New Grant for Western Sydney Arts


The NSW Government has established a new $50,000 annual fellowship to support professional development of artists in Western Sydney.

“This is great news for arts in Western Sydney, and is in addition to $30 million over the next four years to grow Western Sydney’s arts and cultural sector” Geoff Lee MP, Member for Parramatta said.

The fellowship will allow a Western Sydney-based artist to engage in a self-directed program of professional development with activities such as mentorships, research and short courses. It is open to artists in all art forms.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said, “We are developing arts and culture in this diverse and fast-growing region and this new fellowship will complement a range of Government initiatives to grow Western Sydney’s thriving arts and cultural sector.”

“Boosting arts and culture in Western Sydney is a key part of the Government’s new Create in NSW 10-year policy framework.”

Guidelines will be available on 13 July and applications open on 3 August. The winner will be announced in November 2015.

“I encourage all artists to apply for this fellowship as we grow the arts and cultural community in Western Sydney, which includes relocating the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta” Geoff said. For more information visit:

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