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Arts NSW | Young Regional Artist Scholarship

The NSW State Government is offering 15 scholarships for young, regional artists and cultural workers to undertake exciting and career-making professional development opportunities.

Scholarships are open to artists and performers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial and the visual arts.

Scholarships are worth $10,000 and include a professional development networking program which takes place in Sydney in late 2017.

Applications close: 20 February 2017 (5pm, AEST).

As soon as you begin an application, Arts NSW will be in touch to provide information to help you plan your Scholarship program and complete your application.


Are you eligible?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

*A list of eligible Local Government Areas is included in the Frequently Asked Questions. University students studying in Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong, with a home address in regional NSW, are also eligible to apply on the basis that they provide evidence of their home address as support material.


Types of activities funded:

Activities could include a combination of:


Work experience opportunity

A number of arts organisations and festivals have agreed to host Scholarship recipients for work experience. Applicants are encouraged to consider including a residency, mentorship or internship with one of these.

Details of the mentorship, residency or internship must be included in your application. To discuss this further contact Arts NSW on (02) 9995 0646.

A list of organisations that have agreed to offer work experience opportunities and their contact details are located in the downloadable Frequently Asked Questions document.


Your Application

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before starting your application.

To apply, you must submit a completed online application form and the required support material. Applications must be submitted through the Arts NSW online application system available from 5 December.

As soon as you begin an application, Arts NSW will be in touch to provide information to help you plan your scholarship program and complete your application.

Arts NSW is committed to supporting applicants with disability. Information can be provided in alternative formats upon request (i.e. large print or electronic). If you require assistance with your application please contact Arts NSW on the details provided below.



For further uinformation please contact Lachlan Herd, Arts Development and Investment, Arts NSW via phone (02) 9995 0646 or email

Freecall: 1800 358 594 (within NSW)

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