AYO is committed to ensuring that all eligible musicians are able to participate in our programs regardless of financial and geographic barriers. We have a generous financial assistance program that helps participants offset the program fees and travel costs associated with attending AYO programs.

Financial assistance is open to all successful applicants and is means-tested to ensure those with the greatest need receive assistance

Applicants may wait to receive the outcome of their financial assistance application before paying their program fees. In addition to this, AYO offers musicians the option of setting up a payment plan

From 2024, AYO will waive the application fee for all First Nations applicants.

If you have any concerns about meeting the cost of AYO programs, please contact us for a confidential conversation.

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Financial assistance is made possible through support from the Australian Government, Trusts and Foundations and our generous donors. AYO manages a number of endowment funds and scholarships. Learn more