Visual Arts Grant Available

Visual Arts Grant Available

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today encouraged localvisual artists embarking on their careers to apply for a $30,000 NSW Government Visual Arts Fellowship.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is providing this funding as part of its commitment to supporting the professional development of artists in our State,” Mrs Williams said.

“The fellowship is open to visual artists at the beginning of their careers and will support a self-directed program of professional development that might include travel, a mentorship or internship, residencies, courses, workshops, research or the creation of new work.

“This is an excellent opportunity for emerging visual artists to gain recognition for their work, exhibit in an internationally recognised arts centre, and receive support for their professional development.

“There are many talented people in our community and I have been lucky enough to see some amazing artworks displayed at a variety of exhibitions.

“I encourage visual artists from across the Port Macquarie electorate to apply for this fellowship,” Mrs Williams said.

A shortlist of up to 12 artists will be selected by an independent panel of peers managed by Arts NSW. The artists’ works will be exhibited at Artspace, Sydney from12 November to 18 December 2015.

Applications for theNSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) close on 18 May, 2015 with the successful candidate expected to be announced at the exhibition opening.

For more information and to apply, visitwww.arts.nsw.gov.auor www.artspace.org.au

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