In 2015-6 Regional Arts Australia delivered a highly successful Regional Arts Development (RAD) fellowships program. The RAD Fellowships were an initiative of the Ministry for the Arts. This successful program resulted in five regional arts practitioners being supported to advance their careers, through financial and institutional support. Recipients were selected through a competitive grant round process, each category had its own assessment criteria, as well as four overall criteria and were assessed by an independent panel. The artists who received fellowships were established artists, with a track record of achievement. The nature of the fellowship was to take what the artists had already achieved and elevate their career to the next level.

2015 Fellows

  1. International Creative Development


Emma Porteus

International Research Trilogy: Youth based dance and physical theatre practice, site specific arts practice and international collaboration and touring networks

  1. Indigenous Creative Development


Buku-Larrnggay Mulka

Cross Cultural Collaborations in Glass

  1. Young Artist Creative Development


Julian Canny

Regional Comedy Development

  1. Institutional Fellowship


Mary Anne Butler

Script Development for NT playwrights

  1. Indigenous Institutional Fellowship


Lee Darroch

Cross Cultural Stitching Together the Songlines: Yenbena biganga, gaiyimarr biganga


Image: Lee Darroch, Cross Cultural Stitching Together the Songlines: Yenbena biganga, gaiyimarr biganga.

Regional Arts Australia is currently developing a new fellowship program that is an applicant-led approach addressing the needs of the individual artists. The program has an intentional framework that by design will be embedded in place-based creativity and industry best practice.