Shoalhaven Arts Board Grants for 2020 are now open, with two rounds of grants available to help support local artists with their work and professional development.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for applications submitted under the theme ‘A Sense of Place’. The grant will cover art forms such as photography, music, dance, new art forms, performance, and literature. It also supports applications for public art pieces which improve community engagement with the arts and enhance the Shoalhaven’s urban environment.
Arts Practitioners Professional Development Grants of up to $3,000 are also available, to support individual artists, arts workers and small groups to enhance their skills and build sustainable careers.
Mayor Amanda Findley was pleased to see the Shoalhaven Artist community receiving support to help build the creative profile of the Shoalhaven.
“The Arts Board grants help to realise the Board’s vision towards making the Shoalhaven a recognised outstanding arts destination, as well as a place that connects people, fosters sustainable communities and celebrates Indigenous and contemporary history.”
“I would strongly encourage all artists to consider applying for these grants. The grant will help to raise individual artist profiles in the community as well as provide valuable artistic offerings to the Shoalhaven community.” Clr Findley said.