Our Walgett friend and artist Sarah Dugan has just been awarded a $10,000 scholarship under the NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships program! She is heading to Red Gate Residency in Beijing later in the year where she will complete a residency and body of work based around Chinese landscapes through the mediums of drawing and photography. We love her style and passion for regional arts and wish her all the best!
Another young artist from Collarenebri has also been awarded the $10,000 scholarship. Michael Graham will undertake a facilitator Internship mentorship Program with Desert Pea Media to gain the specialist facilitation and leadership skills required to develop, produce and deliver storytelling projects in regional and remote Indigenous communities around Australia. Desert Pea Media are a long-standing partner of Outback Arts and have delivered projects in Walgett, Bourke and Warren just last year.
This program comes under a major NSW Government initiative to develop emerging artistic talent, with 15 in total across the state being awarded the funding. It helps young regional artists aged between 18 and 25 develop their careers and connect with arts organisations and training opportunities. The scholarships fund activities such as mentorships or internships with arts organisations, short-term courses or other training, national and international travel and creation of new work. Anyone can apply including artists, performers, art workers across all art forms including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, screen and visual arts.
We look forward to seeing new talent and creativity emerge while fostering the next generation of regional arts professionals! #goregional
Click here to see more of Sarah’s stuff
And check out all the work DPM does as they rap their way around Indigenous communities
Image: Sarah Dugan