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National Regional Arts Fellowship Program opens for applications
Artists and arts workers in regional, rural and remote Australia are invited to apply for a National Regional Arts Fellowship to support their practice. The central themes of this year’s program reflects the drought and bushfires.
National Regional Arts Fellowships are offered by Regional Arts Australia and open today 20th January 2020.
Three Fellowships of up to $20,000 and two up to $10,000 are available through Regional Arts Australia and provide a secure, short-term wage for artists or arts workers that allows them to develop their individual practice and career in regional Australia.
Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, encouraged artists and arts workers, particularly those in drought and bushfire affected communities, to apply for a Fellowship that responds to their experience of living in affected areas.
Minister Fletcher advised “I encourage artists and arts workers from across regional, rural and remote Australia to apply for a Fellowship through Regional Arts Australia.
“These Fellowships will provide a financial boost for the recipients and support them to progress their careers and use their artistic talents to share their stories.”
Regional Arts Australia was founded in 1943 as the Arts Council of Australia. Today’s organisation is a not for profit national body that works with and for regional artists, arts workers and arts organisations to support and increase understanding and appreciation for regional arts practice.
Regional Arts Australia:
- Furthers the interests of regional artists, arts organisations, audiences and communities through the Regional Arts Fund;
- Partners with stakeholders across the three tiers of Government, corporate and philanthropic Australia to achieve better outcomes for regional Australia;
- Advocates for informed national regional arts policy that represents diversity of practice and cultural landscape;
- Represents best practice and provides professional development opportunities at a national and international level, through fellowships and exchange programs;
- Supports capacity building, networks and opportunities, including the Regional Arts Network and Artlands;
- Pursues equality of access to, and participation in, cultural experiences for regional Australians;
- Undertakes research that encourages sustainable economic, social, cultural and environmental development in regional communities.
Regional Arts Australia’s champions the politics and poetics of regional, rural and remote practice and maintains dialogues across multiple platforms, policy agendas, economic development, industries and landscapes.
For more information go to www.regionalarts.com.au
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