The Indigenous Storytellers Scholarship

Nurturing art, creativity and culture

The Indigenous Storytellers Scholarship (or “Djuyalgal Scholarship” in the traditional Gathung language of the Worimi People) is a collaboration between Façon and Greater Bank. Our mission is to connect our regional community to Indigenous expression and art through supporting the culture, arts and creativity of Australia’s First Nations people.

The scholarship program is designed to celebrate, sustain and grow Indigenous art and design in New South Wales. Greater Bank will provide a $10,000 scholarship to support the winner’s creative aspirations, with guidance from Murrook Cultural Centre.

An event will take place to announce the winner during NAIDOC Week 2023 (date TBC) and a special edition Façon Magazine will be created that will profile the finalists from each category.

The Scholarship program consists of nine differing creative discipline categories that are open for applications. A single finalist for each category will be selected by our special panel and a winner will be chosen from these finalists.
The winner will receive:
A $10,000 Scholarship from Greater Bank to support the winner’s creative aspirations
A mentoring session with a leading voice from their creative discipline
Guidance from Murrook Cultural Centre and the use of their facilities
The nine creative disciplines that are open for applications are:
Fashion design
Accessory design
Art painting
Digital art

Applications are now closed!

Thank you to all who applied.

For more information please see terms and conditions.

The nine finalists and winner will be decided by our special committee using our selection criteria which will be sent to successful applicants. Our committee is made up of local business leaders and First Nations voices from our community.

The Indigenous Storytellers Scholarship Committee is proudly represented by:

Lara Lupish
Editor-in-Chief, Façon Magazine

Ingrid Kaczor
Community Engagement Manager, Greater Bank

Andrew Smith
CEO, Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council

Simone Jordan
Office of Indigenous Strategy and Leadership, University of Newcastle

Alissa McCulloch
Director, HUNTERhunter

Kate O’Mara
Director, Special Projects RDA Hunter

Dr. Kirsten Molloy
President, Equal Futures Project

Lynne Mangovski
Member, Hunter Medical Research Foundation

Jack Bailey
Communications and Marketing Manager, Façon Magazine

Jason Fox
Senior Manager, Façon Magazine

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