National Summer Art Scholarship

11 – 18 January 2020

An all-expenses-paid creative development program for sixteen students from around Australia – two from each state and territory, thanks to the generosity of Tim Fairfax AC.

The National Summer Art Scholarship is a week-long intensive bringing sixteen young people from across Australia to the National Gallery.

The week in Canberra opened my eyes to the art world… everything I learnt has been very useful and I am creating better art with greater depth as a result. I am just so thankful for the opportunity you gave me; it was genuinely life changing.
– Hamish SA 2019

If you are in year 11 in 2019 and passionate about art, you can enjoy a week of creative workshops and experiences this Summer at the National Gallery of Australia.

Go behind-the-scenes at the NGA; connect with Gallery staff, professional artists, cultural leaders and your peers; discover the national collection; and have fun!

Since 1997, over 300 students have participated in the National Summer Art Scholarship, many of whom have gone on to forge careers as artists and arts professionals.

For other teen-related programs see Art IRL

This program is supported by our Education Patron, Tim Fairfax AC. Also supported by Brassey Hotel and the Australian National University School of Art & Design.


How to apply

Essential info Apply online
Applications close Monday 28 October 2019

Enquiries to: [email protected] or phone +61 2 6240 6632

Yhonnie Scarce (Kokatha & Nukunu peoples) Thunder Raining Poison 2015, glass, wire, metal armature, dimensions variable 500cm (h), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2016. This acquisition has been supported by Susan Armitage in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. Courtesy of the artist & THIS IS NO FANTASY

> See Yhonnie Scarce artist talk