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I am SO excited to have the privilege of teaming up with Karissa Chase from Renegade Handmade Market here in Townsville to provide not one but TWO scholarships to help local artists, makers and creators get off to a running start.

Karissa and I share a passion for handmade and we also share the frustration felt when people with incredible talent don’t take the leap and back themselves to get started selling their creations. These scholarships will hopefully help some local Townsville artists take that leap, but we aren’t asking them to do it alone. We intend to work with the artists over a three month period to help set them up on their creative journey.

Whether you make clothes, home wares, fine art or candles these scholarships can give you the support you need to step it up a notch.

Let me tell you about each scholarship, and give you details on how to apply.

Emerging Maker Scholarship

This is open to all new and emerging creatives who are yet to have a stall at Renegade Market. If you have been selling your handmade products for less than two years or you haven’t started yet but you would like to – you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Winners of this scholarship will receive the following;

  • 3 months of stall fees covered at the Renegade Handmade Market
  • 12 months of standard public liability insurance for you and your business to attend markets
  • Marketing 101 for Creatives eBook from Studio Exsto
  • 6 x 1 hour coaching sessions with me, Elle, over the course of 3 months

The total value of this prize is over $1,300 

Established Maker Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any and all local creatives and makers who want to take their business to the next level. It is for any artist and makers who have been selling at markets, have invested in their own insurance but who are looking for some help to step it up a notch.

Winners of this scholarship will receive the following;

  • A seat at Studio Exsto’s 4 April Workshops
  • A business planning work book from Studio Exsto
  • Marketing 101 for Creatives eBook from Studio Exsto
  • 6 1 hour coaching sessions with me over the course of 3 months

The total value of this scholarship is over $1,100

To apply for these scholarships you need to email

admin@studioexsto.com and answer the following questions.

Tell us about you and your business

Which scholarship are you applying for and how long have you been in business?

Why do you do the work you do? Why do you love it?

What roadblocks are you facing that are preventing you from getting started or taking the next step?

How do you think you would benefit from the scholarship?

Please also include at least three images of your work.

Round 1 of applications will close March 21st and winners will be notified by Monday March 24th.

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