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South West Arts welcomes new board members

South West Arts held its Annual General Meeting and Strategic Planning session on 19 May 2012 at the Wanganella Hall. The AGM saw the RAB welcome their new board members: Tertia Butcher from Hay, Julie Cassar from Blighty, Phil Nunn from Tocumwal and Linda Duffy from Deniliquin. Read more

Keele to step down

Australia Council for the Arts CEO Kathy Keele will step down at the end of the year, after six years leading the peak arts body. Australia Council executive director of arts funding Libby Christie will be acting CEO from January until the funding and advisory body finds a permanent replacement. Read more

Season's Greetings from Regional Arts NSW

Regional Arts NSW wish all our subscribers a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to continuing to deliver top regional arts news from around the state in 2013. Read more

GenerationOne commends Walgett

Walgett Community College high school received a CEO commendation in the third annual GenerationOne School competition, which attracted 176 entries. Read more

Marramarra Bulla wrap up

Marramarra Bulla was ArtsOutWest’s second regional showcase of Aboriginal arts. Held in Parkes in central NSW on Saturday November 17, it included a professional visual arts exhibition, two stage performances incorporating contemporary dance, music and film and a day of free community workshops. Read more

Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

Nominations are now open for the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards. The awards recognise outstanding achievement and ongoing contribution by individuals and companies in the areas of dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry. The individual award is $50,000, while the group award is $80,000 and the facilitator’s prize is $20,000. The awards are decided by a judging panel based on nominations which can now be made online here. Read more

Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships | Open for applications

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships provide support for young Australians in a variety of categories to help them further their cultural education and achieve their dreams. The Trust Company as Trustee is offering two scholarships in four categories worth $20,000 each, to candidates who show great promise in the arts and in literature. The categories are acting, painting, sculpture and singing. The scholarship funds can be used to assist with study programs, professional training courses and/or mentor programs. Find out more on the Marten Bequest website. Read more

Rural Women’s Network | Expression of interest regional representatives

The Rural Women’s Network (RWN) wants to link with women around the state who are keen to share ideas and help them improve their understanding of regional needs and how to best address these and continually improve RWN services. The Rural Women Connect commitment will be for three years starting in 2013, with the aim of using phone and computer technology as much as possible to ensure distance is not a barrier to participation. Regions are loosely defined as North/Mid Coast, South Coast/Snowy Mountain, Central West, South West North West/Outback, and New England. Click here for more information. Read more

The Rocks Pop-up | Call for submissions

The Rocks Pop-up is looking for creative partners and practitioners interested in exhibition, experimentation and collaboration to join its community in 2012/13. Successful applicants enter into licence agreements to manage the spaces and coordinate use by artists and creative workers under their umbrella. Find out more here. Read more

Balranald Shire Council | Expression of interest for public artwork

Balranald Shire Council, in partnership with South West Arts, is seeking expressions of interest from artists to design and create a public artwork for the new Balranald Interpretive Centre. The commission is for an artwork (or a series of artworks) that will attract and retain visitors to the community and stimulate increased interest in the Balranald Interpretive Centre. This is a recirculated brief and EOI’s received previously will be reconsidered in this round. For all the details, download the brief here. Read more

19th International Symposium on Electronic Art | Call for participation

The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) will comprise engaging presentations and thought-provoking speakers and discussions in Sydney from June 7 – 16 2013. They are looking for a variety of formats and engagement for presenters and participants to ensure a high quality of thought, deliberation and discussion. The over-arching theme of the conference is ‘Resistance is futile’ and suggested formats for submissions include creator sessions, roundtables, workshops and panels. Click here for more information. Read more