New Regional Artist Development Fellowships open for applications

17 February 2015

Today I am pleased to invite outstanding regional artists and arts workers to apply for up to $30,000 to develop their professional skills and gain experience in the national and international arts landscape.

In October last year I announced funding for five Regional Artist Development Fellowships, part of the Australian Government’s commitment to supporting professional regional artists and promoting 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.

The five fellowships are:

The International creative development fellowship ($30,000) which is open to regional artists to support a placement or experience outside Australia to develop creative practice.

The Indigenous creative development fellowship ($20,000) which is open to Indigenous regional artists to support a placement or experience outside their region (including international, metropolitan or other regions) to develop creative practice.

The Young artist creative development fellowship ($15,000) which is available for regional artists aged between 18 and 26 to support a placement or experience outside their region (including international, metropolitan or other regions) to develop creative practice or support their career path.

The Institutional fellowship and Indigenous institutional fellowship ($30,000 each) will each support a placement for a regional artist or arts worker at an Australian arts institution. The placement could include formal training, mentoring with institutional leaders or a work placement.

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.