Help students find their unique voice

Philanthropic support of our students and staff contributes to their ability to adapt to Australia’s creative future and lead with vibrancy. Gifts and grants from our loyal supporters nurture the creativity and passion of some of our best and brightest students. Help Australia’s next generation of artists fulfil their potential in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct and increase the accessibility of courses to a more diverse student population.

If you would like to discuss philanthropic opportunities at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, please contact Jaci Maddern, Development Manager for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

Jaci Maddern
Development Manager
Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
M: +61 425 715 618

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New opportunities

Melbourne Screen Fund

Many Australian artists choose film and television to convey their uniquely personal stories through narrative, documentary or animation productions. The biggest barrier to success for these artists is opportunity. This fund aims to support two key groups: final year students completing graduation films and alumni seeking grants for original screen content projects. You can help visual storytellers from all backgrounds succeed in their chosen field.


Giving Stories

Ngioka Bunda-Heath awarded the 2021 Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship and Residency

14 December 2021
Dancer, choreographer and storyteller Ngioka Bunda-Heath has been awarded the Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship and Residency at the Victorian College of the Arts....

Dobell Award continues to support Music Theatre students

8 December 2021
For almost a decade, the Dobell Award has celebrated emerging musical theatre artists from the Victorian College of the Arts....

Two Faculty violinists among Dorcas McClean award semi-finalists

6 October 2021
Seven semi-finalists and four jurors have been announced for the prestigious triennial Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship for young violinists....

On Monday 27 August 2018, we celebrated our good friend Lionel Gell's 90th birthday. Lionel has been an extraordinarily generous supporter of the Faculty in recent years, with 2018 marking the 10th anniversary of the Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarships, which have assisted more than 90 students in their studies.

Would you like to create a scholarship?

Scholarships can transform a student’s experience and opportunities for study. We welcome the chance to work with donors to create new scholarships and awards to benefit our students through annual gifts, endowments and bequests.

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