Regional artists receive Artists' Grant Program funding24.03.2017
Ten visual artists will share $12,500 in NSW Government funding to support the costs of developing and presenting their works.
Arts NSW Executive Director Michael Brealey said the grants will help artists meet development, production and promotional costs, with the outcome of presenting more work to wider audiences.
“This well-targeted program is assisting our artists in a range of activities, including residencies in the Arctic Circle and an island reserve in Brazil, printmaking in Canberra’s Botanic Gardens, a new exhibition from Bronwyn Bancroft with the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, and photographic shows travelling to Melbourne and the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney.”
“The NSW Government is this year committing $50,000 to the Artists’ Grant Program as we continue to support our artists and together promote a dynamic and engaging arts culture across the state.”
“I’m pleased that of the ten projects, two artists are from regional NSW and two from Western Sydney, both priority areas of the Government’s arts and culture framework, Create in NSW.”
The Artists’ Grant Program is an Arts NSW funding program administered by the National Association of the Visual Arts on behalf of the NSW Government. It offers support of up to $1,250 for individuals and $2,500 for groups in four rounds a year.
- Jacob Raupach, Wagga Wagga (Murrumbidgee), $1,250 to present new photographic works, entitled Labour Studies, about the image of artist and worker, for an exhibition in Melbourne in July.
- Kim Bagot-Hiller, West Bathurst (Central West), $1,250 to present an exhibition of print making about biodiversity at the Australian National Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre Gallery in April 2017.
For more information and the full list of recipients, visit the website here.