13 September 2012
Broadband Arts Initiative: grant recipients
Recipients of the new Broadband Arts Initiative grants by the Australia Council have been announced. The four successful projects include the Terrapin Puppet Theatre and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra's children's show Shadow Dreams, performed simultaneously to two audiences in different locations (involving the orchestra and composer Graeme Koehne), and an online public artwork Stay or Leave by the City of Whittlesea in Victoria, involving sound artists Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey and using broadband to work with several communities in order to create a sonic landscape which mirrors the rapidly changing circumstances of extreme events. The City of Whittlesea and the TSO/Terrapin project both received a grant sum of $100,000.
The other grant recipients were the 2013 International Symposium of Electronic Arts and the festival director Marcus Westbury ($86,000 for the Screen Portal Project connecting artists and audiences in real-time interactions on high definition, life-size audiovisual screens in public spaces in New South Wales and the Northern Territory) and media artist Keith Armstrong ($64,000 for Long Time, No See? online and installation artwork).
Broadband Arts Initiative (Australian Council website)
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