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Announcement posted by HOTA 24 Apr 2020

Since announcing its Rage Against the V(irus) artist fund late last month, HOTA haven’t taken their foot off the pedal, supporting more than 25 local artists and counting, while dreaming up ways to bring HOTA direct to homes.
Over the next six weeks, HOTA has big plans to bring the community everything they love about the Home of the Arts, direct to living rooms through their RAGE ON(line) program.

Criena Gehrke, HOTA CEO, said the venue’s temporary closure is not going to stop them delivering the Arts.
“We know people will be missing HOTA, and we’re not going to let being closed stop us from delivering great creative content. So we’ve been collaborating with brilliant artists to bring you great art from the comfort of your armchair,” she said.
“You might not be quite sure what to expect, we’re turning this stuff around fast, but get ready to sing with us, laugh with us and craft with us.”

HOTA’s RAGE ON(line) program will begin rolling out soon on their website and social media channels.

Meanwhile, the art is rolling in as HOTA’s Rage Against the V(irus) fund for local artists takes off.

So far, HOTA has received more than 195 applications from local Gold Coast artists  for funding of up to $1000, to create projects with an online outcome.

Criena Gehrke praised the creativity and inventiveness of the artists.

“This rapid-response grant was established for our local arts community during a time when they need it most,” she said.

“Artists are the lifeblood of HOTA, without them there is no home of the arts. We’ve been awed by their creative brilliance and we celebrate their creativity, inventiveness and courageous nature.”

Project outcomes so far have included: short films, a web series, photo exhibitions, concerts, colouring books, animations, an interview series and more.

As RAGE ON(line) prepares to launch, applications for HOTA’s Rage Against the V(irus) artist fund remain open until May 15.

For more information visit: https://hota.com.au/hota-artist-fund-rage-against-the-virus/

**For a full list of the funded projects to date, see media release attached.

Amy Stalinescu | M10 Collective
E: amy@m10.com.au M: 0411 789 195