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Alexandra Ellen, 2020 SAFE Grant recipient

Alexandra Ellen, is a 2020 Access Arts SAFE Grant recipient.

The SAFE Fund provides one-off funding opportunities for artists living with disability or disadvantage to access new opportunities and remove barriers to their professional career development.

The SAFE Grant enabled Alexandra to attend Back to Back Theatre’s “Come and Make Performance” CAMP in Geelong, Victoria. CAMP is a weekend of theatre and art-making workshops for new and emerging artists.

Brisbane-based Alexandra is a multidisciplinary artist, actor and musician who regularily performs with Indelibility Arts. She calls her arts practice “therapeutic creativity.”

At CAMP, Alexandra got involved in four workshops which led her to explore voice, writing, acting and drawing.

From the final workshop, “Drawing Breath”, Alexandra said “I left this workshop, not only with some beautiful images, but with the desire, in my creativity and arts practice to “be a mark maker.

“TEAM ACCESS ARTS! I was free to just be and create! I was in the moment and these moments were beautiful, encouraging, empowering and fruitful.

“CAMP was a true blessing and feel like I have developed both as an artist and a person. Fears and insecurities that normally hold me back, didn’t. I’ve even chipped away at the writer’s block I’ve had for years.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to have attended CAMP through the Access Arts SAFE Grant and am looking forward to seeing how my practice is further developed as a result.”

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The Queensland Government has extended lockdown in South East Queensland in response to new COVID-19 cases in Brisbane.
Access Arts workshops will not proceed this week.