Candelo musician and vocalist Anactoria is one of only 20 artists to receive a prestigious Create NSW Fellowship – and one of only four from regional NSW.
Anactoria is the alter-ego of self-taught harpist, vocalist and songwriter Tamlyn Magee.
In an announcement this week, Magee will receive $17,766 to undertake a residency in Melbourne to develop new and existing solo work.
She will also have guidance of industry professionals in upgrading performance skills, songwriting and promotion.
Armed with an electric harp, loop pedals and her sultry vocal cords, Anactoria has discovered her own world through experimentation.
She released her debut EP earlier this year produced by award-winning producer Dave Crowe and featuring Xavia Nou.
Magee has played at the Darwin Fringe Festival, Wide Open Spaces and The Desert Song Festival, and has supported numerous acts at festivals and on tour including Xavia, BB Sabina, Resin Moon, Candice McLeod and Grim Tilla.
Along with 19 other artists across the state, Magee shares in more than $375,000 in funding to undertake self-directed professional development programs and career advancement.
“I’m proud that our range of Fellowship opportunities continues to provide support for artists and creatives across all stages of their careers, and now has a wider geographic reach across the state,” executive director for Create Investment and Engagement, Elizabeth W. Scott said.
“This year’s recipients join an incredible list of past Fellows including Jonathan Jones, Andrea James, Khaled Sabsabi and Cathy Craigie among many others.
“Each of our Fellows has proposed an intriguing and specialist program of development that we have no doubt will extend their skillsets and propel their careers further.
“We are very excited to see these plans take shape and about the opportunities that their Fellowships will deliver.”