Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships 2019

Below are the recipients of the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships for 2019. Successful grant recipients receive funding to join national or international training and development programs through participation in further study, mentorship and structured experience.


Project Description

Amount approved

Amy-Clare McCarthy

Amy-Clare will undertake a seven-week program of professional development in New York, United States of America, and Bristol, England. She will develop professional skills and methods to practice as a visual arts curator in Brisbane as well as increasing international networks.


Eleanor Hill

Eleanor will complete a Master of Arts, specialising in violin, at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England. She will graduate from one of the world's most esteemed music institutions, providing musical training of the highest international standards.


Kieran Welch

Kieran will develop a debut solo album and touring concert program by travelling to Montecito, California, to perform at the Montecito International Music Festival. He will also travel to North Adams, Massachusetts, to work with renowned violinist and producer Todd Reynolds to record and produce the album.


Lech Blaine

Lech will undertake a month-long residency at the Michael King Writers Centre in New Zealand to write his second book. He will also complete a mentorship with prominent Brisbane writer Kristina Olsson.


Michael Smith

Michael will travel to Ukraine, Belgium, and Israel, to develop professional skills and international networks as a contemporary performer and choreographer. He will undertake research and improve techniques and methods in practice by engaging with internationally renowned artists who are considered experts in their field.


Samuel Piper

Samuel will undertake an intensive year-long study program in Italy to develop artistry in the Bel Canto style of operatic singing. He will be studying with Mr Sherman Lowe, who is a world-renowned specialist in the Bel Canto repertoire.


Sarah Hazlehurst

Sarah will undertake a four-week residency in the Kaalo 101 Gallery in Patan, Nepal. She will be mentored and develop skills as a professional curator with head curator and creative director, Helena Asha Knox. Sarah will return to Brisbane to host a co-curated exhibition at their gallery, The Culprit Club.


Last updated:10 December 2019