Amplify Your Art

Amplify your art is designed to assist individual NSW artists with disability in all art forms to further their creative practice by undertaking professional development opportunities.

Amplify your art grants were offered for opportunities that develop an artist’s professional practice, including training, mentoring, travel and skills development.

The 13 Amplify your art recipients in 2013-14 are:

  • Christopher Bunton for professional development in dance, theatre and physical theatre;
  • Christine Johnson for professional development in literary art;
  • Richard Lane for vocal training and development in opera;
  • Eugenie Lee for skills development in visual art and photography;
  • Liz Martin for mentorship and creative development in music;
  • David Mason for professional development in music;
  • Charlie McMahon for professional development in music;
  • Kevin Meagher for skills development in ceramic art and performance;
  • Daniel Monks for professional development in dance;
  • Karli Munn for professional development in live performance and installation;
  • Goldele Rayment for internships and skill development in theatre;
  • Deb Roach for skills development in circus art;
  • Greg Sindel for mentorship and development in animation, graphic illustration and writing.
The 12 Amplify your art recipients in 2012-13 were:
  • Perry Keyes for skills development in music theatre;
  • Darren Green for internships, performance opportunities and an artist’s residency in physical theatre and dance;
  • Debra Beale for skills development in bronze sculpturing;
  • Gaele Sobott for skills development in fiction writing;
  • Gerard O’Dwyer for skills development in digital media, voice and film production;
  • Amanda Channells for professional development in ceramic art;
  • Matthew Massaria for skills development in dance and video production.
  • Clarrice Collien for a mentorship program to develop her skills in ceramic art;
  • Kiruna Stamell for professional skills development in dance theatre direction;
  • John Demos for skills development in print-making;
  • Robert Smith for a mentorship program in installation practice;
  • Richard Bell for professional development in poetry and publishing.

Accessible Arts, the peak arts and disability organisation in NSW is managing the Amplify grant program under the NSW Arts and Disability Partnership. As part of the Amplify program, Accessible Arts held a professional development day for recipients, arts mentors and support workers.

Accessible Arts is following the artists’ progress via its website.


Images courtesy of Accessible Arts ©

January 13, 2014 Amplify Your Art Creative Practice