Scholarship Fund

ATYP strives to offer opportunities for young Australians from diverse backgrounds to participate in theatre. Our innovative, challenging, high quality drama workshops are transforming young lives; some recent scholarship recipients have now been accepted into Newtown School of Performing Arts. While past scholarship recipients have gone on to establish fantastic careers in the film and television industry.

We are motivated to improve access for all young Australians to participate in the world of theatre, regardless of economic or geographic barriers. ATYP partners with the Girls & Boys Brigade, Barnardos Australia and other charities to help identify young people who would benefit most from receiving a scholarship.

Young people are encouraged to explore their creativity in a nurturing environment. These young people readily make more friends, improve their social skills, and importantly, have fun learning! Watch our video and go behind the scenes of our drama workshops and what young people learn and gain from drama.

ATYP aims to allocate 10% of all holiday and semester-long ensemble workshop places as scholarships to young people at risk or in difficult circumstances; young people who would not otherwise have access to the performing arts. In 2016 ATYP was able to provide around 8% of all places, so we need your help for us to reach our goal of 10%.

You can make a difference to the lives of these young people by donating to ATYP's Scholarship Fund. ATYP's Giving Stories page shows donations to the ATYP Scholarship are helping young people at ATYP.

From as little as $380 you can ensure a child can look forward to and enjoy school holidays as most other children do, as well as acquiring some useful life skills in the process.

Suggested donation levels:

  • $30 one week of lunches for a holiday workshop participant in need
  • $150 travel allowances for 10 workshop recipients for a holiday workshop
  • $380 places 1 child in a drama workshop
  • $760 places 2 children in drama workshops
  • $1,140 places 3 children in drama workshops

ATYP warmly acknowledges St George Foundation funding that supports ATYP's 2017 Scholarship Fund.