Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has called on local professional Aboriginal artists to apply for the NSW Government’s Aboriginal Arts Fellowship worth $30,000.

Mr Anderson said the Aboriginal Arts Fellowship is open to arts practitioners working across all art forms including collections and cultural heritage, community arts and cultural development, dance, literature and more.

“The fellowship supports a self-directed program of professional development that might include travel within Australia or overseas, a mentorship or internship, residences, courses or workshops, research or the creation of new work.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is offering the $30,000 fellowship for professional Aboriginal artists at any stage of their career and I strongly encourage Aboriginal practitioners in the Tamworth electorate to apply for this terrific opportunity.

“The NSW Government is proud to support Aboriginal artists to take up professional development opportunities.


“Aboriginal artists and arts groups in NSW contribute to the social and cultural richness of the nation.


“As home to the largest Aboriginal community in Australia, NSW Aboriginal artists are producing high-quality works that fuse traditional stories and culture with contemporary art forms and media,” Mr Anderson said.


“This is an important opportunity for Aboriginal artists to gain recognition for their work and to further develop their artistic practice,” Mr Anderson concluded.


The NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship is offered by Arts NSW and an independent peer panel will assess applications.


Applications close on Monday 11 August 2014. The winner of the Fellowship will be announced later this year.


For more information and to apply, visit www.arts.nsw.gov.au


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