Vivien Gough Memorial Performing Arts Scholarships - Dance and/or Drama

Vivien Gough Dance-Drama Scholarship

The Vivien Gough Memorial Performing Arts Scholarships, in either Dance and/or Drama, demonstrate the importance and value the School places on the performing arts.

Each year the School offers at least one Dance Scholarship and one Drama Scholarship. The scholarships are offered to students on merit based on their dance and drama abilities.

Successful Performing Arts scholars will be known to teaching staff and will have opportunities to perform both within the school and in the broader context of the ACT. Performing Arts scholars will be encouraged to extend their skills both in curricular and co-curricular areas. They will also have opportunities to enter competitions, masterclasses and showcases. This is in addition to the normal School curriculum and co-curricular work expected of the scholar.

Vivien Gough was associated with Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) through both her daughters attending the School during the late 1980s and early 1990s. She was a member of the School’s Parents and Friends Association from 1989 to 1994 and in 1998, representative on the Gabriel Foundation Board and was the Bishop-In-Council Representative from 1999 to 2005. Vivien was passionate about the performing arts and these scholarships are offered by The Gabriel Foundation in her memory.

Scholarship recipients are not required to pay the Standard Family Contribution.

Dance application requirements

Applicants are required to:

  • provide evidence of age, identity and Australian citizenship or permanent residency status (original documents must be cited including birth certificate, passport, visas etc.)
  • submit a résumé, including examination and eisteddfod reports
  • audition, in suitable dance attire, with two prepared movement pieces, each two minutes in duration. One Contemporary style and the other in the style of the applicant’s choice
  • be interviewed by the School

Evaluation criteria

Prospective students must:

  • be entering Years 7 to 11 in 2019
  • demonstrate technical ability and performance quality
  • demonstrate presentation (poise and preparation)
  • demonstrate the ability to attain an average minimum standard of an ‘A’ in dance
  • highlight ability to contribute to the School’s dance program
  • have a positive outlook and collaborative manner with peers and teachers
  • outline financial need with provision of financial information

Drama application requirements

Applicants are required to:

  • provide evidence of age, identity and Australian citizenship or permanent residency status (Original documents must be cited including birth certificate, passport, visas etc.)
  • submit a résumé, including examination and eisteddfod reports
  • submit letters of reference from teachers and/or photographs/videos of performance
  • provide copies of most recent academic report
  • audition with two prepared monologues, each five minutes in duration. One must be from Shakespeare and the other a contemporary piece of the applicant’s choice. Both should be age-related if possible
  • be interviewed by the School

The School does not provide a report on the applicant’s performance in the scholarship examinations or auditions.

Evaluation criteria

Prospective students must:

  • be entering Years 7 to 11 in 2019
  • demonstrate physical and vocal skills and control
  • demonstrate flair in presenting characters of style, realism and depth
  • demonstrate the ability to attain an average minimum standard of an ‘A’ in drama
  • highlight ability to contribute to the School’s drama program
  • have a positive outlook and collaborative manner with peers and teachers
  • outline financial need with provision of financial information

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the School and the School’s decision is final.

Key dates

Application closes:

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

(applications submitted after this date will not be considered)

Audition: 

Wednesday 11 April 2018, 9.00am to 1.00pm

Decision advised: 

End of Term 2, 2018

Scholarship application fee

$55 (including GST)