GIVE YOUR ARTS A BOOST – Apply for a Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary
If you are a New England artist who wants to improve your skills, learn new techniques or broaden your artistic horizons then you should apply for the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary.
Applications from visual artists across the New England Region* for the inaugural 2017 Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary closed on 29 September 2017 and will reopen in August 2018. The bursary will be awarded to support a professional or creative development opportunity that will assist the successful artist to improve their skills, learn new techniques or broaden their artistic horizons.
The bursary is open to artists of all skill levels – from young and emerging artists to experienced creators.
The Bursary Award for 2017/18 was AUD$1,500 which could be used to assist with payment of attendance/registration fees, travel and accommodation.
What can you use the bursary for?
The bursary can be used to support travel and attendance at a self-devised professional or creative development activity. Your activity must be completed by December 31st 2018. Confirmation of acceptance into your chosen activity isn’t required to apply, but will be required for payment of the bursary to the successful applicant.
Suitable activities include attending a:
which will assist you to develop your artistic practice.
In your application tell us what you want to do, why you want to attend and how it will help you in your artistic pursuits.
Deadline for applications:
- CLOSED: 29 September 2017
- REOPEN: August 2018
Download the 2017 Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary application form here**:
Please complete the application form and submit it via email to email@example.com
or by post to:
Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary
New England Regional Art Museum
PO Box 508
Armidale NSW, 2350
The successful applicant in 2017 was Armidale based artist Lizzie Horne and was announced at the opening of the 2017 Packsaddle exhibition on Friday 20 October 2017 at the New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale.
Bursary recipients are required to submit a report at the conclusion of their professional development activity that outlines their experience and how it will be of benefit to the arts practice/ career.
If you have questions about your application – read through our Frequently Asked Questions page and then if you still require further information contact NERAM directly.
* New England region defined as the Australian Electoral Commission Federal Division of New England boundaries and includes communities of Ashford, Armidale, Barraba, Bingara, Glen Innes, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Murrurundi, Nundle, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Tingha, Walcha and Uralla.
** PLEASE NOTE: the Application Form may be revised and updated for 2018 – the 2017 is supplied for reference only.
About Helen Dangar
Helen Dangar (1944-2015) was an accomplished academic at the University of New England and teacher who taught French at the New England Girls School for twenty years. Helen was very passionate about art, music and literature and took a great interest in the artistic wellbeing of the Armidale community. The Helen Dangar Memorial Arts Bursary celebrates her contribution and creates a lasting memorial to a much-missed person who gave so much energy and vitality to NERAM and the cultural life of Armidale and the wider region.
Inaugural Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary recipient announced
Armidale based artist Lizzie Horne was announced as the inaugural Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary recipient at the 32nd Packsaddle fundraising exhibition at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) on Friday 20 October 2017. As the inaugural recipient Lizzie Horne will receive a $1,500 grant towards the costs of extending her printmaking skills with studio-based tuition in aluminium etching and waterless lithography at the Fondazione Il Bisonte studio in Florence, Italy in May 2018.
About the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary
The Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary has been established by NERAM and our supporters to help local artists advance in their chosen career path. Each year the fund will support a local artist from the New England region attend a special professional or creative development activity. The Bursary aims to create new opportunities for regional artists to improve their practice, continuing the generosity, passion and support towards the arts that was evident throughout Helen’s life.
The Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary has been established with funds donated for the purpose by Bill Dangar, the Dangar family and their friends and colleagues.
The funds donated are managed on behalf of the New England Regional Art Museum by the NERAM Foundation.
Lizzie Horne (centre) recipient of the inaugural Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary with Bill Dangar and Rachael Parsons, NERAM Manager Curatorial & Exhibitions