Youth Arts Scholarship

Scholarship overview

The City’s Youth Recognition and Reward program offers the Youth Arts Scholarship to support young individuals in the City of Cockburn who demonstrate a keen interest and talent in the arts. This financial assistance aims to facilitate their participation in specific arts/cultural pursuits or academic activities related to the arts, where they have been selected based on merit.

Eligibility criteria

To apply, you must be:
  • 18 years of age or younger as of the application closing date
  • A resident of the City of Cockburn.

Scholarship amount and details

The maximum funding available is $500, with the scholarship offered in two categories:

  1. Travel - individual scholarships: For individuals given the opportunity to study or perform within the arts arena interstate, overseas, or outside the Perth metropolitan area.
  2. Further study scholarships: To assist with fees, materials, or similar for young people pursuing the arts in further study at a TAFE/University level or specialist Art high school such as John Curtin College of the Arts or extracurricular arts-based activity.

Applicants demonstrating initiative in fundraising for themselves will be given preference. Awards will be based on artistic talent, teacher recommendations, and participation in school and community activities. Proof of full-time course enrollment acceptance is required.

When and how to apply

Applications open annually in March and September.

To apply:

  1. Ensure you are eligible to apply and review the conditions and limitations below
  2. Complete and submit your application form. Provide detailed information about your project, including its description, objectives, plan, timeframe, budget, participant details, and community benefits.
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Conditions and limitations

Before apply please ensure you are aware of the following:

  • The scholarship will not be provided to applicants who are eligible to apply for the Junior Sports Travel Assistance Program.
  • Sponsorship is granted as a single instance of support, without a promise of future funding.
  • Applicants who have previously received funding must have fully accounted for that funding before submitting a new application.
  • Funding cannot be used for personal items, food, catering costs or student exchange programs.
  • Funding will not be provided for projects or events that:
    • Have already taken place or will occur within two months after the application deadline
    • May divide communities by denigrating, excluding, or offending community group
    • May present a hazard to the community or environment 
    • Relates to political campaigns or lobbying.

More information and contact

For more information contact the City's Art and Culture Coordinator at 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected].



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