ADFAS Pokolbin $1000 Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship

2019 Scholarships winners were:

  • $1,000 Scholarship Award:Ryan Dixon (Mount View High School)

  • $250 Encouragement Award:Lillian Taylor (Mount View High School)

Congratulations to the winners!

Intended Purpose of Scholarship

This Scholarship, comprising an award of $1000 for the benefit of one successful candidate each year, has been set up to encourage the development of all forms of Fine Arts in senior years of High School including painting, sculpture, music, drama, dance and film.

The scholarship is intended to provide:

  • financial help for relevant ongoing material or equipment purchases;

  • cost of travel and attendance at exhibitions, performances or workshops related to their art; and/or

  • pay for weekend, holiday or on-line courses that the student may want to take to enhance their studies.

Eligible Candidates

Candidates from the following schools and meeting the following requirements are invited to apply for the Scholarship:

  • Mt. View High School:
    • Year 11 students who intend to major in Visual or Performing Arts for the Higher School Certificate.


  • Cessnock High School:
    • Year 10 students intending to study Visual or Performing Arts in College 1, or

    • College 1 students intending to study Visual or Performing Arts in College 2.



Details of the 2020 scholarship together with an application form can be downloaded shortly.

Eligible students are encouraged to make an application on or before the due date of Friday 5th September, 2019, for the 2020 scholarship - late entries will not be accepted.

Only one scholarship to the value of $1,000 is awarded each year although a $250 Encouragement Award may also be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel. The decision of the ADFAS Pokolbin judging panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the result.

Payment of the awards is made in October each year to allow preparation for the following school year.


Chairman: Robert Lusby AM - 0411 214 478

Secretary: Tracey Seath - 0417 489 635

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Treasurer: Liz Ewen - 0412 216 776

Committee Members:  

Michael Bennett, Catriona Custance, Lucy Griffiths,  Debra McGuigan, Dianne Nelson, Ian Veroni, Richard Chalmers Philip Bolton


Annual Membership - $180.00 for all 8 lectures.

Visitors are welcome - $30.00 per lecture.
Visiting Members of other ADFAS societies - FREE
Students - FREE

Membership enquiries: Call Judy 0409 986 565



All lectures are held at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, (CPAC) cnr. Vincent St and Aberdare Rd, Cessnock.

Evening lectures start promptly at 7:00 pm, please arrive by 6:45 pm

Lectures followed by supper and Hunter Valley wines.

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