SHIRE of Mundaring is encouraging local artists to apply for the 2018 Robert Juniper Award for the Arts before applications close on 30 September.
Administered by the Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship Trust (Trust), the annual award is presented to a young person aged 35 or under who excels at their chosen art form, whether that be visual arts, craft, performing arts, literature, film or music.
The award offers financial support of up to $9,000 to the winner - who must be strongly connected to the Shire of Mundaring through residence, schooling or work - for the purpose of assisting them in pursuing a creative project or further developing their artistic ability.
Shire President John Daw strongly encouraged eligible artists to apply.
"In the Shire of Mundaring we have a wealth of local talent and this award has real potential to help a young artist realise their creative ambitions," said Cr Daw.
"The arts are an important part of our shire and make Mundaring a vibrant and exciting place to live. The Shire is proud to once again support the Robert Juniper Award for the Arts," he added.
The award is made possible thanks to a grant of $7,000 from Shire of Mundaring, supplemented by money raised by the Trust, and Friends of the Trust subscriptions.
To apply, download an application form from the Trust website www.mundaringarts.org or contact the Trust secretary, Chris Durrant, on 9299 6093. Forms and information booklets are also available at Boya and Mundaring Libraries, the Shire of Mundaring Administration Building and local schools.
Applications close on 30 September with the winner to be announced in December 2018.
For more information about funding available through the Shire's Community Grants Program contact Tracey Peacock, Grants and Volunteer Advisor, on 9290 6678 or email GA@mundaring.wa.gov.au
Pictured: Robert Juniper Award for the Arts 2017 winner, musician Michael Bono, with Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship Trust Patron Richard Woldendorp.