$4000 arts bursary extended

Applications for the $4000 Artspace Mackay Foundation 2020 Hands-On Bursary have been extended until Monday, February 10.

Local students aged 17 to 25 years old who wish to pursue a career in any aspect of the visual arts or creative industry are encouraged to apply.

Through the bursary, Artspace Mackay Foundation is seeking applicants who demonstrate the same enthusiasm and dedication to succeed in their chosen field as master potter Rick Wood, whom the bursary honours.

President of the Foundation Julie Boyd said the substantial funding was proposed to help local university students take advantage of opportunities that might have otherwise been beyond their financial means.

“We have seen previous bursary winners put their grant towards university needs including textbooks, tuitions fees and overseas study opportunities,” Ms Boyd said.

“However, $4000 opens many more doors for students, and we are very pleased to be able to provide that support,” she said.

All young artists interested in applying for the bursary must provide the foundation with a letter outlining why they should be considered, a resume of artistic achievements and a USB memory stick containing a maximum of 10 images of their works.

Applicants must be local residents who are either currently studying, or have applied to study, a recognised arts tertiary course in 2020.

For further information, contact Artspace Mackay Foundation executive officer Melissa Broadhurst on 4951 2299 or email artspacefoundation@mackay.qld.gov.au