Just to let you know that I’ve been a judge/assessor on a few projects for the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Network for Art and Technology, both this year and last year. These are the interesting programs I assessed this year:
Making for Market is a grant program to support the commercial development of digital projects as part of Story of the Future. Nine grants and five writing mentorships were awarded to projects in March 2008, with a total funding of more than $200,000.
I was a judge on one of the grants, and was commissioned as a mentor on another.
MMUVE IT!, Inter-Arts, Australia Council for Arts, July 2008
The Australia Council for the Arts is offering up to $30,000 for a collaborative, embodied art project in a massive multi-user virtual environment (MMUVE). The grant aims to give Australian artists the opportunity to creatively and critically explore interactive, virtual worlds, with a particular focus on the body and interfaces facilitating ‘mixed realities’. The grant allows for a collaborative team of up to three artists (including a digital visual media practitioner) to develop inter-disciplinary artwork in a MMUVE of their choice.
Portable Worlds 2nd Edition, The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), Jan, 2008
ANAT believes technology and mobility can change habits and inhabitation of public spaces. Exploring connection and intimacy, portability and community, scale and distance, the artworks in Portable Worldâ€™s 2nd Edition utilise mobile phones for both display and creation of the works. Presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), Portable Worlds 2nd Edition is touring nationally in 2008 and 2009, bringing exhibition and workshop programs to urban and regional Australia.
You can find out about the previous ones here.