Emerging Leaders Scholarship

Our micro-scholarships give talented and ambitious performers, writers, visual artists, and arts administrators the boost they need to advance their careers and cultivate their creative impact on the community.


The goal of the scholarship is to serve as a support to Austin’s early-career arts professionals to cultivate a network of strong, knowledgeable arts leaders in Austin.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Must be a member of Austin Emerging Arts Leaders (Become a Member)
  • Must have at least one year, but less than 10 years, full time experience in arts or arts administration
  • May not be a full time student
  • Must be a resident of the Greater Austin area (includes Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Blanco, Hays counties)

What the Scholarship will fund

  • Professional Development Workshops/Classes
  • Conference/Seminar Attendance
  • Professional Association Membership
  • Artist Application Fees

Scholarship applications are open twice a year. Awardees may only receive funds once in a calendar year. The scholarships will be awarded based on financial need. If awarded, you will be required to complete a brief report, which will be due 30 days after the completion of the funded activity.

The scholarships will be given out in amounts up to $200.


We accept two cycles of applications per year. The spring application is for activities taking place between July 1 and December 31; the fall application is for activities taking place between January 1 and June 30.

Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit their resume and the completed application form by email to
The application deadline is December 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm.


Download application as Word Doc

Download application as PDF

Showing 2 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • anonymous
    It was nice and wonderful.I really enjoyed that days in the college not in the first day.Because first day i am worrying about the ragging so i cannot enjoying that day.Second and third days are quite normal.College and school days are very precious and we will get enjoyable moments from the college and school days.Now i am trying to complete my academic work and i referred the online resources like and academic sites.If you have any suggestions please share with me.
  • anonymous
    These are truly tremendous musings in as for blogging you have touched some incredible centers here,any path keep up composing. The author clearly describe each and every part of the article and also it is very helpful for all the readers.Quality articles is the fundamental to welcome the customers to pay visit the web page,that’s what this website is giving. I enjoyed a lot.