Incubator program a success in supporting new performance work and development of local creativesPosted 15 Sep 2020 by CA Admin
…Must Go On has been developed in consultation with the SEQN Presenters Network, which includes performing venues, festivals and industry leaders in response to COVID. This new initiative aimed to support the growth and sustainability of the performing arts sector across the South East Queensland North (SEQN) region.
Through …Must Go On seven performance creators took part in an online incubation and mentorship program that was designed to collectively support their business and artistic skills, as well as their health and wellbeing.
Liz Burcham led the program, meeting with artists weekly online to support and test ideas, celebrate outcomes as well as meet with relevant industry leaders to learn from their knowledge and experience and extend their networks.
In addition to each artist having a mentor, they took part in weekly sessions with Dr Margi Brown Ash who specialises in working with artists to strengthen their capacity to sustain artistic practice, be their best self and achieve their potential.
On 7 September, an online showcase was held where the performance creators had the opportunity to present a synopsis of the works they have been developing to industry professional and arts organisations across the region.
…Must Go On was delivered by Creative Arts Alliance as part of our Regional Arts Services Network program, funded by Arts Queensland.
About our Artists and their projects
ALEXANDRA ELLEN – Conversations with my Walker
Alexandra Ellen, is a Brisbane based emerging artist: actor, writer and visual artist, with strong connections with the Redlands. Conversations with my Walker is a new, hilarious, warm-hearted and accessible two hander that explores living with disability through my relationship with my wheelie-walker, Betsy.
ANNA LOREN – 22
22 is a semi-autobiographical work, inspired by my maternal grandmother who, like many unwed women of her time, was forced to give up her first child in secret. An exploration of society’s shifting expectations on young women entering motherhood across the 1950s, 1970s and 1990s.
DAVID KNOBEL & ALEX MCKEAN – Going/Coming Home
Going/Coming Home is a new creative collaboration between Sunshine Coast based performance poet David Knobel and blues musician Alex McKean. This new work examines what it means to be a man and a father.
EMMA CHE RAETHKE – So Near/So Far
People worldwide were sold the world of exploration. International travellers in the month of June 2019 were over 3million. In June 2020 it was 64,000. So Near/So Far is a new interactive performance work that looks at our changing relationship to air travel.
JENNY WYNTER & ANGELINE WYNTER – The Wynter of our Disco Tent
The Wynter of Our Disco Tent is a new musical comedy collaboration between comedian Jenny Wynter and singer-songwriter Angeline Wynter. Sisters by birth, BFFs by choice, Jenny and Angeline are doing it for themselves in this energetic 80s inspired musical comedy duo.
Further information and synopsis for all of the works in development can be accessed by request of Katie Edmiston
e: firstname.lastname@example.org ph: 0413 512 876