Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship

Applications for the 2021 Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship are now open. We invite all artists and scholars meeting the selection criteria to apply.

Applications close on Friday 11 December 2020.

2021 Applicant Requirements

  • Over the age of 18.
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Emerging artists who have completed visual arts studies at a recognised tertiary institution or graduates of art history studies at a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of Australian art history or contemporary art practice.
  • Able to show that a self-researched program of national travel (in accordance with current Australian and Queensland Government travel restrictions and advice) will further the development of their art practice or research.
  • Able to show that their program of travel will make a contribution to an understanding of Australian art.

To apply, you must provide:

  • The names and contact details of two referees in a relevant field who may be contacted by the Gallery when assessing your application
  • A current CV (max. 2 pages).
  • A detailed travel itinerary and budget for research to be conducted with scholarship funding (max. 3 pages).
  • A personal statement specifically demonstrating how your travel itinerary and budget will further your practice or research and contribute to a broader understanding of Australian art (max. 1 page)
  • The public URL of supporting material, in the form of one or a combination of the following formats: images (10 max.); video (10 minutes max.); writing samples (1500 words max.). Supporting material should be no larger than 200MB in total, saved on a shared drive such as Dropbox, Google Drive or YouSendIt. Ensure these are clearly titled. NB: Please contact the QAGOMA Foundation (details below) if you would like to provide supplementary material in another format or through another file-sharing platform.

The scholarship recipient is required to:

  • Expend monies received through the scholarship in the way outlined in the application unless prior written permission to make an alteration to the budget has been provided by the QAGOMA Foundation.
  • Complete their travel within twelve (12) months of the announcement of the award.
  • Provide an interim report within the first six (6) months of the announcement of the award. Guidelines will be provided electronically by the QAGOMA Foundation.
  • Provide a detailed final report including proof of travel and full budget acquittal within two (2) months of completion. Guidelines will be provided electronically by the QAGOMA Foundation.
  • Agree to acknowledge the support received through the Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship in any media and publications resulting from projects undertaken during travel supported by scholarship funds.
  • Agree to participate in media events and public programs, and contribute on media platforms relevant to the award.

The successful applicant will be asked to grant permission for their work to be reproduced in media, news and QAGOMA sites following the announcement of the winner. They may also be asked to grant a limited licence for reproduction of work resulting from projects undertaken during the scholarship for promotion of QAGOMA and/or the QAGOMA Foundation.

Selection and Fund Distribution Process

Applicants who are Queensland-based or who have resided in Queensland for an extended period of time are preferred. Scholarship monies will be paid to the successful applicant via bank transfer in Australian dollars. Successful scholarship recipients must have an Australian bank account with bank transfer facilities.

Contact

The Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship is administered and coordinated by the QAGOMA Foundation. For further enquiries, please email foundation@qagoma.qld.gov.au or contact (07) 3840 7262.

EXPENSE ELIGIBILITY

CLAIMABLE
NON CLAIMABLE
All overland, sea and air travel tickets and associated costs
Enrolment fees for courses of education
Car rental and petrol
Telephone and mobile data charges
Accommodation
Personal items unrelated to research or art practice, such as clothing and souvenirs
Travel insurance
Living expenses including meals (a maximum of $50 can be budgeted per day for incidental costs while travelling, including meals)
Research or art materials not exceeding $1000
Entry costs for museums, galleries, libraries, tertiary institutions or other places of art practice, research and/or learning
Registrant fees for conferences or events relevant to your research of art practice and not constituting enrolment into courses of education

Application Form

Personal Information
Date of Birth
Residence
Are you an Australian Citizen or Permanent resident? This is a requirement of entry. Supporting documentation may be requested.
Applicants who are Queensland-based or who have resided in Queensland for an extended period of time are preferred. Supporting documentation may be requested.
Art Education
Have you completed a tertiary qualification in art? This is a requirement of entry. Supporting documentation may be requested.
Provide details (if applicable)
Referee 1
Referee 2
Accompanying Materials
- max. 2 pages
- max. 3 pages
- max. 1 page
Please provide supporting material for your application via a file sharing platform such as Dropbox, YouSendIt or Google Drive. Your supporting material should be a maximum of 10 digital images, 10 minutes of audio visual material, a 1500 word writing sample or a combination of file types not exceeding 100MB.
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