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The Events Centre Caloundra is proud to announce that applications for the Scholarship of Performing Arts 2016 are now being accepted.

The annual Scholarship of $2,500 will assist a young Sunshine Coast student towards their future study in Performing Arts. Since 2008 the Centre has provided financial support for eight talented locals to pursue their goals and career in the arts.

The Scholarship is designed to provide assistance to a Sunshine Coast resident, 25 years or younger, undertaking a second year of a full-time accredited tertiary level educational in the performing arts in 2016.

It provides students with a one-off financial bursary to assist them their career development with funding for their studies, equipment or related projects.

2015 winner Nicole Neil, of Mooloolaba, was awarded the Scholarship for the Performing Arts to commend her outstanding dedication to stage management. Nicole is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Technical Production at the Queensland University of Technology and she has been doing everything in her power to work on as many theatre productions as possible to expand her knowledge and experience.

The Events Centre General Manager Gary Mears said “the Sunshine Coast has an abundant wealth of creative youth and this scholarship recognises the importance of fostering local talent to achieve their ambitions as a performer or arts worker. The Events Centre is a hub for nurturing and presenting cultural development opportunities including performing arts programs for children, youth and seniors.”

Applications for The Events Centre Scholarship for the Performing Arts 2016 close on Monday 1st February and information is available here


Any Sunshine Coast resident, 25 years or younger, who will be or has been accepted for admission to the second year at a full-time accredited tertiary level educational course in the performing arts in 2016.


Up to $2,500 is available to cover HECS fees for the course 2016.


For more information about the scholarship or to download an application form please visit Applications close on Monday 1st February 2016.

Postal Address: PO Box 5 Caloundra 4551
Telephone: 5491 4240
Fax: 5491 4944
Street Address: 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra, Qld 4551

Source: My Sunshine Coast

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