Artspace Mackay Foundation Bursary

Two bursaries available in 2021

Previously available as a single, $4000 bursary, exciting new changes to the Artspace Mackay Foundation Bursary will mean that in 2021 there will be two art bursaries available to Mackay youth at different stages of their visual art study.

* Rick Wood Bursary $1000 – open to senior high school students applying to undertake tertiary visual art/creative industries studies.

* Artspace Mackay Foundation Bursary $3000 – open to tertiary students already enrolled in tertiary visual art/creative industries studies wishing to further their career.

The program was initiated to support and encourage young people from the Mackay region aged 17-25 yrs to pursue a career in any aspect of visual arts and creative industry. Through this bursary Artspace Mackay seeks applicants who demonstrate creative talent and ability, enthusiasm, and dedication to succeed in their chosen field. Bursaries may be used to cover tuition fees, resources, equipment or other expenses related to students’ studies.

Past recipients of the Artspace Mackay Foundation Hands On Bursary have found the financial aid provided by the bursary invaluable for the continuation of their study, click on the active links below to read personal accounts and advice for others thinking about applying…

2019 – Tristan Kane
2018 - Linnea Freeman
2017 - Bethany Cordwell
2016 - Julia Kaddatz
2015 - Phoebe Short
2014 - Rachel McGann
2013 - Kelly Hooker
2012 - Kaitlin Bakalar
2011 - Jessie Hall
2010 - Nicola Laidlow

To be eligible for the Artspace Mackay Foundation or the Rick Wood Hands On bursaries, you must be a local resident either currently studying, or have applied to study with a recognised arts tertiary course. This includes any aspect of visual arts or creative industry.

The next bursary application round opens soon! Follow Artspace Mackay on Facebook, Instagram and keep an eye here on our website for application details as they come available.