Angelica Mesiti wins Creative Fellowship - Art Collector

Angelica Mesiti, Music as Citizens, 2011 work in progress. Courtesy: the artist.

18 July 2011 | Video artist Angelica Mesiti has been awarded a Creative Fellowship by the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney.

AFTRS awards two fellowships annually, providing financial support for adventurous screen-based projects.

Mesiti, who is also part of the collaborative group The Kingpins, will use her fellowship money to produce a multi-channel video installation. The work will look at how cultures survive in cities around the world, in particular through music. She is also interested in what happens to cultural traditions when they are transported to new contexts by migration, and how these traditions survive in spite of assimilation.

The amount for the Creative Fellowship is not announced publicly, as it is granted according to the budget submitted by the artist, and is therefore different each year.

The second fellowship was awarded to Christopher Frey, who will be using the money to support an experimental film.

Over 50 applications were received for the AFTRS fellowships this year.

Jane O'Sullivan

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