Since 2010 the NAPTA Trust have been awarding scholarships annually to assist applicants with their performing arts education development. Thanks to our generous sponsors, Geoff Clews Barrister and iTICKET, we are pleased to be able to offer a substantial prize pool again in 2018/19.

If you have a burning desire to study performing arts locally or overseas, network at a conference, upskill yourself in a workshop, or give back to the community with a new initiative, let us know your idea!

Mission of the Trust
To offer financial assistance for a recognised course of study or programme in the areas of education - performing arts, music, dance and drama.

2018 Scholarships - OPEN NOW

Applications are now open, click here to apply!

Thanks to our sponsors and partners, the NAPTA Trust has a small number of scholarships valued between $500 to $1000 available this season. There are no strict requirements on the purpose of the award, other than a having a theatrical related purpose.

Previous winners applied for scholarships for the following reasons:
  • Performing arts exams and competition fees
  • Hosting workshops and seminars for the theatre community
  • Education fees e.g. University fees, short courses
  • Study related materials

There are 3 sections to the application
  • Applicant's Details
  • Scholarship Application
  • Conditions
All applications are due before 5pm Friday 8th February 2018
Scholarship recipients will be announced at the NAPTA Awards Evening, Saturday 23rd February 2019

Any questions regarding the scholarships can be directed to


Scholarship Recipients
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Thank you to our 2018 Season Sponsors:

Event Partners
iTICKET Geoff Clews, Barrister

Award Sponsors

Artemis Executive RecruitmentMusic Theatre International Australasia

Estee Lauder Companies NZ Musical Theatre New Zealand Origin Theatrical

Amici Productions Corporate Media Sewtec Amici Trust

Event Sponsors

Devonport Chocolates Childrens Musical Theatre Studio LK Creative

Event Funders

The Lion Foundation Pub Charity Ltd Pelorus Trust Bluesky Community Trust