Cultural Visions Grant

Supporting a RMIT student who wishes to realise an artistic project that explores the exchange of culture in Australia; worth $10,000.

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The Cultural Visions Grant supports an RMIT student who wishes to make an artistic piece that explores the dynamics and exchange of culture within Australia – past, present and/or future. The grant recognises the diversity of voices in Australia. Proposed creative works should highlight diversity and encourage your peers’ awareness of different cultures.


This grant provides $10,000 for one year.

One grant available.

To be eligible for this grant you must:

  • be currently enrolled at RMIT in semester 1 and 2 2024 in a certificate, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program
  • demonstrate a lived experience of cultural diversity within Australia
  • be available to attend an interview if shortlisted*
  • be able and committed to produce the project within 12 months of receipt of the award
  • agree to present the work to a public audience in collaboration with RMIT Culture within 12 months
  • the proposed project should be new, or in early stages of conception

*RMIT has a great range of online career support resources available including a Prepare for interviews section. Here you can upload your CV and practice mock interview questions. Visit RMIT’s online career support for how to prepare for interviews.

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

Supporting documentation

Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

You will need:

  • a sample of your work
  • a project proposal (no more than three pages) which includes:
    • a description of the proposed project and the reason for choosing the proposed project
    • a statement of benefit of the project to the location and people involved (Australia or overseas)
    • an outline of the medium which will be used and what the outcome will be.
  • a summary risk assessment* of the project

* Haven’t completed a risk assessment before?
It is essential to conduct a risk assessment in order to identify associated hazards or risks and put in place appropriate controls to mitigate or reduce the risks.

The risk assessment will inform the planning of your project and help decide what resources, assistance and equipment will be required. Management of risk should follow this four-step process:

  • Identifying any potential hazards (risks) associated with undertaking the project
  • Assessing the likelihood and consequences of the risks
  • Controlling the risks by putting in place measures that will either reduce the likelihood of their occurrence, or establishing an acceptable process should you face such a hazard
  • Monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the risk control measures and improving them as required.

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

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Applications are now closed.

It is anticipated that this scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2025, with applications opening February 2025.

Applications are now closed. 

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions (PDF, 698KB).

To learn more about the grant, visit RMIT Culture.

Notice to applicants

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student account.

For information about other financial assistance available to RMIT students, please speak to one of our Student Welfare Advisors.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.