Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship

Vicky Browne

Vicky Browne, 2013. Recipient of the 2013 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship (FLMATS) celebrates a bequest of the late Renee Fauvette Erdos in memory of her mother Fauvette Loureiro, the eldest daughter of artist Arthur Loureiro. Funds from the estate have been allocated to the University of Sydney to make possible a traveling scholarship for visual artists. The Renee Fauvette Erdos bequest also funds international exchange scholarships for Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) students.

This FLMATS has been established to provide financial assistance to a recent SCA graduate to further their visual arts practice and professional development in an international environment. The scholarship offers $28,000 and is awarded on the basis of an application and visual assessment by a panel of judges.

Past recipients: Jonny Niesche (2014), Vicky Browne (2013), Mark Shorter(2012), Alana Hunt (2011), Justene Williams (2010), Kenzee Patterson (2009), Will French (2008), Rachel Scott (2007), Jess MacNeil (2006), Huseyin Sami (2005), Judith Duquemin (2004) and Juliana Bartulin (2003).

Terms and Conditions

  1. The FLMATS is open to SCA graduates who have completed their studies no more than four years prior to the year of application (2011-2015) and are not enrolled in a subsequent degree program at SCA or have deferred at SCA either at time of application or in the year(s) of intended travel. Graduation status must show as 'awarded' or 'conferred'. Research candidates who are under examination are not eligible to apply.
  2. Applications must be completed online and include portfolio, CV and artist statement. Hard copies of the application and portfolio are not accepted.
  3. Applications must be submitted by midnight on the closing date, Sunday 17 May 2015.
  4. The finalists agree to exhibit in the FLMATS Finalist Exhibition at SCA, opening on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 (the exhibition installation is between 12 August - 9 September 2015).
  5. The finalists will be fully responsible for the installation and de-installation of their work in the exhibition. To assist with the cost of setting up their work in the FLMATS Finalist Exhibition at SCA, an artist’s fee of $1,000 will be paid to each finalist.
  6. The FLMATS amount of $28,000 will be paid in two instalments, the first of $14,000 following the announcement of the winner, and the second instalment of $14,000 being paid when funds are available in the following year. This will assist the recipient in planning their project for the period of the scholarship.
  7. The FLMATS may not be deferred.
  8. The FLMATS judging panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Selection process and criteria

A panel of judges consisting of the current SCA Scholarships Sub-Committee, the SCA Dean or a member of staff nominated by the Dean, and an external member being a highly respected practising artist, art critic, gallery director or recognised member of an established art or cultural organization, will shortlist applications. The winner will be selected at a further meeting of the panel after inspecting the finalists’ artwork on display in the FLMATS Finalist Exhibition at SCA.

The FLMATS will be awarded on the following criteria:

  • the extent to which the proposed travel and related visual arts project will benefit the applicant’s professional development as an artist (the panel will assess all aspects of the application and the relevance and impact of the proposed travel and project);
  • quality of past works of the applicant as shown in the presentation of work; and
  • work exhibited in the finalist exhibition.

The winner will be announced at the opening of the FLMATS Finalist Exhibition. If the winner is unable to attend the opening, they will be notified by telephone or email in the following 24 hours.

Application Requirements

  1. You must submit your CV demonstrating your visual arts practice to date in PDF format, no longer than 3 pages and no larger than 5MB. The panel will want to see your history as a practicing artist, in particular the years since graduation.
  2. Your portfolio must be submitted as a presentation showcasing up to ten recent examples of your artwork in PDF format (all images in one file with a maximum file size of 5 MB) OR as a link to a website containing a moving image, sound or film work of not more than three minutes duration. The work submitted in the visual presentation should be of the highest standard.
  3. You must include your Artist Benefit Statement. The panel requires a clear and concise travel and project synopsis and an insight into how the proposed project will benefit the applicant’s professional development as an artist.
  4. In your online submission, you need to respond to the following:
  • Should you win the scholarship, describe the project(s) you will undertake and where.
  • Explain how the above project(s) will support and benefit your professional development as an artist. Each point requires a statement of up to 300 words. It is recommended that you write the statement in another document before starting your submission and copy, then paste the text in the on-line application form.

Submit your Application

Applications will open on Monday, 20 April 2015 and close midnight on Sunday, 17 May 2015.

Late applications will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will be assessed on application material received by the closing date.