CutCommon founding editor Stephanie Eslake has been named the City of Hobart Australia Day 2017 Young Citizen of the Year.
The award was given in recognition of Stephanie’s “community contribution by creating an online promotional and educational network for young Australian classical musicians”.
Stephanie says she is humbled to receive the award: “I am incredibly grateful to the City of Hobart and the talented creatives I have the privilege of working with each day”.
“This award not only brings a great deal of joy but is an acknowledgement of our important work in the Australian arts industry.”
Stephanie founded CutCommon in 2014 as the first online publication for young classical musicians in the country.
With deputy editor Lucy Rash, Stephanie has worked with a team of talented writer-musicians to grow CutCommon into a leading Australian magazine that supports and showcases emerging talent.
With an academic and professional background in music journalism, Stephanie also spends time mentoring young writers as co-editor of youth culture magazine Platform with Tasmanian fine artist Melinda Antal.
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