The Young Artist Career Development Program is an extension of the types of opportunities offered through our Summer School, ASA already provides great opportunities for young string players and pianists in Australia through the summer programs but this program extends the possibilities even further. The program is specifically tailored for talented and dedicated students and young artists who are seriously thinking about making a career in performing, or who are already on the road to full-time careers in music.
This program also extends our event schedule to activities throughout the year for young people training in the arts. Through this program we wish to greatly and specifically help the development of their careers through the activities below. It is a charitable service, assisting students and arranging valuable opportunities for career development.
Concert opportunities in a professional context to gain experience and confidence
Special projects planned by the Academy (e.g. a student visit to China for concerts and master classes)
Working with the young artists, mentoring and assisting them by giving opportunities, recommendations, contacts, and references, in order to help their careers
When funding is available, financially supporting students’ projects which will demonstratedly enhance their careers
Auspicing grants and giving letters of support for individuals who apply to other funding sources where an individual cannot apply but needs an organisation with DGR and TCC/ITEC status
A particular focus of the program is overseas opportunities which are not readily available for young string players in Australia. Another aim is to foster exchange with other cultures among students.
Students/emerging artists: How to Apply for Assistance from ASA
Write a letter at any time to Charmian Gadd, Honorary Artistic Director, Australian String Academy at the address at the bottom of this page. Include your biographical details including past awards, and what you aspire to do with your music career. Include a photo and a recent audio/video recording. Outline your project, how it will benefit your career and how you will therefore be able to contribute to the Australian arts. Lastly, include budget details and information on any other funding sources that you have already received or have applied for.
The ASA operates the Young Artist Career Development Program on a project-by-project basis, allowing flexibility to best benefit the involved students/emerging artists and to allow for funding. If you would like to sponsor our exciting new program, please contact Ruth Donnelly at .
Funding assistance for projects submitted by young string players with demonstrated talent and potential will be decided at the discretion of the ASA Board at any time of the year. For further questions or details, contact Ruth Donnelly.