Antarctic Arts Fellowship

The Australian Antarctic Division administers the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship. It aims to increase awareness and appreciation of Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic, Southern Ocean and the Australian Antarctic Program.

The program facilitates the production of excellent and significant works of art and interpretation by professional and emerging artists and writers, who then communicate this experience to the Australian public.

Media program

The Australian Antarctic Division’s media program offers opportunities for media representatives to travel to Antarctica during the polar summer to report on research activities in the field and in the Southern Ocean.


The Australian Antarctic Division no longer engages volunteers to conduct scientific or general support work in Antarctica.

Researchers from other organisations, such as universities, may require the services of volunteers. These positions are usually assigned to personnel at the researchers’ own organisations, such as students studying in a field relevant to the project being undertaken. All volunteers require the approval of the appropriate Antarctic Program Leader.