Scot MacDonald
18th Mar 2018

One of the brightest artistic talents from the Central Coast is to receive a significant boost to their career with a grant announced today by Minister for the Arts Don Harwin and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC.

Alexandra Travers, from Woongarrah in Wyong will receive $10,000 to develop physical theatre practice through an international short course in Paris at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, as well as collaborating with regional artists to develop and perform 'Sleep, Perchance to Dream'.

Mr Harwin said the program selected young artists who show exciting promise in extending the appeal of arts across the state.

“I am delighted to continue our support for emerging NSW artists with funding that clearly opens up a world of exciting new opportunities,” he said.

“From new textile works in Penrith, to physical theatre study in Paris and mentorships for Dubbo dancers, our recipients’ works span a varied range of art forms and practices and will attract wide-ranging audiences and new-found acclaim.

Mr MacDonald added, “Nurturing young artistic talent will ensure a vibrant cultural life for the Central Coast long into the future.

Each year, the Young Regional Artist Scholarship initiative rewards 25 artists aged 18-25 across the state, with the initiative covering a wide range of art forms. The current round will fund 13 artists sharing $130,000 for self-directed career development.

Recipients will also get the chance to attend a two-day professional development training program run by Create NSW later this year.

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