Awards to grant local artists share in $20,000

Applications for the 2018 Hume Arts Awards have now opened and creative Hume residents are invited to apply for a chance to share in $20,000.

Hume Mayor Geoff Porter said the biennial Awards boosted local involvement in the arts and helped in the professional development of artists within the municipality. 

“The Arts Awards not only provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate our talented artists, writers and performers, but also assist in their professional development,” Cr Porter said.

“The Awards are open to any Hume artist, including those involved in painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, drawing, music, theatre, dance, printmaking and new or mixed media.

The Awards program provides awards of up to $3,000 per applicant in either of the following 2 categories:

  • Artist over 30 years in any artform
  • Artist 19 - 30 years in any artform

The Awards program also provides awards of $500 for the following category:

  • Youth 12-18 years in any artform

“I’m proud to be involved in this innovative program and encourage our artistic community members to submit an application before nominations close on 30 April 2018,” Cr Porter said.

The 2018 Hume Arts Awards will be presented at a special ceremony on 25 July 2018.

For more information and to apply, visit

Posted on 9:00 AM, 10 April 2018

Updated : 9:47 AM, 10 April 2018

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