NERAM is calling for artists to apply for the inaugural Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary which will award $1,500 to the successful applicant to undertake a professional or creative development activity which will make a big difference to their arts practice.
“The aim of this bursary is to give a local artist with a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to develop their arts practice in a new way,” said Robert Heather, Art Museum Director at NERAM.
“The Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary will give the successful artist a kick start by enabling them to take part in a course, workshop, masterclass or residency that will take them in a new and interesting direction.”
“Artists across the New England region are encouraged to apply and tell us how this Bursary could make a difference to them and their art.”
“This is an opportunity for NERAM to support local artists develop their arts practice in new and innovative ways and is open to artists of all levels from young emerging practitioners through to well established artists.”
“The bursary celebrates the life of NERAM supporter and volunteer Helen Dangar and has been made possible through the generosity of her family and other donors who have made a contribution towards the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary fundraising drive.
Funds raised have been invested by the NERAM Foundation and the income generated will be used to award the bursary every year.
Application forms are available online from the NERAM website.
Entries close on Friday 29 September 2017 and the winner will be announced at the 2017 Packsaddle exhibition opening at NERAM on Friday 20 October 2017.
The Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary is open to artists resident in the New England region as 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.