Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists’ Travel Scholarship Prize
The scholarship 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 travelling scholarship for visual artists. The Renee Fauvette Erdos bequest also funds international exchange scholarships for students of Sydney College of the Arts.
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) invites applications for the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists’ Travel Scholarship.
This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a recent SCA graduate* to further his/her 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.
*Applicants must have graduated from SCA within the past four years. The scholarship is not open to currently enrolled or deferred students. “Currently enrolled” includes research students under examination.
** One payment of $14,000 each year over a consecutive two-year period.
Terms and Conditions
1. The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Scholarship Prize is open to graduates of Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) who:
- Have completed their studies no more than four years prior to the year of application (2009. 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013). Graduation status must show as “awarded” or “conferred”. Candidates who are under examination are not eligible to apply.
- 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.
2. Applications must be completed online, with portfolio and resume submitted by email. Hard copies of the application and portfolio will not be accepted.
3. Applications must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date; Tuesday, 9th July, 2013.
4. The prize 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 / project)
- quality of past works of the applicant as shown in the presentation of work
- work exhibited in the finalist exhibition.
5. A panel of judges will short-list applications. The five (5) chosen finalists agree to exhibit in the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists’ Travel Scholarship Prize Finalist Exhibition at SCA, opening on Wednesday 16 October 2013. The winner will be announced at the opening of this exhibition. If the winner is unable to attend the opening, he or she will be notified by telephone or email in the following 24 hours.
6. To assist with the cost of setting up their work in the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists’ Travel Scholarship Prize Finalist Exhibition at SCA, an artist’s fee of $1,000 will be paid to each of the five finalists. The finalists will be fully responsible for the installation and de-installation of their work in the exhibition.
7. The scholarship 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 his/her project for the period of the scholarship.
8. The scholarship may not be deferred.
Selection process and criteria
The selection process has two steps:
- Firstly 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 short-list applications pursuant to the criteria contained in point 4 of the Terms and Conditions.
- Secondly, the winner will be selected at a further meeting of the panel after inspecting the finalists’ artwork on display in the finalists’ exhibition.
The winner will be announced at the opening of the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship Prize Finalists Exhibition.
In relation to the judging criteria, the panel will want to see an applicant’s history as a practising artist, in particular the years since graduation.
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.
The work submitted in the visual presentation should be of the highest standard.
The panel will make final judgment after viewing all the finalists’ works in the finalists’ exhibition.
The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Once you have completed the application form, tou must submit the following by email: to email@example.com:
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)
A link to a website containing a moving image, sound or film work of not more than three minutes duration
Your updated resume / curriculum vitae
The work must have been produced within the past 18 months.
Please include information about the artworks being shown on each page of the file: title, media, dimensions, date, exhibition format orvenue and, where relevant, one or two sentences providing the context for the work.