Giving

Supporting students to 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 our Development Manager

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Giving Stories

Dr Andrew McAliece and Dr Richard Simmie: supporting performing arts students, through their lifetime giving and a gift in their Wills

13 August 2019
Andrew McAliece and Richard Simmie’s decision to support performing arts students, through their lifetime giving and a gift in their Wills, has opened up a whole new wor...

Meet the family: Ron and Margaret Dobell on why they love VCA Music Theatre

20 August 2018
Their support of VCA Music Theatre has transformed the lives and careers of emerging artists, but the Dobells’ influence goes way beyond the financial.By Paul Dalgarno...

Martyn Myer: ‘A world-class cultural capital needs a world-class arts training faculty’

6 August 2018
Philanthropists come in all shapes and sizes, but for Martyn Myer there’s only one approach: roll up your sleeves and don’t take no for an answer. By Paul Dal...

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.

Find out more about creating a scholarship