grants & scholarships

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Australian national
Australia Council Grants
Australia Council have on offer a wide range of grants available to Australian artists. Ranging from grants for international touring to grants for mentorships and residencies, there is a lot of support offered.
APRA Music Grants
Each year, the APRA Board sets aside 1.75% of distributable revenue to fund projects and organisations promoting the use and recognition of music by APRA members.
ACT
ACT Creative Arts Fellowships
The $45,000 Creative Arts Fellowships are provided by the ACT Government in recognition of artists' achievements, allowing them the dedicated time to significantly advance their artistic careers.
ANU Orchestral Scholarship
$6,000
Eligibility: Admission and continuation of full-time undergraduate program of study leading to the Degree of Bachelor Music or full-time postgraduate program of study at the ANU School of Music. Selection is based on outstanding musical ability and accomplishment.
Peter and Lena Karmel Honours Scholarship
$6000
Students approved to undertake the Honours year in the Bachelor of Music degree will automatically be considered: New applicants will be assessed at their ANU entry audition and interview;
ANU continuing students will be eligible based on their Year 3 assessment.
Malaysia
Yamaha Music Scholarship In Asia 2011
This scholarship is a non-profitable activity dedicated to music popularisation and education, with the purpose of supporting young and promising music students in Asia.
NSW
Ian Potter Foundation
The Ian Potter Cultural Trust was established in 1993 by The Ian Potter Foundation to encourage and support the diversity and excellence of emerging Australian artists.  The Trust offers grants of up to $7,000 to assist early career artists of exceptional talent to undertake professional development, usually overseas.
Sydney Symphony Fellowship
The Sydney Symphony is offers a Wind Fellowship to a musician embarking on a professional career. Talented musicians up to the age of 30 are encouraged to apply for this one-year program which offers an unparalleled opportunity to enhance professional musical skills while working with the Sydney Symphony.
Women and Arts Fellowship
As well as providing financial assistance, the fellowship increases recognition of the valuable contribution being made by Australian women artists, and celebrates their creativity.
The fellowship may be used for professional research or to undertake a particular arts project which will benefit the professional development of the applicant. Imaginative and innovative proposals are encouraged and the guidelines are flexible with regard to the nature of the proposal for which the fellowship may be granted.
NT
Youth Music Scholarships Charles Darwin University
Scholarships and financial support are available. If your family is in need of financial assistance, the CYM may be able to subsidise tuition costs and/or waive instrument hire fees through the Centre for Youth Music Bursary Fund.
NZ
Breakout
BreakOut is New Zealand's primary source of funding information for students and holds details of over 2200 funding schemes.
DF McKenzie Award
The award shall be open to students already enrolled in an MA or PhD in disciplines with which D.F. McKenzie was closely associated: English, Film and Theatre, and Media Studies; Music; Information Management; History; Art History; Maori Studies; Anthropology.
Ella C Wilson Music Award
$3000
To support students of the New Zealand School of Music who have completed a BMus (Hons) degree who intend to complete a MMus degree in Musicology or Composition at the NZSM, or students who have completed Part I of the MMusTher degree and who intend to complete Part II of the MMusTher degree at the NZSM.
Ernest Empson Scholarship
Applications are invited for the above award from students under the age of 23 years on 30 April in the year in which they are applying, showing musical promise and who intend to use the award in the furtherance of their musical studies.
Kiwi Music Scholarship
The scholarship is to assist outstanding New Zealand musical performers or conductors who have completed, or are completing an honours or masters degree in musical performance in New Zealand to continue their musical development either overseas or in New Zealand.
Les and Sonja Andrews Cultural Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is for a student enrolled in BMus (Hons) in performance. At the benefactor’s request, preference may be given to a singer.
NZ School of Music Scholarships & Prizes
An extensive list of scholarships.
Patricia Pratt Scholarship
Up to US$30,000 For up to 2 years for advanced study overseas.Applicants will be New Zealand citizens who have resided in New Zealand for at least three years immediately preceding the year of selection. Applicants will have recently completed the requirements for an honours degree in musical performance at a New Zealand university (or an equivalent musical qualification).
Victoria University Scholarships
An extensive list of scholarships.
SA
Arts SA Support & Funding
Arts SA’s assistance helps artists build sustainable careers in South Australia, to deliver innovative new works, and to contribute to world-class events that encourage greater participation in all forms in the arts, right across the community.
Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship
The scholarship is to enable at the Royal College of Music, London for a period of three years which may, if both the Royal College of Music and the School of Performing Arts so recommend, be extended for a fourth year.
Orchestral Scholarship
Since 1939 the University has offered annually five scholarships for orchestral instruments, tenable at the Elder Conservatorium.
The Elder Conservatorium Free Scholarships
An annual scholarship which exempts the holder from payment during the tenure thereof of any fees for tuition or examination in not more than one principal course in the Elder Conservatorium. The tenure of the scholarship shall be for one year.
The Elder Overseas Scholarship
The purpose of the scholarship is to support advanced musical training overseas, by a suitably talented South Australian who will be a recent alumnus or alumna of the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
The Ellen Sauer Scholarship
A biennial scholarship in the Bachelor of Music program to students requiring financial assistance.
The Jiri Tancibudek Memorial Scholarship for Oboe
Jiri Tancibudek pursued a long and distinguished career as a superb artist and an inspiring teacher. For more than five decades he was a charismatic presence within and beyond the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music. Following his death in 2004, the Jiri Tancibudek Memorial Scholarship was established to perpetuate his legacy.
The Mrs Arno Pontt (May Gepp) Scholarship
The late Arno F. Pontt has bequeathed to the University the sum of $1,000 for the purpose of providing a scholarship in music.
The Victor Edgeloe Scholarship for Woodwind
The Victor Edgeloe Scholarship for Woodwind was established in 2003 at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, as the result of a generous bequest from the estate of the late Victor Edgeloe, formerly Registrar of the University.
QLD
Owen Fletcher Postgraduate Prize
$1500 This scholarship is for postgraduate study with an approved tutor or at an approved school of music or university in Australia or overseas, in the field of study in which the student has successfully completed studies or will complete studies in the current year, in a degree, or graduate diploma program at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. The scholarship is available to students who graduated in the preceding year or are graduating in the current year from one of the above programs.
Peter Rorke Music Scholarship
The scholarship is named in memory of Peter Rorke OAM (1928-1998), a former Head of Music at USQ, and distinguished teacher, conductor and composer. This is particularly appropriate, given his love of students and his encouragement of their musical endeavours.
QCGU Postgraduate Award
$3500 This scholarship is for postgraduate study with an approved tutor or at an approved school of music or university in Australia or overseas, in the field of study in which the student has successfully completed studies or will complete studies in the current year, in a degree, or graduate diploma program at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. The scholarship is available to students who graduated in the preceding year or are graduating in the current year.
Rudolph Pekarek Oboe Prize
$400
Awarded to an outstanding oboe student who is currently enrolled within a Queensland Conservatorium program.
The Brisbane Club Award and the Jim Massie Memorial Prize
Brisbane Club Award - cash prize $5000 Jim Massie Memorial Prize - cash prize $1500
The scholarships are open to emerging instrumental or vocal artists from the Queensland Conservatorium.
TAS
Arts Tasmania Awards & Fellowships
Applications are welcomed for the following opportunities that recognise the excellence and innovation of Tasmanian artists, in any artform, and support opportunities for professional development.
VIC
Faculty of VCA and Music Undergraduate Awards
An extensive list of undergraduate instrumental awards.
The Lyn Bromley-Julian Oboe Scholarship
One or more scholarships open for award annually for students studying oboe at The University of Melbourne, in memory of Lynette Margaret Julian.
WA
Sir Charles and Lady Court Travel Scholarship
The late Sir Charles Court, KMCG, OBE, MLA Hon.LLD(WA), then Premier of Western Australia and Lady Court, donated a sum of money to establish the Sir Charles and Lady Court Music Fund to provide funds for the development of music.
WA Youth Orchestras - Woodside Oboe Scholarships
Scholarship recipients will receive subsidised oboe lessons and the use of a WA Youth Music oboe, if available. String, woodwind and brass players aged around 13 years are encouraged to apply, but this should not deter beginners or others from applying.