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 for Trimester/Semester 1 2024 open 15 September 2023.

Applications for Trimester/Semester 1 2024 close 14 March 2024 at 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

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must be:

  • a domestic student, studying part time or full time
  • enrolled in M519 Graduate Certificate of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) Course at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2024.

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 must:

  • maintain a pass grade on all enrolled units
  • write an introduction statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • provide a completion statement at the conclusion of your studies.

Your application

Supporting documents

No supporting documentation is required for this scholarship.

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How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please contact the Deakin Scholarships Office with an Expression of Interest. You will then be provided with an application form.

The expression of interest should include your Deakin student ID number and course of study.

Expression of interest

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

What happens next?

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

If you are successful, you will be contacted by the email address you nominated within your application portal account, unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the application closing date. If you have not received an offer by this time, you have been unsuccessful. You can view the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.

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.

Donate to the Sue Nattrass Arts Management Fund

Next offering period

This scholarship is yet to be confirmed for any future offering periods. Please check back at this page at a later date for any updates.