The Alcorso Foundation was established in 2001 to honor the late Claudio Alcorso.
Claudio is remembered for his extraordinary vision and his significant contribution to the economic, artistic and cultural development in Tasmania.
The Foundation continues Claudio and Lesley Alcorso’s legacy by enabling individuals and organisations to make a positive difference to the social and cultural fabric of Tasmania through its three programs areas: Arts, Environment and Social Justice.
The Dr. Don Martin Viticulture Fellowship Award
The Dr Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Fellowship, presented by the Alcorso Foundation in partnership with Wine Tasmania, offers Tasmanian-based wine sector professionals a grant of $10,000 towards study-based travel or new research projects. The 2015 program is offered to travel / research projects being undertaken between January 2016 and December 2017. Study-based travel is for a minimum of two weeks and maximum of three months, whilst research projects must be new projects. Expressions of interest for the 2015 round are now invited. More Information and Applications forms available here>>
2015 Latest Newsletter: 2015 Viticulture Fellowship now accepting applications | 2016 Claudio Alcorso Fellowship announced.. Read more>>
2014 $10,000 Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Award awarded to James Aubrey from Hill Smith Family Vineyards. Read More >>
2014 Sunday Family Garden Day raises $4,000 towards its Humanitarian Entrant Education program. Read More >>
2014 Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Fellowship launched at the Wine Tasmania Conference on Wednesday 4 June 2014. Read More >>
2013 Dr. Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Fellowship: Dr.Fiona Kerslake from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture is awarded the 2013 Dr. Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Fellowship. Read more >>
2013 Claudio Alcorso Italian Arts Residency: Respected Arts Consultant, Programmer and Producer, Jo Duffy is awarded the 2014 Claudio Alcorso Italian Arts Residency. Read more>>
Humanitarian Entrant Education Awards for 2012: The Alcorso Foundation congratulates College students, Ms Yashoda Koirala, Ms Kamala Acharya, Mr Chirack Kadima, Ms Sumaya Abdulhakim, Ms Claudine Rukundo, and Ms Kumari Thapa on being selected as the Alcorso Foundation's Humanitarian Entrant Education Award recipients for 2013. Read more >>
Tony Woodward, respected arts educator and practitioner has been awarded the 2013 Italian Arts Residency to undertake a series of intensive workshops in Italy
More about Tony's award >>
Jennifer Doyle, Vineyard Manager, Frogmore Creek Wines was last night awarded the 2012 $10,000 Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Award
More about Jennifer>>
Sunday, 5 July 2015
The Alcorso Foundation, through its project partner Wine Tasmania, is accepting applications to its fifth Dr Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Award. Read More>>
Thursday, 20 November 2014
$10,000 Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Award awarded to James Aubrey from Hill Smith Family Vineyards.