In January 2017, Rajni Shah Projects shared its remaining company funds equally between 19 individuals, who had responded to a call for proposals. This was the final act of the company, which will formally close on March 31, 2017.
There were 37 people who expressed an interest in One Final Act. With the limited funds available, we were only able to offer a small amount of seed money to just over half of those who applied. We prioritised those who had a long relationship with the company and those for whom we felt a small financial boost might enable a creative leap into the unknown.
We have decided that rather than documenting the financial aspect of the project, we would rather document the incredible potential of all the people and projects who gathered around the idea and took the time to write something about how they imagined being involved. The following list therefore documents all of those people who expressed an interest in being part of the project, excluding only those who did not wish to be listed.
We hope that this list will inspire you to share resources and support one another in making and sustaining a creative field that is defined by diversity, possibility, and nurture.
- Rajni Shah and Tracey Low, [4th February, 2017]
One Final Act, in all its possibilities, was:
Amie Taylor developing a performance called ‘Home’
Collin Clay Chace & Juha creating a music video for ‘The Carcass On Your Plate’
Dora Jejey finding a mentor
Ellie Harrison creating an installation for a domestic caravan (Grief Series Part 6) Elspeth Owenmaking her own coffin
French & Mottershead furthering development of an app for ‘Afterlife’
Genevieve Maxwell researching liminality and inter somatic experience
Gillie Kleiman creating ‘Recreation’
Hamish MacPherson investigating the relationship between care ethics and choreography