Found Works is a pilot program that encourages artists from the West to reapproach and rediscover performing arts works that were stopped or delayed due to disruption over the past two years, including the impact of coronavirus. It specifically focuses on supporting artists for whom 2020-2021 was meant to be a formative time in the development of their creative portfolio – for example, their first major work, the first collaboration of a new collective, or a creative outcome that broadened their audience base.
Within Found Works, artists will be empowered to define their project requirements and scope, by presenting a personalised budget and project framework. Artists are encouraged to consider what their lost work of 2020-21 might need when pulling it out of the bottom drawer and placing it back in the spotlight. Creative activities could include table reads, developments, public showings, and other activities that support this work.
Applicants will be asked to define one or more professional development activities that will help them boost their skillset or build capacity. They will also be paired with a mentor of their choice to assist during the lifecycle of this program.
For more information visit the Maribyrnong Arts and Culture website.