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Regional NSW’s got talent

In the arts, talent comes in all shapes, sizes and forms. However, tapping into that talent in a meaningful way can be difficult without the right support to perfect a craft or body of work. The Young Regional Artist Scholarship (YRAS) is designed to go some way to harnessing this talent by offering a $10,000 grant to successful applicants who wish to further their creative ambitions.

The YRAS program will invest in 100 scholarships to the value of $1 million in total over four years, with hopes to unearth more local talent. Local artists and works can come from any art form, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen and the visual arts to apply for this terrific opportunity.

Of the program Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson (pictured with successful applicant Loren Ryan) said, “We’ve already seen success from this program for local artists including singer Loren Ryan and banjo player Chloe Nott, so I’m keen to see who the next lucky recipient could be.

“Our region is renowned for artistic talent and I encourage our young artists to apply for this career-changing opportunity.”

The scholarships are available to fund activities including mentorships or internships, residencies, short-term courses and workshops, travel and the creation of new work.

Round Two of the NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships for 2016-17 is open until Monday, 20 February 2017.

For more on the application process, assessment and eligibility criteria, go to  or email

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