Read the full CuriousWorks Annual Report for 2022 online here!

CuriousWorks Annual Report for 2022, designed by Huy Nguyen, is available online now!

After two years of pandemic-related lockdowns, 2022 was a great year for public outcomes. Public festivals like FUNPARK and the GEN2168 Youth Arts Festival were able to finally take place. We released new anthology artworks to the world – Handle With Care, which was distributed at the Other Worlds Zine Fair, and meet me at the next stop which was experienced by the public at Bidwill Square and the Blacktown Arts Leo Kelly Arts Centre. We also launched two new programs: the Refugee Artist Development Program, a mentorship program working with artists from refugee backgrounds to navigate the Australian arts and media landscape, and Testing Grounds, a new mentorship and creative development program for emerging artists. Both programs have continued this year with new participants coming in.

2022 was also a year of great change. During the year, Tiffany Lee-Shoy stepped down as CuriousWorks chair for the Management Committee, and after 10 years, Vanessa Hyde stepped away from CuriousWorks as the CEO.

2023 so far has been an interesting transitional year so far as we continue working on old and new programs and projects. Creating and sharing the Annual Report has given us an opportunity to really reflect on what we want to bring into the years to come, and what needs to stay in 2022.

You can read the CuriousWorks Annual Report 2022 online here.

All our Annual Reports since 2014 can now be found here.

Photo taken by Saarah Hanif at the 2022 FUNPARK Festival.

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