Acting Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant is calling on Aboriginal artists across the State to apply for a $30,000 NSW Government fellowship to undertake professional development and expand their skills.
Mr Grant said the NSW 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 2015 NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship will allow the recipient to undertake a self-directed program of professional development that could include travel, mentorships, residencies, workshops, research and creation of new work,” Mr Grant said.
“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.”
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leslie Williams said the fellowship is an important chance for Aboriginal artists to showcase work and further develop skills.
“The 2014 NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship was won by Nicole Foreshew from the Wiradjuri nation (Central West NSW) working across mediums including photo-media, design, sculpture, film and video, and the NSW Government look forward to again receiving a large number of talented submissions,” Mrs Williams 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