​Applications for the 2022 Samstag Scholarships are now closed.

Image: Madison BYCROFT, BIOPIC  or Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée, still, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

2022 Anne & Gordon Samstag
International Visual Arts Scholarships

New Guidelines apply for the Class of 2022. Click here to read them.

Prospective applicants are advised to thoroughly read the Guidelines before submitting an application. The new Guidelines include less restrictive eligibility criteria, allowing graduates of more than five years’ standing to apply for a scholarship.

Applicants are also advised to carefully consider their preferred institutions and destinations, given the potential ongoing impact on international travel due to COVID-19. Institutions that applicants may wish to consider are included in the Guidelines. The number of scholarships awarded each year is currently under review. Applicants are urged to carefully read the information in Guideline 4, Selection.


The annual scholarships enable Australian artists to develop their artistic capacities and skills through a dedicated period of practice-based learning.

Each scholarship covers reasonable costs for twelve months overseas, including institutional fees for one academic year of study (where applicable), a generous tax-exempt stipend of US $50,000, return airfares, and travel and medical insurance.

The application process is online. Complete the following steps:

  1. Find out if you are eligible:
  • All applicants must be either Australian citizens or have permanent resident status in Australia, and be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must be either: a student, currently enrolled in a practice-led visual arts program, having successfully completed at least two years of an undergraduate or post-graduate degree; OR a graduate, of a practice-led visual art undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification at an Australian institution of higher education.
  1. Carefully read the 2022 Guidelines, FAQs, and information on Researching Overseas Study:
  1. Download and complete Section G and Section H documents prior to completing the online application form:
  1. Applicants including still images in their submission need to also download the PowerPoint template:
  1. Apply! Complete and submit the online application form prior to midnight 30 June 2021 (Australian Eastern Standard Time):

Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.