The Community Foundation for Central Victoria is proud to announce the recipients of the Holsworth Creative Arts Bursary,  awarded to two Bendigo South East College students, Max Harris and NayYeThwey Aung. Each recipient has received $1,000 to help purchase new equipment or pay for additional tuition expenses to further their natural talents.

Established by the Holsworth family in 2017, the bursary is available to students enrolled in the Academy of Creative Arts students at Bendigo Senior Secondary College to encourage their talents in the creative arts and overcome educational disadvantage.

After receiving an overwhelming number of applications, the selection Committee recognised the potential to positively impact and assist Max and NayYeThey’s talents in their pursuit of excellence in this field.

Profile of Recipients:

Max Harris

Max is an accomplished member of the Academy of Creative Arts as their captain and playing lead roles in stage productions and musical performances. His commitment to the creative arts has seen him awarded a place in the College’s Strings & Choir study tour to the UK for which paid for by busking with his violin.

“Being selected means my passion for the Performing Arts can only flourish from here. ” Max said, “Also being awarded this bursary reassures me that all my hard work is not for nothing and I am on the right track.”

NayYeThwey Aung 

NayYeThwey is a member of the Karen-Australian community in Bendigo, and therefore one of few to chase a professional career in music. Thus far he has been chosen to perform in a number of the college’s musical productions and private functions.  NayYeThwey is also a skilled guitar and piano player, which he taught himself to play in his spare time.

“I want to achieve great things in the career and receiving this bursary will enable me to develop my skills even further to realise my goals,” said NayYeThwey.

The Community Foundation for Central Victoria wishes Max and NayYeThwey every success in pursuing dreams realising their potential in the creative arts field.