2019-20 Arts Projects Successful Grant Recipients Announced

2019-20 Arts Projects Successful Grant Recipients Announced

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss

Creative Industries Arts Projects Awarded

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government continues to invest in the arts and cultural industry across the Northern Territory to create more local jobs, build capacity and showcase our creative excellence to the world.

Funding of $200 000 to support 13 Territory artists has been announced as part of the Creative Industries Arts Projects grants program.

“Investing in our arts and culture means investing in jobs, growing our creative industries and helping to build vibrant and strong communities.” Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss said.

“Our Government is thrilled to provide support to the 13 selected projects across a range of platforms including theatre, music, dance and visual arts, from an array of established and emerging talented artists.

Program supports arts projects that present and promote Territory arts practice including new artworks and skills development for established and emerging artists, and is assessed by a panel of experienced community arts leaders from the Northern Territory register of arts peers.

Territory dance icon Gary Lang and his Northern Territory Dance Company in collaboration with Miku Performing Arts from North East Arnhem Land, have received funding for a month of rehearsals for the dance work, Forbidden, and the much-loved Arafura Music Ensemble has been funded to present the 2020 Concert Series program.

Territory songstress, Stevie Jean, who received critical acclaim for her recent debut EP, Blame Game, will receive support for a new album due for release late next year.

Northern Territory screenwriter Philip Denson has received a grant to tour his play ‘Singularity’ around the Northern Territory. Mr. Denson was selected by Oscar-award winning Producer/Director Ron Howard earlier this year to participate in the Imagine Impact screen initiative.

2019-20 Arts Projects Successful Grant Recipients

Creative Industries Program, Arts Project Round closed 23 September 2019 for arts projects to commence 1 January 2020.


Project Title



Funding Offered

Gary Lang NT Dance Company Limited


Dance  Darwin / Greater Darwin


Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Olive Pink Opera Music Ensemble

Musical Theatre /Opera

Central Australia


Tania Lieman

Collide Creative Development


Darwin / Greater Darwin


Arafura Music Ensemble

2020 Concert Series


Darwin / Greater Darwin


Stevie Jean Kyriacou

Album Recording Project


Humpty Doo / Greater Darwin


Gail Evans

The Final Front Ear


Darwin / Greater Darwin


Philip Denson

Singularity: NT Tour


Wagait Beach / Greater Darwin


Jessica Devereux

Mess of a Mudr?


Darwin / Greater Darwin


Nicolas Dhamarrandji

Garrangali Band Sophomore Album Launch


Baniyala Homeland / Yilpara / East Arnhem


Johanna Bell

Backstage: Developing an immersive theatre experience for Darwin audiences

Other Performing Arts

Darwin / Greater Darwin


Kyle Walmsley

Squeaky Wheel Creative Development


Darwin / Greater Darwin


Britt Guy

Sweat Season 2020

Cross Art Form (Multi Arts)

Darwin / Greater Darwin


Wayne Eager

Bitumen and Direct – Wayne Eager 30 years in the Territory (Catalogue)

Visual Arts and Crafts

Central Australia

$12, 877