The Bouddi Foundation for the Arts is offering grants of up to $5,000 to young artists on the Central Coast between the ages of 15 – 25.


Fields of artistic endeavour addressed by the grants program include music, the visual arts, performing arts, literature, community arts, Aboriginal arts, film, electronic arts, and craft. We are grateful to the following who are sponsoring awards in various categories - John Bell, Graeme Anderson, the Casey Family, John Charrington & Pam McBride visual arts Award and the ORiGiN Music Group (Music and theatrical categories).


The grants may be used for any purpose that advances the development of an artist’s talents including, but not limited to, the purchase of equipment and materials; tuition and education; attendance at symposia and workshops; participation in performances; membership of professional and artistic bodies; recording and publication costs.


.Young artists are encouraged to express their interest in receiving a grant. This can be done by 

(a) email to bouddiarts@gmail.com or


.(b) writing to:

The Secretary

Bouddi Foundation for the Arts

PO Box 4081

Wagstaffe  NSW  2257

.In Microsoft Word format:

Your full legal name, residential address, email address, phone number(s), date of birth dd/mm/yyyy,  postal address if different from residential address; social media platforms you may wish to share with the committee; a photograph of the applicant (head and shoulders)


Expressions of interest should be submitted no later than July 15 


Shortlisted applicants may be contacted in late July to provide further information in an interview or audition. These assessments will be carried out by panels of judges with notable expertise in the applicable artistic field.

Other applicants will be advised that their application for this round was unsuccessful. 

The 2018 grants will be announced by John Bell AO OBE, the Chairman of the Bouddi Foundation for the Arts, 14 October 2018.

Further information can be obtained by contacting The Bouddi Foundation for the Arts --bouddiarts.org.au or emailing  bouddiarts@gmail.com, or  Joy Park on 0448 436028 or  Phil Donnelly on 4360 1057 or by email phildonnelly1@bigpond.com.


The Bouddi Society Inc.

p.o. box 4081 wagstaffe nsw 2257     abn 32280095846   www.bouddiarts.org.au

The Bouddi Foundation for the Arts is a tax-deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997