We’re proud to announce the recipients of the Adam Briggs Foundations inaugural Barpirdhila grant. Barpirdhila is a Yorta-Yorta word for Morning Star, which is more than fitting for what we as a not-for-profit are here to nurture; your next step.
Long before I received my first grant for a project I was knocked back by countless others. What I, with the support of my board and partners, have attempted is to remove a bit of the language barrier so artists who were like me can be heard. Sometimes academia isn’t a language some artists can speak – but the potential, the talent & work ethic is there.
Congratulations to the artists who have received funding this round. I believe we have a great range of artists & genres to help nurture an exciting new landscape of First Nations creators.
I appreciate the time and energy everyone has put in to be considered and it was a tough job narrowing it down. Don’t be disheartened if you weren’t successful this time; there will be more opportunities to follow.
Good work is hard work.