Grant Details


Skills development

Grant Amount

$1,000 - $2,000

Applicant Type



Visual Arts



William Fletcher Foundation

Artist grants - Student

Now open. Applications close 31 August 2022.

After 35 years of providing tertiary student grants, the Foundation believes there is a need to provide a broader support for artists throughout the community. This now also includes allowing applications from all over Australia.

In assessing the suitability of any candidate for a grant, we are committed to supporting talented artists who are sincerely devoted to maintaining and developing the skills of drawing and painting. This does not rule out innovative approaches to these practices, but it does exclude technological alternatives such as CGI that dispense with traditional material such as chalk, ink, graphite, silverpoint, pastel, watercolour, gouache, or oil paint. The art field may vary from painting to sculpture, multimedia, printmaking or ceramics, but there must be a basis or history of the drawn element.

If you have previously received a grant from the Foundation, you are not precluded from applying for further grants or residencies in following years.

Support grants for students

These are aimed to help students with their studies and so are generally aimed at undergraduate students, but artists studying at private and other art courses may be eligible.

These will be grants of $1000 to $2000.

No application fee is required for a support grant.


Any student artist who is an Australian resident and is taking a course in art tuition is eligible to apply for a support grant.

How to apply

Download and complete the form below, and send it, with the relevant attachments, to

Attachment 1: Indicate what course or classes you are undertaking and the place of study. You do not require an extensive CV, but you may add a short statement, less than 75 words, to support your application.

Other attachments: Images of 4–6 works, each labelled with title, dimensions, and media. No image to be more than 1 megabyte.


Start your application today