Young Regional Artists to shine with $10,000 Scholarships

Artistic regional youth are urged to apply now for the NSW Government’s $10,000 individual scholarship program to foster the next generation of arts professionals.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant today opened the Young Regional Artist Scholarship program and encouraged people aged 18 to 25 to apply for the second year of the scheme that will invest $1 million over four years.

“Last year recipients showcased the innovative and vibrant artistic talent of young people in regional NSW,” Mr Grant said.

“I look forward to hearing first-hand from this year’s recipients how they will reach their career goals with this support.

“The NSW Government is investing in artistic talent throughout regional NSW to ensure the community is supported with a diverse and thriving arts and cultural scene,” Mr Grant said.

The program funds activities such as mentorships, internships, courses, training, national and international travel and creation of new work across all art forms including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, screen and visual arts.

For the purpose of this scholarship program, regional NSW is defined as Local Government Areas outside the metropolitan areas and fringes of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.

The Young Regional Artist Scholarships program will see 100 scholarships valued at $10,000 each awarded over four years and 25 scholarships will be awarded in 2016.

Watch a short video about the 2016 Young Regional Artist Scholarship program

Interested to see who got a Scholarship in 2015?

Download the full list of 2015 recipients here and find out how this Scholarship has benefited their practice.

How to apply:

For more information about the Young Regional Artist Scholarship program click here.


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Published: 15 April 2016