The Indigenous Storytellers Scholarship returns in 2024!
Nurturing art, creativity and culture
The scholarship program is designed to celebrate, sustain and grow Indigenous art and design in New South Wales. In 2023 Greater Bank awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Jahvis Loveday to pursue his film-making career. This year, Greater Bank will again provide a $10,000
scholarship to support the successful recipient’s creative aspirations, with guidance from Murrook Cultural Centre.
An event will take place to announce the winner on 11th July 2024 during NAIDOC Week and a special edition Façon Magazine will be created that will profile the finalists from each category.
Jahvis Loveday, recipient of The Indigenous Storytellers Scholarship for 2023 has this to say
about the program:
To be the recipient of The Indigenous Storytellers Scholarship was a privilege last year, it was such an incredible feeling to be able to go to the event and see not only my work, but all the other Indigenous finalist works on display.
The scholarship really helped me kick start some incredible projects over the past year that have allowed me to collaborate with many different indigenous artists from my region and beyond.
I can’t wait to see the level of artists in this year’s event, it’s such a great way to showcase many different art forms.
The Scholarship program consists of nine differing creative discipline categories that are open for applications. A single finalist for each category will be selected by our special panel and a recipient will be chosen from these finalists.
The recipient will receive:
A $10,000 Scholarship from Greater Bank to support the recipients creative aspirations*
A mentoring session with a leading voice from their creative discipline
Guidance from Murrook Cultural Centre and the use of their facilities
The nine creative disciplines that are open for applications are:
The nine finalists and scholarship recipient will be decided by our committee using our selection criteria. Our committee is made up of local business leaders and First Nations voices from our community.
The Indigenous Storytellers Scholarship Committee is proudly represented by:
Editor-in-Chief, Façon Magazine
Community Engagement Manager, Greater Bank
CEO, Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council
Office of Indigenous Strategy and Leadership, University of Newcastle
Consulting Project Advisor
Dr. Kirsten Molloy
President, Equal Futures Project
Member, Hunter Medical Research Foundation
Communications and Marketing Manager, Façon Magazine
Senior Manager, Façon Magazine
Community Engagement Specialist, Greater Bank