28 Sep SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR BELVOIR FELLOWSHIPS: THE 2021 BALNAVES FOUNDATION ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER FELLOWSHIP AND THE 2022 ANDREW CAMERON FELLOWSHIP
Published by Belvoir
28th September 2021
Belvoir is now accepting submissions for two opportunities to work at Belvoir: the 2021 Balnaves Foundation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship and the 2022 Andrew Cameron Fellowship.
Belvoir is committed to supporting and nurturing artists and their work, and in particular, the development of artists who face structural barriers in accessing these opportunities.
In 2021, the Balnaves Foundation Fellowship continues to evolve to meet the needs of the artistic community, in a commitment to supporting new work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre artists. This year, the Fellowship is now open to both playwrights to write a new play and to directors or writer/directors that can lead the creation of an Indigenous-led new stage work, whether that be a new play, an adaptation or through a devised process.
Along with the creation of a new work, the Fellowship model seeks to be deeply collaborative, provide the opportunity to work on a variety of creative process and includes the invitation to have a voice in Belvoir’s artistic decision-making processes.
As part of the experience of working within Belvoir’s Artistic and Programming team, the Fellow will also be offered mentorship by Artistic Associates, S.Shakthidharan and Kodie Bedford, and Producer, Zainab Syed, to ensure they have appropriate structures of support. Applicants from First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and/or underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.
Eamon Flack, Artistic Director at Belvoir said “Opportunities like these are rare in Australian theatre, but they’re invaluable. The chance to sit inside a company is a special thing – to eavesdrop on great artists, to form new collaborations, to see the connections between the work and the business and to develop a long-term relationship with Belvoir”.
Hamish Balnaves, CEO, The Balnaves Foundation, said “The Balnaves Foundation has been supporting Indigenous Theatre at Belvoir for over ten years, and central to this support is the commissioning of new work. We are proud to once again be supporting a platform for Indigenous artists to be creating contemporary Australian stories through the Balnaves Fellowship.”
Applications for both Fellowships are now open. Submissions for the 2021 Balnaves Foundation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist Fellowship close on October 4, 6PM with submissions for the 2022 Andrew Cameron Fellowship closing on 22 October.