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The FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary 2019-20

The FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary helps emerging and mid-career contemporary jewellers to undertake professional development activities.

It is offered in partnership with the FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective.

The Minister for the Arts approved one bursary of $1 000 through this round to Samantha Dennis for the development and delivery of new work for an exhibition.

Arts Tasmania uses peer assessors, drawn from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register, to recommend the activities for support.

    General feedback

    The peers discussed the overall quality of the applications and made the following comments:

    • Peers were impressed with the level of quality and innovation present in the applications.
    • Applicants were encouraged to clearly demonstrate that they were working as a contemporary jeweller.
    • Though a budget is not required as part of the application, peers found it easier to assess applications that clearly stated how funds would be used.
    • Applicants were encouraged to clearly tell peers what stage they were at in their career and to include a relevant CV that supported this.

    Peer assessors

    The following peers assessed in this round (incorporating the Aboriginal Arts Program, Artsbridge, the Art Fair Industry Development Initiative, COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme – Arts Businesses, Northern Tasmania Arts Organisations Initiative, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme, Tasmanian Residencies & the FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary):

    • Alexander Rodrigues
    • Ashleigh Whatling
    • Bridget Arkless
    • Chris Arneaud-Clarke
    • Danny Gibson
    • Jabra Latham
    • Jessica Pangas
    • Jillian Mundy
    • Katrina Ross
    • Liz Tew
    • Lynne Spotswood
    • Mairi Ward
    • Nathan Maynard
    • Patricia Sabine
    • Robert Broughton
    • Sam Routledge
    • Shirley Patton
    • Sophie Carnell
    • Teangi Brown
    • Tony Brown