Accelerate your art career – apply for the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary

Lizzie Horne (centre), recipient of the inaugural Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary, with Bill Dangar and Rachael Parsons, NERAM director.
Lizzie Horne (centre), recipient of the inaugural Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary, with Bill Dangar and Rachael Parsons, NERAM director.

If you are a New England visual artist, then you should apply for the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary.

The bursary of $1500 will be awarded to support a professional or creative development opportunity that assists the successful artist to improve their skills, learn new techniques, or broaden their artistic horizons.

The 2018 application round will close on August 31.

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The bursary is open to artists of all skill levels – from young and emerging artists to experienced creators.

The bursary can be used to travel to or attend a self-devised professional or creative development activity, such as a workshop, residency, conference, masterclass, or course.

For more information, visit http://www.neram.com.au/learn-2/helen-dangar-memorial-art-bursary/

About Helen Dangar

Helen Dangar (1944-2015) was an accomplished academic at the University of New England, and teacher who taught French at the New England Girls’ School for twenty years.

Helen was very passionate about art, music, and literature, and took a great interest in the artistic wellbeing of the Armidale community.

The Helen Dangar Memorial Arts Bursary celebrates her contribution, and creates a lasting memorial to a much-missed person who gave so much energy and vitality to NERAM and the cultural life of Armidale and the wider region.

NERAM and its supporters established the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary to help local artists advance in their chosen career path.

Each year, the fund will support a local artist from the New England region attend a special professional or creative development activity.

The Bursary aims to create new opportunities for regional artists to improve their practice, continuing the generosity, passion, and support towards the arts that was evident throughout Helen’s life.

The Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary has been established with funds donated for the purpose by Bill Dangar, the Dangar family, and their friends and colleagues.

Friends of NERAM Inc, Packsaddle, and many NERAM supporters also made donations.

The NERAM Foundation manages the funds donated on behalf of the New England Regional Art Museum.