Applications open for Robert Juniper Art Award

Musician Michael Bono receiving the 2017 Robert Juniper Award for the Arts from Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship Trust Patron Richard Wolderndorp. Picture: Mundaring Trust
Musician Michael Bono receiving the 2017 Robert Juniper Award for the Arts from Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship Trust Patron Richard Wolderndorp. Picture: Mundaring Trust

LOCAL artists are being encouraged to apply for the 2018 Robert Juniper Award for the Arts before applications close on September 30.

Administered by the Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship Trust, the annual award is presented to a young person aged 35 or under who excels at their chosen art form, whether visual arts, craft, performing arts, literature, film or music.

The award offers financial support of up to $9000 to the winner – who must be connected to the Shire of Mundaring through residence, schooling or work – to help them pursue a creative project or further develop their artistic ability.

Shire President John Daw encouraged artists to apply.

“We have a wealth of local talent and this award has real potential to help a young artist realise their creative ambitions,” he said.

“The arts are an important part of our Shire and make Mundaring a vibrant and exciting place to live. The Shire is proud to once again support the Robert Juniper Award for the Arts.”

The award is made possible by a $7000 Shire grant, supplemented by money raised by the Trust and Friends of the Trust subscriptions.

To apply, download an application form from the Trust website www.mundaringarts.org