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Applications for 2018 AGNSW Studio in Paris Scholarship now open

Awarding up to ten artists tenancies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris

Photo of Elena Papanikolakis at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

Elena Papanikolakis at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is delighted to announce that applications are open for the 2018 Studio in Paris Scholarship.

Each year the Art Gallery of NSW awards up to ten artists or scholars in the visual arts tenancies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, a non-profit international art centre which provides studio accommodation for artists and scholars from around the world.

The AGNSW scholarships offer two-month and three-month tenancies in either the Moya Dyring Studio or the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio at the Cité. The Studio in Paris Scholarship is judged by Gallery staff and the deadline for applications is Friday 23 June 2017.

The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship is awarded in conjunction with the Studio in Paris Scholarship. Valued at $25,000 the Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship is awarded to a young Australian female artist for the purpose of travel and study in Paris. The winner of the Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship is selected annually from the winners of the Studio in Paris Scholarship.

Established in memory of 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 scholarship is judged by Gallery staff and a representative of the Breuer Foundation.

Elena Papanikolakis, the recipient of the 2016 Eva Breuer Traveling Art Scholarship, is currently living and making work in Paris for three months. Papanikolakis said that being located in the centre of Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts has been a wonderful experience.

“I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity, which has afforded me time and space to intensely focus on my practice and engage with art-making on a new level.

“The Cité is a lively community full of artists – so there are plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people,” Papanikolakis said.

“Being awarded the Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship has had a big impact on my practice, which I’m sure will be felt well into the future. I strongly encourage anyone who is considering applying to do so,” Papanikolakis added.

About the scholarships

Studio in Paris 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 is chosen from successful applicants for the Studio Scholarship.
• This cash award is valued at $25,000, either to cover the two or three month tenancy. It covers the costs of travel, monthly maintenance fee to the Cité authorities and living expenses associated with the residency scholarship.
• The successful applicant attends the winner’s announcement at the Art Gallery of NSW in late July 2017.

Entry requirements

• 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.

Selection process

• Finalists will be selected and contacted in late July.
• The Studio Scholarship is judged by Gallery staff.
• 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.
• The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Media contact

Hannah McKissock-Davis
Tel 02 9225 1671
hannah.mckissock-davis@ag.nsw.gov.au