Creative Sparks Program 2019 grant recipients

The following Creative Sparks grants projects were approved in May 2019.

Successful grant recipients receive funding to implement creative projects, develop a professional practice or foster creative entrepreneurial partnerships with Brisbane artists and cultural workers.

Category - creative projects

Category one, creative projects that enrich Brisbane's communities, sorted by recipient, project name, description and amount approved
Recipient Project name Description Amount approved

Anisa Nandaula

Voices of Colour

The project will provide opportunities for young culturally and linguistically diverse performers to develop their singing and dancing skills. Participants will have the opportunity to perform at a monthly open-mic night at venues across Brisbane.

$11,000

HELP Enterprises Limited

This is Me

The project provides film production training for marginalised people who have a physical or mental disability. The project will offer training centred around producing a short film that is written, directed, filmed and edited by the participants to express their story.

$8023

Kieran Welch

Dots+Loops 2019

The project will present a collaborative ensemble of music, art and performance through a series of public activations. The project culminates in a mixture of traditional classical orchestra, contemporary electronic music and experimental art performances at inner city venues.

$11,000

Kupka's Piano Inc.

Kin Makers

The project provides a platform for local artists to further develop their professional practice through the creation and delivery of a new and exciting film and music performance titled Kin Makers.

$10,300.40

Michelle Brown

Allegory of Reality

The project will develop and create an interactive virtual reality installation through the use of commercially available hardware such as head-sets and movement mapping sensors. The project will culminate in a public exhibition at Outer Space Gallery, South Brisbane.

$11,000

Vulcana Women’s Circus

Infusion

The project will support the creative development of a new performance interweaving poetry and circus. The performance will be presented at the Queensland Poetry Festival in August 2019, at The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley.

$8603

Category - creative development

Category two, creative development projects that enrich Brisbane's communities, sorted by recipient, project name, description and amount approved
Recipient Project name Description Amount approved

Belloo Inc.

Boy, Lost

The project will develop a stage adaptation of the award-winning memoir, Boy, Lost. Culminating in a national and international stage-ready product, the project will be developed and produced with local performances and writers.

$11,000

Create Annerley, auspiced by Community Plus Queensland Incorporated

Annerley Community Arts Festival

The project will bring the Annerley area's creative professionals together to present a program of activations and community celebration. The project will offer workshops including lantern making, street art techniques and songwriting.

$9970

Daniele Constance

Explain Normal

The project will support the creative development and presentation of a contemporary dance-theatre work. The project will provide training and professional development opportunities for artists with disability and impairment.

$10,780

De Base Productions Association Inc.

Boyle and Waters in Leotard

The project will support the creative development of an interactive theatre comedy. The project will blend elements of sketch and physical comedy, and dance and music.

$9550

Digi Youth Arts Inc.

remake — regenerate — reclaim

The project will provide an opportunity for a young Indigenous person to develop their skills professionally as a creative producer.

$9600

Elements Collective Pty Ltd

Triggered

The project will produce a dance theatre work experimenting with live music and beat boxing. Through the use of technology, coupled with physical movement, the project will enable dancers to trigger recorded sounds.

$10,000

Grey Gum Productions Pty Ltd

Joh for PM

The project will develop the draft of a musical theatre script, culminating in a production and album recording.

$11,000

Indel-ability Arts Ltd

Wilbur the Optical Whale

The project will develop a children's storybook into an interactive school holiday performance for children aged between three and eight. The project will provide professional opportunities to artists with disabilities.

$11,000

Natalie Lynch

ADAPT: a dementia art program for today

The project will develop and deliver a visual arts program to give caregivers and people living with dementia the opportunity to express their experiences of dementia through art.

$11,000

Phoebe Manning

The Outhouse

The project will support the development of an interactive two-woman comedy in collaboration with renowned theatre company, Flipside Circus.

$11,000

Southern Cross Soloists Music Ltd

Kenmore Concert Series

The project will present a concert series by emerging graduate musicians. The project will provide a bridge between study and a professional music career by offering professional development opportunities and access to industry networks.

$10,000

Topology Inc.

Beautiful World

The project will support the creative development and public presentation of a collaborative dance work called Beautiful World.

$9100

Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Limited

The Unspeakable Dreams of Salvador Dali

The project will support the creative development of a theatrical work. The project offers skill development for emerging performers.

$11,000

Category - creative economy

Category three, creative economy projects that enrich Brisbane's communities, sorted by recipient, project name, description and amount approved
Recipient Project name Description Amount approved

Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane Inc.

City Horses: performance in public sites and local artist residency

The project will develop an artist residency program that will offer skills development in creating and delivering a new theatre work.

$10,000

Last updated:10 June 2019