‘Knowing Home’ – No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability 2011
Knowing Home by No Strings Attached, (NSA) Theatre of Disability, is a theatre piece about the place and meaning of ‘home’ in the lives of 16 adult, disabled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI) performers.
This project has a well-considered process and plans to develop an education component. NSA is also highly regarded for the artistic quality and integrity of its work. NSA was previously awarded the inaugural Fringe Peace award in 2011. This was not considered in the process and while also not part of the criteria this project does fit with the Peace Foundation’s Reconciliation Action Plan. Overall NSA has demonstrated in the past that it produces high quality work and involves members of the community that are often forgotten by the mainstream. The Peace Foundation is proud to use its funds to promote the production of work that meets its objectives of peace, justice and care for the environment through the arts.
Skip Miller’s Hit Songs – Brink Productions 2010
Skip Miller’s Hit Songs is a multi-narrative theater work for African and Australian actors and musicians, drawing on the storytelling traditions of two continents.
Brink Productions had been developing this project for nearly two years. Written by SA playwright Sean Riley, it tells the story of Skip Miller, an Australian photo-journalist who returns home to Australia after a career spent on the African continent. The show premiered at the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival. www.brinkproductions.com
Rockin’ the Boat – Vital Statistix 2010
A sold-out hit at the Port Festival, Rockin’ the Boat raises a toast to the docksiders, seafarers, working girls, dreamers and rebels of Port Adelaide and ports around the world. An eclectic night of stories and songs – from Brecht to Guys and Dolls, Nick Cave to Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell to John Lennon – Rockin’ the Boat is a celebration and protest in true Port style! www.vitalstatistixtheatrecompany.blogspot.com
Peace Posters – Breakdown Press 2009/2010
This unique project developed by Breakdown Press producing broadsheet series of 30 wonderful A2 posters exploring ideas about peace. Hopefully these posters will end up on bedroom walls, in workplaces, streets, shopfronts and schools! Artists and designers were encouraged to use writing and statistics from academics, historians, poets, scientists, activists and song writers in their poster designs. For further information visit www.breakdownpress.org
The Academy of DYI – Format Festival 2009
A weekend festival of accessible arts, activism, education and collaboration, designed to facilitate skill-sharing and the development of strong networks amongst artists and activists. The festival was part of the Adelaide Fringe in March 2009 and included panels, workshops, film screenings and exhibitions. The Peace Trust congratulates the Format Festival on their 2010 Ruby award.