2013 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships announced

May 21, 2013 by

VMT 2013 Creative Arts Scholarships group 2 webThe Veolia Mulwaree Trust continues to provide support for the creative arts in our region in 2013. Six local artists have been awarded Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships at a recent presentation ceremony marking six years of the scholarship program.

From painting and poetry to pottery and the performing arts, a diverse range of disciplines were represented in the 27 applications for the 2013 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships.

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust praised the quality and high number of applications received again for the scholarship this year. The selection committee elected to award three Arts Practice and Study Scholarships of $3000 each, as well as three encouragement scholarships of $1000.

The 2013 Veolia Creative Arts Practice Scholarships have been awarded to Mittagong painter Robyn Kinsela and comic performer Harry Laing from Braidwood.

The 2013 Veolia Creative Arts Study Scholarship of $3000 has been awarded to Goulburn’s Ceilidh Newbury who is a student of Theatre and Film Production.

Three Encouragement Scholarships each $1000 were awarded to Bowral creative writer Daniel Fudge, Braidwood printmaker Millan Pintos-Lopez and sculptor and ceramic artist Deborah Burdett from Burradoo.

The Scholarships were presented by Mr Doug Dean, Veolia Environmental Services Manager and Director, along with the Founding Patron of the Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship, Jennifer Lamb.

Ms Lamb said she believed the scholarship program was unique in providing funding for artists working in this regional area. She said artists often work alone and it is not only the financial assistance but also the recognition of the value of creative pursuits which is appreciated. Ms Lamb said communities, and the nation as a whole, are enriched by the work of creative artists.

The Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships will be offered again in 2014. Applications will open early next year and further information and application forms will be available on this website.

Recipients of the 2013 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships pictured above receiving their awards at a presentation in Goulburn recently, from left back, writer Daniel Fudge, comic performer Harry Laing, Giselle Newbury (mother of performing arts student Ceilidh Newbury), Wingecarribee Shire Council Cultural Development Officer and Creative Arts Committee Member Jenny Kena, printmaker Millan Pintos-Lopez, from right front, Founding Patron of the Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship, Jennifer Lamb, painter Robyn Kinsela and ceramic artist Deborah Burdett.