American Australian Association Arts Fund Indigenous Scholarships

The American-Australian Arts Fund (AAAF) provides support of up to US $20,000 to emerging Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander artists to study or undertake artistic development in each other’s countries respectively. The American Australian Association awards more than 15 arts scholarships and grants per year and has overall awarded more than 500 grants, totaling over $1 million, to talented emerging artists since establishing the scholarship program in 2002.

The following scholarship and grant opportunities are specifically available to emerging Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander artists under the AAAF. These scholarships and grants support artists in the fields of theatre, film, television, dance, music, visual arts, craft, design, literature, photography and fashion.

AAA Indigenous Arts Grant (AUS to USA only): Will support one Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander undertaking or planning to undertake artistic development in any art field, in the United States. This scholarship will provide up to US $10,000 of support which may be used toward travel, tuition, living expenses and any other associated artistic development costs.

AAA Arts Fund (AUS to USA and USA to AUS): Will support Indigenous Australian, Torres Strait Islander, Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian artists undertaking or planning to undertake artistic development in any art field, in the country of the other. These grants will provide up to US $5,000 of support which may be used toward travel, tuition, living expenses and any other associated artistic development costs.

Scholarship details

Value: $20,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates

Open all year round

Options


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Architecture and built environment
  • Creative arts

At Institution:

  • TAFE
  • Other

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postdoctoral
  • Postgraduate research
  • VET courses
  • Short executive courses

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Location:

  • Overseas

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply to the Indigenous Arts Scholarships in the Australia to USA direction, applicants must:
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (dual US citizens/permanent residents are not eligible);
  • Be a recognized member of an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander community;
  • Be undertaking or planning to undertake artistic development in the United States;
  • Have a formal offer into the course/project in the United States;
  • No more than 75% through your course/project if already in the United States.

How to Apply

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