Majlis Travelling Scholarship

This scholarship supports visual artists in travelling overseas following the completion of their third year of undergraduate study in the School of Art (visual art), Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

Applications open

18 May 2020

Applications closed

19 Jun 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

at least $15,000

Applicable study areas

Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

Number of scholarships awarded

1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a third-year undergraduate student in the School of Art (visual art), Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
    • intend to study or travel overseas for the benefit of their future studies and career

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on:

    • artistic merit, as demonstrated by entry requirements for the course (up to 6 images including up to 2 video images)
    • a brief artist statement
    • a travel or project proposal with an outline of the expected benefit to their future studies and career.

    Given the current international travel restrictions, it is expected that the recipient's travel is likely to take place beyond 2021.

    A panel of judges will view submissions and select works to be installed in the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. In light of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, the 2020 Majlis Scholarship Exhibition will not be open to the public. The work will be judged in situ, with the winner of the 2020 Majlis Travelling Scholarship ($15,000 prize) announced at on Thursday 13 August via Zoom. Shortlisted artists will have the opportunity to install their work in the highly professional environment of the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. The Gallery will provide artists with professional photo documentation of their works.

    The successful applicants will receive additional information regarding installation and the exhibition itself after shortlisting is complete (by the end of July). The works included in the application must be available for exhibition. All works to be installed will be determined in discussion with gallery staff.

    2020 Key Dates

    • Application Close: Friday 19 June 2020 11:59 pm
    • Installation: Monday 3 to Thursday 6 August 2020, by appointment
    • Scholarship recipient announced: Thursday 13 August 2020 6:00 pm
    • Deinstallation Monday 31 August 2020, by appointment
  • Application process

    Apply online via the link below (link is visible only during the application open phase)

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants can expect an outcome four weeks after the scholarships closing date.

What are the benefits?

A single payment of approximately $15,000.

To accept this scholarship, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. On occasion recipients will be contacted to provide a progress report.

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