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Create NSW Artist with Disability Fellowship

John A Douglas Winner of the 2017 Create NSW Artist with Disability Fellowship

John A Douglas has recently been awarded the inaugural 2017 Create NSW(formerly Arts NSW) Artist with Disability Fellowship.In awarding the fellowship, the panel at Create NSW stated that “The Fellowship recognises the high level of achievement in John’s practice so far and the potential for development over the next two years”. The Artist with Disability Fellowship, developed in collaboration with Accessible Arts, is open to professional mid-career or established artists working in any art form, including music, theatre, visual arts, or writing, who identify as having a disability. Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the inaugural fellowship is the first of its kind in Australia and will make a huge difference to the career of the successful candidate.

John will embark on a two year program of skills development commencing in June 2017. Details of the skills development program are as follows:

  • A supervised research program of anatomical medical museums in Europe.
  • A shared studio program to collaborate, consult, test and
    work with photographic prints, fabrics and other materials.
  • Provide tuition and hands on training for the development of
    collage making skills for the creation of  new work.
  • Provide local and international networking opportunities with arts professionals.
  • Motion graphics and animation for Ultra-High Definition programs. 3D Composting
    and lighting for animation and digital visual effects.
  • On-set and on-location experience in commercial digital cinema/photographic production techniques.
  • On location landscape photographic shoot in Central Asia with planning, support and
    consultation in workflow and logistical management shooting both analogue and digital photography.
  • Supervised studio residency program at St George TAFE with access to the sculpture workshops,
    photo and print studios.
  • Contact Improvisation and ariel performance workshops.
  • On site industry experience with the Strings Attached productions company.

For more information you can read this interview published on the createNSW website.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.