MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today announced that applications were now open to professional artists for two regional arts fellowships, each worth $50,000.
Mr Marshall said ten fellowships would be available over the next four years for professional artists and cultural workers in country NSW.
He is encouraging local artists to consider applying.
“The fellowships are part of a major new scheme delivered by the NSW Government to grow arts and culture in regional NSW, and complement the recent announcement to support 100 young regional artists in a competitive annual scholarship program,” Mr Marshall said.
“The fellowships are available to artists based in regional NSW in all art forms including dance, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts and culture, literature, music, theatre, screen and the visual arts.
“It’s been established to help further develop their careers and support initiatives in regional areas that develop career pathways, arts leadership and thriving locate arts scenes.
“These artists play a pivotal role in developing local cultural communities and the Government is focused on providing opportunities for skills development.”
Two fellowships are available this year with applications open from July 1 to 24 August 2015 for professional artists and art and cultural workers.
For the purpose of this fellowship, regional NSW is defined as Local Government (Council) Areas (LGAs) outside the metropolitan and metropolitan fringe of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.