Aboriginal Arts Fellowship for artwork and skills MidCoast LGA (overall news) by NOTA - July 15, 2015 Member for Myall Lakes is encouraging local Aboriginal artists to apply for the 2015 NSW Government Aboriginal Arts Fellowship. Mr Bromhead said the $30,000 fellowship will support an Aboriginal artist to showcase their work and expand their skills. “This fellowship is a terrific opportunity for an Aboriginal artist to undertake professional development,” Mr Bromhead said. “The fellowship will allow the recipient to undertake a self-directed program of professional development that could include travel, mentorships, residences, workshops, research and creation of new work. “It is available to Aboriginal artists in all art forms including collections and cultural heritage, community arts and cultural development, dance, literature, multi-art form, music, theatre and visual arts,” Mr Bromhead said. Acting Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to supporting Aboriginal artists who contribute to the social and cultural richness of our State and produce works combining traditional stories with art. “The fellowship program will unearth the quality of our Aboriginal arts and cultural sector and provide an artist with an opportunity to broaden their skill set,” Mr Grant said.