Aspiring young artists, performers and creatives have until the end of May to apply for a 2019 Bouddi Foundation for the Arts grant.
“May 31 is the last day to submit a proposal for this year’s grants up to $5000,” said Foundation member, Joy Park.
Park said the Foundation was eager to hear from Central Coast based artists aged 15-25 and urged anyone interested in a career in the arts to send in a proposal.
“Proposals should outline how a grant would help the artist further their career in their chosen field and covers the spectrum of visual arts, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, performing arts, classical or contemporary instrumental or vocal music, including song writing, acting, or musical theatre and dance; aboriginal arts, electronic arts, literature, and more,” Park said.
“The Foundation has awarded over $150,000 over the last seven years.
“The grants have profoundly shaped the careers of many young artists of which celebrated painter, Jordan Richardson and international flautist, Alyse Faith, are but two examples,” Park said.
Richardson’s recent portrait of political journalist, commentator and television host Annabel Crabb, earned him selection as a finalist in the 2019 Archibald Prize, marking his third time as a finalist.
“The support from the Foundation has been a tremendous asset.
“From the initial grants to mentorship and exhibition opportunities, my relationship with the Foundation is something I cherish,” Richardson said.
Faith is currently studying towards a Master’s Degree at the Royal College of Music in London.
“Her studies are interwoven with opportunities to play significant musical roles with British orchestras and ensembles, gaining world-class exposure and experiences,” Park said.
More details about how to apply are available on the Foundation’s website.
Media release, May 6
Joy Park, Bouddi Foundation for the Arts