In 2011, the Board awarded Scholarships to the Julian Ashton Art School to the value of $3,000 and allowed the JAAS to choose how it would distribute these funds. The Julian Ashton Art School decided to award one scholarship as follows.
The Scholar for 2012 (awarded in November 2011) was Gus Carrozza.
2011 was the third year of partnership between the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts and the Dictionary of Sydney, and the School made a grant of $25,000 to support the employment of a researcher to work on the history of the SMSA and related subjects.
The results of The Dictionary of Sydney’s work can now be enjoyed online. The relevant articles cover topics such as Schools of Arts and Mechanics’ Institutes and people such as Henry Carmichael (one of our founders) and Louisa Lawson (member of the debating club).
The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts made a donation of $500 towards the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Clifton School of Arts.
Queensland Flood Relief
The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts made a donation of $1,000 to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal for the Queensland floods. A further $362 was donated from the book sale proceeds.
In years past, the Board of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts gave substantial sums of money to Sydney University, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Western Sydney to provide an endowment for prizes to be awarded annually at these universities.
These endowments, managed by the universities, provide sufficient funds to enable prizes to be awarded in 2011 as follows:
University of Sydney – School of Letters, Art, and Media
Maxwell E Arthur Prize in Australian Literature
University of Technology, Sydney – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Adult Education
University of Western Sydney – College of Arts, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Professional Writing
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Theoretical Studies
Lisa Dowdall and Kelly-Anne Gee
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Humanities
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Social Science
University of Western Sydney – College of Health Sciences
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Health
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Nursing
On occasion, the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts makes grants to educational and cultural bodies in accordance with our values and our Charter.
In 2012, the Grants Committee is chaired by Carole O’Brien, Vice President.
How to apply
Download and complete the attached form, then email it to the Grants Committee using the link below.
The Grants Committee meets several times during the year to discuss applications and makes recommendations to the Board for approval.