A budding Forbes artist has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship as part of a NSW Government initiative to increase opportunities available for the next generation of arts professionals.
Duty MLC for Orange, Sarah Mitchell, said Amy Flannery was one of a select group of 10 talented young regional artists awarded scholarships during the current round of the NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarship program.
“Amy has chosen to use this scholarship for an intensive dance program at the Broadway Dance Centre in New York City.
“This program provides young regional NSW artists with an extraordinary opportunity to benefit from expert knowledge, experience and encouragement at the beginning of their careers, which no doubt will help shape their future endeavours.
“I congratulate Amy and look forward to seeing how her career develops, as well as the works and performances she will produce upon her return” Mrs Mitchell said.
Amy is looking forward to heading to New York and bringing back a wealth of artistic knowledge to Forbes.
“I am absolutely thrilled to receive this scholarship and I am excited to apply the professional experience I receive in New York to my workshops back in Forbes,” Ms Flannery said.
Supporting artists in regional NSW is a key part of the NSW Government’s Create in NSW 10-year policy that guides strategy, investment and partnerships to grow a thriving, globally connected arts and cultural sector.
Applications for the next round of scholarships will open this November.