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The generous support of philanthropic partners and community members makes it possible for our students to fulfil their potential as the next generation of Australia's artists and performers.

A rendering of the new Ian Potter Southbank Centre.
The new Ian Potter Southbank Centre, made possible by the philanthropy of our generous supporters. Image courtesy of John Wardle Architects.

Support the Faculty

Philanthropic support of our students and staff contributes to their ability to adapt to Australia’s creative future and lead with vibrancy.

Gifts and grants from alumni and the broader community help us achieve these goals. Your support to students, in the form of scholarships and special projects, is a critical means of helping Australia’s next generation of artists fulfil their potential.

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How your gift makes a difference

Find out how the gifts and grants from our loyal supporters have help nurture the creativity and passion of some of our best and brightest students.

What you can give to

42nd Street music theatre performance.
VCA Music Theatre Company 2015 in their production of 42nd Street. Photo: Drew Echberg.

VCA Foundation

The VCA is producing the next generation of practising artists ready for the world’s stage. The goal of the Foundation is to provide opportunities for students through special projects and activities, masterclasses and scholarships.

These opportunities will ensure the VCA meets the highest educational standards and becomes an even stronger, more vibrant institution.

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University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, August 2016 by Sav Schulman.
The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2016. Photo: Sav Schulman.

MCM Orchestra Fund

The MCM Orchestra Fund supports opportunities for some of the nation’s finest aspiring musicians. Gifts to the Fund provide meaningful assistance for a range of key activities, including performance opportunities at world-class venues and scholarships for students in need.

Performing with a large orchestra in a professional setting allows musicians to hone their skills and prepares them for a successful career. Your gift to the MCM Orchestra Fund will help us continue to develop Australia’s next generation of top classical musicians.

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Life On Repeat, FRISK 2016 by Drew Echberg.
Acting Company 2016 students perform in the FRISK show Life on Repeat at Melbourne Fringe Festival. Photo: Lachlan Woods.

Greatest Needs

Gifts to support our Greatest Needs provide our Dean with the flexibility to use funds in a way that can most help the Faculty.

These gifts are most often used to support our top students and graduate students who need access to assistance so that they can excel and become leaders in Australian arts and music practice and research.

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Open Day 2015, Sculpture and Spatial Practice studio by Peter Casamento.
The Sculpture and Spatial Practice studio at Open Day 2015. Photo: Peter Casamento.

Scholarships, Awards and Other Programs

Scholarships can transform a student’s experience and opportunities for study. We welcome the chance to work with donors to create new scholarships and awards to benefit our students through annual gifts, endowments and bequests.

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If you would like to help us achieve great things for the next generation of Australia's artists and performers, please get in touch.

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