The George Fairfax Arts Management Scholarship in association with the Sue Nattrass Arts Management Fund

If you are enrolled in postgraduate studies in Arts and Cultural Management, this scholarship could be for you.

Value and duration


Cash payment of up to $6,000 over multiple years, divided into payments of $1,500 per credit point and paid on successful completion of each credit point.


Up to 4 credit points.

Important dates

Opening date

29 August 2017

Closing date

Applications will remain open until all scholarships have been awarded.


All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

To be eligible you must be:

  • a domestic student, studying part time or full time
  • a commencing or continuing postgraduate student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Arts and Cultural Management Course at Deakin University (Course code M519)

Preference will be given to individuals:

  • working in the arts sector in small-to-medium sized organisations
  • wanting to transition their careers into the arts sector and/or
  • living in remote areas

Special condition

As a scholarship recipient, you are required to complete a yearly report detailing how this scholarship has helped you with your studies.

You must maintain a pass grade on all enrolled units.

How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin

To apply for this scholarship, please send an email to the Deakin Scholarships Office outlining your interest in the scholarship. Please include your student ID number.

How to write a successful application

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Supporting documentation

No supporting documentation is required for this scholarship.

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Finding out if you're successful

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide.

You'll find out if you were successful up to 6 weeks after the application close date.

About the Donor

In association with the Sue Nattrass Arts Management Fund, this scholarship is open to students enrolled in postgraduate Arts and Cultural Management studies. George Fairfax was a leading light in the Australian and International theatre scenes, well known for his support and encouragement of activities that involved young people in developing their theatre skills and broadening their understanding of the creative arts.