Barnaby Joyce

The Nationals Member For New England

Deputy Prime Minister

Leader of The Nationals
Barnaby Joyce

23 February 2015

 

New regional artist development fellowships open for applications, says Joyce

 

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said outstanding regional artists and arts workers in the New England Electorate are invited to apply for up to $30,000 to develop professional skills and gain experience in the national and international arts landscape.

 

“This is a tremendous opportunity for regional artists to work in other regions, cities or even overseas alongside experienced artists and I encourage local artists and arts workers to consider applying,” Mr Joyce said.

 

He said funding for five Regional Artist Development Fellowships was announced in October last year, to support professional regional artists and promote a vibrant, creative life in Australia’s regions. 

 

“Artists in our regions encounter additional barriers to city-based artists in accessing opportunities to develop their arts practice on a professional level.

 

“These fellowships will provide artists and arts workers with new and valuable experiences that not only support their career but also deliver long-term benefits to the cultural life of their communities,” Mr Joyce said.

 

The five fellowships are:

 

Regional Artist Development Fellowships are administered by Regional Arts Australia. For more information visit www.regionalarts.com.au. Applications close at midnight on Friday 17 April 2015.

 

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