Conductor: NSW Orchestral Conducting Fellowship with Sydney Youth Orchestras

Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2020/21

Ruari Campbell. Courtesy Sydney Youth Orchestras.

Image: Ruari Campbell.

Applications for the Conductor: NSW Orchestral Conducting Fellowship are now closed.

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The information on this page is a guide only. We recommend reading the full guidelines before completing your application.

Download the Conductor: NSW Orchestral Conducting Fellowship guidelines.

Last updated 22 January 2021.

Apply now

Applications are now closed. To apply for funding you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.

Key dates

Applications opened: Friday 22 January 2021

Applications closed: Monday 1 March 2021 at 5:00 PM AEDT


If you are an applicant with disability, and you require this information in a format which is accessible to you, or if you require this information in another language, you can contact us on the details below between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Telephone: (02) 8289 6520
Contact the Arts Funding team directly

Create NSW staff are available to provide information to potential applicants on interpretation of these Guidelines, including types of projects eligible for funding and advice on the online application process. Staff cannot help directly with your application. To maintain a fair and equitable process, staff are unable to edit or correct any applications.

The National Relay service numbers are:

TTY users: Phone 133 677 then ask for (02) 8289 6520

Speak and Listen users: Phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (02) 8289 6520

Internet Relay users: Connect to NES then ask for (02) 8289 6520


Conductor: NSW Orchestral Conducting (Early Career) is a fellowship program in partnership with Create NSW, Sydney Youth Orchestras to support the emerging and early career professional practice of an orchestral conductor.

The successful applicant will be awarded $20,000 and professional support with industry mentors to undertake a broad-ranging professional development and orchestral fellowship program over 12 months (part-time) with the Sydney Youth Orchestras starting in March 2021. This will include conducting a range of rehearsals and professional concert performances in Sydney’s venues.

What support is available to me?

Resources are available to assist you with your funding application.

We also recommend that you sign up to the Create NSW e-News to stay informed of updates via our website.


You can also contact the Arts Funding and Development team directly.

Image: Ruari Campbell.
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