Hands On Bursary

2020 'Hands On' $4,000 Bursary


The Artspace Mackay Foundation
Initiated in the memory of the late Rick Wood

Funded by the Artspace Mackay Foundation, the 'Hands On' Bursary is a significant $4,000 in 2020. The Bursary was Initiated to support and encourage young people aged 17-25yrs, originating from the Mackay region, who wish to pursue a career in the arts. The bursary pays tribute to one of Mackay's celebrated artists, the late Rick Wood and recognises his service and enthusiasm for the arts. Through this bursary, Artspace Mackay Foundation are seeking applicants who demonstrate the same enthusiasm, and dedication to succeed in their chosen field.

To be eligible for the 'Hands On' Bursary, you must be a local resident either currently studying, or have applied to study with a recognised arts tertiary course in 2020. This includes any aspect of visual arts or creative industry. All young artists interested in applying for the bursary must provide the foundation with a letter outlining why they should be considered, a resume of artistic achievements, and a disc containing images of works.

Year 12 students are also required to state which university course they will be seeking acceptance to, or for applicants other than school age to provide previous tertiary education, and current course information. A panel of arts professionals will evaluate applications and may interview short listed applicants. The $4000 'Hands On' Bursary may be used for tuition fees, textbooks, or equipment required as part of the student's studies.

Now in its eleventh year, the 'Hands On' Bursary has a long list of past recipients who have found the financial aid provided by the award invaluable. Click on the active links below to read some personal accounts and advice for others thinking about applying…

Applications for the bursary open September 2019 with the successful applicant announced in late January 2020, following confirmation of university places.

Applications to be mailed to the 'Hands on' Bursary Artspace Mackay Foundation, PO Box 447 Mackay Qld 4740.

For more information on the bursary and how to apply read here or contact, Melissa Broadhurst Executive Officer, Artspace Mackay Foundation
P: 4951 2299 or E: artspacefoundation@mackay.qld.gov.au


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