ATYP is pleased to offer two unique scholarship opportunities for young Australians aged 18–26.

Partnering with G’Day USA and the Australian Theatre Company (LA), recipients will receive a yearlong mentoring with ATYP in Sydney, culminating in the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, work on a project with the Australian Theatre Company and be profiled at the G’Day USA Gala in January 2018.

ATYP Ambassadors Rebel Wilson and Rose Byrne are both alumni of the theatre company and are generously supporting these two scholarship funds. Each of the scholarships has different selection criteria but both are centred around identifying, nurturing and promoting the next generation of theatre artists.

Rebel Wilson has donated $15,000 per year for three years (2016-2018) to fund the Rebel Wilson Theatremaker Scholarship to be awarded to an emerging artist interested in generating their own content. The recipient can be any combination of the following: actor / writer / producer.

"I received a similar scholarship from ATYP, Nicole Kidman and Lend Lease in 2004 which allowed me to travel to New York and develop my writing and performing skills. The opportunity was invaluable in turning me into the professional that I am today. I am so passionate about theatre - it's where I got my start and it's also a great platform for young artists to work in and develop their style, potentially using it as a stepping stone into other storytelling mediums such as film and television. Australia has so much young creative talent and I am so proud to now be in a position to help and give back. It's important these young people are encouraged and supported, just like I was when I was a student at ATYP. I can't wait to see who applies for this amazing opportunity!"

Rose Byrne has also donated $15,000 per year for three years (2016-2018) to support an emerging female leader in the arts. This could be a director, writer, actor or producer. Her commitment to the support of women in film is widely known but this scholarship marks her commitment to women in theatre.

“I’m delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to young women passionate about a career in theatre. I know that ATYP will provide a nurturing and professional environment for an artist to learn and grow their art form. I look forward to following their progress and seeing the quality of work that is created. I’m delighted that ATYP continues to be at the forefront of mentoring the arts leaders of tomorrow.”



Applications are due 8am December 5th, 2016 and must include:

For the Rebel Wilson Theatremaker Scholarship:

  • Your theatrical CV. Maximum 2 pages

  • A statement (max 1,000 words) outlining your theatre making practice and answering the following questions:

    • What would you gain from this opportunity?

    • What would you use the year to work on?

  • 2 x letters of support

To be eligible for the Rebel Wilson scholarship applicants must be:  

  • 18 – 26 years old.

  • Able to demonstrate artistic achievement in more than one area of performance practice - writing, directing, performing, design, composition, choreography, etc

For the Rose Byrne Leadership Scholarship:

  • Your theatrical CV. Maximum 2 pages

  • A statement (max 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

    • How have you demonstrated that you are an emerging female artistic leader?

    • What would you gain from the opportunity?

    • What would you use the year to work on?

  • 2 x letters of support

To be eligible for the Rose Byrne scholarship applicants must be:  

  • 18 – 26 year old women

  • Emerging female artistic leaders

In their 12 months with ATYP recipients of both the Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson scholarships will:

  • Be involved in creative discussions and decision making within the company;

  • Learn how a professionally run theatre company operates;

  • Have a desk and space to work;

  • Receive mentoring from relevant team members to further your projects;

  • Have access to ATYP’s resources and rehearsal space;

  • Receive $10,000 towards their artistic practice; and

  • In January 2018, recipients fly with QANTAS to Los Angeles to work on a project with the Australian Theatre Company and attend the G’day USA gala dinner.

Selection Process:

  • ATYP’s Artistic Director, Resident Dramaturg, Learning Manager and Workshop Manager shortlist 5 outstanding candidates. Applications are assessed based on relevant experience, achievement, and the clarity of rationale for how the scholarship will be used to further the applicant’s artistic career.

  • Shortlisted applications are sent to Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson who make the final selection.

Applications for both scholarships are now open.

Applicants can apply for both scholarships but we strongly recommend separate statements for each opportunity. Your CV and support letters can remain the same for both.

For more information and to apply please contact [email protected]