Putting dollars to design careers

Three new initiatives straddle government, business and the philanthropic sectors to support Australian designers.
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Three new opportunities for designers have been announced by the NSW Arts Minister Ben Franklin, as all eyes are on the sector with the opening of Sydney Design Week 2022.

Together they represent a significant investment in the future of the Australian design sector, with support ticking across all career phases, from emerging to established. What is also interesting about these new initiatives is that they straddle government, business and the philanthropic sectors.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina