President Mauricio Macri, the Minister of Culture of the Nation, Pablo Avelluto, and the president of the National Fund for the Arts, Carolina Biquard, today lead the ceremony for the Bicentennial Creation Scholarships 2016: 500 scholarships of $50,000 for the creation -individual and group- of artists, writers and artisans from all over the country.
The event will be from 10 am at the Government House Museum.
More than 5,000 artists presented their proposals in the disciplines of architecture, performing arts, visual arts, design, letters, audiovisual media, music, heritage and crafts, art and social transformation.
The projects, of different sizes, range from urban design and equipment in a provincial town to a concert of bells in Tucumán, to the creation of musical works in the Mapuche language, drawing workshops in rural schools in the country and the transcription of music on a staff. 100 national songs, for example.
- To commemorate the bicentennial of national independence, 500 scholarships were awarded to support the creation (individual and group) of artists from across the country.
- Each selected project will be awarded a total stipend of $ 50,000 so that the artist can develop it.
- The call was made from May 17 to July 20, 2016, through an online platform, in person (at Alsina 673, city of Buenos Aires) or via postal mail.
- The selected proposals are by artists from 22 of the 24 provinces. To apply, you had to be a resident of Argentina: Argentine and foreign artists, writers and artisans who legally reside in the country.
- Almost 45 percent of the scholarship recipients are between 40 and 49 years old. There was no age limit to appear.
- The projects were free themed, that is, they did not have to have the bicentennial as their theme.
- The list of the 500 winners of the Bicentennial Creation Scholarships can be found here: fnartes.gob.ar/ganadores-becas-bicentenario.