$1000 cash prize on offer for one of the region’s top young artists

SELF PORTRAIT: Artwork by Will Hazzard, the 2017 winner of the Bathurst Arts Council 2BS Youth Arts Award.

SELF PORTRAIT: Artwork by Will Hazzard, the 2017 winner of the Bathurst Arts Council 2BS Youth Arts Award.

The Bathurst Arts Council and 2BS Gold Youth Arts Awards are community awards recognising outstanding young creative individuals between the ages of 15 and 25, who live in the Bathurst Regional Council area.

The winner of this annual award will receive a $1000 scholarship to be applied to a specific arts-related opportunity.

All winners are invited to participate in the Youth Arts Award annual showcase concert in November or December of each year at BMEC.

Many of our past recipients have gone on to excel in their careers thanks in part to their recognition.

There are four application stages.

1. Ten nominees will be selected by nomination form and are invited to perform at the Bathurst Youth Arts Awards Showcase Concert held at BMEC on November 29.

Each nominee will be awarded a certificate of merit and a $100 cash prize sponsored by the Bathurst Arts Council to further their arts endeavours. For each nominee, there will be media opportunities offered prior to the showcase concert.

2. Three finalists will be selected from the Youth Arts Awards Showcase Concert to be in the running for the Bathurst Arts Council 2BS Youth Arts Awards Scholarship, sponsored by 2BS Gold.

This is a $1000 scholarship or subsidy to be applied to a specific arts related opportunity.

3. Three finalists are invited to perform at the Bathurst Regional Council 2BS Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards ceremony held at BMEC on December 14 as part of the scholarship recipient selection process.

4. Three finalists are invited to perform at the Bathurst Regional Council’s Australia Day awards ceremony held on January 26. One finalist will be announced as the as the recipient of the Bathurst Arts Council 2BS Youth Arts Awards Scholarship, sponsored by 2BS Gold and awarded a certificate of merit and a $1000 cash prize.

For more information and a nomination form, go to https://bathurstartscouncil.org.au/youth-arts-awards.

Tarana art

ARTISTS from across the region are invited to enter the Tarana Art Prize which will go on show in the village over the October long weekend.

Entries can be submitted in a number of categories, including general, sculpture, photography, the Tarana Archies and Mini Moo for the kids.

Entries are due by Tuesday, September 18.

Contact Karen Moyes on 0411234362 or go to the Facebook page for more information.

You can find lots more local and regional arts events at artsoutwest.org.au.