The Ian Potter Cultural Trust received 151 applications in the first Emerging Artist Grants funding round of 2024. From this highly competitive pool, 29 artists were awarded $344,584 in grants.

The Trust's new grantees will travel to 14 countries, including Finland, Japan, and Indonesia, to undertake professional development opportunities tailored to their respective creative practices.

New Way Voguing and screen music composition are among the diverse disciplines in which our new grantees will gain skills, knowledge, and expertise.

Congratulations to our new grantees; we look forward to following your professional development journeys. For further information on their projects, you can visit our Grants Database.




Mikaela Earnshaw


Zhu Ohmu




Siobhan Lynch 


Avalon Ormiston 


Kade Power 




Jessie French




Isabella Trimboli


Mia-Francesca Jones 


Nadia Mahjouri


Music Classical

Daisy Wong


Fiona Qiu


Harrison Swainston


Imogen Ferdinando


Stefan Grant


Bernice Chua


Music Contemporary

Rebecca Bracewell


Ayda Akbal


Yasmin Sharaf


Performing Arts

Joshua Belperio


Anisa Nandaula $15,000
Maki Morita $6,806
Ben Walter $12,609
Daniel Ball $8,601

Visual Arts

Jenna Lee


Ella Dunn


Nicole Thomson


Hana Earles


Lorna Quinn


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