Shire’s young artists can apply for big funds

Create NSW is calling on young artists aged 18-25 across the state to apply for one of 25 Young Regional Artist Scholarships for 2017.

Each Scholarship will offer NSW-based artists a grant of $10,000 to progress their respective artistic experience and development, with the initiative covering all art forms – from dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial to the visual arts.

Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey said the NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarship Program plays a huge part in nurturing and highlighting talent across the state, and delivers invaluable opportunities for artists to progress learning and connections in their fields.

“NSW is home to an incredible range of emerging talent, and we’re committed to finding exceptional artists and providing support that enables them to progress their careers and continue their success,” Mr Brealey said.

“Whether it’s embarking on mentorships, expanding their education and research or even supporting recipients with essential marketing and promotion, we know that access to scholarship funding can make a real difference.

“The scope of opportunity for selected applicants is diverse. From working with prestigious theatre companies, attending photography workshops and carrying out internships with world-renowned circus acts, successful recipients from 2016 have undertaken a range of activity made possible by their scholarships.”

Supporting local talent in regional NSW is a key part of the NSW Government’s Create in NSW 10-year policy framework that guides strategy, investment and partnerships to grow a thriving, globally connected arts and cultural sector.

Applications for Round 1 are open until Monday 19 June 2017.

For information on how to apply visit or email