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International Arts Residency-2016

The Alcorso Foundation is pleased to congratulate Graphic Designer, Tracey Allen and Dancer/ Choreographer, Annie Greig on being awarded the 2015-2016 Claudio Alcorso International Arts Residency Award.

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Applications close annually on March 1st and September 1st.

2016 TRACEY ALLEN

Tracey Allen is a Graphic Designer and the Director of Liminal Graphics, of Liminal Studio. Tracey will undertake a two month residency in London to include attending a masterclass in Service Design run by the University of Arts, London. She will also meet with practitioners from leading European design agencies, engagement with leaders in service design and wayfinding, CityID, Pearson Lloyd, Design Council and Colette Jeffrey, carry out research and undertake mentoring. Service design is at the forefront of an emerging field that transforms environments, enhances communication and improves user experiences. Its practising model demonstrates how creativity and design builds better collaboration across agencies and services which in turn enhances a service's communication and systems as well as showing economic benefits. The Claudio Alcorso International Residency will provide Tracey this unique opportunity to work with leading international service providers and Government agencies revolutionising the way that people navigate complex places such as hospitals and public spaces and assist her in building stronger links between art/design and health/public service adding value to a range of health and service strategies.

Foundation President, Kate Warner, said this was a most exciting an innovative undertaking which would bring great potential and long term benefits to public facilities in Tasmania.

2016 ANNIE GREIG

Annie Greig is a dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director. Until her recent retirement she was the driving force behind the success of Tasdance since her appointment as Artistic Director in 1997. Annie has worked in many capacities during her extraordinary career from Course Director with the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association; freelance teacher and video maker; lecturer at the University of Tasmania for the Bachelor of Performing Arts dance students and Performing Arts Program Officer with Arts Tasmania. She served on the Tasmanian Cultural Industries Council, Advisory Committee for the Australian Choreographic Centre in Canberra, was President of Ausdance NSW and a former National Vice-President of Ausdance, the Australian Dance Council. She was also awarded an Honorary Life Membership in recognition of her services to dance and is currently the Secretary for the Asia Pacific Performing Arts Network. Annie will use her International Residency Award to participate in a unique community dance project in Lisbon, Portugal with Madalena Victorino. During her time in Portugal Annie will work closely with Madelena as an artistic consultant working on a dance project with street people in Lisbon. The project will culminate in a dance project to premiere in May 2016. Annie will use this valuable opportunity to return to Tasmania to produce similar community based dance projects for Tasmanian based audience.

Foundation Chair and President, Caroline Alcorso said that presenting this award to Annie Greig is both timely, and appropriate in recognising the outstanding contribution Annie has made to the Arts and Cultural sector in Tasmania which exemplifies the intent of the award.

The Alcorso Foundation's International Arts Residency Award is a joint partnership program with Arts Tasmania, a division of the Department of State Growth. The next closing date for submissions is September 1, 2015.

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