Realise Your Dream
Applications open for the British Council’s 2012 Realise Your Dream awards
$10,000 & A TRIP TO THE UK TO BE AWARDED TO UP-AND-COMING AUSTRALIAN CREATIVES
Celebrating 10 years of nurturing Australian creative talent, the British Council’s Realise Your Dream
awards are now bigger and better than ever.
This year, three lucky winners will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize and a return trip to the UK, where
they will be given the chance to meet their creative heroes and to experience all the cultural richness
the UK has to offer.
Realise Your Dream is a unique opportunity for people working within the first 10 years of their career,
in any creative industry – from theatre to publishing, visual art to music, digital media to industrial
Unlike many awards aimed at Australian artistic practitioners, Realise Your Dream allows its winners
to choose their own direction once they get to the UK, whether it’s getting behind the scenes at the
Edinburgh Festival, hanging about the studio observing a prominent artist at work, attending meetings
at major arts organisations. The British Council will draw on its wide network of contacts to help
winners realise their ‘dreams’.
British Council Director Nick Marchand says:
“Approaching the 10 anniversary of Realise Your Dream, we want to celebrate the creative careers
of the 50 young Australians that have used this prize to create incredible opportunities in the UK, over
the last decade. We’re starting the festivities by offering the most significant prize to date, making
sure that this year’s winners have the best possible start to their journey!”
Realise Your Dream entries open Monday 23 April 2012.
Realise Your Dream is a British Council initiative, in association with Virgin Atlantic, BBC Knowledge,
triple j, NIX Co, Boccalatte and Show Group.
To find out more, applicants should head online to www.realiseyourdream.org.au.
Entries close Sunday 3 June 2012.
For more information, please contact:
T: Shauna Moore
About the British Council:
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. They work in over
100 countries worldwide to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between
people. They work in the arts, education, English, science, sport and governance and last year they engaged face to face with
13.2 million people and reached 221 million. They are a non-political organisation which operates at arm’s length from