Regional arts and Aboriginal arts fellowship applications now open
The NSW Government is inviting regional-based and Aboriginal artists to apply for four fellowships to support them in further developing their careers.
Three $50,000 Regional Arts Fellowships will offer regional artists and arts and cultural workers a great opportunity to broaden their talent and skills.
A further $30,000 fellowship will allow an Aboriginal arts practitioner based in metropolitan or regional NSW to undergo a self-directed program of professional development.
Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said these fellowships support professional development projects that will provide a big boost to the successful artists’ careers.
“The fellowships could include research, mentorships or short courses, which will build the skills of artists and arts and cultural workers as well as provide access to more arts and cultural opportunities across NSW,” Mr Grant said.
“The NSW Government is proud to offer these fellowships to artists at any stage of their careers, to help them continue contributing to thriving local communities and providing audiences with high quality arts and cultural experiences.
The Government also recently announced almost $770,000 funding for 25 projects that support training, career development and marketing opportunities for Aboriginal artists, arts workers and young people across NSW.
Both the 2016 NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship and the 2016 Regional Arts Fellowships are available across art forms including dance, design, digital arts, literature, music, theatre and screen, community arts, curatorial and the visual arts.
2016 Aboriginal Arts Fellowship applications close on 25 July and 2016 Regional Arts Fellowship applications close on 2 August.
Published: 22 June 2016