100 SCHOLARSHIPS TO BOOST YOUNG REGIONAL ARTISTIC TALENT
The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has created new scheme to develop young artistic talent through a regional scholarship program.
Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said they were proud the NSW Government has invested in 100 scholarship grants valued at $10,000 each, available for 18-to-25 year olds living in the regions.
“Applications for 25 NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships are now open until 11 June 2015,” Mr Fraser said.
“I urge our talented local artists and arts workers from any art form, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen and the visual arts to apply for this terrific opportunity.
“The scholarships are available to fund activities including mentorships or internships, residencies, short-term courses and workshops, travel and the creation of new work.
“The Coffs Harbour electorate has enthusiastic artistic talent and I want our youth developing the skills they need to reach their full potential.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, said the new scholarships would help unlock the potential of young artists and arts workers living in regional areas.
“There is fantastic artistic talent in all parts of our State and the NSW Government is making it easier for youth in regional areas to connect to arts organisations and training opportunities to nurture their skills and future careers,” Mr Grant said.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to investing in our next generation of artistic and cultural talent.”
For the purpose of this Scholarship, Regional NSW is defined as Local Government (Council) Areas (LGAs) outside the metropolitan and metropolitan fringe of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. For more information or to apply for a NSW Young Regional Artists Scholarship, visit: www.arts.nsw.gov.au
16 April 2015
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