2017 NSW Visual Artist Fellowship

The 2017 NSW Visual Artist Fellowship is offered in partnership with the State Government and Artbank, Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (TRGMOAC).

The purpose of the Fellowship is to assist a mid-career/established artist to build on their experience and consider significant activities and opportunities to support both personal development and career advancement.

The Fellowship also offers an additional opportunity to undertake a residency at a regional gallery and offers a significant acquisitive commission from Artbank.

Up to six artists will be shortlisted for the Fellowship and presented at an exhibition at Artbank, Sydney.

The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the 2017 NSW Visual Artist Fellowship Guidelines for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.

Applications open: 11 July 2016
Applications close: 29 August 2016 (Midnight, AEST – Sydney time)

Who can apply?

  • identify as a mid-career/established professional visual artist (see Guidelines for definition);
  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident; and
  •  a NSW resident.


Fellowship activities can commence after 1 December 2016.

Funding range:

The Fellowship recipient will be awarded $30,000 and an Artbank acquisitive commission of up to $20,000.

Types of activities funded:

The residency at MAMA or TRGMOAC forms just one part of your professional development program. In addition to the regional residency, Fellowship activities could include:

  •  mentorships or internships with recognised professional practitioners or organisation
  •  an outstanding opportunity of significance to your practice
  •  short-term courses, workshops or other training at recognised institutions or organisations (note: the Fellowship is not available to support study which will result in a university degree or other formal qualification)
  •  residencies at institutions or organisations
  •  international or national travel for research and development
  •  skills development and experimentation
  • development of new work (note: the Fellowship is not available solely for the creation of new work).

Applicants are required to read the 2017 NSW Visual Artist Fellowship Guidelines before applying.

To apply for funding through this Fellowship program you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form on the Arts NSW online application system available from 11 August.

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