Supporting the next wave of Australia’s artistic talent.

Internationally recognised as nurturing artistic talent, the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), has some of Australia’s most successful artists among its alumni. The VCA Access Masters Mentoring VCA Art Award supports students to build sustainable career pathways. As a community, we fund the annual Masters Mentoring, VCA Art Award to five high-performing Masters of Art final year students.


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Why Support?

Fund the Masters Mentoring, VCA Art Award mentoring program

Support emerging artists beyond the institution

Connect with mentor artists and students

Witness student development with regular updates

Celebrate VCA alumni and reaffirm their importance to the Melbourne arts community

Enjoy engagement with like-minded Melbourne art lovers




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  • As a mentor and VCA Access member, VCA Access offers unique insight into artists’ worlds, not to mention excellent access to artist studios, exhibitions, and art fairs. The experience has been invaluable.

    Sally Ross, VCA Access Mentor 2018

  • My latest exhibition was offered to me as a direct result of the residency I was honoured to be part of at Sarang Building, Yogyakarta, supported by VCA Access. The curators, creative co-ordinator and director of RMIT Gallery saw Slippage and immediately invited me to be part of an incredible show.

    Holly Block, VCA Access Student 2019

  • I would never have been given the chance to show my work at the NGV if not for the exposure or contacts made available by being part of VCA Access. So grateful!

    Jannette Mclaughlin, VCA Access Student 2018

  • The VCA Access program facilitates vital industry connections in a welcoming environment. When you're wading deep in your own research you can feel far away from the broader industry and this provides meaningful connections outside of our academic program.

    Katie Paine, VCA Access student 2021