Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today encouraged local youth aged 18-25 years old to apply for the NSW Government’s Young Regional Scholarship program.


Mr Anderson said this program is enabling the next generation of arts professionals based in regional NSW to fulfil their creative ambitions.


“I know we have plenty of talented emerging artists in our region so I’m hoping to see a lot of applications coming in.


“I urge our talented local artists and arts workers from any art form, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen and the visual arts to apply for this terrific opportunity.


“Young artists can often find it difficult to follow their dreams because it can be a tough industry, so I hope that this may make dreams a little more of a reality for at least one of our region’s young talents.


“I want our young artists to connect with arts organisations and seek training opportunities so they can reach their potential and develop their careers.


“Our local 2015 scholarship recipient Loren Ryan knows all too well the opportunities that this scholarship could bring and I hope her story will inspire other young artists to apply.”


Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said he was proud the NSW Government has created a scheme exclusively for regional youth.


“The 2015 successful recipients showcased the innovative and vibrant artistic talent of young people in regional NSW, and their activities will inject new skills back into the regions.


“I have great confidence in the 2015 scholarship alumni developing their talent and I look forward to hearing first-hand from this year’s recipients how they intend to reach their career goals with this support.”


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


Applications close on 27 June 2016. For more information or to apply for a NSW Young Regional Artists Scholarship visit:

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