2014 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships now open for local artists

Feb 10, 2014 by

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust is now calling for applications from local artists for the 2014 Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships. The Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships are available for 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.

The Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships are now in their third year and were established to support the creative culture in our region and recognise the valuable contribution artists make to enriching our community. The Trust previously supported the Jennifer Lamb Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship in which eight scholarships were awarded over four years from 2008. Jennifer Lamb is the Founding Patron of the Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship and committee panel member for 2014.

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 2013. Two $3000 Arts Practice Scholarships were awarded to Mittagong painter Robyn Kinsela and comic performer Harry Laing from Braidwood. The $3000 Arts Study Scholarship was awarded to Goulburn’s Ceilidh Newbury who is a student of theatre and film production. In 2013 three additional encouragement scholarships of $1000 were also awarded to Bowral creative writer Daniel Fudge, Braidwood printmaker Millan Pintos-Lopez and sculptor and ceramic artist Deborah Burdett from Burradoo.

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 2014 scholarship program is Monday 17th March 2014.

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