Create NSW has announced a new partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) for its ‘NSW Visual Arts Mid-Career/Established Fellowship’.
The Fellow will receive $30,000 in funding from Create NSW to undertake a self-directed professional development program or significant opportunity, with an additional project or acquisition commission from the MCA up to the value of $20,000.
Create NSW Director of Sector Investment Sophia Zachariou said the Fellowship is a valuable opportunity to work with one of the country’s leading cultural institutions.
‘The MCA is renowned for its dynamism and has earnt its place as one of the most prestigious venues in Australia for contemporary art. Through this partnership, our Fellow has the chance to work with some of the best in the business, including MCA Curatorial and Digital Director Blair French, which is an incredible opportunity,’ she said.
MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, echoed Create NSW’s excitement about the new partnership.
‘We are honoured to be partnering with Create NSW for its NSW Visual Arts Mid-Career/Established Fellowship, to provide career support to the next recipient and elevate their work through one of Museum’s existing programs.’ ‘This new partnership affirms the MCA’s ongoing commitment to provide support to living Australian artists, and adds another dimension to this prestigious Fellowship,’ added Macgregor.
2018 Fellow Jonathan Jones said that the Fellowship provided him with a unique opportunity to pursue his targeted research.
‘It’s enabled me to work more closely with senior elder and knowledge holder Uncle Stan Grant to develop Wiradjuri ways of thinking, or winhanganha, which will help contribute to the wider Wiradjuri nation.’
Applications are now open for the ‘NSW Visual Arts Mid-Career/Established Fellowship’. Submissions close Wednesday 12 September 2018.