First Nations Emerging Career Development Award

Date/Deadline: 11 Oct, 2022

The Emerging First Nations Career Development Award supports two Australian First Nations artists or arts workers between 18-30 years old to pursue their professional development.

About the First Nations Emerging Career Development Award

The First Nations Emerging Career Development Award was established in 2019 through the generous contributions from staff and board as part of the Australia Council’s Workplace Giving scheme.

Two awards of $10,000 will be given to Australian First Nations artists and arts workers between 18-30 years old to pursue their professional development. This unique opportunity is available in the disciplines of community arts and cultural development, dance, experimental arts, literature, multi-arts, music, theatre and visual arts.

The successful applicants will be announced at the First Nations Arts and Culture Awards on May 27, 2023

About The First Nations Arts and Culture Awards

The First Nations Arts and Culture Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding work and achievements of First Nations artists and arts workers. On the evening of the 27 May, the following awards will be presented:

• the prestigious Red Ochre Awards for outstanding lifetime achievement for a senior male and female artist
• the Dreaming Awards, recognising two emerging First Nations artists
• the First Nations Arts Fellowship to support the creation of a major work by an artist
• the First Nations Emerging Career Development Award supports two Australian First Nations artists or arts workers to pursue their professional development.

They also acknowledge awards given to First Nations Artists across the Australia Council Programs.

Eligibility

Who can apply

• Only First Nations artists or arts workers may apply.
• You must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years.

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