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Winners announced – Undercover Artist Grants Program 2020

Special announcement – Winners of the Undercover Artist Grants Program 2020

[A note from Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts]

Covid-19 has greatly impacted the arts sector, however the creativity and innovation of artists and arts workers continues to shine through.

Unfortunately, like many events, the Undercover Artist Festival could not go ahead this year. However, I’m thrilled to see that Access Arts are instead presenting the Undercover Artist Grants Program to ensure that artists can continue to develop their work and skills.

The Grants Program will fund eight separate projects with more than 37 Queensland artists involved. This investment will help our artists to continue to tell our stories, inspire, and uplift us.

Watch the video below to find out the winners of the 2020 Undercover Artist Grant. Congratulations to all of the recipients!

For the full video transcript, click here.

INCUBATE $5,000 grant recipients:

  • Marissa Ker, Denis and the Deets
    a satirical comedy about cinema managers who don’t screen movies with open captions.
  • Alexandra Ellen, Conversations with My Walker
    exploring themes of internalised ableism, shame and disability pride.
  • AHA Ensemble, Yolk
    a collaborative dance-theatre work exploring relationships, connectedness and inter-dependence.

INCUBATE $2,000 grant recipients:

  • Jacqueline Marshall
  • David Waldie
  • Aspy Jones

UNITE $2,000 Grant recipients:

  • Isabel Stankiewicz
    Isabel will be mentored in playwriting by Ladyfinger, and marketing with Harmonie Downes in support her new play, Necklace.
  • Oliver Hetherington-Page
    Oliver will be mentored by Matilda Award-winning producer Alex Woodward to support his new cabaret, The No Bang Theory.

Undercover Artist Festival 2020 personnel – Steering Group

Upholding Access Arts’ commitment to a disability-led process and program, the Steering Group will comprise six sector leaders with lived experience of disability:

  • Chair: Associate Professor Bree Hadley (QUT)
  • Irene Clelland (CEO, Arafmi)
  • Morwenna Collett (arts, access and inclusion consultant)
  • Julie Lyons (Deaf Sports and Recreation Queensland, artist)
  • Peter Vance (singer-song-writer, Access Arts Life Member).

To learn more, please visit http://undercoverartistfest.com/grants-program