First Nations Emerging Career Development Award

Date/Deadline: 09 Nov, 2020

The First Nations Emerging Career Development Award 2020 is the result of Australia Council’s Workplace Giving scheme 2019-2020. Through the generous contributions from our staff and board, $20,000 has been raised to help further the career of two (2) emerging First Nations artists or arts workers.

The First Nations Emerging Career Development Award is open to Australian First Nations artists between 18-30 years old, living in Australia or overseas to pursue their professional development. This unique opportunity is available to artists and arts workers in all disciplines including dance, literature, poetry, visual arts, theatre, community arts and music.

The successful applicant’s will be announced at an event hosted by the CEO and the Workplace Giving staff contributors. The successful applicants are invited to attend the morning tea (or submit a video message) and will be acknowledged at the First Nations Arts Awards which will be held in May 2021.

What is workplace giving?

The Council’s Workplace Giving Program is one way to extend our support of Australian art and artists in a personal way. The program was introduced in 2018 and in its first year enabled us to support a second Red Ochre award, ensuring that a male and female recipient were honoured. All workplace donations are held in the Australia Council Donations Fund, separate to operational accounts and this fund is managed by the Australia Council as a deductible gift recipient. Workplace givers may choose any amount to donate, as little as $5 per fortnight, directly from your pre-tax salary.

The First Nations Emerging Career Development Award can be used for Career development which may include:

– Study/course expenses.
– Masterclass/workshops.
– Travel and accommodation.
– Materials.
– Living expenses.
– Conference attendance.

Eligibility
– Career development activity to be undertaken within 12 months.
– Open to Australian First Nations’ artists living here or overseas.
– Age range 18-30.
– Disciplines include dance, literature, poetry, visual arts, theatre, community arts, music and art workers.

Amount: 2 Awards at $10,000 each.

Applications close: 9 November 2020.

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