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2021 Yulgilbar Travelling Fellowship

Do you have a great idea that will take your arts practice to the next level? Applications are now open for two Australian Travelling Fellowships of $5,000 each.

The Gallery is is offering an opportunity to individual artists, or artist groups of the Clarence Valley who work across all mediums and subjects to apply for Yulgilbar Travelling Fellowships to broaden and enhance their professional development. The Gallery and the Yulgilbar Foundation provides assistance for artists to develop their arts practice within Australia and abroad. 

The Fellowships will provide assistance towards the cost of travel within Australia to undertake a residency, internship or mentorship (a planned program with a professional curator), or to undertake a self-initiated artistic project, or research which may include establishing valuable contacts, researching current practices, and engaging with exhibition programs, and are to be completed by 30 June 2022. At the conclusion of each Fellowship the successful artists will be required to submit an artistic report on their experience and present a talk or slides at the Grafton Regional Gallery to share stories from their experience.

Each application will be reviewed by a judging panel comprising of Peter Wood, CEO Arts Northern Rivers, Niomi Sands, Gallery Director and Julie Hutchings, artist, and previous recipient of a Travelling Fellowship, with the successful artists to be announced on 10 December 2021.

Click here to download an application form. Entries will close 18 November 2021. 

The Yulgilbar Fellowship is a proud initiative of the Yulgilbar Foundation


Did you know that the Gallery provides a bursary for Clarence Valley artists to attend a Grafton Regional Gallery workshop at no charge?
The Gallery is excited to be supporting Clarence Valley artists through the Artists Workshop Bursary Program. The program is designed to provide assistance to emerging and local artists to take their practice to the next level by attending a Grafton Regional Gallery organised workshop or professional development event that they could not otherwise attend due to limited resources. 
Only one bursary can be awarded to any one single applicant within a 6 month period. Bursaries will be awarded on merit at the discretion of a selection panel organised by Grafton Regional Gallery.  Artists can submit multiple applications throughout the year, however it’s important to think about what workshops will benefit your practice the most to prioritise you applications. Download a Bursary application form

Image credit: 2019 Yulgilbar Travelling Fellowship recipients Julianne Gosper (National award), Jaz Grady (International award). Niomi sands Gallery Director and Jimmy Wags (National award), Image courtesy of Simon Hughes Photography. 

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