Orange Regional Arts Foundation (ORAF) Announces “Jump Start Arts Grant”

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The Orange Regional Arts Foundation is proud to announce an exciting new grant. The Foundation has allocated up to $5,000 annually to support the development of local artists. 

President of ORAF Kathy Snowball said “the main aim of Jump Start is to enable artist/s from the Orange region to further develop their skills or improve their capacity to build an enduring career in the arts. We also would like to support people who show potential to access arts skills development opportunities.”

The Jump Start Program can support a broad range of activities such as skills and professional development, workshops, mentorships, showcases, residencies or other projects directly related to your arts skills development.

Jump Start is open to emerging artists in any artform, who reside in the Orange region: local government areas of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney.

You must be an Australian citizen or have Australian permanent residency. An emerging artist is someone in the early stage of their career. It refers to the stage you are at in your career rather than your age.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 30 September, 2018.


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Media Enquiries please contact Kathy Snowball on 0418 625 619 or

About ORAF

The Orange Regional Arts Foundation aims to support and encourage the development of the Visual and Performing Arts in the Orange Region. The grants program can also increase the public conscience and awareness of the importance of the Arts in our community.

Decisions on how this support is offered are based on close communication and co-operation with the following organisations:

The Orange Regional Gallery  

Central West Libraries

The Orange Civic Theatre  

The Orange Regional Museum 

The Orange Regional Conservatorium

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