Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarships 2010, Australia

The Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarships are open to current RMIT undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in Higher Education Fine Art programs only. Siemens sponsors a total of eight scholarships.

An exhibition of finalists work will be held in November 2010. Awards will be made on the basis of excellence in the arts.

Five undergraduate student travel awards for excellence at $ A2,000. The Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarships for Undergraduate (students undertaking a B.A. Fine Art in 1, 2, 3 and Honour Years) are for the purposes of travel.

RMIT will hold the award money in trust until the recipient is ready to travel. A travel itinerary must be presented by the student prior to receiving the funding.

The travel must be outside the country of where the recipient is normally a resident. There is no restriction on the duration of travel. The award must be claimed no later than two years after receival.

Three postgraduate students awards for excellence of $ A7,000. Postgraduate recipients may apply for their scholarship earnings to travel and / or for the pursuit of their work.

The Siemens RMIT Fine Arts Scholarships may cover living, exhibition, project, research and / or travel expenses. Postgraduate recipients will not require any confirmation of travel or other arrangements in order to receive their scholarships.

However, postgraduate recipients will be required to formally acquit the grant in a written report within 12 months of having received it. One piece of art work will be acquired from the Scholarship recipients for the Siemens collection, and this acquisition will receive an additional $ 1,000.

Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarships Eligibility :

  • Only RMIT students currently actively enrolled in Higher Education Fine Art programs are eligible. Acceptable mediums include Ceramics, Drawing, Fine Art Photography, Gold & Silversmithing, Media Arts, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Sound. Local and international (both onshore and offshore) students may apply.
  • All artists submitting works for this competition must agree to the conditions outlined on this application form.
  • Students who are employees of RMIT University, within the DSC College are not eligible to apply.
  • Students who have previously been awarded a Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarship will not be awarded a second scholarship in the same category, i.e. undergraduate or postgraduate.

Conditions (please read carefully) :

  • Students are invited to submit up to three images on CD of works that must be available for the finalist’s installation and exhibition from Thursday 18th November to Saturday 8th January 2011. Applications must be received on or before Friday 1st October 2010. Three stills from videos are acceptable, to be accompanied by a brief description of work.
  • Each Disc must bear the name of the artist and title of the work. Please use permanent marker on discs – Do not use sticky labels. All discs of short listed works will be retained by the School of Art for referencing purposes.
  • Students must provide with your application a CD containing 3 images of your work for the exhibition. (*Please note colour slides or transparencies are not accepted.) CD’s should be submitted in a paper envelope only.
  • Do not put sticky labels on the disk surface.
  • Do not send .exe files, Windows Media Player or Real Player files, all files must be formatted to open on MAC hardware.
  • All images must be no larger than 1 MB and should be formatted as .jpg files.
  • A current CV and information including titles of works, mediums, dimensions, hanging / installation instructions, insurance value and a brief artist statement must be attached included with the application form.
  • The short listing of the applications will be determined by a panel of 5 judges to be selected by RMIT School of Art.
  • All applicants must agree to abide by the conditions set down in the application form. Applications must be signed and dated by the artist. All entries must be delivered in appropriate packaging and be properly labeled.
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  • RMIT will accept no responsibility for applications and works lost or misplaced by Australia Post or other couriers.
  • Only current active Higher Education School of Art students are eligible for entry. Students on Leave of Absence or students on completed status are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants are to bear the whole cost of transportation and insurance of their work for exhibition at RMIT Gallery.

International students must remember that they may incur Australian customs fees and make the appropriate arrangements to cover the full cost of postage prior to being received by the School of Art and allow time for processing through customs.

Short listed works must be available for exhibition installation and must be delivered on Thursday 18th November, 2010 between 9 am and 12:00pm noon to :

Building 16,
Storey Hall,
Loading dock,
Bowen Lane, off La Trobe Street,
Telephone : 03 9925 1717.

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