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Visual Arts Fellowship for NSW Emerging Artists


The NSW Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has announced the new, 2013 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship for Emerging Artists, a $30,000 award open to visual artists currently living in NSW and within their first eight years of practice.

Established to support the professional development of new and emerging artists, it replaces the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship. Presented by the State Government in partnership with Artspace Visual Arts Centre, a shortlist of up to 12 artists will be selected to participate in an exhibition to be held at Artspace Visual Arts Centre in Sydney from October 4-20, 2013.

Following the installation of the finalists’ exhibition, the recipient of the fellowship will be selected from the shortlisted artists and announced in October.

‘I encourage visual artists from across the State to consider applying for this fellowship,’ Mr Souris said.

The Fellowship will enable a NSW visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development which may include but is not limited to: travel, mentorships, residencies, research, and/or the creation of new work. As part of the assessment process, shortlisted artists will present their work in an exhibition at Artspace, Woolloomooloo from 4 to 20 October 2013.

‘Applicants will be assessed by an independent panel on their artistic merit, professional skills and experience, the suitability of their proposed program in relation to their artistic practice, and the significance of the program to their career.’



Information and Application Form: Arts NSW website.

Applications close Midnight (AEST), Wednesday 14 August 2013.