Lord Mayor supports Brisbane’s budding artists

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is dedicating $100,000 to further the careers of Brisbane’s young creatives as part of the 2016-17 Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships program.

Cr Quirk said applications were now open for the 2016-17 program to local artists aged between 17 and 30.

“This program has provided continuous funding opportunities for aspiring artists to join national or international training and development programs over the past 21 years,” Cr Quirk said.

“With $100,000 available, each applicant can apply for up to $20,000 to support their fellowship activity.

“These grants will help local artists showcase their potential by providing funding for structured learning experiences designed to enhance their knowledge and skills.

“We recognise that by providing the support for young talent and by giving them the resources to further their skills in our city, Brisbane will benefit from a vibrant local creative community.

“Past recipients have gone on to do professional development in New York, musician workshops in Oregon, mentoring programs in Los Angeles and curatorial professional development in New Delhi.”

The Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships include two funding categories:

  • International Network: For the completion of training and professional development programs that support creative development.
  • Sister Cities Network: For the completion of training and professional development programs that support creative development in at least one of Brisbane’s nine sister cities:
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Chongqing, People’s Republic of China
  • Daejeon, The Republic of Korea
  • Hyderabad, India
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Semarang, Indonesia
  • Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China

Applications for the Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships close Monday 24 October 2016. For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.