Betty Amsden Awards & Scholarships support the personal and professional development of future leaders in the Australian community, specifically in the not-for-profit sector.

The Awards & Scholarships are designed to inspire our future leaders, helping them strengthen their existing skills and develop new ones; enabling each to reach new career and personal heights, and become role models for others in the community.

The Betty Amsden Awards for Leaders in the Arts are designed to encourage the development of
strong young leaders in arts-based NFPs or in NFPs utilising the arts to achieve social outcomes.

Applications for the 2022 Betty Amsden Awards for Leaders in the Arts are now open.  Applications close October 10th.

  • The Information Guide for the 2022 Awards is available here: BA Awards 2022 Info Guide (4)
  • The Application Form for the 2022 Awards is here.
  • To register for the 2022 Betty Amsden Awards for Leaders in the Arts information session please email You will be forwarded a Zoom link to attend the information session, which will run for approximately 30 minutes and start 7pm on Monday September 19th.  This session will also be recorded and shared with all those who register.

At present Betty Amsden Scholarship applications are by invitation only. No unsolicited scholarship requests will be accepted.