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.
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 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
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
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
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
Expressions of interest for artists wanting to partake in the second Tamworth Textile Triennial to be held in August 2014 are now open. The Triennial showcases contemporary textile artists and promotes the unique cultural heritage associated with textile practice. Expressions of interest are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, age groups, emerging artists and established practitioners. Details are available on the Tamworth Regional Gallery website. Read more
South West Arts, in conjunction with Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) are offering a regional scholarship for a young person from the South West Arts region aged 12-18 years. The scholarship will enable the recipient to attend a week long school holiday workshop in Spring 2012 at ATYP in Sydney from 24 – 28 September or 1 – 5 October. To find out more, including application details, visit the South West Arts website. Read more