ARIA and Virgin Australia have teamed up to announce that submissions for the second annual ARIA Emerging Artist Scholarship are now open for 2018.

Any Australian artist represented by a current ARIA member who hasn’t been previously nominated for an ARIA Award category with an album or single before the 2018 awards are eligible for the scholarship.

The inaugural winner of last years scholarship was Brisbane’s indie pop group and well-loved quartet Cub Sport. With their win, the band managed to secure travel support for both the domestic and international legs of their 2018 world tour.


ARIA secured their partnership with Virgin Australia in order to acknowledge how big of a role travel and flying plays in building the career or artists. This partnership was built to assist and support an emerging artist’s domestic and international travel in order to help them launch their career.

Dan Rosen, Chief Executive ARIA said, “ARIA is thrilled to announce the return of the ARIA Emerging Artist Scholarship as part of the 2018 ARIA Awards celebrations. We are also very excited to welcome back Virgin Australia as our major partner for the award.

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