Education

The Atlantic Acting School Scholarship

Every year the Equity Foundation offers one Australian and one New Zealand performer the chance to spend six weeks honing their craft at one of the most prestigious acting schools in the world. 

 
 
 

How it works

  • When applications open Equity members will be notified via the Equity Foundation eNews Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • The Scholarships cover Atlantic tuition fees and a financial contribution of $AUS8,000 or NZ$8000 towards accommodation, flights, meals or incidentals which are the responsibility of the winner.
  • There is one place available in each program.
  • Shortlisted applicants are required to participate in phone interview with judges.
  • The winner will be chosen by a panel of industry experts.
  • Inherent in the culture of the Atlantic Acting School, and ubiquitous in the curriculum, is training in the professional habits and discipline demanded by the collaborative nature of this creative work.
  • Classes take place Mondays-Fridays 9AM to 6PM along with a half day on Saturday.
  • UPDATE: Due to covid travel restrictions, in 2022 the Equity Foundation will offer a virtual Atlantic Scholarship. This is an online part-time, five-month program (valued at $US7,950) tailored to the ambitious actor eager to broaden their network and their creative mind.
  • Applications for the 2022 Atlantic Acting School Global Virtual Conservatory Program are now open. You must be an AUS or NZ Equity member to apply.
  • The Atlantic Scholarship is proudly supported by the Atlantic Acting School, Showcast and MEAA.

Past Winners

Emily Campbell (NZ)

2020

Arlo Green (NZ)

2019

Andrea Solonge (AUS)

2019

Charmaine Bingwa (AUS)

2018

Matthew Sunderland (NZ)

2018

Charmaine Bingwa (AUS)

2018

Freya Milner (NZ)

2017

Emily McKenzie (NZ)

2017

Sophie Kesteven (AUS)

2017

Maryann Wright (AUS)

2016

Bree Peters (NZ)

2016

Hamish Michael (AUS)

2015