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Studios in Paris Scholarship

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The Art Gallery of NSW awards artists or scholars in the visual arts a two-month or three-month tenancy in either the Moya Dyring Studio or the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. The Cité is a non-profit international art centre which provides studio accommodation for artists and scholars from around the world.

Moya Dyring Memorial Studio – two-month tenancy

Moya Dyring was an Australian artist and great supporter of young Australian painters and students visiting Paris. She lived at 30 Quai d’Anjou on the Ile St Louis, almost opposite the Cité Internationale des Arts. After her death in 1967, her friends and family purchased a studio in her memory at the Cité for the continued support of visiting artists.

Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio – three-month tenancy

Dr Denise Hickey was an art educator and former Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW. This studio was named by the Gallery to honour Dr Hickey’s life-long dedication to the support and education of Australian artists.

The scholarship

  • The scholarship is awarded to up to ten applicants a year.
  • The scholarship covers the rent of the studio in Paris.
  • The successful applicant must pay a monthly maintenance fee to the Cité authorities.
  • The scholarship is without stipend and does not include fares to and from Paris.
  • Successful applicants must submit a two-page report detailing the outcomes of their study at the studio no later than one month after completion.

Entry requirements

  1. The scholarship is open to: established or emerging artists, or applicants pursuing research in the visual arts, including arts professionals, scholars and postgraduate students. Preference will be given to residents of Australia who have been so for at least two (2) years.
  2. All applicants must submit a proposal outlining the project to be undertaken at the studio. Proposals should be no more than one (1) page and must demonstrate how their projects will benefit by a stay in Paris.
  3. Artists must submit a minimum of six (6) to a maximum of twelve (12) JPEG images of recent work. The images must be formatted into a PowerPoint presentation and burnt to a CD. Please format as a landscape presentation, with each slide featuring one image, centred on a white background with the caption underneath (title, date, medium and size). Please make the first slide your name only. A downloadable PowerPoint template is available for your reference. It is not compulsory to use this template; it is only a guide. Please save your presentation in the following format: ‘SURNAME_Firstname_2014’
  4. All applicants must complete the application form and include a current CV.

How to apply

Please post your completed application form, CD, project proposal and current CV by 5pm Friday 4 April 2014 to:

Scholarships, Internships and Prizes
c/o Andrew Yip
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Sydney NSW 2000

Or deliver in person to reception at the Art Gallery of NSW by 5pm 4 April 2014. Applications post-marked 4 April 2014 will also be accepted given they arrive within seven (7) days from the closing date.

Download application form (PDF 48.6 KB)

Download PowerPoint template (POT 117.5 KB)

Selection process

  1. Finalists will be selected and contacted by the end of May.
  2. The scholarship is judged by an Art Gallery Trustee and selected Art Gallery staff.
  3. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.