First Nations Fellowship


Arts South Australia and Brink are committed to supporting new work by South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre artists and in late 2023 First Nations playwrights and storytellers were asked to apply for one of two Fellowships being offered by both organisations, to work within a supported creative and professional process for 12 months, as resident artists with Brink. 
The two First Nations fellows recipients are; Jannali Jones [left] and Sonya Rankine [right].

SA Minister for the Arts, Andrea Michaels says, “This crucial initiative aims to support the needs of South Australia’s First Nations emerging playwrights and aims to nurture creative practice and storytelling within our state” says “Most importantly, this inaugural fellowship will celebrate and amplify First Nations voices and perspectives, paving the way forward for a more diverse and inclusive performing arts sector in South Australia”.
With the support of our Artistic Director Stephen Nicolazzo and First Nations industry professionals, the inaugural fellows will be working on the development of new theatrical work, deepening their creative and industry networks, and gaining insight into the inner workings of an independent theatre company. The Fellowship is focussed on connection and creative enrichment for First Nations artists in South Australia, and Brink is thrilled to be a part of this initiative. Huge congratulations to Jannali and Sonya!

READ MORE on both recipients below:

Find out why Sonya applied and what she hopes to achieve through her Fellowship

FInd out why Jannali applied and what she hopes to achieve through her Fellowship