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American-Australian Arts Fund: APPLY NOW!

Friday, September 21, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rollette Lusanta
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The American Australian Association is now accepting applications from both Australian and American artists who wish to pursue their creative dreams in the United States of America and Australia.  

The exchange of the arts between Australia and America has formed a strong cultural bond between our nations.  Through the American-Australian Arts Fund, emerging and early-career artists are offered the opportunity to advance in the fields of theatre, film, television, dance, visual arts, design, literature, photography and fashion to develop their talent with leading mentors and educators.  The Fund provides grants up to US$5,000 along with mentorships and the opportunity to connect to a global network of fellow artists, as well as providing exposure to a wider audience. 

Recognizing the energizing effect of new environments, collaborations and educational opportunities, since 1998 the American Australian Association has awarded more than 500 grants, totaling over $1 million, to talented young artists.


To be eligible for an arts grant applicants must be:

  • An Australian or American citizen or permanent resident.
  • Australian applicants must be applying for professional development in America and American applicants must be applying for professional development in Australia.
  • Applicants must be emerging or early career practicing artists.  In exceptional cases, support for artists who do not fall into the emerging/early career category, may be considered.
  • Applications must be prepared and submitted by the artist (not by a third party).
  • Course/project commencement date cannot be more than eight months after the application deadline date to the AAAF. If an applicant has already begun their course or project, it cannot be more than 75% complete at the time of the application deadline.
  • You cannot apply for the same project or course more than once.

NOTE: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable financial need.

For further information regarding eligibility for grants please refer to our website.

For enquiries, please contact: | Tel: +1 212 338 6860 x 208 



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