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 this season.

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.

2019 Scholarships - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Applications are now open, click here to apply!

Thanks to our sponsors and partners, the NAPTA Trust once again has a small number of scholarships 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 Monday 3rd February 2019.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the NAPTA Awards Evening, Saturday 22nd February 2020

Any questions regarding the scholarships can be directed to or message us on Facebook


Scholarship Recipients
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Thank you to our 2019 Season Sponsors:

Event Partners
iTICKET Geoff Clews, Barrister

Award Sponsors

Artemis Executive Recruitment Amici Productions Amici Trust Music Theatre International Australasia

Estee Lauder Companies NZ Musical Theatre New Zealand Origin Theatrical Auckland Performing Arts Academy

Event Sponsors

Stageantics Childrens Musical Theatre Studio Stewart and Co Creative Ambiance Stage Technologies

Event Funders

Pub Charity Ltd Bluesky Community Trust