The Mike Walsh Fellowship

In 1996 Mike established The Mike Walsh Fellowship to assist young theatre artists who were NIDA graduates with the potential to make a significant contribution to the Australian arts and entertainment industry. The Fellowship enable recipients to travel abroad to obtain a wider knowledge and experience of theatre, such as through a formal course of study, or by a self-devised program (that, for example, might include private instruction, observation, secondment, meetings, or an association with a theatre company), before returning to Australia to pursue their careers.

Since 2018, eligibility has been further extended to include those who are not graduates of a tertiary vocational course, or who have learnt ‘on the job’. The annual amount awarded has been increased to $70,000.

The list of Mike Walsh Fellows is posted on the Mike Walsh Fellowship website.

Intending applicants

For application information, including eligibility, go to The Application Form in a given year is not posted until the third quarter of that year, but does not vary greatly from year to year. From 2020 onward, application will be online. The Fellowships are usually awarded in November after personal interview by a panel chaired by Mike.

Applications close at 5:00 pm Friday 25 November 2022

Applications postmarked before 5:00 pm will be accepted

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