Stand Up! grants honour memory & promise of comedian Eurydice Dixon

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Richard Watts

The new grants program aims to support local women in comedy by covering the practical costs of mounting their shows at MICF. An initiative designed to facilitate safer travel has also been announced.

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Comedians Carla Wills and Urvi Majumdar; image supplied.

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM.

The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's Committee of Management and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel.

He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.

Twitter: @richardthewatts