June S. Tanner Memorial Scholarship

For Artists / Funding

The June S. Tanner Memorial Scholarship is offered by Carclew in conjunction with the Independent Arts Foundation and the Italia-Australia Association.

The June S. Tanner Memorial Scholarship supports a South Australian artist (aged 26 or under) working in any art form to further develop their practice through a professional development program (of choice) in Italy. The scholarship is offered at the value of $4,000.

The June S. Tanner Memorial Scholarship was established to honour the memory of a late Vice-President of the SA Branch of the Italia-Australia Association June Tanner, who accompanied groups of Australians on cultural tours of Italy and also taught mosaic-making.

Key Dates

Due to COVID-19 and international travel restrictions the June S Tanner Scholarship will not be offered for the 2021 period. 2022 is TBC and we will review in early January 2022.

About the Independent Arts Foundation and Italia-Australia Association

The role of the Independent Arts Foundation (IAF) is to support the development of the arts in South Australia, particularly young, emerging artists.

IAF is delighted to combine with the Italia-Australia Association to offer this scholarship to study surrounded by the rich cultural resources of Italy.

The Italia-Australia Association was founded in Rome in 1976, the main aims being to promote cultural, social and economic contacts between Italy and Australia. The SA Branch was formed in 1981 and the main activities remain social and cultural in orientation.

Banner image: Cathedral of Florence from Piazza Michelangelo – Photo taken by Ali Nuredini

2019 Scholarship Recipient – Olivia Bozzon
A graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music (specialising in Popular Music and Creative Technologies), Olivia Bozzon is a highly talented and promising music artist. For a music residency at Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci in Florence, enabling dedicated time to focus on piano (practical and theory) and building skills in arranging and composing.


2016 Scholarship Recipient – Gabi Cirocco
Gabi, an emerging visual artist and curator, will use the scholarship to part-fund a month-long cultural exchange at the Sincresis D’Arte Studio in Empoli, which is intimately connected to the great art centre of Florence.


2015 Scholarship Recipient – François Evangelista
François Evangelista was awarded the inaugural June S. Tanner Memorial Scholarship to undertake professional development within a cultural exchange at SINCRESIS D’Arte Studio, Empoli, Italy. This two-month artist residency will result in a public exhibition of works. During the residency François will also undertake field research involving tours of galleries, museums and other cultural and artistic sites in Empoli, Pisa, Florence, Prato, Vinci and Siena. This field research will allow François to explore Renaissance paintings in person, as well as immerse himself in Italian contemporary art.