Over 250 applications were received following the launch of HOTA’s Creative Development Program late last year. Now, 12 successful local artists have been chosen to have their art funded and supported. The selected artists are a mix of both emerging and established practitioners.
The Creative Development Program, in collaboration with City of Gold Coast, offered $200,000 and in-kind resources for local artists who needed a quick injection of cash, resources or space to support and enable their ideas.
HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke said the callout to local artists received a great response that will further the scope and breadth of the city’s arts and culture landscape. “As the home of the arts, we are absolutely committed to local artists and creatives making and presenting work at HOTA. We want artists to have the time and space to explore new ideas, experiment and collaborate. From the response we had to this first callout, it is obvious that the Gold Coast arts sector is ambitious and ready to take risks – it’s part of the city’s DNA and our local artists have a growing reputation for being the ones to watch nationally. Hold on tight, I can’t wait to see what is going to come out of this program.” Info: http://hota.com.au