Seed funding for cool creative ideas? Let’s get real.
A pilot for a new model to deliver arts industry support gave seven artists the opportunity to vie for $4000 in prize money as part of Keeping it Real
The seven artists were selected on the submission of a one-sentence pitch, which they workshopped over two hours in a Pitch Lab facilitated by Lavanna Neal and Adam Deusien.
Pitchers Nicola Lambert, Sarah Stewart, Ellen Harvey, Toni Hassan, Tashani Fuller, Natsuko Yonezawa and Dale Thain braved the crowd to present their refined pitches to the artists assembled for Seat at the Table
The pitchers themselves voted for the ‘best pitch of the day’ and all seven took away cash prizes.
Best Pitch of the Day: Nicola Lambert, for Watermarks, resurfacing the stories of Canberra’s creeks.
Second Best Pitch of the Day: Sarah Stewart, for Safe Comedy Room.
Third Best Pitch of the Day: Tashani Fuller, for a Short film with Youth of Braidwood.
Photograph by Daniel Evans featuring Adam Deusien.