Projects Supported by Creative Engine

2022 - Grant Round One

Projects Supported by Creative Engine

Geelong Arts Centre is thrilled to present the seven recipients of Creative Engine's first grant round for 2022

The grants, both financial and value-in-kind studio access within the arts centre’s landmark Ryrie Street building, are designed to directly benefit local G21 artists and other artists with strong connections to our community in their pursuit to develop fresh, innovative and exciting work.

Ignition Recipients

3 x $5,000 plus in-kind studio access and mentoring opportunities

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Salome Redux


'Salome Redux' was created by four female interdisciplinary artists; Peta Coy, Tina Mitchell, Shura Baryshnikov & Helen Yee through as part of Siti Company’s Residency for new works in New York 2016. A hybrid dance theatre piece with live music and live streaming technology, based on the infamous character Salome. Set in the wrestling ring, WWE style, it is an exploration of internalized misogyny in contemporary society. How women explore, repress, and destroy themselves and each other in their quest for authentic self-expression.

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'Roaring' is an immersive theatre experience where audiences are invited to explore 1920s Geelong. Using history as a mirror, and with a pretence of fun and frivolity, Roaring will delve into ideas of power, corruption, and untold female stories.

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'A Lovely Day To Be Online' (working title) is one-person-pop-musical-turned-existential-crisis about a young adult realising the effect that social media is having on him. It addresses how it affects his relationships, his local community, and his broader understanding of how the world functions.

Jump Start Recipient

2 x $1,000 plus in-kind studio access

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Dance and video project 'Querty' will see Surf Coast-based dancer and choreographer Atlanta Elke experiment with her interior and exterior interfaces and expand previously developed movement material by asking the questions; where is the surface of a dance? How does the dissonance between the seeing and feeling of the physical body program new pathways?

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The Privilege-O-Meter


'The Privilege-O-Meter' will be an interactive street artwork that will aim to ultimately encourage as many residents of Geelong as possible to take a privilege quiz and learn about how privilege works (or doesn’t) for people in our community.

Place To Make

2 x In-kind studio access

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Greater Geelong Play Festival - Feasibility Study


Geelong Playwrights will use their Creative Engine support to build a feasibility study and funding case for their vision for a new play writing festival in Geelong. Over five weekends, the Greater Geelong Play Festival would look to local venues across the state to provide playwrights with an opportunity to showcase new, original plays in competition. Culminating in a final for the winners of each ‘heat’, the festival would seek to adopt a non-traditional judging format, with a small panel of judges and both in-person and online audience members voting on the performances.

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Magic Adventures


'Magic Adventures' by Dazzling Dan is an innovative, interactive video project akin to ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’.

Dan’s Place to Make grant will continue on the work he started with us in his 2021 Jump Start grant.