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New Scholarship for Young Local Musicians

INCUBATOR is an exciting new music opportunity for young people from Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and the Snowy Monaro to plug in to their potential. Run by South East Arts the scholarship is designed to enable a promising young musician (12 to 18 yrs) to step up, hone their craft and take their skills to the next level.

The scholarship aimed at young people who might normally find it difficult to cover the cost of regular music lessons, providing $1000 towards the cost of music lessons for 1 year, paid directly to the student’s nominated teacher/tutor. Nominations for this new annual initiative can be made by school-based or private music teachers, drawing on their knowledge of students’ talents and abilities, or students can also apply directly. INCUBATOR applicants will need to submit a video of themselves performing a piece as part of the application. Students can apply themselves but with support from their teacher. The winner of the scholarship will be chosen by an assessment panel of music representatives from the region. Applicants will be assessed on their musical talent, skills development potential, learning outcomes and case for financial support.

General Manager of South East Arts, Andrew Gray says that "INCUBATOR is a great opportunity for a young musician. It will relieve some of the financial pressure that sometime comes with pursuing your passion. South East Arts is very grateful to our former chair Bettina Richter and her partner Mark Bichard for supporting this scholarship." Applications are open now and close on 1 December 2017, with the successful applicant notified by 16 December 2017. All musical styles and instruments (including voice) will be considered. Applicants need to live in the south east region (Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Snowy Monaro Regional Councils) and be between the ages of 12 to 18 years in 2018 to qualify. A short video or sound recording must be attached or linked to the application. More information is available from the South East Arts website www.southeastarts.org.au

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