Trevor Frost Award for Music or Performing Arts

In 2017, Beyond Blindness (Blind Welfare Association of SA) established an Annual Award to assist a young South Australian with a vision impairment to further develop their skills in music or the performing arts.

The $2000 Award has been named in honour of the late Trevor Frost. Trevor used his own personal experience with vision loss and his passion to help others. He assisted many newly vision impaired South Australians with support and advice through his wonderful work at the Low Vision Centre and this is recognised in the naming of this Award after him.

The Purpose

To recognise the potential of a current vision impaired student in the field of Music or Performing Arts and assist them to further achieve their potential through the provision of a grant of $2,000 to be used for additional tutoring or the purchase of musical instruments or equipment.

Eligibility

  • Must be an Australian citizen currently studying at a South Australian primary or secondary school
  • Must have a vision impairment
  • Can demonstrate outstanding skills in music or the performing arts
  • Can demonstrate how they can use the Trevor Frost Award to help achieve their potential
  • Previous Award recipients are not eligible to apply

Selection process

  • Application must have the support and nomination from the student’s teacher
  • Must have a signature of and support of the student’s parent or guardian to ensure that the Award will be used for its intended purpose
  • A selection committee comprising of nominees from Beyond Blindness Board of Management will select the winning entry
  • The successful entry will be announced and presented at the Annual SASSVI Awards Night, held in December 2024 at South Australian School and Services for Vision Impaired, Park Holme.
  • The student may be asked to speak or perform at the following year’s annual presentation night to help promote their experience and the Award.
  • The Award recipient may be requested to participate in some marketing for Beyond Blindness e.g. story / photo on website, newsletter, Facebook, radio interview, etc with the applicant’s photo and first name published. Permission and photo consent must be given by their parent/guardian in order to submit an application.

How to Apply