Design NSW: Travelling Scholarship

Son Başvuru Tarihi: 14 Temmuz 2008
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"The 2008 Design NSW: Travelling Scholarship" will assist a NSW designer at the beginning of their career to undertake a residency and program of professional development overseas. The recipient of the award will be announced during Sydney Design 08 at the Powerhouse Museum and featured in the festival program and on dhub.org. The British Council will assist the recipient with a residency and program of professional development in the UK by facilitating introductions to up to eight leading practitioners relevant to the winner''s field and providing support and advice from British Council staff. The scholarship money can also be used for additional, approved, professional development activities.

The scholarship is offered by the New South Wales Government in partnership with the Powerhouse Museum and the British Council.

Applicants should be within the first five years of their professional practice as a designer. (Professional practice, for the purpose of this scholarship is generally understood to be the completion of an undergraduate degree.) The scholarship is open to designers working in the broad areas of product and communication design (including for the home, industry and the body). The scholarship is not intended for established designers or designers of the built environment.

How to Enter
- To enter you will need to register on the dhub website and create a personal login.
- You will receive an email containing your password and a link to the page where you can log in, submit your profile and upload your entry.
- Your profile consists of a summary of your qualifications and professional record, as well as an outline of the program of study or professional development to be undertaken if the application is successful. This outline is limited to 500 words. Judges will be reviewing multiple entries so keep your description as concise as possible. Acceptance by the institution offering the course of study is not required prior to the application.
- Your entry consists of documentation of up to three designs. Each design work may have up to eight images, one video and one sound file. Images should be pdf or jpg format at resolution 72 dpi, with no dimension larger than 800 pixels. Image files must be no greater than 1 MB each. Videos must have maximum dimensions 480 x 320 pixels and a file size no greater than 10 MB. Sound files must be mp3 format with a file size no greater than 10 MB. All uploaded files should be named to include the artist''s surname and title of the work.
- All applications are to be written in English.

Scholarship Conditions
The winner of the Design NSW: Travelling Scholarship will be announced as part of Sydney Design 08 at the Powerhouse Museum and may be invited to exhibit the winning design at the Powerhouse Museum and/or participate in the process in subsequent years.

The scholarship funds will be used towards overseas travel, accommodation, living expenses, workshop/course fees and materials required for a course of study, or residency and program of professional development. Applicants should be able to complete the scholarship in the proceeding 18 month period.

The scholarship will be paid in one instalment payable upon acceptance of an approved study/professional development plan - including professional development in the UK - by Arts NSW the Powerhouse Museum and the British Council.

The successful applicant will be required to:
- Undertake a residency and program of professional development in the UK through the British Council network. In addition, funds can be used towards a program of study, training or professional research overseas study with an approved designer, manufacturer, company or at a recognised design institution.
- Inform Arts NSW of the enrolment/proposed course of study as soon as enrolment is completed or any variation to the proposed professional development.
- Provide Arts NSW with a final report which includes a financial and artistic report at the end of the scholarship period.
- Declare their intention to return to New South Wales within a year of the study or training period being completed, unless consent has been obtained from Arts NSW, the Powerhouse Museum and British Council for a longer period of absence.
- Participate in a design-related program for the Powerhouse Museum.

A judging committee comprised of industry leaders will make its decision on the basis of ability, potential and suitability of the proposed program of study/professional development. Designs will be assessed on the following criteria:

- Authenticity and innovation
- Practicality and performance
- Ecolological impact and social responsibility
- Potential market

Shortlisted applicants will be required to be available for an interview with the judging committee in July 2008. The judges'' decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into regarding the judges'' decision.

Participation in Online Exhibition
Judges will nominate works for an exhibition to be held online by the Powerhouse Museum in 2008. A shortlist will be then selected from which the winner will be decided. The following conditions apply to applicants participating in the exhibition:
- The applicant gives permission for Arts NSW and Powerhouse Museum to use images and support material submitted in promotional material for the scholarship and to be shown on the Powerhouse Museum, dhub, British Council and Arts NSW websites.
- The applicant gives permission for Powerhouse Museum and Arts NSW to use selected information submitted to be shown on the Powerhouse Museum''s dhub website as a "designer profile".

10 June 2008:
Applications open
14 July 2008: Applications close
07 August 2008: Winner announced

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