National Regional Arts Fellowship Program opens for applications

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.

It is designed as an applicant-led approach, addressing the needs of the individual in that time and place; offering a guaranteed income (for a short period) for an artist/ practitioner to develop their work, skills and networks or research. The central themes of this year’s program reflects the drought and bushfires. All applicants will be asked to address the theme, because either they live and work in affected areas, or thematically their fellowship project addresses the impact of, or response to, drought and/or bushfire in some way.

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. The fellowships value best practice, build connection, generate exchange and strengthen that national network of regional artists and communities.

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP 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. “I encourage artists and arts workers from across regional, rural and remote Australia to apply for a Fellowship through Regional Arts Australia,” Minister Fletcher said. “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.”

Application close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Monday 24th February 2020. Applicants must be available to fulfil the fellowship between 1 June 2020 and 31 December 2020.

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