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Australia Council for the Arts | Dreaming Award Nominations

The Dreaming Award recognises an inspirational young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist aged 18-26 years and supports the opportunity for them to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships, either nationally or internationally.

The successful candidate is mentored in their chosen discipline (music, dance, theatre, literature, visual arts, new media, and cultural vibrancy) by another established professional artist or by an arts institution nominated by the artist. In addition, the Australia Council will promote the achievements of the recipient to inspire other young artists.

Amount: $20,000

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy Arts Panel will base their selection on the following considerations:

Expression of interest close: 16 December 2016
Notification date: 1 February 2017
Project start date: 1 June 2017

Download the nominations formĀ here. To nominate please visit this page. For more information contact: or 02 9215 9167 or toll free on 1800 226 912.