Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary

ACCELERATE YOUR ARTIST CAREER – Apply for the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary


Application deadline extended until the Tuesday 11th September.

If you are a New England artist who wants to improve your skills, learn new techniques or broaden your artistic horizons then you should apply for the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary.

Applications from visual artists across the New England Region* for the 2018 Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary are now open. The bursary will be awarded to support a professional or creative development opportunity that will assist the successful artist to improve their skills, learn new techniques or broaden their artistic horizons. The 2018 application round will close on 31st August 2018.

The bursary is open to artists of all skill levels – from young and emerging artists to experienced creators.

To apply please complete the Application Form and submit it to by the 11th September.

Bursary Award

The Bursary Award for 2018 is AUD$1,500 which could be used to assist with payment of attendance/registration fees, travel and accommodation.

What can you use the bursary for?

The bursary can be used to support travel and attendance at a self-devised professional or creative development activity. Your activity must be completed by December 31st 2019. Confirmation of acceptance into your chosen activity isn’t required to apply, but will be required for payment of the bursary to the successful applicant.

Suitable activities include attending a:
– workshop
– residency
– conference
– masterclass
– course
which will assist you to develop your artistic practice.

In your application tell us what you want to do, why you want to attend and how it will help you in your artistic pursuits.

Deadline for applications:

  • OPEN:  18th July 2018
  • CLOSE: 31st August 2018

Application forms: 
Download the 2018 Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary application form here

Bursary recipients are required to submit a report at the conclusion of their professional development activity that outlines their experience and how it will be of benefit to the arts practice/ career.

If you have questions about your application – read through our Frequently Asked Questions page and then if you still require further information contact NERAM directly.

* New England region defined as the Australian Electoral Commission Federal Division of New England boundaries and includes communities of Ashford, Armidale, Barraba, Bingara, Glen Innes, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Murrurundi, Nundle, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Tingha, Walcha and Uralla.



About Helen Dangar

Helen Dangar (1944-2015) was an accomplished academic at the University of New England and teacher who taught French at the New England Girls School for twenty years. Helen was very passionate about art, music and literature and took a great interest in the artistic wellbeing of the Armidale community. The Helen Dangar Memorial Arts Bursary celebrates her contribution and creates a lasting memorial to a much-missed person who gave so much energy and vitality to NERAM and the cultural life of Armidale and the wider region.

About the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary

The Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary has been established by NERAM and our supporters to help local artists advance in their chosen career path. Each year the fund will support a local artist from the New England region attend a special professional or creative development activity. The Bursary aims to create new opportunities for regional artists to improve their practice, continuing the generosity, passion and support towards the arts that was evident throughout Helen’s life.

Thank You

The Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary has been established with funds donated for the purpose by Bill Dangar, the Dangar family and their friends and colleagues.

Donations have also been made by Friends of NERAM Inc, Packsaddle and from many NERAM supporters.

The funds donated are managed on behalf of the New England Regional Art Museum by the NERAM Foundation.

Click here if you would like to  make a donation to support the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary. 

Click here if you want to know who has supported the Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary. 

Image above:

Lizzie Horne (centre) recipient of the inaugural Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary with Bill Dangar and Rachael Parsons, NERAM Manager Curatorial & Exhibitions


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