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

If you are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Business (Arts and Cultural Management), this scholarship could be for you.

Important dates

Applications open Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Applications close Thursday 14 February 2019 5pm.


Maximum payment of up to $6000.

Total benefit is divided into payments of $1500 per credit point and is paid on successful completion of each credit point (maximum of 4 credit points).

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 of Business (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.


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.

Your application

Supporting documents

No supporting documentation is required for this scholarship.

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Application tips

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How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Application Portal.


What happens next?

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

You'll find out if you were successful up to six 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.