$259K Screenrights Funding propels innovative collaborations

Diversity Arts Australia and Back to Back Theatre are among the latest funding recipients to foster new projects in the screen industry.

Seven projects received a total of $249,600 from the Screenrights 2021 Cultural Fund with a focus on ‘New Teams’ to support diverse and innovative projects.

Screenrights Board Director and Cultural Fund Working Group Chair Geoffrey Atherden said: ‘This year’s focus on New Teams attracted a strong round of high quality applications, out of which seven projects have been approved with a rich diversity of participants and project aims. We’re confident that this year’s grants will deliver rewarding and innovative outcomes for audiences and the screen industry in Australia and New Zealand.‘

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_