Creative Sparks Program 2017 grant recipients | Brisbane City Council

Creative Sparks Program 2017 grant recipients

The following Creative Sparks grants projects were approved in March 2017.

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

Category - creative projects

Recipient Project name Description Amount Approved
Alicia Cush The Owl and the Pussycat The project involves a team of female Brisbane arts practitioners who will create The Owl and the Pussycat, an immersive opera for ages four and up. $21,154.10
Argo Argo 2017 Concert Season - Immersive Art Music Argo will produce a series of six immersive art and music concerts in 2017, featuring seven new commissions by young Brisbane composers. $17,600
Monika Koemer Locally Sourced The project will commission five Brisbane-based composers of varying genres to write new works for flute, bassoon and a third instrument of their choice to be featured in a program titled, Locally Sourced. $20,460
Rock and Roll Writers Festival Rock and Roll Writers Festival 2017 The project will assist the Rock and Roll Writers Festival 2017 to retain a quality program and extend audience reach and participation. $10,862.50

Category - development opportunities

Recipient Project name Description  Amount approved
Counterpilot, Auspiced by Metro Arts Spectate The project will enable the creative development and testing of Spectate, a new transmedia performance work by Counterpilot. The project will develop new forms of audience engagement with the support of Metro Arts. $16,511
Dr Emma Lindsay Anthropocene Project: Great Barrier Reef The project will research, develop and produce a solo visual arts exhibition in artist Dr Emma Lindsay's Brisbane studio, highlighting regional Queensland Great Barrier Reef species and habitats. $20,900
Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane Inc. Emerging Indigenous Dance Producer for Supercell 2018 Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane will engage a Brisbane-based emerging Indigenous producer, to work on key Indigenous dance projects that will have an outcome in the 2018 Supercell Festival. $20,000
Kate Wild The Sound of a Finished Kiss The project will enable the creative development of a new music theatre work featuring the songs of Brisbane indie-rock band, The Go-Betweens. $20,570
La Boite Theatre Company Development of a new play by Steven Oliver La Boite will develop a new play by Indigenous artist Steven Oliver through their Artist-in-Residence program with the aim to present the work in 2018. $14,781
The Good Room 'We Offer Our Heartfelt Apologies' Final creative development process of 'We Offer Our Heartfelt Apologies' ahead of 2017 premiere. $16,060

Category - creative economy

Recipient Project name  Description  Amount approved
Indel-ability Arts Ltd I Love Me Just the Way I Am I Love Me Just the Way I Am is a show for young people that unpacks the stigma surrounding mental illness, provoking conversation and promoting mental wellbeing. $22,000


08 November 2017