The Freedman Curatorial Scholarship was established to encourage and support students who have enrolled in a Masters of Curating and Cultural Leadership at UNSW Art & Design.

Every year, a scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded and payable for one year.


  • A current student in their final year of the Master of Curator and Cultural Leadership degree that has undertaken Internship (MCCL/SAHT9115) as a subject.
  • The applicant must demonstrate high academic standing throughout the MCCL degree (minimum WAM 70%).


  • Academic merit and/or professional experience and achievements
  • Interest in taking part in a hands-on curator project at UNSW Galleries
  • An indication that a candidate has not had the opportunity to work on a live curatorial project before
  • Aptitude and commitment to extra-curricular activities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Australian contemporary art
  • Preference will be given to applicants who would strongly benefit from the experience of an invitation to take part in a curatorial project (or who has not undertaken a similar placement)


Shortlisted applicants are not required to attend an interview