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There are many arts and cultural opportunities available for people living in regional NSW and beyond. This is a summary of the main grants and opportunities available to artists and not-for-profit organisations who work in the arts and cultural sector.

Regional Arts NSW Grants

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for 2019 projects opening soon. Read more

  • Closing: 30 July 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for 2019 projects open on Tuesday 19 June 2018. Read more

  • Closing: 10 August 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Quick Response Grants

Regional Arts NSW

Small grants that respond to arts development and professional development opportunities that arise at short notice. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Closing Soon

Studios in Paris Scholarship

Art Gallery of NSW

The Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris is a non-profit international art centre which provides studio accommodation for artists and scholars from around the world.
The Art Gallery of NSW awards artists or scholars in the visual arts a two-month or three-month tenancy in either the Moya Dyring Studio or the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio at the Cité.
The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship will be awarded to one of the winners of these residency scholarships.

Studio Scholarship

Moya Dyring Memorial Studio – two-month tenancy
Moya Dyring was an Australian artist and great supporter of young Australian painters and students visiting Paris. She lived at Quai d’Anjou on the Ile St Louis, almost opposite the Cité Internationale des Arts. After her death in 1967, her friends and family purchased a studio in her memory at the Cité for the continued support of visiting artists.
Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio – three-month tenancy
Dr Denise Hickey was an art educator and former Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW. This studio was named by the Gallery to honour Dr Hickey’s life-long dedication to the support and education of Australian artists.

Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship

In memory of Eva Breuer, one of Australia’s most loved and prolific art dealers who made a signification contribution to Australian art in the 1980s and 90s, The Breuer Foundation has established an annual scholarship to be awarded to a young Australian female artist for the purpose of travel and study in Paris.
The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship is an award of $25,000. The winner will be chosen from one of the winners of either a two-month tenancy at the Moya Dyring Memorial Studio or three-month tenancy at the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio.
For more information visit the Art Gallery of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 27 May 2018
  • Categories: Fellowship & Scholarship, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Public Art & Residency Opportunity

Cardinia Shire Council

Cardinia Shire Council is entering an exciting new phase in its public art development and is seeking expressions of interest from professional artists to develop new permanent public artworks within the shire.
There are two distinct projects in this EOI round:
1. Hills Hub Project – the commission of an internal suspended artwork to the value of $65,500, to be located inside the brand new Hills Hub in Emerald.
2. Ranges Ward Project – the commission of two public artworks to the total value of $78,000, located along the walking tracks joining the towns of Emerald, Gembrook and Cockatoo. This second commission includes a residency/community engagement component in the concept development phase.
Please note each project requires a separate application.
For more information please refer to Cardinia Shire Council’s Public Notices webpage.
For any enquiries please contact council’s Cultural Development Officer Jadah Pleiter on 1300 787 624 or email: Read more

  • Closing: 28 May 2018
  • Categories: Artist Residency, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

CUP Rural and Regional Indigenous Community Engagement Program

Charles Sturt University

Small grants ($500 – $1,500) are available from the Indigenous Students Centre to support community or individual initiatives through contributions to cultural, economic, sporting and related activities and build higher education aspiration and awareness particularly among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and regional communities in CSU’s campus footprint.
For more information visit the Charles Sturt University website.
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  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize

Sydney Living Museums

Sydney Living Museums is excited to announce that entries are now open for the 2018 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, with a prize pool of over $10,000.
Female artists from across NSW are invited to submit works, in any medium, that respond to Meroogal and its sense of place. Selected artworks will be displayed throughout the property, throwing new light on the personal stories of the people who once lived there, and the rich collection of objects that are still contained within the house.
The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize is a regional, non-acquisitive competition and exhibition. It is open to a work in any medium made by a woman aged 18 years or over who is a resident of NSW. The entry fee for one artwork is $30. Artists can submit up to two works.
Entries close at 4pm on 31 July 2018.
Artworks selected for display in the exhibition will be displayed throughout the house, gardens and grounds from September 2018 to March 2019.
For more information visit Read more

  • Closing: 31 May 2018
  • Open To: Individuals

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