Opportunities

Featured Opportunities

Closing date: Jun 28, 2017

NAWI Conference | Call for Abstracts
Australian National Maritime Museum | NAWI Conference

NAWI - national conference of Australia’s Indigenous Watercraft Knowledge and ANMM are calling for papers, presentations, displays, demonstrations and performances that explore watercraft history, diversity, current community canoe projects and more.

Closing date: Jul 7, 2017

Community Grant
Splendour In The Grass

Splendour in the Grass is committed to supporting local community initiatives through their Community Grants Fund. If you are a part of an organisation within the Byron Shire that is making a difference and in need of a helping hand - get cracking!

Closing date: Jul 27, 2017

CASP 2018 | Now Open
Regional Arts NSW

Are you a creative with an innovative idea for a community based arts project or event? Will your idea support the Northern Rivers to be even more dynamic and vibrant than it is? Then surprise us with your ideas!

Closing date: Aug 29, 2017

Exhibition Call Out
Northern Rivers Community Gallery

The NRCG welcomes proposals from artists, designers, curators, community and cultural groups in all art forms including: visual arts, sculpture, craft, design, digital media, performance, installation/site specific works and cultural heritage works.

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Closing date: Jun 28, 2017

NAWI Conference | Call for Abstracts
Australian National Maritime Museum | NAWI Conference

NAWI - national conference of Australia’s Indigenous Watercraft Knowledge and ANMM are calling for papers, presentations, displays, demonstrations and performances that explore watercraft history, diversity, current community canoe projects and more.

Closing date: Jun 29, 2017

Directing Intensive
Screenworks

Directing Intensive with Australian Film makers Cate Shortland and Tony Krawitz. Applications are now open for screen directors living in Regional NSW to attend Screenworks’ two-day Directing Intensive to further develop their directing skills.

Closing date: Jun 30, 2017

Art Residency in Iceland
NES Artist Residency

A remote residency located in a unique, stunning, and challenging environment. Encourages artists of all mediums to apply. NES allows all artists to enter into an immersive space so that the artistic process can develop and thrive.

Closing date: Jul 1, 2017

MPavilion / Art Monthly Writing Award
MPavilion | Art Monthly Australasia | NAVA

Australian writers are invited to submit a proposal for an essay exploring one or more aspects of the relationship between art and design today. The winning writer will receive $3,000 to develop their submission for an essay to be published.

Closing date: Jul 3, 2017

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize
The Churchie Emerging Art Committee

An iconic National Art Prize with the overall winner rewarded with a $15,000 non-acquisitive cash prize. Also Special Commendation of $1000x2.

Closing date: Jul 6, 2017

Meet The Agent
Byron Bay Writers Festival

Jane Novak is a literary professional with more than twenty years experience in bookselling and publishing. She is passionate about Australia’s local industry. Apply for the opportunity of a 30 minute mentoring session.

Closing date: Jul 7, 2017

Community Grant
Splendour In The Grass

Splendour in the Grass is committed to supporting local community initiatives through their Community Grants Fund. If you are a part of an organisation within the Byron Shire that is making a difference and in need of a helping hand - get cracking!

Closing date: Jul 14, 2017

JUSWPA Photography Award
The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation

Entries open on Friday 2 June for Australia’s leading contemporary photography award. With $25,000 as the main prize and $25,000 in acquisitions for the gallery collection. The award is open to all Australians.

Closing date: Jul 17, 2017

TALENT CAMP | For Emerging Creatives
Create NSW

The week-long TALENT CAMP will focus on story development, screen producing and career pathways. It will be held in Sydney between 18 – 22 September 2017 by industry experts including renowned producer Kath Shelper (Black Comedy, Samson & Delilah).

Closing date: Jul 21, 2017

Plein Air Painting Prize
Parliament of NSW

Artists are invited to enter up to two paintings done en plein air, of a New South Wales subject, with the work begun on or after May 2015. The $20,000 Prize includes a public exhibition of finalists’ works at Parliament House. Entries open June 19.

Closing date: Jul 22, 2017

NSW Artists' Grant
NAVA

A grant to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas.

Closing date: Jul 27, 2017

CASP 2018 | Now Open
Regional Arts NSW

Are you a creative with an innovative idea for a community based arts project or event? Will your idea support the Northern Rivers to be even more dynamic and vibrant than it is? Then surprise us with your ideas!

Closing date: Jul 31, 2017

Leeton Public Art Commission
Western Riverina Arts

Expressions of Interest from artists, designers or engineers (solo or teams) to design and create 5 public artworks. The pieces will be used as Heritage Interpretative Stations in the villages of Yanco and Whitton and the town of Leeton NSW.

Closing date: Aug 6, 2017

Callout for Emerging Artists 18-30 years
Gallery Lane Cove

The Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award is calling for applications from artists across Australia with work in painting, printmaking and drawing. $5,000 Acquisitive Prize sponsored by Lane Cove Council with exhibition in Gallery Lane Cove.

Closing date: Aug 10, 2017

Regional Arts Fund 2018
Regional Arts NSW

The Regional Arts Fund is an initiative that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. The fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.

Closing date: Aug 21, 2017

Rec Ya Shorts
Screenwave

[REC] Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival shines a spotlight on young filmmakers throughout the Mid North Coast of NSW, giving young people aged 12-25 an opportunity to tell their stories, to develop as filmmakers and win some amazing prizes!

Closing date: Aug 29, 2017

Exhibition Call Out
Northern Rivers Community Gallery

The NRCG welcomes proposals from artists, designers, curators, community and cultural groups in all art forms including: visual arts, sculpture, craft, design, digital media, performance, installation/site specific works and cultural heritage works.

Closing date: Sep 1, 2017

Dreamfarm Eco Arts Residency
Dreamfarm Village

Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Village is a rural arts, education and environment centre located in the beautiful Huon Valley, Tasmania. We are passionate about uniting creative practice and environmental stewardship to create a living model of visionary life.

Closing date: Sep 22, 2017

2017 CVIAA | Entries Open
Grafton Regional Gallery

Entries for the Grafton Regional Gallery's 2017 Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award are now open. First prize: $5,000. Encouragement award: $1,000 For full details and entry forms visit our website.

Closing date: Sep 30, 2017

Fremantle Artist Residency
Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Arts Centre’s Artist in Residence program attracts a Myriad of Artists. Home to 11 studios and a residential apartment in a beautiful Heritage Building. FAC can accommodate a variety of disciplines and project requirements.

Closing date: Oct 3, 2017

Australia Council | Grant Programs
Australia Council

Australia Council grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity. Follow the link to find full list of available grants. 2017 funding rounds close Feb 7, June 6 and Oct 3.

Closing date: Oct 30, 2017

UnScene | Short Film Competition
UnScene Films

Make an engaging film, answer the brief to share in an amazing prize pool worth in excess of $20,000. First prize includes $10,000 cash and a slew of gear courtesy of Blackmagic to help you keep creating!

Closing date: Oct 31, 2017

Young Art Journalism Awards
Art News Portal

YAJA is a new innovative awards concept giving journalism, media and art students the chance to showcase their talent in presenting art and culture in a creative way. Open to all higher education students and recent graduates.

Closing date: Nov 1, 2017

Varuna Writers Residency
Varuna Writers House

Varuna is Australia's National Residential Writers' House in the former home of writers Eleanor and Dr Eric Dark. Located in the stunningly beautiful Blue Mountains Region. Supports intensive work, conversation and community for writers at all levels

Closing date: Dec 30, 2017

Broken Hill Artist Residency
Broken Hill Arts Exchange

The residency provides private live-in studio apartments and self-contained rooms with access to communal spaces. Residents can pursue their own practices, participate in community activities, or conduct workshops. Apply all year round.

Closing date: Dec 31, 2017

Art Residency Beijing
Where Where Art Space

The International Art Residency Beijing, operated by the Where Where Art Space, welcomes innovative and explorative artistic projects that intersect with the dynamic contemporary artistic community in China. Apply anytime.

Closing date: Jun 1, 2018

Artist Support Quick Response Funding
Create NSW

The funding provides professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists and arts/cultural workers to support skills development, take up outstanding opportunities of significance for their practice and/or develop markets.

Closing date: Jun 9, 2018

Quick Response Grants
Regional Arts NSW

Available under the Regional Arts Fund allocation for NSW, Quick Response Grants offer funding of up to $1,500 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.