CREATIVE YOUTH: Kingaroy State High School students in the 2019 production of Pirates of Penzance.
CREATIVE YOUTH: Kingaroy State High School students in the 2019 production of Pirates of Penzance. Jessica McGrath

Youth bursary to support musical and artistic dreams

CREATIVE young people can seek additional support so they can pursue their chosen artistic dreams.

The Carl and Ruth Nielson Cultural Bursary Trust is now taking applications for their 2019 intake.

The bursary is available for students interested in classical, jazz, vocal, instrumental and dancing of all forms.

Any young people who have a special interest in fine arts, choreography or drama may also apply.

It is open for youth studying the cultural arts living in the Burnett, Mount Perry, Bundaberg, Kolan, Isis and Miriam Vale regions.

Applicants must be aged between 15 and 24-years-old.

The trust was founded by creative couple Carl and Ruth Nielson in 1977.

They were very passionate about music and the arts and the future of young people and were the owners of Neilson's Music Store in Bundaberg for nearly 40 years.

Upon their retirement they decided to give back and set up the bursary and a legacy of supporting the arts.

Applicants must explain in writing or by video why you think you are deserving of the bursary funds, what you have achieved and how you intend to apply any bursary funds.

Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of eligibility.

Applications can be emailed to Cathy.Russo@mk.com.au by October 31, 2019.

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