Applications are now open for the South Australian Youth Arts Board annual scholarships. For artists aged 26 and under, four scholarships are available totalling over $38,000 in the following art forms:
• Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship (performing arts) - $12,500
• Ruth Tuck Scholarship (visual arts) - $12,500
• The Independent Arts Foundation New Writing Scholarship - $6,500
• Colin Thiele New Writing Scholarship - $6,500
Winner if the 2004 Independent Arts Foundation New Writing scholarship, Caleb Lewis said, “Winning the Independent Arts Foundation scholarship was an incredible milestone. Not only was I able to journey to Vietnam, a country that has had a profound effect upon my vision of the world, the scholarship also provided for a laptop computer which I have written five additional plays on - all of them produced! On top of this, winning an award of such obvious esteem in the industry has fast-tracked my own career, bringing in interest and commissions from across Australia.”
SAYAB Scholarships can be used for any means that furthers a young artist’s creative or professional development. This may include going overseas, studying, taking a break from work to focus on their chosen art field or even hiring studio space.
Artistic Director and CEO of Carclew Youth Arts, Jessica Machin said, “South Australian Youth Arts Board scholarships are a wonderful kick start to a young artists’ career. The scope of what a recipient can spend their scholarship on makes it a flexible way for young artists to focus on developing the skills they particularly need.”
The theme for this year’s SAYAB’s Scholarships is Live your Passion. SAYAB Scholarships are administered by Carclew Youth Arts and applications close on Friday 17 August 2007.
For guidelines and applications forms visit sayab.org.au