2017 Recipients


The Innovating Dance Practice Grant (IDP) is an initiative of Ausdance NSW to assist professional dance practitioners residing in NSW to develop and innovate their practice. Funds are made available through devolved funding from Create NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. The grant assists dance artists and practitioners across NSW to providing professional development opportunities that enable them to develop their professional practice. Six recipients, spanning metro and regional NSW take on mentorships and residencies to explore new mediums and deepen their knowledge. Congratulations to the 2017 IDP Grant Recipients – Annalouise Paul, Brooke Stamp, Caroline Garcia, Jessica Coneely, Philip Channells, and Raghav Handa.

Annalouise Paul 

Annalouise will develop her capabilities through professional development workshops in Method Flamenco Empirico with dance professional and mentor Juan Carlos Lerida in Spain.







Brooke Stamp

Brooke s innovating her interdisciplinary practice with acclaimed experimental Olfactive Project 'Folie a Plusieurs' (New York). Brooke will work in studio with a Folie a Plusieurs scent designer, to explore artistic relationships between dance and scent design, with view to develop live performance.






Caroline Garcia

Caroline will undertake residences for two activities, both of which take place in the Philippines. The first is to attend the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, and the second is to participate in Tribal Tour, a cultural immersion program facilitated by Kularts, a tribal and contemporary Filipino dance company based in San Francisco.






Jessica Conneely

Jessica will work at the intersection between dance and health. She will be expanding her practice with two secondments in London and a mentorship with Kevin Williams for 6 months to develop a dance-based health program for regional NSW.






Philip Channells

Philip will embark on a trip to Moscow for two-week skills development project with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art's - 'Experiencing the Museum 2018' event. Workshops will focus on site-specific interdisciplinary performance creative processes & the relationships between the body, architecture/design & our perceptions/perspective from culturally diverse viewpoints.






Raghav Handa

Raghav intends to learn to play the traditional instruments used to create the Kathak rhythms in Indian dhol. He will explore how they can be re-interpreted through a contemporary prism under the mentorship of renowned Indian classical instrumentalist, Maharshi Raval.








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