Opportunities

Featured Opportunities

Closing date: Jun 29, 2020

Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize
Lismore Regional Gallery

A biennial prize open to artists Australia wide and is now in its 7th year, having started as The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize. This national portrait prize is open to portraits of any subject in any medium.

Closing date: Jun 30, 2020

The Sunny Art Prize
Sunny Art Centre

This international fine art competition is a global platform offering opportunities for emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally.

Closing date: Aug 31, 2020

Aesthetica Art Prize
Aesthetica

The Aesthetica Art Prize was launched as a way to support the next generation of talent across new visual media. The prize has now evolved into an exhibition as well as a publication attracting entries from across the globe.

Closing date: Aug 31, 2020

Quick Response Grants
Regional Arts NSW

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 arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.

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Closing date: May 31, 2020

Call for Lived Experience Artwork
Mental Health First Aid Australia

Calling for submissions from artists with an intellectual disability that have experienced mental health problems, who would like to have their artwork feature in a new course: MHFA for People with an Intellectual Disability. $250-$500 for artwork.

Closing date: May 31, 2020

The Blake Prize
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

The Blake Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes which encourages conversation about religion and spirituality through art. The prize attracts entries from around the world to compete for various prizes including the $35,000 main prize.

Closing date: Jun 3, 2020

Quick Response Micro Grants
Arts Northern Rivers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arts Northern Rivers is offering Quick Response Micro Grants of up to $1,000 for independent practicing artists or organisations working across all art forms to support their creative endeavours.

Closing date: Jun 5, 2020

Basil Sellers Art Prize
The Bas

The Basil Sellers Art prize provides a platform for visual artists living in NSW and the ACT. This prestigious prize has supported artistic excellence and creative practice for almost 20 years.

Closing date: Jun 22, 2020

Field Kitchen Academy Residency
Field Kitchen Academy

The Field Kitchen Academy's interdisciplinary educational residency programme in Germany gathers artists/creatives, a resident chef and prominent experts from different fields together around a kitchen table through mind-opening acts and actions.

Closing date: Jun 29, 2020

Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize
Lismore Regional Gallery

A biennial prize open to artists Australia wide and is now in its 7th year, having started as The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize. This national portrait prize is open to portraits of any subject in any medium.

Closing date: Jun 30, 2020

Quick Response Grants
CreateNSW

Small Project (Quick Response) Grants support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers.

Closing date: Jun 30, 2020

JADA Drawing Prize
Grafton Regional Gallery

Artists are invited to submit entries for the 2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award. Prize has increased to $35,000. Entries close 30 June 2020 and finalists to be exhibited in October and November 2020 at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

Closing date: Jun 30, 2020

The Sunny Art Prize
Sunny Art Centre

This international fine art competition is a global platform offering opportunities for emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally.

Closing date: Jul 5, 2020

The Digital Art Prize
City of Melville HCP

This new national award for digital art responds to the coronavirus crisis and aims to directly support great contemporary visual artists in the medium that remains accessible – digital.

Closing date: Jul 20, 2020

Windmill Trust Scholarship
Windmill Trust

Established in 1997 in memory of the artist Penny Meagher, the emphasis of the Windmill Trust Scholarship is to support professional artists from regional NSW to develop and or present their work.

Closing date: Jul 22, 2020

Calleen Art Award
Cowra Regional Art Gallery

An acquisitive art prize that encourages originality and artistic merit. The award is open to original paintings in any style or subject and for adjudication purposes using any traditional painting medium, such as acrylic, oil or watercolour.

Closing date: Jul 31, 2020

Paul Guest Prize
Bendigo Art Gallery

The Paul Guest Prize is an award and exhibition held biennially that highlights contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize is open to all Australian artists and is a non-acquisitive cash award of $15,000.

Closing date: Aug 2, 2020

Anthology Submission
The Australian Earth Laws Alliance

Earthwords and Artlings is an annual anthology exploring the climate crisis and its impacts. We are currently accepting submissions to our first volume: Voices of Nature.

Closing date: Aug 31, 2020

Aesthetica Art Prize
Aesthetica

The Aesthetica Art Prize was launched as a way to support the next generation of talent across new visual media. The prize has now evolved into an exhibition as well as a publication attracting entries from across the globe.

Closing date: Aug 31, 2020

Moogahl Live
Moogahlin Performing Arts Inc

Open to Performing Artists with existing work who can participate in a series of Facebook takeovers. These could be anything from solo concerts, dance workshops, comedy sets, acting masterclasses, spoken word performances, and more.

Closing date: Aug 31, 2020

Quick Response Grants
Regional Arts NSW

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 arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.

Closing date: Sep 13, 2020

Redland Art Award
Redland Art Gallery

A biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists featuring four prizes, totalling over $20,000.

Closing date: Sep 21, 2020

Nextwave Youth Film Competition
Screenwave

Open to ages 10-25 living in regional Australia. Films are to creatively include the phrase, “What’s next?”. The best films are to be screened at the Awards next January as part of the Screenwave International Film Festival in Coffs Harbour.

Closing date: Dec 2, 2020

Artists' Benevolent Fund
NAVA

The renewed Artists’ Benevolent Fund hopes to provide modest but useful one-off financial assistance to Australian visual artists in crisis.

Closing date: Dec 19, 2020

Have a TV show made about your art!
Put Some Colur in Your Life TV Show

Colour in Your Life make art documentaries about you and your art in your studio then distribute it to an audience of millions via TV networks and online. Now is the time to update your online profile with video. Read more and apply today!