We are excited to announce the 22 successful ACF Boost recipients for 2020, with a total of over $100,000 offered in matched funding!
ACF Boost is designed to assist with the fundraising endeavours of Australia’s independent artists, small groups and art organisations, with this year’s focus on supporting those residing, practising in or touring to bushfire or drought-affected regions.
Selected from all art forms across Australia, the ACF Boost recipients will fundraise for a diverse range of projects from performance and poetry through to virtual concerts, with a significant number of musical and digital initiatives submitted. The majority of recipients come from VIC and NSW, where the effects of the drought and bushfire crisis were at a devastating high.
The fundraising campaigns will be active on the ACF from 1 May – 31 May, with Creative Partnerships Australia investing up to $5,000 in requested matched funding for each ACF Boost project. Keep an eye out for our announcement on when the campaigns are live on the ACF platform and are available to receive donations.
Thank you to everyone who applied for ACF Boost and congratulations to the successful recipients. Applications were of a high standard with over 70 submissions making this a highly competitive boost funding round.
Successful ACF BOOST recipients:
- Sally McLean, Dark Arcadia, VIC, Screen & Photography
- Katie Noonan, AVE – Australian Vocal Ensemble, QLD, Music
- The Space Company, Stardust + The Mission (double-bill), VIC, Theatre & Performance
- Kath Papas Productions, The Phoenix Tour: Shout Gippsland a Party!, VIC, Dance, Theatre & Performance, Installation & Festivals
- Soundstream New Music, Primordial… double your impact, SA, Music
- Endangered Productions, Bach to the Bush, NSW, Opera, Music Theatre & Cabaret
- Katie Yap, HOME, VIC, Music
- Itet – John Noble’s Quartet Program, Itet – JNQP Bairnsdale with ACF Boost, VIC, Music
- Stephen Kok, Word Smith – Steampunk Graphic Novel, NSW, Literature & Publishing
- Sydney Improvised Music Association, Regional Touring Fund, NSW, Music
- MZAZA, The Birth and Death of Stars Tour, QLD, Music
- Lewis Major Projects, S/WORDS – World Premiere, SA, Dance
- Spinifex Gum, Spinifex Gum – Sunshine, VIC, Music
- Ensemble 642, Plucked, VIC, Music
- Steel City Strings, Isolation Strings, NSW, Music
- Interweave Arts, Remade Creatives Online, TAS, Visual Arts & Craft
- Writers Republic, The Bunker Spoken Word, QLD, Theatre & Performance
- Sydney Chamber Opera, Breaking Glass – Digital World Premiere, NSW, Opera, Music Theatre & Cabaret
- Australian String Quartet, ASQ Encore, SA, Music
- Word Travels, Slam Your Poetry – In Schools, NSW, Literature & Publishing
- Burrinja, Ode to Burrinja, VIC, Visual Arts & Craft
- GUTS Dance Central Australia, Value For Money, NT, Dance