- provide an opportunity to study with us for students who might not otherwise be able to (due to financial or any other reasons) - increase the diversity of our student body - encourage the exchange of culture and ideas, allowing for better comedy
It is our hope to offer ONE diversity scholarship spot for every Level 1 class that we offer, both 8-week courses and intensives.
- receive a tuition scholarship worth between 50-100% of course fees for a Level 1 Improv course with The Improv Conspiracy - be able to see a number of professional improv shows for free during your time as a student - have opportunities to meet and network with some of the most inspiring performers in Melbourne
If your initial scholarship term goes well academically, we are open to discussing ways to extend the scholarship to Level 2 (and beyond)
We will look at the applications and aim to meet with a number of promising applicants in-person to see if they'd be a good fit (most likely by giving applicants a free ticket to an Improv Conspiracy show). Once we get a chance to meet with the applicants, we will make a decision about whether to offer a scholarship based on the following criteria:
- The candidate would contribute to community diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, socioeconomic status, etc. - The candidate exhibits a genuine interest in comedy and/or improv performance, even if they have no prior experience - The candidate seems likely to work well in groups - The candidate seems like a generally interesting, fun person who would help make the Improv Conspiracy community even more awesome and inclusive than it currently is
Please note that applying does not guarantee that you will be selected to meet with us in-person. And meeting with us in-person does not guarantee that you will be accepted into the program.
IMPORTANT ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: The Improv Conspiracy Training Centre and Theatre is unfortunately NOT wheelchair-accessible. It is up a flight of stairs from street level, with additional stairs separating the main venue from the toilet facilities. We hope to improve on this in the future.