William Fletcher Foundation Grants

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William Fletcher Foundation Grants

Artist and student grants

Applications close 30 June 2024.

After 35 years of providing tertiary student grants, the Foundation believes there is a need to provide a broader support for artists throughout the community. This now also includes allowing applications from all over Australia.

In assessing the suitability of any candidate for a grant, we are committed to supporting talented artists who are sincerely devoted to maintaining and developing the skills of drawing and painting. This does not rule out innovative approaches to these practices, but it does exclude technological alternatives such as CGI that dispense with traditional material such as chalk, ink, graphite, silverpoint, pastel, watercolour, gouache, or oil paint. The art field may vary from painting to sculpture, multimedia, printmaking or ceramics, but there must be a basis or history of the drawn element.

If you have previously received a grant from the Foundation, you are not precluded from applying for further grants or residencies in following years.

Support grants for students

Eligibility: any student, resident in Australia, studying a tertiary art course or attending continuing art tuition classes.

These are aimed to help students with their studies and so are generally aimed at undergraduate students, but artists studying at private and other art courses may be eligible. These will be grants of $1000 to $2000. No application fee is required for a support grant.

Development grants for mid-career or emerging artists

Eligibility: Any artist who is an Australian resident who meets the criteria we aim to support, that is maintaining the skills of drawing and painting in their chosen art practice.

These are aimed at emerging to mid-career artists to help with the development of their practice. These will be in the range of $5 000 to $10 000.

Application dates
1 March 2024 - 30 June 2024
Exhibition dates
Finalists notified
30 August 2024
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Prize frequency
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Grants and Scholarships
AUD $25,000
$20 for Development Grant applications (only)
Last updated
28 February 2024
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