Dubbo’s Connor Coman-Sargent was one of 15 scholarship recipients that visited Parliament House on Wednesday as part of a professional development event.
Coman-Sargent and the other Young Regional Artist Scholarship winners met with ARIA acclaimed musician Megan Washington and Archibald winning artist Ben Quilty and Dubbo MP and Deputy Premier Troy Grant.
Mr Grant hosted a morning tea to congratulate the artists on their success in the competitive program, which offers 25 $10,000 scholarships annually to emerging artists aged between 18 and 25 who are based in regional NSW.
“I designed this scholarship program to cover all art forms to help young regional artists develop their careers and connect with arts organisations and training opportunities,” Mr Grant said.
Connor was selected for his design and digital arts project Second Sojourn: Extending the Journey. The project will include travel to Berlin and Barcelona to attend workshops by internationally renowned photographers.
Applications for the remaining scholarships for 2016 will open on Monday 5 December 2016 and close on Monday 20 February 2017.
For further information about the application process go to www.arts.nsw.gov.au.