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The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators now open for applications

BY NAVA | 22-May-2019
The Freedman Foundation and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) are pleased to announce The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators is now open for applications.
The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators now open for applications
Image: Exonemo, Interfacing Emotions, 2018, installation view. Showing as part of The Invisible Hand at 4a Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney 14 June - 4 August 2019, curated by Michael Do, 2018 recipient of The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the Freedman Foundation
Now in its 4th year, this $8,000 scholarship will support an early career curator, or curatorial collective to undertake a mentorship, residency and/or develop their own program which may include establishing valuable contacts, conducting studio visits, and researching current international practices and exhibition programs with the aim of producing their own curatorial project within 12 months.

Applicants must be Australian residents and may apply for $8,000 to assist towards the cost of international travel, living expenses and research for a curatorial project. Applications are now open and close midnight on Sunday 23 June 2019.

The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators is administered by the National Association of the Visual Arts (NAVA) on behalf of The Freedman Foundation.


About the Freedman Foundation

The Freedman Foundation is a private philanthropic organisation, which donates funding to the visual arts, music, medicine and science. Since 2000, through The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists administered by NAVA, The Freedman Foundation has been a generous benefactor to 90 emerging Australian artists wishing to undertake travel to gain a valuable learning experience that will help to develop their professional practice.

About NAVA

NAVA leads advocacy, policy and action for an Australian contemporary arts sector that’s ambitious and fair. Through the Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Media, Craft and Design Sector, we set national best practice standards for the contemporary arts industry. Our vision – that artistic courage ignites Australian culture – drives everything we do.

NAVA’s work has three key focus areas:


Strengthen artists’ capacity to develop and sustain their practice.


Set national industry standards that promote ambitious and fair practices.


Amplify the voice of the artist to enrich the national conversation.