September 30, 2013

British Council announces 15 emerging creatives as finalists for Realise Your Dream Award

Art work by Kate Just, one of the winners of the 2012 Realise Your Dream Award

Fifteen young creatives from across the country have been announced as finalists for the annual British Council Realise Your Dream awards. This year’s selection – who must all be within the first ten years of their practice – includes candidates specialising in animation, playwriting, design, graphic design, theatre, digital engagement, performance, jazz music, dance and disability advocacy, production and interdisciplinary arts.

The finalists are: Darcy Prendergast (Vic), Lara Torr (SA), Anna Lise De Lorenzo (NSW), Camille Manley (NSW) He Made She Made (NSW), Melinda Garcia (NSW), Tristan Meecham (Vic), Sean Foran (Qld), Aimee Smith (WA), Thomas Banks (Vic), Maxine Mellor (Qld), Eliza Sarlos (NSW), Alex Deserbrock (Vic), Tobias Manderson-Galvin (Vic), The Honeytrap (Vic).

Unique among awards for young creatives, Realise Your Dream requires applicants to demonstrate artistic talent as well as formulating a ‘dream’ career plan for a professional development trip the United Kingdom.

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