Ahead of the Game: Artist Residency
Are you an ACT based LGBTIQ+ Artist?
This PAID creative development program could be for you!
Ahead of the Game will explore intersections of queer identities and the culture of sport. Over a three week creative residency, we will make a new queer sport together. Or at least, that’s the invitation to the playing field (and the starting blocks).
To apply, Artists / Creatives need to:
- identify as LGBTIQ+ and be based in ACT,
- have a contemporary arts practice in any art form,
- be dedicated and reliable,
- be open-minded and willing to be challenged,
- be keen to collaborate.
Artists who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally diverse or mixed ability are particularly encouraged to apply.
This residency will interrogate ideas using a collaborative approach that engages local diverse queer communities. We’re not sure where this will take us, but we’re excited to go on the journey. There might be a grand final/e, or we might just play the game together.
Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and All The Queens Men is pleased to announce the artists selected for LGBTIQ+ creative development project ‘Ahead of the Game’ are Angus McGrath, Emma McManus and Zev Honey! From this diverse group of artists, Ahead of the Game will investigate sports and Queer culture in collaboration with Melbourne based artist Tristan Meecham from All the Queens Men. This project is supported by ArtsACT and the Capital of Equality grant and in partnership with AIDS Action Council and Agenda Agender.
Angus McGrath is an artist, performer, writer and curator, interested in popular culture, Internet technologies, and subculture. He sees these streams as making up one fluid practice, allowing enjoyment, intimacy, and potentiality within artworks.
Emma McManus is a theatre-maker, musician, director and current peer for the Australia Council for the Arts. A founding member of performance collective Applespiel, she has performed at Next Wave, Sydney Festival, Performance Space, Malthouse Theatre and You Are Here. Her most recent work with Maria White, Never Trust A Creative City, premiered at the Festival of Live Arts (FoLA) at Melbourne’s Arts House.
Zev Honey is a Canberra-based recovering performance artist currently learning how to be a maker. They like making people uncomfortable and work with their hands, but not at the same time. They really love sports.