Western Riverina Arts has recently received a philanthropic donation to specifically assist with the professional development of artists and arts-workers living in the Griffith region. The donation was used to offer three grants to the value of $1000 to help Griffith-based artists to attend ARTLANDS,
We are pleased to announce the following artists as the recipients of the WRA Conference Grants:
- Sharni Montgomery from Yenda has a professional background in Journalism and Advertising and is currently studying Arts and Dementia Car through the University of Tasmania. She is aspiring a career as an Arts Therapist and wants to work with groups within the community.
- Anthea da Silva is a Griffith based arts & health professional, a qualified Occupational Therapist & Tertiary Arts Lecturer who has worked across a diverse spectrum – including Specialist Paediatric Clinics, University & TAFE, Prisons and Community & Urban Arts Projects. She’s also an engaging & experienced presenter in Life Drawing, painting & singing. Anthea’s artworks are exhibited nationally.
- A representative from Ley+Lah, a local design and production label based in Hanwood. Operated by 3 sisters the business creates indigenous themed & designed apparel and home decor items since early 2016.
If you missed out and are still keen to go to ARTLANDS we've got good news for you - Arts NSW is offering up to 10 bursaries for NSW artists and arts cultural workers to attend the ARTLANDS Regional Arts Conference. Each bursary allocation will cover full registration for the four day conference event.
Bursaries are open to all NSW artists and art and cultural workers however priority is given to people who live in regional NSW and Western Sydney and to young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability and from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
Applications close 26 September. Find out more HERE