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Entries Now Open for Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

Entries are now open for the Grafton Regional Gallery’s flagship art prize, the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). All artists living in Australia are eligible to enter the JADA, which accepts both traditional and contemporary interpretations of drawing. Read more

Nominations Now Open for CHASS Australia Prizes

2018 will mark the fifth year of the annual CHASS Australia Prizes. The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sectors, including academics, researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers, and students. Read more

Save the Date | Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition

Save the date for the Kangaroo Valley $5000 Art Prize and exhibition, with entries open from 15 August to the 12 September. Submissions are invited from all artists. Any two-dimensional work including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital art and mixed media is eligible. Read more

Nominations Open for 2018 NSW Creative Achievement Awards

Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair is calling on the state’s brightest creative talent to nominate for the 2018 NSW Creative Achievement Awards. The awards, held on June 12 in Sydney, celebrate and reward NSW’s creative industries achievements. “Our creative industries are significant drivers of innovation, jobs and economic growth and deserve strong recognition,” Mr Blair said. Read more

Arts Northern Rivers | Your Big Idea

Arts Northern Rivers want to hear Your Big Idea, and are calling for proposals for ambitious arts projects ready to be developed into a funding application in mid 2018. The successful project will be groundbreaking and have the ability to grab the attention of a local, national or international audience. Read more

Entries for the 65th Blake Prize Closing Soon

Entries are now open for The 65th Blake Prize. The Blake Prize continues to engage contemporary artists, both nationally and internationally, in conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and non – belief. Read more

Northern Exposure | Expressions of Interest

Would you like to be a part of the Mid North Coast's favourite showcase exhibition Northern Exposure? Northern Exposure is a biannual exhibition open to all artists based on the Mid North Coast. Artists are invited to submit work which explored themes and subjects relevant to their current arts practice. All mediums are welcome. Read more

MAMA | 2018 National Photography Prize

The 2018 National Photography Prize offers a $30,000 acquisitive first prize, courtesy of the generous support of the MAMA Art Foundation. In addition, the John & Margaret Baker Memorial Fellowship offers $5000 to an outstanding emerging Australian artist. Read more

Dubbo Songwriter Wins fRETfEST

Dubbo born, 39yo singer songwriter, Clinton Hoy, has won the 2017/18 fRETfEST Regional Song Contest with his original composition entitled, Pieces Of Different Puzzles. Read more