Central west artists win Young Regional Artist Scholarships

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Two central west artists are among 16 young regional arts talents in NSW to be awarded Young Regional Artist Scholarships. 

This is the first time the scholarships have been awarded in this new major new funding initiative from Arts NSW.

‘This innovative new program is supporting young regional artists aged between 18 and 25 to develop their careers and connect with arts organisations and training opportunities,’ Arts Minister Troy Grant.

The $10,000 scholarships, available for all art forms, fund activities including mentorships or internships with arts organisations, short-term courses and other training, national and international travel and creation of new work.

The two central west recipients are:

Rosslyn Wythes of Orange who will use the scholarships for professional dance development in Australia and Europe. A mentorship with Dirtyfeet, workshops with Strut (Perth), Ted Stoffer (Brussels) and Shai Faran (Berlin) and company placements in Sweden and Germany.  You can see video of Rosslyn performing here.

Sophie Payten of Canowindra will undertake a project to record and release a debut full length music album. Ms Payten will work with producer Ben McCarthy to make a folk/pop album with alternative and experimental elements.  Listen to & follow Sophie here.

Congratulations to both artists!  You can see the full list of recipients here.

Front Image: Gordi by Lisa Businovski