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2021 Fellowships program

Nine National Regional Arts Fellowships Awarded

The National Regional Arts Fellowships is an investment in the development of artistic and creative practice for artists and practitioners working and living in regional, rural and remote Australia. The initiative is applicant-led, cross disciplinary and open to multiple art forms. It addresses the need for creative development, career pathways, and supports individuals in time and place to develop their work, skills and networks.

Regional Arts Australia is delighted to announce the 2021 Fellows whom will each pursue a unique project that considers their arts practice, geographic location, landscape and physical and cultural

Recipients were selected through a competitive grant round process and were assessed by an independent panel.

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Creative & Professional Development


Samara Cunningham

Fish Creek, VIC

Learning from Others for Others: Deepening Practice and Building Leadership Capacity for Inclusive Arts Experiences in Regional Australia

Creative & Professional Development


Lewis Major

Mount Barker, SA

Artistic and Creative Development

First Nations Creative & Professional Development


Shay Vigona

Karama, NT

Increasing Indigenous Arts Sector Advocacy Skills and Expertise in the Northern Territory

First Timer


Stephanie Jack

Sandy Bay, TAS

Mixed Feelings

First Timer


Sky River

Margaret River, WA

Fellowship of Experimental Puppet Making

First Timer


Haneen Martin

Darwin City, NT

Manuscript Development

2021 RAF Extension social tile

Creative & Professional Development


Kath Melbourne

Sandford, Tas.

Changemaker in Residence

Read an interview with Kath about the project here.

Creative & Professional Development


Sara Ferrington

Beauty Point, Tas.

Building a new community festival

First Timer – Creative & Professional Development


Alysha Herrmann

Glossop, SA.

Novel November Residency