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AFTRS Alumni and Industry Scholarship Fund

Help us support the next generation of Australian storytellers

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AFTRS is committed to ensuring that its world leading education is available to all Australians. We’ve found that the main obstacle to taking up study is the financial burden of tuition, relocation expenses and Sydney’s ever-rising cost of living.

AFTRS has established the Alumni and Industry Scholarship Fund to expand and enrich the School’s student community.

You can make a difference

AFTRS alumni community has over 5000 practitioners, advocates, and supporters who are invested in the future of Australian stories. We invite AFTRS alumni, along with our wider industry community, to open the door for others to access the opportunity. Support the Alumni & Industry Scholarship Fund today!

The fund will contribute to future scholarships, including the inaugural Alumni and Industry Scholarship, developed to support the creative journey of a diverse new voice joining AFTRS in 2024.

For enquiries, email us at donations@aftrs.edu.au.

All donations above $2 are tax-deductible. All donations above $100 are publicly acknowledged (if you wish to remain anonymous, please note this on the donation form).
Donations $1000 and over will have the opportunity to dedicate a seat in our Main Theatre.

Annette Davey, Unjoo Moon, Dion Beebe.

Monica Davidson | Creative Plus Business.

 

About the fund

Purpose

AFTRS alumni are a dynamic community of over 5000 practitioners, advocates and supporters who are invested in the future of Australian stories. They are a diverse group spread across all areas of the industry and working all over the world.

AFTRS is committed to ensuring that its world-leading education is available to all Australians. We have found that the main obstacle to taking up study is the financial burden of tuition and Sydney’s ever-rising living costs.

Following consultations with the Alumni Advisory Group, AFTRS has established the Fund for the benefit of future students of AFTRS.

Donations + funding

AFTRS invites all alumni and Industry to consider donating to the AFTRS Alumni and Industry Fund with a one-off donation, workplace giving, annual donations or by a bequest.

AFTRS’ goal is to raise $50,000 for the fund in 2023, with $25,000 of that going to the inaugural Alumni and Industry Scholarship, and the remaining funds to contribute to other opportunities for future AFTRS students.

 

The Alumni and Industry Scholarship

Funds raised will contribute to the inaugural Alumni and Industry Scholarship in 2024. It will be awarded to support and develop the career of a gifted storyteller, with a particular focus on under- represented groups in the Australian screen industries. The scholarship recognises creative excellence and the capacity, skills, knowledge, connections and potential that under-represented individuals can bring to telling stories at AFTRS and beyond.

The $25,000 scholarship will support an outstanding Master of Arts Screen student who can benefit from assistance to study.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to our generous donors:

$1000 and above
Annette Davey (Postnetts Inc)
Dion Beebe and Unjoo Moon
Emily Dean
Monica Davidson (Creative Plus Business)
Pearl Tan and Dr Priya Roy

$500 and above
Jana Gibson (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia)
Jennifer Coogan (LiSTNR Original Podcasts)
Kate Montague (Audiocraft)
Mathieu Ravier
Pamela Cook (SBS)
Philip Ashley-Brown (ABC)
Ryan Rathbone (Australian Radio Network)
Stefan Coory (Blockhead VFX)

$100 and above
Alice Tynan
Geraldine Coakley
Greg Dyett
Karen Pearlman
Kate Stone
Marcus Gillezeau
Nerida Tyson-Chew
Nicholas Bolton (TEN ALPHAS)
Patrick May

Link to
AFTRS Alumni & Industry Scholarship Fund launched at 70th Sydney Film Festival

In celebration of AFTRS’ 50th Anniversary and the 70th Sydney Film Festival, AFTRS has closed out an exciting lineup of festival events with a special alumni & industry gathering. Esteemed AFTRS alumni, industry guests and staff came together at t...