2021 History

Sue Giles elected President of ASSITEJ

  • Sue Giles AM elected President of ASSITEJ International at the World Congress (online) in Tokyo. 
  • The Generator receives an Artist-Led Actions Green Room Award for 2020 activity. 
  • In January, Paper Planet tours to Footscray Community Arts – our first in-person engagement since March 2020.
  • In April, Polyglot delivers Boats at Arts Centre Melbourne, Ants at Melbourne Recital Centre and Paper Planet at Brighton Town Hall in a flurry of school holiday activity. Casting is stretched to the breaking point with COVID precautions.
  • Rumba Shop! commences – our new three-year program with Rumbalara Football Netball Club in Shepparton, generously supported by the Newsboys Foundation. We can only attend three matches in 2021 because of lockdowns. 
  • Our first creative exchange with Rawcus is held at Abbotsford Convent on 4 August. Lockdown #6 is announced the next day. 
  • Polyglot has 10 core staff and 23 artists in the Generator.

Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.