Bright Ideas is the USU's annual grants program for emerging creative talent at USYD. Bright Ideas enables students to submit a proposal and receive financial and professional support to achieve their artistic goals. 

Bright Ideas provides 
recipients with: 

  • Financial assistance 
  • Marketing support 
  • Mentoring and business advice 
  • Access to industry contacts

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, you may want to illuminate JFR plaza with light displays, kick start a charity or bring a leading academic to campus – remember it all starts with an idea!  

Keep updated with the latest news and application deadlines by following Bright Ideas on Facebook.

View what our previous Bright Ideas recipients, Alexander and Jacinta have achieved, the webseries DEEJ or Antony Youssef's interactive installation 'Organism' at Courtyard. 

Check out, Venus in Fur,
a theatrical production by our latest grand recipient Sean Landis occurring from 10 - 13 of April. 

Applications are now open and close on Monday 25th March at 5pm. Apply now!

Contact us

If you have any enquiries regarding the grants, or about your application, contact: Mona Jindi.

Mail to:
USU INFO HUB Level 1, Manning House

Email us:

Call us:
9563 6818

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