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And the winner of the 2023 Stella Young Award is…

Artemis Muñoz is the winner. Congratulations Artemis!

Artemis Muñoz

Photo: Sarah Clark

The annual Stella Young Award aims to recognise a young Australian disabled artist for their impact on disability activism. Artemis Muñoz (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on Wurundjeri land. Their practice spans across cabaret, theatre, music, online video, sketch comedy and more.

Artemis’ performance and writing work has been featured at La Mama, Butterfly Club, Theatreworks, Alter State Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Midsumma Festival, Emerging Writers Festival and more. Artemis is proud to be a working queer, bi-racial and disabled artist and they are passionate about making the arts better for their communities.

The announcement was made last week at The Gathering. In their award acceptance speech, Artemis said:

“It is exceptionally validating to be receiving this honour. To know that I have the respect of my community means everything to me. I never had the pleasure of meeting Stella Young and to be honest right now I feel like I’m a long way from feeling I can live up to anything that bears her name but I can only hope that I am at the beginning of a journey that will take me to a place that would make Stella proud. In the meantime, I’m just gonna keep doing my best to uplift my communities and make weird art. Thanks to AAV and the panellists for this. I hope I can do you all proud.”

We are excited to see what Artemis will achieve over the next 12 months and into the future!

We received many outstanding applications and would like to thank everyone who applied.

The award is made possible by the amazing work and legacy of Disability Media Australia (formerly Grit Media). We thank everyone involved with the organisation and those involved in the production of ‘No Limits.’

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