Scholarships and art prizes open

CW brings you the most up-to-date in arts and leisure news from all around the Canberra region. Highlights this week incorporate an artwork prize and scholarship apps opening.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra launches scholarship

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has introduced the Sue Daw Scholarship to present two grown ups with hearing loss 5 months of tuition with a person of their musicians.

Productive candidates will coach with their preference of artist for a 30-minute session every 7 days from July to November. They will be ready to pick from the violin, cello, percussion or harp, with CSO ready to facilitate instrument rental and charges during the time period.

The scholarship is named right after Sue Daw OAM, a prolonged-time CSO supporter who performed a important function in placing up the Orchestra’s system for individuals with listening to decline, and also led the Canberra branch of Superior Listening to Australia from 1999 to 2018.

The scholarship start coincides with the return of Rediscovering Music, a local community-concentrated audio application which aims to teach attendees with hearing aids and cochlear implants to take pleasure in music. 

Programs open right up until 19 May perhaps stop by for full details.

Artwork Prize Open

Entries for the 3rd yearly Countrywide Money Art Prize are now open, with artists close to the place encouraged to post their work.

The $45,000 prize pool is divided across 3 types: Open up Prize, 1st Nations Prize for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and Sustainability Prize. Just about every class winner will be awarded $15,000, even though the winner of the People’s Selection Award receives $2,500.

The Sustainability class is open to all mediums including sculpture and photography, even though the Open and Very first Countrywide categories must be a painting that is framed and hung on the wall. Finalists’ will work will be exhibited in Canberra in the course of September, with winners announced the week of 11 September.

Entries shut 30 June for full particulars, check out

New artistic director for Canberra Writers Competition

Renowned Canberra author, critic and commentator, Beejay Silcox, has been appointed inventive director of the Canberra Writers Pageant.

Festival director Paul Donohoe mentioned Ms Silcox delivers with her a nuanced being familiar with of the present-day cultural landscape, nationwide and global knowledge at festivals, and an amazing community of writers and speakers.

Ms Silcox has been a choose on some of Australia’s most prestigious grant and prize panels, like the 2023 Stella Prize and Calibre Essay Prize. For her 1st festival, this August Ms Silcox will produce a software all over the concept of Electrical power Politics Passion.

The software for the Canberra Writers Pageant, 16-20 August, will be released 5 July

Screen Canberra farewells CEO

Monica Penders, CEO of Screen Canberra has introduced programs to retire from the organisation just after virtually 15 several years in the role.

MsPenders options to continue to be on with the organisation right up until September to make it possible for adequate time for the board to carry out an government look for for her substitution.

Her legacy in Canberra’s film sector incorporates: the $5 million CBR Display screen Expenditure fund, which boosted the economic system and presented jobs for nearby creatives by means of output remaining developed in the location Screen POD, a improvement method to assist creatives crack into the field and the very first ever Graduate Certification in Monitor Enhancement with the College of Canberra.

Ms Penders is eager to keep on performing within just the sector in Canberra and will place feelers out soon after some time off to journey.

Discover out much more about Display screen Canberra at

Milk songs returns

It is time to cry around Spilt Milk – pleased tears that the travelling tunes festival will make its way back again to Canberra this calendar year thanks to a improve from the federal government.

In an initiative to assist the Australian new music scene’s economic recovery from the world-wide pandemic, the authorities has injected $2.5 million into new music festivals, as portion of the $20 million Stay Music Australia system.

One of the 26 grants awarded was the regional audio competition Spilt Milk, which returns to Canberra this November. Federal Member for Fenner, Andrew Leigh, suggests the grants will jumpstart music festivals again, carry the neighborhood alongside one another and furnishing a strengthen to firms in the area.

“Canberrans appreciate live tunes and the entire neighborhood will profit from this aid towards Kicks Entertainment – Spilt Milk Festival 2023,” Dr Leigh reported.

Spilt Milk will stream at Exhibition Park in Canberra, Saturday 26 November

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