Participant in Council Arts Initiative Wins Major Award

Friday, 24 November 2017
Great News! – Long-time Katoomba resident, Me-Lee Hay who has been accepted into Penrith City Council’s new DiG Digital Maker Space arts initiative was awarded a prestigious APRA-AMCOS Screen Music Award for Best Music in a Short Film in Melbourne recently.

Great News! - Long-time Katoomba resident, Me-Lee Hay who has been accepted into Penrith City Council's new DiG Digital Maker Space arts initiative was awarded a prestigious APRA-AMCOS Screen Music Award for Best Music in a Short Film in Melbourne recently.

As part of an exciting new arts initiative, The DiG Maker Space offers a 16 week creative and professional development program for emerging Western Sydney multi-disciplinary digital artists/designers within their first five years of professional practice.

Penrith Mayor, Councillor John Thain said this Council led creative industry development and mentorship initiative is supported by Western Sydney University, TAFE NSW, Penrith Performing and Visual Arts (PP&VA) and Create NSW with the objective to assist the participants in their creative careers.  

The current program starting in February 2018 is completely booked with seven multi-disciplinary digital artists/designers selected through a competitive application process. 

There will be another call for Expressions of Interest in May 2018 to be part of the next program starting early September 2018. 

"Me-Lee's success shows the calibre of emerging artists we have in Western Sydney and who are participating in this exciting arts initiative by Council commencing in February 2018", Councillor Thain said.

For more information on the DiG program contact Karen Harris on 4732 8129.

Me-Lee Hay with her award at the APRA-AMCOS Awards night Ceremony

Photo Caption: Me-Lee Hay with her award at the APRA-AMCOS Awards night Ceremony

Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 council@penrith.city 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia