Scholarships Merit-based
American Australian Association (AAA)

Arts Fund Grants

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Multiple disciplines
5000 USD
2 countries
31 Mar 2024
Application deadline


The American Australian Association (AAA) established its Arts Fund (formerly the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund) in 2002 to support American and Australian emerging or early career artists to study or undertake artistic development in each other’s countries respectively. 


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



US $5,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses
  • accommodation
  • travel expenses
  • other


The Arts Fund Grants support emerging or early career artists pursuing or planning to pursue artistic development in the Australia to USA and USA to Australia direction.

Applicable programmes


These Grants will provide support of up to US $5,000 to artists in the fields of theatre, film, television, dance, music, visual arts, design, literature, photography and fashion. Grants funds may be used toward travel, living, tuition and other costs associated with the artistic development abroad. Two rounds are open each year for application, of which both American and Australian Artists may apply.


  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident if applying for artistic development in the USA (dual citizens/residents are not eligible);
  • Be an American citizen or permanent resident if applying for artistic development in Australia (dual citizens/residents are not eligible);
  • Be undertaking or planning to undertake artistic development in Australia to USA direction or USA to Australia direction;
  • Be an emerging or early career artist;
  • Have a formal offer letter from the host body or accredited educational institution at the time of application.

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines


2 countries


2 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

31 Mar 2024

Applications must be prepared and submitted by the artist (not a third party);

Project commencement date cannot be more than 8 months after the application deadline date;

If the artist has already begun their artistic development, it cannot be more than 75% complete at the time of the application deadline date;

You cannot apply if you have already been awarded a previous scholarship or grant by the American Australian Association.

Round 1: Open for application on January 1 to March 31.Round 2: Open for application on August 1 to September 30.

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