Scholarships to foster diversity in Australian radio and podcasting launched by ARN and AFTRS

The Australian Radio Network (ARN) and the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) have launched new scholarships aimed at supporting and developing talent who represent the diversity of Australian audiences across the radio and podcasting sectors.

The ARN radio and podcasting scholarship will be offered starting from the 2024 academic year intake and then annually for the next three years, starting from the 2024 academic year intake. It has been established to support individuals from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds or under-represented groups in radio and podcasting.

ARN Chief Content Officer Duncan Campbell said:

“We’re delighted to be able to work with AFTRS to offer this terrific opportunity. We are committed to fostering a more inclusive and representative industry, and through this scholarship we aim to provide aspiring radio and podcasting professionals with the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.”

AFTRS Program Convenor – Graduate Diploma In Radio And Podcasting, Natalie Pozdeev, added:

“This scholarship supports the future of local audio storytelling, ensuring that we hear stories that encompass all that makes us uniquely Australian.”

The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time or part-time student enrolling in AFTRS Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting, and offers $15,000 to cover either living allowance, relocation costs, study resources, fees, or other costs. In addition, the successful applicant will be provided with a paid internship at ARN one day per week for one semester and will be offered 12 months full-time or part-time employment within the radio and/or podcast divisions at ARN, if all performance measures are met.

Applications for the ARN Radio and Podcasting scholarship are open, and close 14 November 2023. Further details can be found at the AFTRS website and here.

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