Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarships
The Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarships are an exciting opportunity and legacy that emerged from the Encounters exhibition. The scholarships are delivered by the National Museum of Australia in partnership with The Prince’s Charities Australia.
Inaugural scholarship interns
Our six scholarship interns are embarking on a three-month intensive internship in Australia and the United Kingdom from September 2016. Click on the images below for more on our interns
While in Canberra the interns will connect with staff across the National Museum and visit other cultural institutions. In the United Kingdom they will experience short residencies and cultural study tours at institutions including The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, the British Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, the Horniman Museum and and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. The interns will also develop a project relevant to their community work.
The Encounters scholarships program gives hands-on experience to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from remote and regional communities who work in the cultural heritage sector.
It was developed after extensive community consultation for the Encounters exhibition. The project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst — Australian Arts and Culture Fund.
The total value of the scholarship for each recipient is $40,000. This includes a weekly stipend or allowance of $1000 per week for 12 weeks.