Tuesday, 5 July 2016

2016 Aboriginal Art Fellowship

After recently announcing the funding of 25 projects that support training, career development and marketing opportunities for Aboriginal artists, arts workers and young people across NSW with almost $770,000, the NSW Government is now calling all regional-based and Aboriginal artists to apply for another fellowship worth $30,000 to support them in further developing their careers.

The 2016 Aboriginal Art Fellowship will allow an Aboriginal arts practitioner based in regional NSW to undergo a self-directed program of professional development. It is  is open to professional artists from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, community arts, curatorial and the visual arts.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the fellowship supports professional development projects that will provide a big boost to the successful artists’ careers. 

So you better hurry and apply IF you are:
  • an individual artists and arts/cultural workers
  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • a NSW resident for at least 12 months 

Some of the following activities could get funded:
  • international or national travel
  • mentorships or internships with recognised professional practitioners or organisations
  • residencies at institutions or organisations
  • an outstanding opportunity of significance to the applicant’s practice
  • short-term courses, workshops or other training at recognised institutions or organisations
  • research and development
  • creation of new work 

The 2016 Aboriginal Arts Fellowship applications close on 25 July and funding is available for activities commencing after 1 December 2016.

For further details about the 2016 Aboriginal Arts Fellowship please read the 2016 Aboriginal Arts Fellowship Guidelines for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact RADO Derek Motion from Western Riverina Arts.

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