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Applications for 2019 now are closed - 2020 Applications will open on October 2019

Applications are open for the month of October, during which time an online form is available on the individual scholarship pages outlined below.

Each scholarship requires applicants to:

  • Submit three recent works in any media relating to this year's theme,
  • answer the questions as outlined on the Scholarship Information PDF and
  • provide a statement of 200 words or less outlining why you are a strong candidate to receive this scholarship and how the work relates to the given theme.

Submissions close at 5 pm on the 31st of October.

The Learning Connexion has several scholarships available in October: 

Oriel Hoskin Scholarship 

Janet Law Scholarship  

Frank Davis Scholarship  



Competitions and Awards
The document below has been compiled by the TLC media team to provide a current list of opportunities, competitions and awards available to students. We also share opportunities with students through our facebook page and the student facebook group.
Competitions and Awards PDF

National Scholarships Database
givMe is a searchable database of scholarships, awards and grants for students, researchers, sports people and artists. You can use givMe free of charge in at public libraries.

Maori Scholarships Database
There is a Maori Scholarships database free of charge at most public libraries.

Creative Communities Scheme 
The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) has funding available for community-based arts activities from your local city or district council. If you are thinking of this for your small start or other project, get information and an application form from the administrator of the CCS at your local city or district council.

Art Awards Competitions and Internships
Entering art competitions and applying for awards may give you financial reward and/or exposure. For a list of New Zealand competitions visit Artlist.

Visit The Big Idea website for creative opportunities, grants, internships and employment in New Zealand.