NAS Scholarships and Residencies

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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. This experience enables you to immerse yourself in a new arts context, market and community and culture.

Due to the current travel restrictions, the 2020 Onslow Storrier Studio at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris residencies have been deferred to 2021, pending on the Australian Government’s travel ban being lifted.

2021 residents at the Onslow Storrier Studio at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris
Lisa Jones (Sessional Lecturer, Drawing) and Julia Davis (Sessional Lecturer, Sculpture) (in collaboration)
Sienna White (BFA (Hons) Graduate and Sessional Lecturer, Drawing)
Sassy Park (MFA Graduate)
Peter Burgess (Head of Printmaking)

CONTACT

Marilyn Schneider
Academic Administrator
+61 2 9339 8797
marilyn.schneider@nas.edu.au

The La Cité Internationale des Arts Paris Residency 

The Onslow Storrier National Art School Paris Studio is located at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and has been made possible through the generosity of Annette Onslow and Tim Storrier. The studio is located on the Right Bank in Rue de L’Hôtel de Ville in the 4th arrondissement overlooking the river Seine, near many commercial and public galleries and only a short walk to Notre Dame Cathedral. There are 270 studios that house artists, musicians and writers from around the world. There are four three-month residencies available in 2020.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Recent National Art School BFA, BFA Hons, GDFA or MFA graduates (having graduated in the previous 5 years)*;
  • Final year BFA or MFA students with a demonstrated history of high academic achievement;
  • Current National Art School teaching/academic staff (including sessional). Please note that in the event that a successful applicant is a permanent staff member, appropriate leave arrangements will need to be considered. Permanent staff members can only be considered for the residency period October – January.

*For students completing studies in 2020 this criteria will be extended to graduating in the previous 6 years 

Applications will open in 2021 for 2022 residents

The British School at Rome

Due to the current travel restrictions, The British School at Rome residency has been deferred to 2021, pending on the Australian Government’s travel ban being lifted.

2021 NAS resident at the British School at Rome

Skye Wagner (Sessional Lecturer, Photomedia)

The British School at Rome is a centre of interdisciplinary research excellence in the Mediterranean supporting the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences. This residency has been made possible through the generosity of our donors, particularly Jennifer Dowling. The British School at Rome is just north of Rome’s historic centre in the Valle Giulia which separates the Parioli district from the Borghese Gardens. The successful applicant will receive studio accommodation (including meals). The BSR offers one three-month residency each year.

Who is eligible to apply?

  •  Final year MFA students with a demonstrated history of high academic achievement
  •  Recent National Art School MFA graduates (having graduated in the previous 5 years)*
  •  Academic staff of the National Art School (including sessional staff)

*For students completing studies in 2020 this criteria will be extended to graduating in the previous 6 years 

Applications for the 2022 artist in residence will open in 2021

ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE INTERNSHIPS

The National Art School (NAS) is now accepting applications for the 2021 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 2021.

In 2021 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 2020.

Application and Information forms are available here:

Applications close 5pm Monday 30 November 2020

MFA SCHOLARSHIPS

The National Art School is proud to have two generous scholarships of $20,000 each to support students studying in the Master of Fine Art Program. Funded by the Clitheroe Foundation and the Bird Holcomb Foundation, these scholarships 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 2021 scholarship and the MFA program are now open.

Click below to download information about each scholarship:

Applications close 9am Monday 7 December 2020

MARK HENRY CAIN MEMORIAL TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

The Mark Henry Cain Memorial Travel Scholarship supports a student to travel and study for a period of 6-8 weeks in the UK.
The scholarship is open to NAS students progressing from the Bachelor of Fine Art program to the Master of Fine Art program.

Mark Henry Cain Scholarship Application Form

Applications close 9am Monday 7 December 2020

EAST SYDNEY DOCTORS SCHOLARSHIP

The East Sydney Doctors Scholarship is a generous opportunity funded by East Sydney Doctors, providing $5,000 to a student completing the first year of the Master of Fine Art degree and going into the second year of the program at the National Art School. The recipient is intended to use the as a stipend to support living and study expenses.

This Award is open to students continuing their progress in the Master of Fine Art program at the National Art School.

East Sydney Doctors Scholarship information and application form

Applications close Friday 27 November 2020

TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY & MARGARET OLLEY ART CENTRE NANCY FAIRFAX (AIR) AWARD

The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre boasts an on-site, live-in artist in residence studio called the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio (AIR).

The AIR studio is generously supported by benefactor Mr Tim Fairfax AC and named in honour of his mother Nancy Fairfax, who was a great friend of Margaret Olley.

The AIR program includes:

  • A $5000 stipend
  • A two to four week studio residency in March 2021
  • A three month solo exhibition in 2022, in the Friends Gallery at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre Nancy Fairfax (AIR) Award Information and Application form

Expressions of Interest close Monday 18 January 2021

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