hands-on placemaking event including interactive activities and projects along Dowerin’s main street.

The Junction Co. | $4,000 | Pilbara
The Junction Co. will be engaging former Bangarra dancer Tara Grower in creating video to document The Art of Everyday, a collection of Aboriginal stories told through garments and jewellery. 

Round 2

Felicity Brown | $1,512 | Kimberley
Hats by Felicity was invited to showcase a collection of millinery as part of the annual Broome Mardi Gras Pride Festival. Felicity Brown will be creating a collection of head art millinery designed specifically for the event.

Wheatbelt Arts & Events Inc | $4,000 | Wheatbelt
Merredin-based puppeteer Chloe Flockart will draw on her puppetry skills to work with the York community over two days of workshops to create emu parade puppets for the March Mini-Fest. 

Annie Kavanagh | $1,848 | Wheatbelt
With an innovative photographic technique using iPhoneography and photo manipulation, Annie Kavanagh was invited to show her “Dutch Masters” style photographs at a group exhibition at Gallery 152. For this exhibition she will be printing and mounting a series of six images on Hannemuhle rag paper.

Shark Bay Arts Council | $4,000 | Gascoyne
Shark Bay Arts Council will gather as two groups within the Shark Bay region for a series of workshops presented by Perth Art Glass teacher Claire Emery. A completed collaborative art piece will then be exhibited at the inaugural Seagrass Festival.

Round 1

Annette Carmichael Projects | $4,000 | Great Southern
In partnership with STRUT dance and Gondwana Link, Annette Carmichael Projects will provide a live-in masterclass in Porongurup. Working within a recovering and revegetated landscape, dancers will be immersed in an experience of climate action and ultimately hope. 

Nathan Gardiner | $2,000 | South West
Nathan Gardiner will be participating in Perth Festival Lab, an opportunity for emerging practitioners to get stuck into the big ideas in the festival program and reflect on their own artistic practice. Participants are invited to see performances, attend workshops and connect with artists working in different ways.

Emma Davis | $2,000 | Great Southern
Emma Davis was invited to participate in the Creativity and Innovation Leadership Program, created in partnership with Dr. Shona Erskine and Circuitwest. This unique leadership program will be delivered through a series of face to face programs in Perth and one to one zoom meetings. 

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