Isolate Make

Creative Resilience in a Pandemic

We are delighted to announce that the City of Sydney has awarded a cultural resilience grant to Australian Design Centre for a new project to support our local maker community at this time.  

The creative community is resilient but we know that so many are struggling as they are not currently entitled to income support through JobKeeper and JobSeeker programs due to the nature of their employment and personal circumstances. Opportunities to sell and promote work are diminished particularly as people redirect their income to essentials and are less inclined to spend on other things, but artists are still creating and doing their best to survive.

Isolate Make | Creative Resilience in a Pandemic is a new ADC project working with 10 Sydney makers documenting and exhibiting new work made in isolation.

These ten local Sydney craftspeople working across a diversity of practice will document what they are making at home. ADC provides a platform to share their work and their process through this period of isolation.

ADC CEO and Artistic Director, Lisa Cahill said, ‘We thank the City of Sydney Council and team for doing so much to support the cultural community during this time.  This grant will enable us to directly support these makers and create an imaginative new platform that will have both digital and physical outcomes in the post-pandemic phase.'

We can’t wait to share the results with everyone.  Watch this space as the project develops.

Image: Melinda Young, Thinking/making - an impression in the sand, March 2020. Photo: courtesy of the artist.