Emerging Arts Support Scheme (EASS)

  • The Megalo crew with their award recipients Estelle, Alycia and Rebecca

    EASS Awards 2015

    The Megalo crew with their award recipients Estelle, Alycia and Rebecca
  • PhotoAccess staff Jan Falsone and Claire Capel-Stanley with award winners Casey and Mikhalia

    EASS Awards 2015

    PhotoAccess staff Jan Falsone and Claire Capel-Stanley with award winners Casey and Mikhalia
  • EASS Awards 2015

  • EASS Awards 2015

The Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) was conceived in 1988 by then Director of the School of Art & Design Professor David Williams. It gives members of the ACT and broader community - the opportunity to support students at the end of undergraduate programs, and during graduate studies.

EASS is ideal for the corporate sector, institutional and individual patrons with a tangible means of assisting emerging artists. By supporting graduates, patrons assist in the development of Australia’s next generation of contemporary artists, designers and creative thinkers. Awards range from materials and magazine subscriptions, through to studio residencies, exhibition opportunities, and acquisitions of artwork for public, private and corporate collections.

 

Information for patrons

Why become an EASS Patron?

Help establish the careers of emerging artists. Materials, studio space, cash, or the chance to exhibit work is hugely beneficial for artists at this pivotal stage in their career.

Contribute to the local community. EASS awards offers artists an incentive to live and work in Canberra, keeping the city’s art spaces vibrant and energetic.

Start an art collection! It’s an investment - who knows how much these works will be worth in thirty years.

Create a national profile for our graduates. Nurturing artist practice now can help make national icons in the future.

 

How to become an EASS Patron:

1. Get in touch! Contact Waratah Lahy at eass@anu.edu.au

2. Come to the EASS Patrons Day. There is no obligation to promise an award, and contributions can change year to year.

Previous EASS award winners

28
Nov
2019

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2019

The Australian National University (ANU) School of Art & Design’s successful Emerging Artists Support Scheme (EASS) has been...

03
Dec
2018

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2018

2018 Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards

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David Scerri and Christina Appleby recieving EASS awards from Denise Ferris
09
Dec
2016

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2016

 

The ANU School of Art EASS Awards were announced at the opening of the Graduating Exhibition on...

Keith Bradley with photographs by 2016 graduating student Monica Styles
08
Dec
2016

ANU School of Art EASS Patron Keith Bradley AM on the fun and satisfaction of collecting art

The Bradley Allen Love law firm in Civic could almost be mistaken for an art gallery. As a...

Pete Smith, Lakoona Lines III (detail), 2007-08
12
Nov
2016

M16 Artspace announces EASS residency awards in memory of Pete Smith

M16 Artspace has announced it will be offering two 6-month studio residencies as Emerging...

03
Dec
2015

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2015

The School of Art's Emerging Artist Support Scheme, otherwise known as EASS, offers a range of awards and prizes to graduating students...

11
Nov
2015

Inaugural EASS Margaret Munro Prize offered to graduating students

The inaugural Emerging Arts Support Scheme (EASS) Margaret Munro Prize will be offered to students...

Image: Caren Florence - Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards, 2014
02
Dec
2014

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2014

The School of Art is very proud of our Emerging Artist Support Scheme, otherwise known as EASS. Patrons of EASS come to a special...

Chris Sutevski - tool=spoon, input=N, feedback=Y (detail), 2013, etching, 80cm x 60cm
13
Mar
2014

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2013

Awards, Prizes and Scholarships

The Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Prize

  • Chris Sutevski

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Elana Geddes with her work (image credit: citynews.com.au)
19
Mar
2013

EASS Award Winners Unveiled at ACT Legislative Assembly

The stunning artwork of two School of Art graduates has received the Legislative Assembly’s art prize in the Emerging Artist Support...

Hannah Beasley, Wrapped Around My Head, 2012, oil on canvas, 75 x 75 cm Photographer: Neal McCracken,
04
Dec
2012

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2012

Scholarships

Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Award

  • Hannah Beasely

Embassy of Spain...

Hannah Quinlivan, Marking time, tracing memory, 2011 (detail)
15
Dec
2011

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2011

Award Recipients Listed

Awards

The Canberra Eye Hospital Exhibition Opportunity Award...

Kate Vassallo,One hour studio: Plastic ground, 2010
15
Dec
2010

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2010

Awards

• Rimington Award – Sonja Kalenjuk, Rhys Jones, Christian Maron, Savina Radosavljevic
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Heike Qualitz, The Impulsometer, 2009
15
Dec
2009

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2009


Awards

• Clayworks materials award – Lucas Boswell 

• Walkers Ceramics materials award...

Richard Blackwell, Wood Stack, 2008
15
Dec
2008

Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2008

Awards

• Clayworks – Gosia Pilat

• Walker Ceramics – Angela Francic 

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Updated:  24 July 2020/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications