Young artists on the Northern Rivers are being encouraged to apply for nine $10,000 scholarships under a major new NSW Government scheme to develop emerging artistic talent, Member for Lismore, Thomas George announced today.

Mr George said he would love local talent to benefit from the scholarship program, which includes 100 scholarship grants available valued at $10,000 each for regional artists over the next four years.

“This scholarship program helps our young regional artists aged between 18 and 25 develop their careers and connect with arts organisations and training opportunities,” Mr George said.

“The Northern Rivers is renowned for artistic excellence and I want our youth developing their talent so they can pursue their goals,” Mr George said.

The scholarships are available to fund activities including mentorships or internships, residencies, short-term courses and workshops, art related travel and the creation of new work.

The Young Regional Artist Scholarships are to foster the next generation of arts professionals in regional NSW.

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Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
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