Artspace Mackay Foundation 'Hands On' Bursary

Artspace Mackay Foundation

'Hands On Bursary'

Funded by the Artspace Mackay Foundation, the 'Hands On' Bursary received a significant boost to $4,000 in 2018. 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 any aspect of visual arts and creative industry. 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.

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…

2019 – Tristan Kane
2018 - Linnea Freeman
2017 - Bethany Cordwell
2016 - Julia Kaddatz
2015 - Phoebe Short
2014 - Rachel McGann
2013 - Kelly Hooker
2012 - Kaitlin Bakalar
2011 - Jessie Hall
2010 - Nicola Laidlow

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 USB memory stick containing a maximum of 10 images of works.


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