The Robert Juniper Award For The Arts
The Robert Juniper Award for the Arts is an annual award offered to a young person under the age of 35 who excels at their chosen art form, whether that be visual arts, craft, performing arts, literature, film or music. If you have a strong connection to the Shire of Mundaring through residence, schooling or work, and need financial assistance to get an Arts project up and running, this is an opportunity for you to further your artistic ability, with up to $9,000 being offered in support annually.
Applications are due 30 September each year. Currently, there is also the Bob and Trish Juniper Visual Arts Prize of $1,000, which is offered to the most promising visual artist who applies each year. Both of these awards are administered by the Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship Trust.
The Trust was established under the auspices of the Shire of Mundaring as a project to celebrate the Australian Bicentenary in 1988. Since then, the Shire of Mundaring has supported the Awards with annual grants to supplement voluntary fund-raising and donations. Donations to the Trust are fully tax deductible. If you think this is a great idea but are over the age of 35, or just an avid arts appreciator, you are welcome to become a Friend of the Award. For as little as $25 per year, you can support the continued development of our renowned artistic community in the hills.