2016 ACDGP grantees
BEASTLY! collaboration for 2016 Georgetown and OzAsia festivals
Sector: Arts and Culture
Art form or genre: Multi arts
Country location: Malaysia
Grantee: Tutti Arts Inc
Tutti Arts Inc is a South-Australian multi-arts organisation with the vision of taking the work of artists with a disability to the world. Their project BEASTLY! is a multisensory interactive street art project helmed by Tutti artistic director Pat Rix and Andres Busrianto, director of the annual Geneng Street Art Festival in Java, Indonesia. Beastly is an ambitious two-year international project that brings together artists and disabled performers from across Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia.
BEASTLY! grew from conversations with artists about their real, mythological and imaginative relationships with the animal world. They are the relationships all cultures experience which give depth and nuance to our view of nature. Artists decided they wanted to transform an ordinary everyday built environment into a series of small, secret places where audiences can experience short beastly themed performances which invite deeper reflection about how we as human beings relate to the animal world.
The artists' aim is for this work to be free and accessible to the widest possible audience – disabled and non-disabled, children through to festival connoisseurs - and for everyone to be invited to participate in the evolution of the work through photos, drawings and posting online.
Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program grant offer: $10,000 plus $1,000 GST
Total project value: $180,000