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 American-Australian Indigenous Arts Grant

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Instructions & Guidelines

American-Australian Indigenous Arts Grant offers a USD $10,000 grant to assist an emerging or early career Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander artist in their professional development in the United States. Before you submit an application, please ensure you read all the instructions and eligibility requirements.
The standard of our applicants is very high and we are not able to fund all applicants. Please note, the AAA will not support artists (AAA Alumni) if they have already been awarded a scholarship or grant. 

For the purpose of these guidelines, all applicants will be referred to as ‘the artist’.

Applying for a Scholarship

All applicants are required to complete the online Application Form (form only available when round is open). You will be required to set up a site account. Within your account you can save, leave and go back to your application anytime before submitting by the due date. Please be aware you will be required to upload supporting documents to this online form, as listed below.

You will be notified of the results of your application by email approximately eight weeks after the deadline (or time of application submission, if the scholarship or grant remains open year-round), at which time successful applicants will receive further instruction.

Submission Period 2019

Grants from the Fund are reviewed by the Association's staff in consultation with the Cultural Committee. 

Applications are due at midnight Eastern Standard time (New York time). Please note that the Application Form will only be available from the Application Open date for each round. This does not apply to scholarships or grants that are open year-round.

Required Supporting Documents

All applicants are required to include the following supporting materials to their application:

1. Artist Statement: please outline your purpose for applying to the American-Australian Indigenous Arts Grant (no more than 600 words). The essay should cover: 


-the goals and objectives of your professional development;
-the importance of this professional development to your field; 
-why travel to the United States is important for this professional development;
-how you will accomplish it in the time period for which the funding has been requested. 

2. Supporting material: any videos, links, articles, essays or images you think will support your application. 

3. budget outlining costs for the proposal, detailing other funding sources. Please provide confirmation letters of any confirmed pledges from other funding sources.

4. letter of confirmation from the educational organization or nominated host body/ mentor (where the professional development is being undertaken).

5. Proof of citizenship/residency status (scanned photo page of your passport)

 Three professional references (link to submit confidential referee requests are in the application form).


7. Confirmation of Identity - Verification of being Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander.


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