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The award is intended to recognise the work of young artists and activists with disability who are using their artistic practice as a tool for challenging preconceptions about disability.
The scholarship opens for applications in august 2021
You can apply by filling out the form on our website or by downloading the application from as a word document on our website.
We can email or post an application to you if you email email@example.com or call us on 96998299.
Absolutely! Talk to us if you would prefer to submit a video or audio application. Applications in Auslan are also invited.
If you are the successful recipient of the Stella Young Award, you get a certificate and a one-off payment of $3,000.
We are looking for young people who have used their art (comedy, performing arts or screen culture) to have an impact on how the community thinks about disability. It could be an artistic outcome that you have presented in the community or online, such as a short film, or a performance. You could have been behind the scenes getting a project up and running, or it could have been your own work of art. But you will be a proud artist, activist who is determined to create opportunities for greater inclusion and equality.
Tell us about your achievements, art and activism but keep in mind the word limits. Include links to images, short films or publications that will help us to assess your achievements.
That’s entirely up to you! This is an award for your achievements, not a scholarship towards future projects.
Unfortunately, in the interests of fairness to all applicants, the selection panel cannot give feedback on your application.
Yes, we will endeavour to give you feedback in writing about your application.
The selection panel consists of four community representatives with ties to Stella Young, the arts and disability sector, people with disability and Disability Media Australia.
We will notify you of the outcome of your application in late July 2021.
Established in 1974, AAV has since become the state’s peak body for arts and disability.
AAV’s agenda is the social and artistic transformation for Deaf and Disabled people, the community and access to the arts sector. It achieves this through Disability-led advocacy:
AAV has established itself as the driving force for an inclusive, accessible art and cultural sector in Victoria.
AAV shares unique and untold stories that challenge the issues that frame the lives of Deaf and Disabled people. It places Deaf and Disabled artists, not at the margins, but centre stage. Recognising them instead as significant and invaluable contributors to the Australian cultural landscape.
You can email AAV at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 96998299.