YOUNG ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR $10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS
Young artists in the electorate are being encouraged to apply for nine $10,000 scholarships under a major new NSW Government scheme to develop emerging artistic talent. This scholarship program helps our young regional artists aged between 18 and 25 develop their careers and connect with arts organisations and training opportunities. Western NSW is renowned for artistic excellence and I would like to see our youth developing their talent so they can pursue their goals. The scholarships are available to fund activities including mentorships or internships, residencies, short-term courses and workshops, art related travel and the creation of new work. This is an exciting new program which will help nurture the skills and future careers of young regional artists. Applications are open until 1 February 2016. For more information or to apply, visitwww.arts.nsw.gov.au.
CATALYST - AUSTRALIAN ARTS AND CULTURAL FUND
After consultation with the arts community and following the appointment of a new federal Arts Minister the federal government has re-tooled their earlier National Program for Excellence in the Arts and announced a new program called CATALYST.
Catalyst will assist organisations to forge new creative and financial partnerships and stimulate innovative ways to build participation by Australians in our cultural life. It will enable access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives
Delineate is an arts program that seeks to enrich the creative initiatives of the Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign run by Family and Community Services (FACS). In partnership with Accessible Arts, the program is designed to boost and foster arts and disability practice within NSW.
Delineate is offering a small arts grant program, which aims to support disability-led projects that build capacity, leadership skills, and artistic networks for artists with disability as well as create cultural change. Delineate applicants can apply from anywhere in NSW, a total of 6 grants will be offered.
IAN POTTER FOUNDATION - ARTS FUNDING
The Ian Potter Foundation Arts program aims to help build the calibre and capacity of Australia’s arts organisations and support them to raise the bar of aspiration and achievement in the sector. The Foundation seek to foster appreciation of the arts and to develop opportunities for greater access to the arts, particularly in rural and regional areas.
The Foundation seeks to support Australian cultural institutions and organisations which are distinctive in artistic achievement, imagination and innovation, and programs that work strategically to help such organisations reach their goals. At a local level, the Foundation seeks to extend cultural opportunities to regional centres and encourage the development of arts programs throughout Australia’s varied and vibrant communities.
NSW YOUNG REGIONAL ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarships are open to artists and performers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen and the visual arts.
The scholarships are for an individual’s program of professional development. A program of professional development can be a combination of professional development activities relating to the fields of art and culture that will benefit your artistic practice and career http://tinyurl.com/zt4daha
VIM LEG UP GRANTS
Leg Up Grants are quick response skill development grants for workers in volunteer managed museums throughout NSW. These grants fund various skill development projects including hosting or attending workshops, conferences or seminars in NSW, in addition to networking activities.
Previous Leg Up Grants have funded museum volunteers to attend conferences and workshops, and to gain training in areas of museum practice including paper conservation, oral history, disaster preparedness and significance assessment.
REGIONAL ARTS NSW QUICK RESPONSE GRANTS
Made available under the Regional Arts Fund allocation for NSW, Quick Response Grants (‘Quicks’) offer funding of up to $1,500 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.
The program is intended to:
support professional development opportunities for artists and artsworkers involved in community programs that will increase their knowledge, skills and experience
support skills and or arts development for individuals and groups in regional communities through the employment of arts and cultural workers to conduct workshops, seminars and forums.