Artist grants

Now open. Applications close 31 August 2022.

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

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.

Eligibility

Any student artist who is an Australian resident and is taking a course in art tuition is eligible to apply for a support grant.

How to apply

Download and complete the form below, and send it, with the relevant attachments, to info@williamfletcherfoundation.org.au.

Attachment 1: Indicate what course or classes you are undertaking and the place of study. You do not require an extensive CV, but you may add a short statement, less than 75 words, to support your application.

Other attachments: Images of 4–6 works, each labelled with title, dimensions, and media. No image to be more than 1 megabyte.

Development grants for mid-career artists

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.

Eligibility

Any artist in the above category, who is an Australian resident and whose work reflects our priorities, is eligible to apply for a development grant.

How to apply

Download and complete the form below, and send it, with the relevant attachments, to info@williamfletcherfoundation.org.au.

Attachment 1: A personal CV that includes:

  • details of studies or training, either formal or informal
  • qualifications (year obtained)
  • grants received
  • any exhibitions, stating year and venue
  • commissions or publications

Attachment 2: A statement of no more than 100 words, outlining why such a grant would assist you in the development of your career. You may specify any special needs (including financial) which would be met by this grant.

Other attachments: No more than 6 works, each labelled with title, dimensions, and media. No image to be more than 1 megabyte.

Application fee (development grants only): $20, paid by direct deposit to:

William Fletcher Foundation
BSB: 182 512
Account No.: 960826816

Please note the reference for the payment.