Latest FUSE Fund round provides $35,000 for arts projects in Darebin

Image credit: Message From Another You by The Parallel Effect. Image by Ahmed Salama.

Latest FUSE Fund round provides $35,000 for arts projects in Darebin

Darebin Council is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021-2022 round of the FUSE Fund arts grants program. FUSE Fund aims to support local artists and organisations to present high quality arts projects and events as part of Darebin’s multi-arts festival FUSE, held in Autumn and Spring each year.

Four diverse projects were successful and received their full funding request, totalling $35,000, providing work to around 21 artists and arts professionals and much needed creative connection for our community in the coming months. Council received 19 high quality applications for funding.

The four grant recipients will have their work showcased at next year’s FUSE Autumn and FUSE Spring festival programs. Read more about the projects below.

FUSE Fund Grant Recipients

Lucie McMahon (Preston): Things Will Be Different Film Screening and Walking Tour

Things Will Be Different is a documentary that explores the everyday lives of people living at the now demolished Walker Street housing estate in Westgarth. The screening will happen at the All Saints Church adjacent to the demolished housing estate, and will involve a walking tour of the local area with the documentary’s subjects and audience.

The Parallel Effect (Preston): Message From Another You

What if you could communicate with another version of yourself in a parallel world? This interactive adventure, guided by a benevolent chatbot, explores the Many Worlds Theory and why we, as humans, are so fascinated by the notion of “doubles” and doppelgängers. Keep an eye on your inbox, you never know when another “you” might be in touch.

Ai Yamamoto (Preston): Ai Yamamoto and Dan West Sonic Collaboration

The creation of a new collaborative musical work between Darebin sonic adventurers Ai Yamamoto and Dan West, inspired by the sounds the artists collect and make in their immediate surroundings. The work will premiere as a live immersive audio/video performance at Neon Parlour, Thornbury.

Sarah Austin and Co (Northcote): An Uncertain Time

An Uncertain Time is an ambitious immersive, sensory performance work from artistic collective Sarah Austin and Co designed for babies aged 0-12 months and their carers. Featuring a dynamic combination of performance techniques including physical theatre, object puppetry, animation, aerial work and a musical score with live voice and instruments, this work explores the idea that the first year of life is experienced as a period of great uncertainty and newness for parents and babies.



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