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Nine Young Regional Artists set to Share $90,000 Create NSW Scholarship Fund

Nine exciting young artists from across regional NSW will share $90,000 to undertake professional development programs in the first of two funding rounds from the Create NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarship initiative.
Each year the initiative rewards 25 artists aged 18-25 across the state, with the initiative covering all art forms – from dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen and curatorial to the visual arts.
The selected nine artists from the first round this year span a diverse range of artforms including circus, music, film, theatre and the visual arts, and will each receive a $10,000 grant to support a self-directed program.
The Scholarships will officially commence on 1 November when the group comes together for a two-day professional development training workshop at Carriageworks in Eveleigh curated by Create NSW, before they each embark on their own chosen programs.
During the workshop they will receive expert advice, business management lessons and networking opportunities with a range of leading industry figures, visit arts organisations and meet the Minster for the Arts, Don Harwin.
Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey commented, “Supporting emerging artists is a vital step in building a stronger, richer and more diverse arts and cultural offering here in NSW, and we are always delighted to find such an incredible group of artists that we can help at the start of their artistic journeys.
“This Scholarship offers truly once-in-a-lifetime professional development opportunities that cross both international and national boundaries. We’ve seen from previous recipients just what is possible, and we’re really excited to welcome our new artists with this unique learning experience.”
Applications for the Young Regional Artist Scholarship Round 2 are open until midnight, Monday 30 October June 2017.
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The 2017/18 Young Regional Artist Scholarship Recipients (Round 1, 2017)