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The Bridge is a Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane City Council $300,000 four-year funding initiative designed to support local performers and producers to grow the presenting capacity of Brisbane’s performing arts sector.
This initiative is divided across four financial years, with selected shows aligning to Brisbane Powerhouse’s programming vision of being a home for living art, ideas and experiences. The Bridge will support projects across the genres of independent musical theatre, digital and tech-based artists, and circus. Created in response to Brisbane City Council’s Creative Sector Survey, The Bridge will give Brisbane creatives the necessary time and support to present shows of a professional standard.
The first recipient of The Bridge, was Chasing Smoke by Casus Circus and Cluster Arts. An evocative and triumphant performance by Australia’s only Indigenous contemporary circus ensemble the work has grown to now receive Australia Council funding. Becoming Bill, a new musical work by Bradley McCaw was awarded the second round of funding.
Applications are now open for expressions of interest for projects from 2018-2021. For more information contact: The Bridge producer Veronica Neave on 07 3358 8608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We acknowledge the Jagera/Turrbal peoples, the First Nation Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather. We pay respects to all Elders past and present and acknowledge the young leaders who are working beside our Elders in our cultural industries. We recognise all First Nation peoples as the original storytellers of these lands and acknowledge the important role they continue to play in our community.