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Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship

The Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship is now calling for applicants. The Fellowship was created to utilise the unique perspective of creatives to convey the Antarctic experience and the work being done there to other Australians. Read more

Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships | Open for applications

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships provide support for young Australians in a variety of categories to help them further their cultural education and achieve their dreams. The Trust Company as Trustee is offering two scholarships in four categories worth $20,000 each, to candidates who show great promise in the arts and in literature. The categories are acting, painting, sculpture and singing. The scholarship funds can be used to assist with study programs, professional training courses and/or mentor programs. Find out more on the Marten Bequest website. Read more

Rural Women’s Network | Expression of interest regional representatives

The Rural Women’s Network (RWN) wants to link with women around the state who are keen to share ideas and help them improve their understanding of regional needs and how to best address these and continually improve RWN services. The Rural Women Connect commitment will be for three years starting in 2013, with the aim of using phone and computer technology as much as possible to ensure distance is not a barrier to participation. Regions are loosely defined as North/Mid Coast, South Coast/Snowy Mountain, Central West, South West North West/Outback, and New England. Click here for more information. Read more

The Rocks Pop-up | Call for submissions

The Rocks Pop-up is looking for creative partners and practitioners interested in exhibition, experimentation and collaboration to join its community in 2012/13. Successful applicants enter into licence agreements to manage the spaces and coordinate use by artists and creative workers under their umbrella. Find out more here. Read more

Balranald Shire Council | Expression of interest for public artwork

Balranald Shire Council, in partnership with South West Arts, is seeking expressions of interest from artists to design and create a public artwork for the new Balranald Interpretive Centre. The commission is for an artwork (or a series of artworks) that will attract and retain visitors to the community and stimulate increased interest in the Balranald Interpretive Centre. This is a recirculated brief and EOI’s received previously will be reconsidered in this round. For all the details, download the brief here. Read more

19th International Symposium on Electronic Art | Call for participation

The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) will comprise engaging presentations and thought-provoking speakers and discussions in Sydney from June 7 – 16 2013. They are looking for a variety of formats and engagement for presenters and participants to ensure a high quality of thought, deliberation and discussion. The over-arching theme of the conference is ‘Resistance is futile’ and suggested formats for submissions include creator sessions, roundtables, workshops and panels. Click here for more information. Read more

Circus Oz: Blackrobatics Masterclass 2012 | Call for entries

With generous philanthropic support, Circus Oz has established their Blakrobatics Program: Masterclasses and Internships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing artists. Circus Oz is calling for interested performing artists to be a part of the Blakrobatics Masterclass to be held from October 29 – November 2 2012 in Melbourne. Six to seven emerging or mid-career Indigenous performing artists will be selected to participate in the introduction and orientation to circus skills training and performance. From its beginnings, Circus Oz has been visibly and vocally committed to the cause of land rights and reconciliation with Australia’s First Peoples. Further details including how to apply are available on the CircusOz website.
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Rylstone Sculptures | Call for sculpture submissions

Rylstone Sculptures is calling for artists to propose for one or more works to be included in an exhibition of sculptures at the Rylstone Kandos Show in February 2013. This exhibition will be a stand-alone event in conjunction with Rylstone Kandos Show Society. The long term goal of Rylstone Sculptures is to oversee multiple and diverse installations of permanent and site specific sculptures along the banks of the Cudgegong River at Rylstone and in and around the environs of the towns of Rylstone and Kandos. Visit their website to find out more. Read more

Balranald & Murrumbidgee Shire Councils | Expressions of interest for public art projects

Balranald Shire Council in partnership with South West Arts is seeking expressions of interest from artists to design and create a public artwork for the soon to be launched visitor information and interpretive centre in the Heritage Park precinct in Balranald CBD. Read the brief here.
Murrumbidgee Shire Council in partnership with South West Arts is seeking expressions of interest from artists to design and create a public artwork to replace the former town clock in Darlington Point and maintain the ‘keeping of time’ for the community. Read the brief here. Read more

One River project | Expressions of interest for art projects

The One River project presents an opportunity for the Centenary of Canberra and the project team to collaborate with skilled and innovative regional artists and communities from across five states and territories and to hear and appreciate their stories and experiences. One River will support art projects in 8-10 Murray-Darling Basin communities, leading primarily to local presentation outcomes and then also the re-presentation of artwork in Canberra. Local projects will take place throughout the Basin during the first half of 2013, with the overall project culminating in Canberra in August 2013. The appointment of local artists will be via expressions of interest which will include a proposal for a local project. One River will be launched in Goolwa on 20 October 2012 as part of the Regional Arts Australia national biennial conference. Find out more about the project here. Read more

12th National Rural Health Conference | Call for presentation proposals

The 12th National Rural Health Conference is calling for abstract submissions for presentations for their conference in Adelaide next April 2013. The theme of the conference is Strong Commitment, Bright Future and while presentations on unmet challenges, hurdles and barriers will not be excluded, the program will emphasise the positive elements of life in rural and remote Australia and the unique services that can be found there. Abstracts can be submitted online where they will be made available for consideration by the Abstract Selection Committee. Visit the conference website here. Read more

Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet Scholarship

The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet Scholarship provides support for ballet artists ages 17 to 29 to help further their cultural education. It is awarded every two years for study, maintenance and travel either in Australia or overseas. The Trust Company as Trustee is offering three scholarships of $20,000 each for 2012 to be paid in four instalments of $5,000 over two years. For further information, including how to apply, visit the Trust Company’s website. Read more