Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

The Joyce Spencer Textiles Fellowship


EOIs closing on Sunday 9 April, 2023. The fellowship is worth $4000 and is to support an individual or group to make and present a new artwork.

In addition to the fellowship, there is a mentorship worth $500 for emerging artists.

The Joyce Spencer Textiles Fellowship is to support a regional NSW textile artist or collective to deliver a new artwork or exhibition. Named after the textile artist Joyce Spencer (1928 – 2019), the fellowship is made possible with funds from the Spencer family and Western Riverina Arts, in partnership with the Cad Factory.

In 2023 we will award:

– One fellowship of $4000 to a mid-career artist or group to assist in achieving their project outcome.

– One mentorship of $500 to an emerging artist to assist in achieving their project outcome. They will also receive a one-hour mentorship session (in real life or via Zoom) with a suitable senior textile artist.

Round 3 applications will open on Wednesday 1 March 2023 and close at midnight, Sunday 9 April 2023.

The Joyce Spencer Fellowship | The Cad Factory

This opportunity is supported by @westernriverinaarts and @narranderashowcasejewellers to remember the incredible life of Narrandera artist Joyce Spencer.

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Image: Fellowship recipient Treahna Hamm’s possum skin cloak for the exhibition ‘For the Love of Art’. Photo: Camille Whitehead.