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REMINDER - American-Australian Arts Fund: APPLY NOW

Tuesday, February 26, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The American-Australian Arts Fund provides support of up to US $30,000 to emerging American, Native American, Australian and Indigenous Australian artists to study or undertake artistic development in each other’s countries respectively. The American Australian Association (AAA) awards more than 15 arts scholarships and grants, in both directions, each year and has to date supported more than 500 talented young artists, totaling over US $1 million.

American-Australian Arts Fund


The American-Australian Arts Fund offers grants of up to US $5,000 to Australian and American emerging or early career artists who wish to pursue artistic development in the United States and Australia.
This grant will support artists in the fields of theatre, film, television, dance, music, visual arts, design, literature, photography and fashion.

DEADLINE: 17 MARCH 2019, 11:59PM EST



Aus-Art Scholarship


The AAA and American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia Inc. offers the AusArt Scholarship to an Australian MA or Graduate student  in the fields of fine arts, art history/theory, curatorial studies, arts administration or conservation studies, to support one-year of full-time research or study at an accredited US educational institution.

DEADLINE: 17 MARCH 2019, 11:59PM EST

American-Australian Indigenous Art Scholarships


ThAmerican-Australian Indigenous Arts Scholarships offer support to both Native American and Indigenous Australian Artists wishing to pursue artistic development in each other’s country. The opportunities listed below were created to support and develop Indigenous and marginalized individuals and communities, and to build cross-cultural respect, understanding, and reconciliation through all forms of art.

  • American-Australian Indigenous Arts Grant offers support of up to US $10,000 to assist one Indigenous Australian Artist in their artistic development in the United States.
  • Nomad Two Worlds Indigenous Scholarships offers support of up to US $20,000 to assist a Native American and Indigenous Australian artist wishing to pursue artistic development in the each other's country.



AAA - AISF Screen Scholarship




The AAA - Australian International Screen Forum Scholarship will provide support of up to US $10,000 to an up-and-coming Australian director wishing to pursue professional development in the United States for up to 3-months. The award will be given to a director who demonstrates talent working in the Australian screen industries including those with experience in making shorts, feature films, documentary films, or television or digital works.

The Scholarship includes placement on a screen project in the United States by the Screen Forum, and will include on-set experience. The Scholarship
funds may be used to support the costs of airfare, visas, insurance, accommodation and a per diem for living expenses.  


To read more and apply online, visit the Australian International Screen Forum website.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED: Winner Announced 22 March, 2019


AAA - Australian Fashion Foundation Scholarships


The AAA - Australian Fashion Foundation (AUSFF) Scholarships offer support of US $20,000 to two Australian artists in the fashion industry to advance their career through a 6-month internship at a global fashion powerhouse in New York City or Europe. Those in the field of fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion illustration, writing, styling, creative direction, photography, and public relations are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in or be a recent graduate of a degree program, or have 3-5 years work experience in a related field. Read more about eligibility and how to apply via the AUSFF website.


APPLICATIONS OPEN: 7 October, 2019


Eligibility requirements vary depending on the scholarship or grant. The general eligibility is listed below:

  • Applicants must be an Australian or US citizen or permanent resident (dual citizens or permanent residents are not eligible); 
  • Applicants must have a formal letter of offer or letter of support into the accredited institution, program or course contributing to their artistic development at the time of application;
  • If applying for the Indigenous Arts Scholarships, applicants must be a recognized member of an Indigenous Australian or Native American community; and
  • Artists may apply if they have already begun their course or project, however, may not be more than 75% complete at the time of the application deadline.

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

For further information regarding scholarship eligibility, please visit our website. 

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



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