Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships

Medium / category: All mediums

Eligibility: Australian art students, recent graduates and graduates of more than five years standing

Associated institution: Samstag Museum of Arts

The annual Samstag Scholarships enable Australian artists to develop their artistic capacities and skills through a dedicated period of practice-based learning in an international learning institution. The scholarship provides each artist with institutional fees for one academic year of study and a $70,000 tax free allowance and covers travel expenses to a leading international art school of their choice. Recipients have studied at prestigious arts institutions across the globe including the Royal Institute of Art, Sweden; Academy of Fine Arts, Czech Public, Glasgow School of Art; Goldsmiths, University of London; Universitat der Kunst, Berlin; and the Parsons New School of Design, New York.

The competitive national scholarship program, established in 1991, is open to students, recent graduates and applicants who have been graduates for more than five years. This is funded through a bequest from the late Gordon Samstag, a celebrated American artist who taught from 1961 to 1970 at the South Australian School of Art, now a part of the University of South Australia where the Samstag Museum of Art is based.

Notable Previous Winners

Notable Samstag Scholarship alumni include artists Nike Savvas, Shaun Gladwell, Madison Bycroft, Alex Martinis Roe, James Nguyen, Archie Moore, Julie Gough, Georgia Saxelby, Corderio/Healy, Simone Slee and Tim Horn.

Information up to date from June 14 2023