Philip Hunter Fellowship

This Fellowship, worth $15,000, will support creative individuals or teams to create a new work with environmental focus and public impact with outcomes to be exhibited, published, and/or delivered in a public seminar forum, relative to the participating disciplines. The primary applicant must be a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music (any discipline) within 10 years of the closing date. Suggested outcomes may include, but not be limited to, pieces of art work, design, dance, film, theatre, music, or landscape architecture.

Applications open

12 Jul 2021

Applications closed

11 Oct 2021

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $15,000

Applicable study areas

Music; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    *be a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music within 10 years of application closing date (primary applicant).  All team members must be graduates of FAM, MSD, SEFS and/or OEP.

    *propose to create a new work with environmental focus and public impact

    Read the Philip Hunter Fellowship Guidelines for all background to this Fellowship.

    Selection criteria

    The Fellowship selection panel will include a senior academic from each of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and a representative of the Philip Hunter Estate. This panel will be appointed on an annual basis by the Director of the Victorian College of the Arts. The Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music will provide final approval of the recipient.
    The awarding of the Fellowship, by the selection panel, will be based on:

    * The quality of the applications portfolio.
    *  Relevant academic accomplishments.

    * Originality and persuasiveness of the proposal outline.
    *  Evidence of ability to fulfill the proposed project’s aims and outcomes.
    *  The potential for the Fellowship to impact applicant’s future development.
    *  The selection panel will reserve the right to withhold awarding the Fellowship in a given year where an insufficient number of high quality applications has been received.

  • Application process

    Apply online at the link shown below (link will only be visible during application open dates).

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applications will be assessed by a selection panel in the month following the closing date.  All applicants can expect to receive an outcome 6 weeks after the closing date.

What are the benefits?

The $15,000 grant will be payable in two parts in the following year and a six monthly progress report will be required to release the second allocation.

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