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.

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 2023.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Recent National Art School BFA, 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.

Applications for 2023 residents close Friday 12 August.

The La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris information and application form

The British School At Rome

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)

Applications for 2023 close Friday 12 August.

The British School at Rome information and application form

NAS First Peoples Scholarship

Generously supported by a philanthropic donor in partnership with the National Art School, the NAS First Peoples Scholarship covers the full tuition fees for students entering the Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) program.

The Scholarship aims to provide young, aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists the opportunity to pursue their studies under the guidance of some of Australia’s most accomplished artists.

Eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students entering the BFA are encouraged to apply.

Two full-tuition scholarships are offered each calendar year. Applications are taken on a rolling basis for Semester 1 intake, with offers made in January.

To apply:

Applications for 2022 are closed. 

Georgia Mokak is the First Peoples Program Coordinator. If you have any questions about the scholarship or support at NAS, please contact her at Georgia.Mokak@nas.edu.au.

Georgia works Monday-Wednesday.

ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE INTERNSHIPS

The National Art School (NAS) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Aboriginal Art Centre Internship program. Now in its tenth 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. Successful applicants are expected to take up the internship in 2022.

In 2022 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.

*Due to Covid restrictions, Ernabella Arts is not being offered for 2022 as our 2021 NAS AACI recipient is undertaking the program.

Applications are open to students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art or Master of Fine Art programs in 2022.

Application and Information forms are available here:

AACI Internship 2022 Information
AACI Internship 2022 Application Form

Applications for 2022 are closed. 

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 immediately 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 2022 are closed. 

Click below to download information about each scholarship:

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 for 2022 are closed. 

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 for 2022 are closed. 

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 2022
  • A three month solo exhibition in 2023, 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

Applications for 2022 are closed. 

LIFT OFF AWARD

The Lift Off Award, generously funded by private donors, will provide $20,000 to a promising graduating MFA candidate from the National Art School. The successful recipient will be eligible to use the funding 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.

Lift Off Award Application Form

Applications for 2022 are closed. 

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