2013 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships Open Now

Feb 21, 2013 by

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust is now calling for applications from local artists for the 2013 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships.

The Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships were established to support the creative culture in our region and recognise the valuable contribution artists have in enriching our community.

Two scholarships valued at $3000 each are available for this year. The scholarships are on offer to local creative artists working in any arts discipline, including but not limited to, visual arts, music, theatre and writing.

One arts practice scholarship will be available for a creative artist to further his or her art practice, such as by making and/or completing a body of work for exhibition, publication or for performance.

One arts study scholarship will be available for a creative artist to undertake a program of arts study in any format, for example, at a tertiary institution or other educational program, through a mentorship program or study tour.

Veolia Mulwaree Trust Chairman Paul Stephenson said he was very encouraged by the number and quality of applications in 2012 with the scholarships being awarded to two worthy recipients, ceramicist Sandy Lockwood and tenor Richard Lane.

Mr Stephenson said the region boasted a vibrant and varied local arts community and he encouraged all practicing and emerging artists to apply this year.

The closing date for applications for the 2013 scholarship program is Wednesday 20 March 2013.

The 2013 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships are available to practicing and emerging artists from any one of the seven Local Government Areas serviced by the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, including the Goulburn Mulwaree, Oberon, Palerang, Shoalhaven, Upper Lachlan, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Shire Council areas.

To download the 2013 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form click here.