14 September 2012

Artisan at the 2012 AbaF Awards

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday night, artisan in partnership with BCM won the Australia Council Young and Emerging Artists category at the Queensland AbaF Awards

L-R: artisan CEO Liana Heath with Victoria Reichelt of the Australia Countil for the Arts and Paul Cornwell of BCM. Photograph by Sarah Keayes.
The Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) annual awards night gives businesses the chance to showcase innovation in their support of the arts. 

The Australia Council Young and Emerging Artists award was given to artisan and BCM in recognition of the Emerging Curator Mentorship Program created by the partnership.

Established in 2011, the Emerging Curator Mentorship Program aims to support the development of future leaders within the arts. With financial support from BCM, artisan's Gallery team is responsible for selecting an emerging curator and providing guidance throughout the mentorship. The Emerging Curator is responsible for curating three exhibitions per year within BCM's Crucible Gallery and presenting curator talks at each exhibition opening.

The program has been a fantastic initiative and we are proud to have received recognition from  AbaF. Thank you to our wonderful partner BCM and the great team here at artisan, particularly our dedicated Gallery team.

We will now go on to be finalists at the national AbaF awards in Melbourne this October.

Read more about all of the AbaF Queensland winners here.

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