Undercover Artist Development Program will support creative projects in early or mid-stage creative development. This refers to either shows that exist only as an idea and needs more creative input, or perhaps a project you’ve started that still has a while to go. These projects can be theatre, music, dance, physical theatre, comedy, circus, poetry, or any combination of these artforms.
Artists can apply for whichever stage of development they are in as long as their work has not yet had a public performance (excluding private industry showings).
Undercover Artist is committed to providing a pipeline for artists from idea through to presentation. As such, at least one project supported by Undercover Artist Development Program 2023 will be programmed in Undercover Artist Festival 2023.
Alexandra Ellen is a Brisbane based theatre maker and visual artist. She takes a multidisciplinary approach to her artistic practice which crosses form. She aims to educate, challenge, expose, encourage and delight.
Alexandra Ellen is the Artistic Associate at indelabilityarts and has been a member of the professional ensemble since 2017. She was a contributing member of the Love Me; and is part of the creative team and cast of award winning show, Wilbur The Optical Whale. Alexandra is currently in development for disability led work, Betsy and I: Conversations with my Walker as the writer and creative lead. Alexandra was part of La Boite’s 2020 ASSEMBLY cohort and s the 2020 Access Arts Achievement Award recipient.
Through the Development Program Betsy and I will be entering the final stage of creative development leading to a polished performance outcome. During this development stage, Alexandra and her creative team will be focusing on the design elements of the show (lighting, sound, and stage) to get it ready for its premiere.
Betsy and I is an exciting, innovative performance work exploring the friendship of Ivy, a 30-year-old disabled woman, and her wheelie walker, Betsy. Delving into themes around ableism, internalised ableism, shame, pride, identity and acceptance. Through the lens of Ivy and Betsy’s friendship, Alexandra explores her personal relationship with disability. The show presents these themes in a safe way, enabling the audience to see the truth more clearly. Betsy and I will be produced with the support of indelabilityarts.
If you are unable to submit an application online, we welcome the use of our alternative methods.
How you apply will not impact our decision-making process.
Applications will be assessed on the potential outcome. This means, we want to see your potential to successfully create a pathway to future career opportunities through the Development Program and be ready to showcase your power to a public audience.
We welcome all forms of performing arts. So, whether you are dancer, musician, writer, artistic group, comedian, poet, or cabaret performer – if you have a creative dream, or maybe you are almost show ready – we want to hear from you!
If you have any questions, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your project.
Please note: The Undercover Artist team works part-time only and will be in touch as soon as possible.