Faculty scholarships

Jerome de Costa and Dorothy Downes Memorial (BVA students in 1st or 2nd year) 2 X $1,000

Jerome de Costa tragically passed away shortly before he was due to start studying at SCA. In his memory, the de Costa family have created a scholarship to support undergraduate students. In 2011, the amount offered was increased to $1,000 for each award as the result of a gift from the estate of Jerome’s grandmother, Mrs Dorothy Downes.

Zelda Stedman awards

The Zelda Stedman bequest has made a significant difference to a number of students since its establishment in 1997. In her will, Ms Stedman clearly stated that it was her intention to provide financial support to students who have demonstrated talent and ability and who require financial assistance ton continue with their studies.

Zelda Stedman Young Artist (BVA students in 2nd or 3rd year) 2 X $6,000

Young Artist” is defined as artists whose practice is emerging rather than established (and hence is available to students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in visual arts).

Zelda Stedman Young Student (BVA Hons or MFA students) 2 X $6,000

“Young student” is defined at a student enrolled in either Honours or Master of Fine Arts

Sir William Dobell Art Foundation (BVA students in 2nd or 3rd year) up to $2,500 may be available (not yet confirmed) to be awarded by the Subcommittee.

Per his wishes, the estate of Sir William Dobell was used to create an art foundation that provides funding for a number of awards, scholarships and prizes. The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation has provided an annual award for SCA students since at least 1982 – long before Sydney College of the Arts existed in its current form.

Fauvette Memorial Artists’ Exchange (BVA, Hons, MFA or PhD students who are nominated by SCA Subcommittee, accepted by a partner institution & go on exchange) 5 X $5,000

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 scholarships for SCA students to go on exchange. All SCA applicants for exchange are automatically considered for this scholarship through their application for the exchange program.

Seed grant for cross-disciplinary PhD application in Infectious Diseases and Contemporary Art

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) & the University of Sydney’s Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) are pleased to offer this project opportunity to an intending PhD student.

Art and Medicine are at an exciting interface where innovative means of communication about infectious diseases and their impact on individuals and communities are increasingly important. The intent of this grant is to enable an artist to interact closely with health workers, affected individuals and/or their support groups in order to develop a proposal for a PhD project to be co-supervised through the Sydney College of the Arts and the Faculty of Medicine (Sydney Medical School).

Subject areas of current interest and importance include, HIV/AIDS, infectious hepatitis (especially hepatitis B and C), human papilloma virus (a cause of genital cancer in women and especially in association with HIV infection) and transmissible infectious diseases of global concern such as Ebola virus infection.

The successful applicant will meet clinicians, other health care delivery professionals, health promotion teams, consenting clients/patients and/or their support groups to scope their project, which will not be limited to, but might include the following: focus on a particular infection and its implications for individuals or how information about the subject can be presented meaningfully to the other patients, those at risk and/or to the community in general, or to politicians. Other possibilities include an exploration of how communication through art might assist prevention of infection transmission through effecting changes in behaviour or use of preventive vaccines and understanding the emotional impact of an infection on affected individuals. Artistic expression of a subject might also be framed through an historical lens.

The awardee will have the opportunity to meet different clinicians to explore options and create pilot studies prior to deciding on their topic.

The successful applicant will be selected by a panel of 2 academics from each of SCA and MBI (SMS).

The awardee is expected to have developed their proposed PhD project outline within 3 months of receipt of this grant and to apply for an APA or other PhD scholarship in the round following completion of their seed grant collaboration with MBI (SMS).

Expressions of interest should contain the following information:

  • Name
  • A summary outlining how this scholarship is of relevance to your artistic practice and critical to the development of your PhD proposal (500 words)
  • An artist biography (300 words)
  • Five images of current work saved as a PDF document.
  • CV

Please forward your expression of interest to , Research Manager by 13 April 2015