“Our annual scholarships can be truly life-changing for artists who have already demonstrated commitment and success early in their career,” said Chief Executive, Tricia Walton.
“The money allows them to experience things, meet people and go places they would not have been able to otherwise. Their eyes are often opened to a whole new array of possibilities,” she said.
The four scholarships – each worth $12,500 – can be used for any professional development activity either in Australia or abroad. They include:
· Colin Thiele Scholarship for Creative Writing
· BHP Billiton Scholarship for Film and New Media
· Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship for Performing Arts
· Ruth Tuck Scholarship for Visual Arts
Jazz guitarist Quentin Angus received the 2013 Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship. “It’s been a catalyst in providing me the opportunity to pursue my dreams,” he said. “It’s helping me get on my feet here in New York and helped fund a mentorship with John Abercorombie and Gilad Hekselman, two world-renowned jazz guitarists who live here. It really did mean a lot.”
For Michael Richards, the BHP Billiton Scholarship for Film and New Media opened doors that would not have otherwise been available. “It has allowed me to pave my own creative path. I was given a rare opportunity to undergo niche training in 3D and motion control camera systems and bring this back to be used in my own creative work. “It’s helped propel me on a fast track.”
Nominated by Carclew, both Quentin and Michael went on to receive the Coffee Club Arts Award as part of the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards.
The scholarships are open to early career artists (aged 26 and under) who have demonstrated excellence and dedication, and who are ready to pursue unique and coveted artistic development opportunities. Applications close at 5pm, Monday 15 July 2013.
A free information session is being held on Tuesday 30 April, 5.30-6.30pm at Carclew Youth Arts, 11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide.
For more information, visit carclew.com.au.