Studios in Paris Scholarship

Applications now closed (as of 15 May 2015, 5pm)

The Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris is a non-profit international art centre which provides studio accommodation for artists and scholars from around the world.

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.

For the first time in 2015, Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship will be awarded to one of the winners of these residency scholarships.

Studio Scholarship

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 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.

NEW Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship

In memory of the late Eva Breuer, one of Australia’s most loved and prolific art dealers who made a signification contribution to Australian art in the 1980s and 90s, The Breuer Foundation has established an annual scholarship to be awarded to a young Australian female artist for the purpose of travel and study in Paris.

The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship is an award of $25,000. The winner will be chosen from one of the winners of either a two-month tenancy at the Moya Dyring Memorial Studio or three-month tenancy at the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio.

About the scholarships

Studio Scholarship

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

Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship

  • Applicants must be female and 35 years or under at the time of application. The winner will be chosen from successful applicants for the Studio Scholarship.
  • The only one of these scholarships that comes with a cash award. The award is valued at $25,000, payable in three monthly instalments for the two-month tenancy or four monthly instalments for the three-month tenancy. It must cover the costs of travel, monthly maintenance fee to the Cité authorities and living expenses associated with the residency scholarship.
  • The successful applicant must be available to attend the winner’s announcement at the Art Gallery of NSW on Thursday 11 June 2015.

Entry requirements

  1. The scholarships are 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 years.
  2. All applicants must submit a proposal outlining the project to be undertaken at the studio. Proposals should be no more than one page and must demonstrate how their projects will benefit by a stay in Paris.
  3. Applicants must submit a minimum of six to a maximum of twelve JPEG images of recent work. The images must be formatted into a PowerPoint presentation and burnt to a CD. 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_2015’
  4. For multimedia works, applicants may submit up to two separate MPEG files or link to online content. One video should be no more than two minutes.
  5. All applicants must complete the application form and include a current CV.

How to apply

Please post your completed application form including the statutory declaration signed in front of a registered Justice of the Peace, CD, project proposal and current CV by 5pm Friday 15 May 2015 to:

Scholarships, Internships and Prizes
c/o Yuki Kawakami
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 15 May 2015. Applications post-marked 15 May 2015 will also be accepted if they arrive within seven days of the closing date.

Download application form (PDF 200.5 KB)

Download PowerPoint template (PPT 117.5 KB)

Selection process

  1. Finalists will be selected and contacted in June.
  2. The Studio Scholarship is judged by Gallery staff.
  3. The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship will be chosen from one of the winners of the Studio Scholarship. One trustee from The Breuer Foundation will be part of the judging panel for this award.
  4. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.