We promote the value and diversity of the Arts for Australian culture and society.
Leunig: A Tale in 16 Parts aims to enrich Australia’s cultural
life and celebrate the connection between the arts, humanities and a healthy
Fundraising Target: $78,000 to finish the film
With exclusive and
intimate access to one of Australia’s National Living Treasures – Michael
Leunig - this feature documentary will entertain, engage and enliven audiences
everywhere with a revealing portrait of an enigmatic artist who just happens to
be a household name. With an anarchic, playful and life affirming heart, the
film celebrates self-expression, friendship, life and death, and the power of
the imagination to ignite, enrage, heal and inspire.
Nothing to Lose will challenge fatphobia and body
shaming and empower those who may be of bigger, or less abled bodies.
Fundraising Target: $7,000
Award winning dance theatre production, Nothing to
Lose centred a cast of undeniably fat and queer performers- something that
had never been seen on mainstream dance stages before, anywhere in the world.
Nothing To Lose reveals the deeply personal experiences of
the cast, exploring ideas of Queering the body and what happens when you put
fat bodies and the stories of the people who inhabit them, centre stage.
The Witch of Kings Cross explores
provocative themes at the zeitgeist of contemporary society – censorship,
freedom of religion, powerful women and art history.
Rosaleen Norton was the most persecuted, prosecuted and
daring female artist in Australian history.
In 1950’s Sydney, Norton becomes a media sensation when the
police confiscate her paintings and charge her with obscenity. Allegations of
satanic rituals, unexplained murders and sex orgies hit the headlines. At the
vanguard of feminism and the counter culture revolution, Rosaleen Norton was
persecuted for her dangerous ideas that now appear prophetic.
The film is an inspirational story of a brave woman who
dared to be different.
The Power and The Passion will inspire young audiences to consider
the power of collective experience to agitate for change in society, to address
issues affecting new generations and build networks to connect people of like
In 1984 Midnight
Oil launch the tour for “Red Sails in the Sunset”. At the same moment a new
political party, the Nuclear Disarmament Party approaches lead singer Peter
Garrett to head their run for the Senate. With the support of the band he
launches himself and Midnight Oil into a charged alliance of rock and politics.
With the music of Midnight Oil as a foundation we make a stand on issues that
resonated for young people during the mid 80s and explore how Australian music is
interwoven with the history of that time.
The Show Must Go On will create a safe platform for individuals
and organisations in the Australian Entertainment Industry to address the
abnormally high rates of mental health conditions.
Fundraising Target: $155,000 to finish the film | $50,000 for the impact campaign
While the Australian entertainment industry is widely perceived as
glamorous, fun, exciting, and well-paid, recent and alarming research paints a
darker picture for entertainment workers. Suicide attempts in the industry are
double the national average. Anxiety is 10 times higher, sleep disorders are 7
times higher, and depression is 5 times higher than the national average.
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