Applications for the Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship 2014-15 are now open
Please see the 2014 Fellowship for guidelines and to download the application form.
$10,000 to explore fresh thinking in art
Georges Mora Foundation announces 2014 Fellowship
Igniting courage and supporting new thinking in art
The Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship is awarded each year to a contemporary artist to engage in fresh thinking and to research new possibilities in their art.
The Fellowship provides financial support, residency opportunities and access to organisations and individuals with specialist knowledge to supports the artist to research, experiment and create.
Announcing the 2014 Fellowship, Georges Mora Foundation founder and board member, Caroline Mora Williams today recalled Georges’ belief that ‘the artist participates in the wholeness of life, in the connectedness of things whereas art comes from this without admitting a thing’.
The Georges Mora Foundation seeks an artist who has shown continuous commitment to the field of contemporary art and wishes to challenge their practice and the field of contemporary art further, and whose past work has demonstrated gravitas.
The Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship is awarded with funds generously donated by arts supporters and with the support of the State Library of Victoria, Alliance Française de Melbourne and other partners. The Fellowship will be awarded by an independent panel of recognised arts and cultural professionals.
Artworks by two past recipients of the Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship, Ross Coulter (2010) and Brook Andrew (2013) are part of Melbourne Now currently on exhibition at NGV. Other Fellows are Trinh Vu (2007), Cyrus Tang (2008), Philip Brophy (2009), Linda Tegg (2012) and Trent Walter (2013).
The Fellowship is open to any Australian citizen or resident who has a recognised and reputable body of work in the field of contemporary art. There is no age limit.
Named in honour of Georges Mora, the renowned restaurateur, art dealer, patron, mentor and cultural catalyst, the Georges Mora Foundation aims to facilitate and encourage new and independent thinking required for the development of art in Australia.
Submissions close 17 April 2014
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