Deputy Premier meets young regional artist scholarship recipients

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant with the 2016 Young Regional Artist Scholarship recipients. Photo: Arts NSW.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant with the 2016 Young Regional Artist Scholarship recipients. Photo: Arts NSW.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant has congratulated 14 young regional-NSW based artists who were each awarded $10,000 scholarships as part of a major State Government support program that develops emerging artistic talent.

Mr Grant and prominent arts community members met recipients of the Young Regional Artist Scholarship at Parliament House on Wednesday 21 September as part of a two-day professional development event run by Arts NSW.

The event will connect the recipients with key people in the arts sector and include visits to arts venues and organisations including Carriageworks in Eveleigh, the Information and Cultural Exchange and the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta.

“The scholarships, covering dance, music, visual arts, theatre, literature and screen production, are a great way to help young regional artists develop their careers and connect with arts organisations and training opportunities,” Mr Grant said.

“Each recipient presented well considered, thoughtful and inspiring professional development plans during the application process and the experience gained from those activities will be complemented by the knowledge of industry professionals.

“I am looking forward to meeting these talented young artists and hearing how their chosen scholarship activities will help them become the next generation of regional arts professionals.”

The annual program offers a total of 25 scholarships of $10,000 each, with applications for the remaining scholarships to open in late 2016. For further information about the application process, including assessment and eligibility criteria, please click here.

Supporting artists in regional NSW is a key priority of the Government’s Create in NSW 10-year policy framework that guides strategy, investment and partnerships to grow a thriving, globally connected arts and cultural sector.

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Published: 9 October 2016