The NSW State Government is offering 15 scholarships for young, regional artists and cultural workers to undertake exciting and career-making professional development opportunities. To apply go to Arts NSW website


Scholarships are open to artists and performers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial and the visual arts.

Scholarships are worth $10,000 and include a professional development networking program which takes place in Sydney in late 2017.

Applications open: 5 December 2016
Applications close: 20 February 2017 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)

As soon as you begin an application, Arts NSW will be in touch to provide information to help you plan your Scholarship program and complete your application.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be aged between 18-25 on 1 May 2017 (this is the eligible start date of the program)
  • be a resident of regional NSW* (this is defined as being resident for at least 12 months prior to making an application)
  •  propose a program of artistic professional development
  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident.

*A list of eligible Local Government Areas is included in the Frequently Asked Questions. University students studying in Newcastle, Sydney & Wollongong, with a home address in regional NSW, are also eligible to apply on the basis that they provide evidence of their home address as support material.


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