Ju­niper ap­pli­ca­tions open

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - NEWS -

LO­CAL artists are be­ing en­cour­aged to ap­ply for the 2018 Robert Ju­niper Award for the Arts be­fore ap­pli­ca­tions close on September 30.

Ad­min­is­tered by the Mun­dar­ing Bi­cen­ten­nial Schol­ar­ship Trust, the an­nual award is pre­sented to a young per­son aged 35 or un­der ex­cels at their cho­sen art form, whether it is vis­ual arts, craft, per­form­ing arts, lit­er­a­ture, film or mu­sic.

The award of­fers fi­nan­cial sup­port of up to $9000 to the win­ner – who must be con­nected to the Shire of Mun­dar­ing through res­i­dence, school­ing or work – to help them pur­sue a cre­ative project or fur­ther de­velop their artistic abil­ity.

Shire Pres­i­dent John Daw en­cour­aged artists to ap­ply.

“We have a wealth of lo­cal tal­ent and this award has real po­ten­tial to help a young artist re­alise their cre­ative am­bi­tions,” he said.

“The arts are an im­por­tant part of our Shire and make Mun­dar­ing a vi­brant and ex­cit­ing place to live. The Shire is proud to once again sup­port the Robert Ju­niper Award for the Arts.”

The award is made pos­si­ble by a $7000 grant from the Shire of Mun­dar­ing, sup­ple­mented by money raised by the Trust and Friends of the Trust sub­scrip­tions.

Michael Bono gets the 2017 award from Richard Wold­ern­dorp.

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