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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

CASP funding is dependent on Create NSW, Regional Arts NSW expects to be informed about details for the 2021 grant round in June 2020. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • 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

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants

Regional Arts NSW

The 2020 RAF grant round is now closed. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Closing Soon

Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship in partnership with Artspace

Create NSW

The 2020 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) is part of a suite of Create NSW Creative Leadership and Fellowship programs. The objective of this Fellowship, delivered with the curatorial and exhibition support of Artspace, is to support NSW visual arts practitioners in the early stages of their career to challenge, and expand their practice.

The Create NSW Creative Leadership and Fellowship Program supports NSW artists, practitioners, and arts and cultural workers, to undertake professional development programs or significant opportunities to support their personal, creative, and career advancement.

Up to 12 artists will be selected to receive curatorial support and mentorship from Artspace as they develop new works for an exhibition where a final Fellow will be selected to receive $30,000 from Create NSW to progress a self-directed program of professional development.

Applications for the Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship opens from 30 April 2020 and closes at 5pm AEST, 26 May 2020.

For more information visit: Create NSW Read more

  • Closing: 26 May 2020
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

Broken Hill City Council

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an annual acquisitive competition. The prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

The prize will go ahead despite COVID-19 however there maybe delays in the final exhibition.

The prize consists of an Acquisitive First Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Second Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Encouragement Award and a Peoples Choice Award with a total prize pool of $19,000. The winning work will be added to the nationally recognised collection of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize was renamed in acknowledgement of his and his family’s contribution to the arts and support of Broken Hill. The prize is generously supported by Mrs Raylee J Hart and Broken Hill City Council.

For more information visit the Broken Hill City Council website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Southern Way McClelland Sculpture Commission

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery and Southern Way have announced the sixth call for entries for the 2021 Southern Way McClelland Commission valued at around $300,000. This commission provides a unique opportunity for national and international artists to develop an ambitious public sculpture that will enhance the travel experience to the Mornington Peninsula and strengthen the Melbourne’s reputation as a major hub of contemporary public art.

The call for submissions is open from 28 February 2020 until 29 May 2020. The fabrication and delivery of this work must be completed by the end of August 2021.

Download the application form and image package here. Read more

  • Closing: 29 May 2020
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

The Blake Poetry Prize

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool City Council

In the difficult times of COVID-19 you may need a bit more time to submit your entry  for the Blake Prize.  You now have an extension until 31 May 2020 to submit your entry form.  The exhibition and awards will take place after Casula Powerhouse can safely re-open.

The Blake Prize is one of Australia’s longest-standing and most prestigious prizes which encourages conversation about religion and spirituality through art and poetry. Hosted by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool City Council since 2016, The 66th Blake Prize will return in 2020. There are two prizes; one for Art and one for Poetry.

Key dates:
29 November 2019 – Entries open
31 May 2020 – Entries close

For more information visit: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Website

Read more

  • Closing: 31 May 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

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