Aboriginal Artists Fellowships

Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for the Illawarra and South Coast, Gareth Ward is encouraging local Aboriginal artists to apply for the 2015 NSW Government Aboriginal Arts Fellowship.

Mr Ward said the $30,000 fellowship will support an Aboriginal artist to showcase their work and expand their skills.

“This fellowship is a terrific opportunity for an Aboriginal artist to undertake professional development,” Mr Ward said.

“The fellowship will allow the recipient to undertake a self-directed program of professional development that could include travel, mentorships, residences, workshops, research and creation of new work.

“It is available to Aboriginal artists in all art forms including collections and cultural heritage, community arts and cultural development, dance, literature, multi-art form, music, theatre and visual arts,” Mr Ward said.

Acting Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to supporting Aboriginal artists who contribute to the social and cultural richness of our State and produce works combining traditional stories with art.

“The fellowship program will unearth the quality of our Aboriginal arts and cultural sector and provide an artist with an opportunity to broaden their skill set,” Mr Grant said.

Applications for the fellowship close on Monday 10 August. For more information and details on how to apply, visit www.arts.nsw.gov.au

$30K Art and Technology Fellowship Opens

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has called on local artists to apply for a new $30,000 Fellowship the NSW Government is offering in 2015.

Mr Ward said that the Art & Technology Fellowship is open from today to all NSW artists at any stage in their career.

“I’m thrilled the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is offering a new $30,000 Art & Technology Fellowship to support artists working with technology or digital art,” he said.

“I strongly encourage local artists across our region to apply for this wonderful opportunity to be introduced or expand the use of technology in their work.

“This new Fellowship supports a self-directed program of professional development that might include travel, mentorships and internships with arts, technology or science practitioners, residencies, short-term courses and workshops, research, the creation of new work, and the cost of technological or other equipment to assist in the production of new work.

“The winner of this Fellowship will also have the opportunity to develop a partnership with Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) that could include a residency at one of the Museum’s sites for up to six months, access to research and technical assistance,” Mr Ward said.

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to supporting artists to develop their professional skills.

“The Fellowship is about encouraging our talented artists to delve into new technologies and raise the profile of their work by reaching new audiences.

“Arts NSW’s partnership with MAAS includes an information session, held both online and at Powerhouse Museum, for artists looking to find out more about using new technologies in their work,” Mr Grant said.

Applications close on Wednesday 25th March 2015.

For more information and to apply for the Fellowship, please visit: www.arts.nsw.gov.au.