Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships

""The Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships Program supports young and emerging Brisbane artists and artsworkers aged between 17 and 30. The program aims to develop creatives who wish to join national or international training and development programs through participation in:

  • training programs
  • mentorship
  • structured experiences.

Applications are now closed

Applications for the 2016-17 round are now closed. 

Applications for the 2017-18 round will open on Monday, 6 November 2017.


An applicant should:

  • be an individual artist or artsworker aged between 17 and 30
  • reside in the Brisbane Local Government Area (LGA)
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

An applicant may also nominate an auspice to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant’s fellowship.

Auspice organisations require to be based in the Brisbane LGA and are limited to supporting a maximum of two applications per round.

Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts with Council.

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

If your application is successful, you will be required to complete an online acquittal form within 12 months of grant approval notification.

Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible to apply for other Council grants.

If you believe your community group may have an outstanding report from a previous grant funded project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Grants Unit for advice.

More information

For more information, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with a Creative Development Officer or the Grants Unit. Alternatively, you can read the grant guidelines for the latest round.

23 October 2017