I am very grateful to the Sidney Myer Fund for supporting me with a 2012 Creative Fellowship. It can be challenging for artists to make a living at the best of times, let alone being in a position to take creative risks with ones work. I appreciate that the support of the Fellowship allows me to develop new and exciting projects.
Some info about the 2012 Fellowships:
Twelve artists were selected from over 300 nominations with regard to two criteria, outstanding talent and exceptional courage. The 2012 Fellows include representatives from the performing arts, visual arts and the sphere of thought leadership.
The Sidney Myer Fund has a long history of providing support to the arts. Starting in Sidney Myer’s own lifetime, the tradition of giving continues with these exciting new Fellowships.
“Sidney Myer was a passionate supporter of the arts as well as a great philanthropist, and was actively engaged in his community. The Fellowships support his belief that the arts are inseparable from everyday life, and that a rich society is one that expresses great creative spirit,” said Carrillo Gantner, Chairman of Trustees of the Sidney Myer Fund.
“The Fellowships will support artists, arts managers and thought leaders at a critical stage in their career. We hope it will inspire them to great things as their career develops.”
More info on the Sidney Myer Fund here.