Joanne Harris Scholarship Fund

Joanne Harris spent her life studying, teaching and performing dance. Thanks to her legacy, NAISDA is able to offer a unique range of scholarships to help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance artists pursue their passions.

NAISDA is deeply grateful for the support of the Joanne Harris Scholarship Fund Estate Executors and their commitment of time and interest in the journey of all NAISDA Developing Artists – and in particular Scholarship recipients.

Gifted and Talented Scholarship

The Joanne Harris Gifted and Talented Scholarship is assessed against the criteria by a panel of industry and education professionals and awarded on the merit of the application. The scholarship is for a maximum of $10,000 to allow a talented final year Developing Artist to travel overseas for short term professional training or experience.
Applications open February 2022

NAISDA Bursary Program

The Bursary Awards help remove some barriers and stresses that young Developing Artists experience as they commit themselves to a very rigorous training regime. The NAISDA Bursary Program is open to NAISDA Developing Artists who have completed at least one year of study at NAISDA. NAISDA is able to offer a number of bursaries to in-need Developing Artists to assist with living expenses during their studies.
Applications open February 2022

Pre-Professional Support – NAISDA Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to recent NAISDA Graduates (1 – 3 years) to take the next step in their professional careers. This may be used for professional training, work placement or study. This grant is for up to $10,000 and is selected on the merit of the application.
Applications open April 2022