The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.
We support applicants who can demonstrate both initiative and exceptional talent, together with an ability to convert their ambitions to reality. In particular, we are looking for well-researched and planned projects that make the most of the time spent overseas.
The Trust primarily provides support for structured professional development and networking opportunities overseas such as:
- Study tours which have a clear skills development focus
- Private lessons
- Conferences and festivals.
The Trust may also consider supporting postgraduate study with a focus on professional development and artistic practice where no equivalent exists in Australia.
Anyone wishing to apply should check and factor in any Australian Government international travel restrictions or requirements such as vaccination certificates, COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements upon return to Australia. Similarly, they should check any government in-bound traveller restrictions or requirements in destination countries.
Please keep up-to-date with the latest Australian Government travel advice via the Department of Health’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for international travellers page or smartraveller.gov.au.
Applications are open now and close Tuesday May 3rd for projects starting after October 21st 2022.