Funding success for arts in the Central West

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Arts in the central west has been given a significant funding injection via an Arts NSW Regional Arts Fellowship and two Regional Arts Fund recipients.

NSW Regional Arts Fellowship – Adam Deusien

Congratulations to Bathurst Director Adam Deusien, who is a great friend of Arts OutWest, he lives just up the corridor in fact!  Adam helps to develop the next generation of regional theatre professionals in his day job as lecturer in Theatre/Media at Charles Sturt University.

Adam has trained, taught and performed in Queensland, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. In 2012, he founded the physical theatre company Lingua Franca with Alison Plevey in Bathurst. Adam was awarded $50,000 and was one of only two successful applicant to receive the Arts NSW fellowships which enable an artist or arts/cultural worker from regional NSW to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

Over 10 months Adam’s fellowship program includes:

  • Workshops to share skills with three regional performing arts hubs, Hot House (Albury), Generator (Lismore) and Local Stages (Bathurst).
  • A placement at Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney, accompanied by a mentorship with Artistic Director Lee Lewis
  • A placement at Déda Dance Company in Derby, UK working on its annual community festival of physical performance • Development of a new theatre work.

2016 Regional Arts Fund Recipients

Two project from the Arts OutWest region were also successful in their applications for funding through the Regional Arts Fund from Regional Arts NSW.

Lingua Franca Dance Theatre MIGHTY – Creative Development

Lingua Franca Dance & Physical Theatre will partner with visual artist Harrie Fasher to collaborate on a first stage creative development of new physical theatre work MIGHTY at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. This creative development will employ professional regional artists across artforms and will engage a group of youth/ emerging performers as creative partners. $24,485.00.

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre / ATYP Youth Theatre – Collaboration

A BMEC/ ATYP collaboration which will provide young people and adult professionals in Bathurst and the surrounding region the opportunity to develop an original contemporary theatre production, working with partners from ATYP. The eventual production will have seasons in Bathurst in the BMEC annual season and at the ATYP theatre in Sydney. $22,497.00.

Front Image: Lingua Franca by Lorna Sim (courtesy of Lingua Franca website)