Mavis Hall Trust Grant

Applications are open for the 2024 Mavis Hall Trust Grant.


Mavis Hall was a longstanding and active member of CAW. She died on 29 July 2017 and named CAW as one of the beneficiaries of her estate. The CAW Trust, set up to administer the scholarship, must use the interest generated from the capital for payment of the scholarship. 

You need to have an active membership to apply.

2024 Mavis Hall Trust Grant – Application Guidelines and Form

Call for applications

CAW is calling for applications for the Mavis Hall CAW Trust Grant 2024.


 In 2024 CAW is offering two (2) grants of $5,000 each.


Please lodge your online application using the form on this webpage.
The application period opens on 15 July and will close on 31 August.
All applications will be assessed by a selection panel (September).
The award recipients will be advised of the outcome and the winnerwill be announced at the Annual General Meeting in October.
The grant funds will be transferred on 5 November.
The Grant period will commence on 5 November 2024 and run for a 15-month period until 1 February 2026.


Purposes for which the Grant can be used include, but are not limited to:
attending art workshops, academic art education programs nationallyor internationally;
undertaking a national or international tour of significant artinstallations, institutions or organisations;
working with an art mentor;
mounting an exhibition of artwork including covering the costs offraming and hanging;
purchasing art materials;
renting studio space;
any other relevant purpose reasonably connected to fostering the recipient’s advancement in any area of art deemed worthy by the Selection Panel and Trustees of the Mavis Hall CAW Trust.


A person is eligible to apply who:
● Is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or holds Permanent Residence Status in Australia.
● Is a member of Canberra Art Workshop (CAW) at the time of making application to receive the Mavis Hall CAW Trust Grant.
● Has been a member of CAW for a full 12 months before making application to receive the Mavis Hall CAW Trust Grant and is able to demonstrate an active history of participation in CAW activities.
● If a previous recipient of the Mavis Hall CAW Trust Grant, has fulfilled all reporting requirements.

Payment & Acquittal

The grant will be paid to the award recipient on 5 November 2024.
The recipient will be required to provide a 10-month interim report to the Trustees in September 2025 detailing how they have benefited from the grant monies to date and a final report by 1 February 2026, detailing how the grant has been of benefit.
The recipient will also be asked to provide a high resolution image of an artwork created as a result of the grant monies to be exhibited on the CAW website. An artwork may also be exhibited in the next CAW Members’ Exhibition.


Mavis Hall was a longstanding and active member of CAW. She died on 29 July 2017 and named CAW as one of the beneficiaries of her estate. The CAW Trust, set up to administer the scholarship, may only use the interest generated from the capital for payment of the scholarship.

Canberra Art Workshop – objectives

Acting according to its Constitution, the CAW strives to:
Promote, foster and extend by all available means interest in and pursuit of the visual arts.
Hold exhibitions from time to time at the discretion of the CAW Board.
Arrange a variety of learning experiences in the visual arts through classes, seminars, forums, workshops, participation in the promotion and management of these activities, and other activities.

Objectives of the Mavis Hall Trust Grant

In line with the CAW Constitutional objectives the ‘Mavis Hall CAW Trust Grant’ seeks to:
• Benefit the recipient for further study or purchase of materials or any expenses reasonably connected to further progress the recipient’s advancement in any area of Art.
• Benefit the CAW through the recipient’s ongoing involvement in the Association because of the Grant.

Mavis Hall Trust Grant Form

  • Section One: Applicant information

  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
    When did you join the Canberra Art Workshop?
  • Section Two: Proposal details

  • Introduce yourself, focusing on your artistic development.

    Describe your current art practice and future goals.

    Tell us about your association with the CAW.

  • Please provide a succinct statement of how you intend to use the grant money over the next 15 months. Detail how you envisage your personal art practice will be extended and how the CAW may benefit from your activities.

  • Write a detailed proposal describing how you plan to achieve your aim?

    ● If an exhibition is planned, specific details should be provided, not just a “wish list”

    ● Materials should be costed

    ● Mentors should be identified

    ● Workshops should be selected

  • Provide a timeline for your activities during the 15 months, taking into account an interim report is required after 10 months (1 September 2025) and the final report after 15 months (1 February 2026)

  • Provide a clear budget, matching your planned expenditure with your timeline.

    Describe how you would use the money to realise your goal. Include quotations if relevant.

    For example:

    ● workshop (where/tutor etc);

    ● exhibition (venue/theme etc);

    ● art tour (where/what etc);

    ● art materials (detailed budget);

    ● art mentor (who)

  • Supplementary materials

  • To support your application, please upload:

    □ Your CV/Resume eg; a full list of exhibitions, art workshops and other art training undertaken.

    □ Up to three (3) supplementary documents which will support your application (letters of referral, quotations, etc)

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      Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 5 MB, Max. files: 5.
      • Up to five (5) high resolution images of your work. CAW is looking for quality in drawing, composition, colour and technique as well as thoughtful composition and overall design.

        The images are to be labelled as follows: name (of artist), date, title, media, size (of work)

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