Student Opportunities

Here are current employment opportunities, exhibition call outs, scholarships, grants and bursaries and art prizes.

Student Opportunities

Casual/part-time work at Cork and Canvas, Oxford Street
Email resume to info@corkandcanvas.com.au or call 0499 007 234

NAVA NSW Artists’ Grant
Applications close 20 October

Ian Potter Moving Image Commission 2020
Applications close 28 October

Dyason Bequest
Applications close 28 October

The Other Art Fair
Apply online now for your chance to take part.  Applications close Sunday 4th November 2018.

TEDxSydney 2019 Film Program
Applications close 7 December

Volunteer

Volunteer at NAS Gallery
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at Articulate Project Space
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at Wellington St Projects
Applications open all year round

olunteer at 541 Art Space – become a student ambassador
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at 107 Projects
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at Oasis Youth Support Network, Surry Hills – Art Classes
Applications open all year round

Exhibition callouts

Artspace Ideas Platform
Applications close 22 October

Fortyfivedownstairs Small! submissons
Applications close 26 October

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery proposals
Applications close 26 October

CODA Gallery expressions of interest
Applications close 31 October, email Sophie Horne for more details

Articulate 2018/2019 Program
Applications open now

Breathing Colours Gallery (Balmain, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Dungog Contemporary (Dungog, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Gaffa Gallery (Sydney, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Project Gallery 90 (Paddington, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Scratch Art Space (Marrickville, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Thienny Lee Gallery (Edgecliff, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Arnold Street Gallery (Bendigo, VIC)
Applications open all year round

Brunswick Street Gallery (Fitzroy, VIC)
Applications open all year round

MAS Gallery & Studio (Malvern, VIC)
Applications open all year round

The Art Vault (Mildura, VIC)
Applications open all year round

Art Prizes

National Photographic Portrait Prize
Applications close 23 October

Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize
Applications close 28 October

Elioth Gruner Prize
Applications close 28 October

Montalto Sculpture Prize 2019
Applications close  31 October

The North Sydney Art Prize
Applications close 31 October

ROI Art Prize
Applications close 1 November

M16 Art Prize
Applications close 1 November

Sculpture at Scenic World
Applications close 12 November

Contemporary Art Awards 2019
Applications close 28 November

Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2019
Applications close 9 January 2019

Glover Art Prize
Applications close 25 January 2019

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park Prize
Applications close 1 July 2019

Australian Residency Opportunities

Artspace rent-free studios
Applications close 22 October

Hill End Artist in Residence Program 2019
Applications close 31 October

Gertrude Contemporary Studio Program 2019-2020
Applications close 6 November

PhotoAccess Artist Residency
Applications close 18 November

The Pickers’ Hut at Glaziers Bay, TAS
Applications open year round

Fremantle Arts Centre Artist in Residence Program, WA
Applications open all year round

Imagine Residency at Art in Motion, Coomba NSW
Applications open year round

Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra
Applications open year round

Cowwarr Art Space Residencies, Cowwarr, VIC
Applications for 2018 opening soon

International Residency Opportunities

Blast Theory and pvi collective residency Brighton, UK
Applications close 5 November

NES Artist Residency, Iceland
Applications open year round

ComPeung residency in Northern Thailand
Applications open year round

Jardin Orange, Shenzhen, China Residency
Applications open year round
Grants, Scholarships and Bursaries

A Start in Life
Applications are reviewed quarterly.
A Start in Life provides financial assistance to disadvantaged students.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen.
You must be engaged in full time study.
You must be under the age of 25.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

Aim for the Stars Scholarships for Women– Layne Beachley Foundation
Applications close 31 March 2018.
Aim for the stars provides $4000 financial grants and mentoring for women in a number of categories, including the arts.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen.
Only available for female applicants (no age limit).
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

AMP Tomorrow Fund
Applications open April 2018.
AMP’s Tomorrow Fund funds people from all walks of life to reach their goals and positively impact the community with grants between $10,000 and $100,000, including funding academic study.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian Citizen.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships
Applications open May 2018.
The scholarship of US $48,000 is intended to cover 12 months overseas.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must have successfully completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree or have graduated in the past five years from a practice-led visual art undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification at an Australian institution of higher learning.
More information here.

Artspace Mackay Foundation ‘Hands On’ Bursary
Applications close 22 January 2018.
The bursary of $4,000 is intended to support a young artist originating from the Mackay Regional Council area of North Queensland to pursue a career in the visual and creative arts.
Eligibility: You must be aged 17-25
You must be a local resident of the Mackay region of North Queensland
You must be currently studying or have applied to study with a recognised tertiary art course in 2018
More information here.

Australian Federation of Graduate Women Dr Barbara Wright Postgraduate Scholarship
Not offered in 2018.
This award (maximum $5000) is to support women who have completed an undergraduate degree and will be undertaking a postgraduate qualification in 2018 who are from the Central West of NSW.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be a female student.
You must hold an undergraduate degree but not a postgraduate degree.
Normally live in the Central West (Upper Lachlan, Parkes, Forbes, Weddin, Cowra, Cabonne, Orange, Blayney, Bathurst, Oberon and Hilltops).
Be commencing postgraduate study in 2018.
More information here.

Australian Federation of Graduate Women Jamieson Award
Applications close 31 March 2018.
This award of $1500 is designed to support women who completed the final year of their first degree in 2017 and who is proceeding to further study in 2018.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be a female student.
You must have completed the final year of your first degree in 2016.
More information here.

Australian Federation of Graduate Women Joan Ritchie Award
Applications close 30 April 2018
This $1000 award is for a mature female student in her second year of study who has completed her first year of study at a satisfactory academic level, with some community involvement and who has financial need.
Eligibility:
You must be a female student.
You must have been born before 1 January 1991.
You must be in the second year of a full time Bachelor course with a minimum of credit level in all first year subjects.
You must have a demonstrable financial need or other disadvantage.
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
More information here.

Australian Federation of Graduate Women NSW Joan Bielski AO Memorial Scholarship
Applications open again in 2019 (Biennial award).
This scholarship of $5000 per semester is to enable a mature woman to attend university and complete a first degree.
Eligibility:
You must be a female student.
You must have been born before 1 January 1982
You must be enrolled in a government supported place and without previous university attendance.
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be resident in NSW or ACT.
You must be a full time student in an undergraduate course.
You must be able to demonstrate financial hardship.
More information here.

Australian Foundation for Graduate Women Louisa Macdonald Education Trust Award
Not offered in 2018.
This award ($1000) is for a female student in her third year of study.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be a female student.
You must demonstrate significant disadvantage.
More information here.

Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) Scholarships for Tertiary Studies
Applications open in July 2018.
These scholarships ($3,000-$5,000) are for children or grandchildren of a person with operational service as a member of the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be planning to enrol or be enrolled in tertiary education in 2018
You must be studying or planning to study full time
You must be receiving or eligible to receive Centrelink youth allowance or equivalent
You must be under the age of 25.
More information here.

Basil and Muriel Hooper Scholarship, via AGNSW
Applications close 28 October 2018.
This scholarship of $4000 is awarded to students of fine art to assist with the cost of fees and general living expenses.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen.
You must have completed one year of full-time study.
You cannot be receiving any other scholarship.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

BedsOnline Scholarship
Applications open September 2018.
BedsOnline offer a $1500 scholarship to support young students undertake tertiary study.
Eligibility:
You must be aged 18-25.
You must be an Australian citizen.
You must be able to demonstrate academic potential.
You must be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship.
You must be able to demonstrate evidence of community involvement or work experience.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Applications close 15 June 2018.
This $40,000 Scholarship includes a three month residency at La Cite International des Arts in Paris and allows the recipient to spend at least six months in Europe to further their art education
Eligibility:
You must be born between 8 July 1986 and 9 July 1997
You must be an Australian citizen and have lived in Australia between 7 July and 13 October 2018
Works in application must have been completed between 7 July 2016 and 7 July 2018
The scholarship residency period of July-September is non-negotiable.
More information here.
Brian Terrence Reilly Pinnacle Scholarship 
Applications close 1 October 2018.
This scholarship is for a student undertaking a Bachelor degree in any discipline.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen aged 16-24.
You must identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer.
You must have shown scholastic achievement.
You must demonstrate social and political awareness.
More criteria at link below.
More information here.
Clark Walton Pinnacle Scholarship 
Applications close 1 October 2018.
This scholarship is for students studying architecture, design or visual and creative arts.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen aged 16-24.
You must identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer.
You must have shown scholastic achievement.
You must demonstrate social and political awareness.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More criteria at link below.
More information here.
digitalbrief Scholarship
Applications close 1 July 2018.
This Scholarship of $5,500 provides assistance for a young person to reach their potential.
Eligibility:
You must be aged between 18-25 years.
You must be enrolled in a tertiary institution.
You must demonstrate academic potential through a minimum ATAR of 80.
You must be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship.
You must be able to demonstrate evidence of community involvement.
More information here.
Gallipoli Scholarship
Applications close 1 March 2018.
The Gallipoli Scholarship provides financial assistance of $5000 to young people in the first year of their first degree, who are descended from a WWI or WWII veteran.
Eligibility:
You must be a lineal descendent of an Australian WWI or WWII serviceman or servicewoman.
You must be an Australian citizen.
You must have demonstrable financial hardship.
You must be aged under 25 years before 1 March 2018.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.
Interior Secrets Furniture Scholarship 
Applications close 15 September 2018.
This Scholarship of $1000 is offered to students to support financial hardship while learning at a tertiary level.
Eligibility:
You must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English.
You must be in your second or third year of study of an undergraduate degree.
More information here.
JASCO Start Your Studio Art & Design Scholarships
Applications open March 2018.
Three annual scholarships to students who excel in their course of study. Successful applicants will be awarded art materials to the value of $1000.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be studying Visual Art, Fine Art or Design at an Australian Tertiary Institution.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

The Personal Branding Scholarship
Applications open twice a year and are due 30 June and 30 November every year. The Scholarship, valued at $2000 includes $500 cash for your tuition expenses and a personal branded website valued at $1500.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

Snooze Scholarship
Applications open February 2018..
This scholarship of $1500 is to support students with their tertiary studies.
Eligibility:
You must be aged 18-25.
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must demonstrate academic potential with an ATAR of 70+.
You must be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship.
You must be able to demonstrate evidence of community involvement (e.g. leadership or volunteering).
You must be enrolled in a tertiary institution.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

William Fletcher Foundation grants
Applications close 30 April 2018.
This scholarship of $1000 is awarded to a student in their final year of a Bachelor degree majoring in painting, drawing or printmaking.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen.
You must be in the third year of the BFA program.
You must be suffering financial hardship.
You must be studying painting or printmaking.
More information here.

Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists
Applications open May 2018.
This scholarship can be used for education or professional development, exhibiting work costs, and independent artistic research or practice costs.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen.
You must be a resident of NSW and have lived more than 70km from the Sydney GPO for a minimum of 5 years continuously.
You must be working broadly in the areas of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking.
You must be a professional practitioner.
More information here.

Young Carers Bursary Program
Applications open July 2018.
These bursaries of $3000 support young carers to study while receiving their education or training.
Eligibility
You must be aged 25 or under.
You must be a carer.
You must not be in receipt of another bursary or scholarship.
You must not have a previous degree or advanced diploma.
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

Youth off the Streets National Scholarship
Applications open March 2018.
This scholarship of $6000 and a mentor is awarded to 20 students Australia-wide to assist with education or training goals.
Eligibility:
You must be aged 16-21 as of 20 September on the year of nomination.
You must have a clear need for financial assistance.
More information here.

NAS Residencies and Internships

International Residencies

International studio residencies provide a unique opportunity to develop your practice and studies in one of the great European centres of artistic excellence.

2019 residents at the Onslow Storrier Studio at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris: 
Angus Fisher (MFA Printmaking 2017, Sessional Printmaking Lecturer)
Rachel Buch (BFA Ceramics 2014)
Caitlin Hespe (MFA Drawing 2018)
Annelies Jahn (MFA Painting 2016, Sessional Drawing Lecturer)

2019 NAS resident at the British School at Rome:
Kirtika Kain (MFA Printmaking 2018)

 

Aboriginal Art Centre Internships

The National Art School (NAS) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Aboriginal Art Centre Internship program. Now in its ninth year, this internship program is made possible through the generous support of Sharon Toffler and Mark Tedeschi AM QC.

These internships provide graduating students with an opportunity to acquire practical arts management experience and training in an active Aboriginal community art centre environment. Working closely with the Art Centre Manager, interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with artists and day-to-day arts centre operations. Interns will also have some opportunity to pursue their own artwork. Successful applicants are expected to take up the internship in 2019.

In 2019 Internships will be offered with Ernabella Arts Incorporated in far north-west South Australia and Tapatjatjaka Arts located at Titjikala, Northern Territory. Recipients will be provided with transport to and from the art centre, accommodation and stipend for the ten-week period of the internship.

Applications are open to students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art or Master of Fine Art programs in 2018.

Application and Information forms are available here:

Applications close Friday 9 November 2018.

NAS Scholarships and Awards

MFA Scholarships

The National Art School is proud to have three generous scholarships of $20,000 each to support students studying in the Master of Fine Art Program. Funded by the Clitheroe Foundation, the Bird Holcomb Foundation and the Jenour Foundation, the three scholarships are awarded annually and are open to current Bachelor of Fine Art Students who are applying to continue study at the School in the Master of Fine Art program. The scholarships can be used for fees and course costs or as a stipend to support living expenses for the two-year duration of the course.

Applications for the scholarships are made as part of the application to the Master of Fine Art program, and more information can be found below.

Applications for the 2019 scholarships and the MFA program close on Friday 23 November 2018.

Click below to download information about each scholarship:

 

Lift Off Award

Funded by generous donors, the Lift Off Award of $20,000 can be used to undertake an artist residency, international travel, to establish a studio, purchase specialised equipment, mount an exhibition, a publication or any project that requires a lift off to support their burgeoning art practice. This Award is open to students completing the Master of Fine Art in 2018.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 16 November 2018.

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