2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship Applications Open

Applications are now open for the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship

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Applications close Tuesday, 26 May, 5pm

Shivanjani Lal, Palwaar, 2019, installation view, Artspace, 2019 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship. Photo: Zan Wimberley


Artspace and Create NSW are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship.

Valued at $30,000, this Fellowship is offered by Create NSW to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. A shortlist of up to 12 artists will be selected by an independent panel of peers managed by Create NSW to participate in an exhibition at Artspace. 

s part of its response to COVID-19 impacts, Create NSW has brought forward its call for entries for this year’s Fellowship. Given the difficulties artists are facing in the current situation, we are pleased that this opportunity has been upheld in support of artists, as well as continuing the tradition of our most anticipated yearly exhibition. 

The Fellowship is Artspace’s key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW, and builds upon our ongoing commitment to supporting emerging artists through curatorial development and dialogue. And this year is no exception.  

Ensuring social distancing measures are upheld, the mentorship of this year's shortlisted artists in the lead up to the fellowship will be taking place through online and virtual channels. We encourage visual artists to apply for the Fellowship, which supports the professional development of artists in NSW, enabling recipients to undertake activities including travel, mentorships, internships, courses, research and the creation of new work. 

Applications for the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship are now open, and close Tuesday, 26 May, 5pm.


Click here to apply 

The 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship is presented by the NSW Government, through Create NSW, in partnership with Artspace.