Bouddi Foundation seeks grant applications
The Bouddi Foundation for the Arts has opened its grant program for 2019.
It is inviting artists between the ages of 15 and 25 to apply.
"The Foundation invites young artists to apply for a grant to assist them in the furtherance of their artistic activities," said Foundation founder Mr John Bell.
"Parents, teachers and coaches of these young people can really make a difference by encouraging the young artists to submit an application, and help them articulate their passion and the ways they would use the grant," he said.
Mr Bell formed the Foundation in 2012 and, since its inception, the organisation has awarded more than $148,000 in grants to 80 emerging local artists pursuing various fields.
To be eligible for a grant, artists should reside, study or work in the region, or have a close association with it.
Grants will be made up to $5000 and will be in the fields of music, performing arts, literature and the visual arts.
The Foundation will also offer grants of up to $2500 for original song-writing.
Last year's recipients included indigenous dancer Shana O'Brien from Umina and Empire Bay's Maddy Bell, who is exploring workshops in music, theatre, and dance with industry professionals.
Applications close on May 31.
Media release, 20 Mar 2019
Joy Park, Bouddi Foundation for the Arts