Create NSW and Artspace 2024 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) Applications Open.

Published by: Artspace | 18-Aug-2023
Calling all emerging NSW visual artists to apply for prestigious fellowship
Create NSW and Artspace 2024 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) Applications Open.
The search has commenced for the next early career visual artist to take up the Create NSW and Artspace 2024 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging).

This exciting opportunity follows the recent announcement that Morgan Hogg has been named the 2023 Fellowship recipient at the opening of the 2023 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) exhibition, now showing at Carriageworks until 27 August 2023.

The 2024 Fellowship program will shortlist up to six artists to receive curatorial support and mentorship from Artspace to participate in an exhibition to be held in mid-2024. One finalist will receive a $30,000 fellowship from the NSW Government to pursue a self- directed program of professional development.

Create NSW Chief Executive, Annette Pitman said as Australia’s longest running fellowship for emerging visual artists, this prestigious program has built a strong community of NSW visual arts professionals and launched the careers of many emerging artists.

“For more than 26 years, the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) has successfully nurtured the immense talent within NSW’s visual arts community. Create NSW is proud to be nurturing emerging artists through this prestigious fellowship and valuable exhibition opportunity. I encourage all early-career artists to apply for this incredible opportunity,” Ms Pitman said.

The 2024 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) exhibition will be presented at Artspace’s home at The Gunnery in Woolloomooloo. The heritage listed site is undergoing a multi- million-dollar redevelopment funded by the NSW Government, being transformed into a landmark multi-platform contemporary art centre with expanded exhibition spaces and increased artist studios.

“Create NSW is delighted the 2024 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) exhibition will be hosted at Sydney’s state-of-the art cultural space following the completion of The Gunnery’s stunning transformation, making the 2024 edition of the Fellowship even more special,” Ms Pitman said.

Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace said the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) continues to be a ground-breaking program for artists at pivotal points in their early-careers. Artspace is honoured to be continuing our ongoing commitment to support generations of emerging artists through the curatorial development, relationship building and mentorship that this Fellowship offers.

“We are beyond excited to welcome the Fellowship back to Artspace next year with the reopening of The Gunnery, and to platform these artists at one of Sydney’s leading

contemporary art spaces. I strongly urge artists of all disciplines to apply for this remarkable professional development opportunity.”

We encourage all eligible visual artists to apply for the Fellowship, which supports the professional development of artists in NSW, enabling recipients to undertake activities including travel, mentorships, internships, courses, research and the creation of new work.

Previous recipients of the Fellowship include Morgan Hogg (2023), Eddie Abd (2022), Dennis Golding (2020), Shivanjani Lal (2019), Claudia Nicholson (2017), Consuelo Cavaniglia (2016), Heath Franco (2015), Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran (2014), Jamie North (2013), Soda Jerk (2011), Khaled Sabsabi (2010), Diego Bonetto (2008) and Tony Schwenson (1988).

Applications for the 2024 Fellowship close 5pm, Monday 11 September 2023. For more information including details on how to apply, visit

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