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SAFE Grant Recipients

Angus Macfarlane

2018 | Angus used his SAFE Grant to have seven of his original electronic compositions professionally mixed and recorded at a recording studio and made into a CD.


Levi Diball

Visual artist Levi Diball used her SAFE grant to contribute towards her Graydon Gallery solo exhibition costs.


Megan Louise West

Megan received a SAFE grant in 2016 to fund further studies of physical theatre and dance, which included Butoh, vocal training and storytelling techniques.


Paul Gray

Paul used his SAFE Grant to purchase a camera. His new camera has allowed him to further his artistic practice, and as a result, Paul exhibited and sold an artwork in our KPMG exhibition Scope.


Janelle Colquhoun

A SAFE grant enabled Janelle Colquhoun to travel to London to attend the Visually Impaired Musician’s Lives conference. By attending this conference Janelle was able to renew her professional networks and ideas relating to vision impaired musicians. 


Gillian Rankine

A SAFE grant enabled Gillian Rankine to work with her mentor Meredith Beardmore, who travelled from Melbourne to play with her at the Early Music Society of Queensland concert, playing the Baroque Flute.


Mantist Oryem

Mantist Oryem used the funds from his SAFE grant to print copies of his new single Hello Mamma to sell during live shows, at recording stores and on fan’s requests. Afterward, Mantist was able to work with radio stations which sent out copies of his single to listeners.


Belinda Peel

A SAFE grant enabled Belinda Peel to have an art exhibition ‘Within Without’ that aimed to give her artistic exposure and to let other disability circles see her work.


Sarah Houbolt

Sarah Houbolt used her SAFE grant to help cover her travel expenses to and from New Zealand, where she attended the Touch Compass Dance Company’s integrated dance teacher training, and the BLENNZ Homai School for the Blind performing Arts Intensive as an assistant in their week-long programme.


Amanda Rosenfeld

Amanda’s SAFE grant enabled her to purchase high quality musical equipment to use in association with Kinder Beat 3 (a beginner keyboard program of Encore Music Education) lessons for 4-year-old students, as well as complete her Certificate of Teaching (CTMusA) with the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).


Rachael Missingham

A SAFE grant enabled Racheal Missingham to travel to Sydney to participate in Australian Theatre Forum 2015 as an independent artist.


John Briggs

John was awarded a SAFE grant in 2013 to go towards Unframed, his exhibition at the Fortitude Valley gallery Jugglers Art Space.


Diane James

Diane was awarded a SAFE Grant in 2013 that she put towards attending the International Symposium of Electronic Arts and Vivid Festival in Sydney, June 2013.


Paul Ryan

Paul was a awarded a SAFE Grant in 2013 which he put towards purchasing a camera to complete his work The Cattle Life Project & Heartland Initiatives.


Deb Chilton

Deb was awarded a SAFE Grant in 2013 to attend Arts and Disability Meeting Place, a national conference in Hobart, in June 2013.


Richelle Spence

Richelle received a SAFE Grant in 2013 to attend the MHS Conference in Melbourne, August 2013, and present artwork and a paper The Recovery Concept and Crisis Intervention: time for a revolution in the realm of acute psychiatric care with Dr Karleen Gwinner and Dr Louise Ward.


Cristina Youhanna

Cristina was awarded a SAFE Grant in 2013 to purchase a computer with i-sight functionality to support her online marketing of her novel Pretty Little Voices.


Colin Cain

Maureen Connolly

Teone Reinthal

Brendan Huddy

Reg Lovell

Rachel Tara

Susan Andrews


Carol O’Reilly

Cristina Youhanna

Colleen Stevenson

Danielle Richardson

Footprints Inc

Lewis Leigh Lucas

Ross Barber

Tanya Darl


Debra Barry

Karen Roberts

Magda Labuda

Michelle Bainbridge

Terry Stewart

Damian Stewart

Maya Jones

Teone Reinthal


Christine Smale

Alex Crombie

Anna Benakich