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Grants Closing in April 2018

Artist in Residence

Bundanon Trust

The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. We support new work, research and collaborations by Australian and international artists, and we host them in purpose-built studios on our Shoalhaven River properties on the south coast of New South Wales.
 
Most artists come to Bundanon through our annual open call. Each year we call for applications for the following calendar year. The applications are assessed by industry experts.
 
Applications for 2018 residencies closed in June 2017. Applications for 2019 will open in April 2018.
 
For more information visit the Bundanon Trust website. Read more

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

Small Grants - Round One

Museums and Galleries NSW

Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.
 
Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items.
 
Small Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Cultural Centres (with artefact collections and displays) with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters.
 
For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 1 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program aims to bring Australian and overseas cultural material to all Australians through national tours, and help tour Australian works overseas.
 
The National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) Program aims to increase touring by Australian national collecting institutions so that Australian and overseas cultural material is accessible to all Australians, especially regional communities. It also aims to promote international awareness of Australia’s cultural heritage through overseas tours.
 
The national collecting institutions that can apply for funding are:

  • Australian National Maritime Museum

  • Bundanon Trust
  • Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
  • National Archives of Australia
  • National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • National Library of Australia
  • National Museum of Australia
  • National Portrait Gallery of Australia.

 
For more information visit the Department for Communications and the Arts website. Read more

  • Closing: 3 April 2018
  • Categories: Touring
  • Open To: Organisations

NAIDOC Week 2018 Funding

Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

The 2018 NAIDOC funding round is now open, providing funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous legal entities to support the costs of local and regional NAIDOC activities across Australia.
 
This year’s NAIDOC Week theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ celebrates the important contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make to our nation and grant applicants are encouraged to incorporate the theme with their project.
 
In 2018 the Australian Government has committed $1.4 million in funding for NAIDOC activities through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. Last year, over 550 received funding.
 
NAIDOC Week will be held from 8-15 July 2018 and provides an opportunity for all Australians to gather and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and achievements. The grants enable communities to host their own events, for example cultural showcases, sporting events, family fun days and activities.
 
Details for the 2018 NAIDOC Grant funding, including the application kit, is available at NAIDOC Week Funding.
 
Applications close 3 April 2018 at 5pm (AEST).
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  • Closing: 3 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Stanthorpe Art Prize

Stanthorpe Art Prize

Total prize money of $40,000 will be awarded at the Stanthorpe Art Prize 2018.
 
The following prizes will be awarded:

  • $25,000 Stanthorpe Art Festival 2018 Award – First Prize

  • $5000 Significant 2D Award
  • $5000 Significant 3D Award
  • $2000 Emerging Artist Award
  • $1000 Volunteers Choice Award
  • $1000 Local Artist Award
  • $500 Youth Award
  • $500 Public Choice Award

 
How to enter
Send images of your work, together with the entry fee and completed entry form, to the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, you may download a copy here Entry Form AP 2018 OR enter online and pay by direct deposit here: Online entry form
 
Entries AND entry fees must be received by Midnight of 4 April 2018.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 4 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Australia Korea Foundation

Australia Korea Foundation

The objectives of the Australian-Korea Foundation are to:

  • Increase public awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea in Australia, and the importance of the bilateral relationship

  • Develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context
  • Increase Australians’ capacity to effectively engage with Korea.

 
Generally, the AKF Secretariat will conduct one major grant round each financial year, advertised on the AKF website. Applications will be received February-April for projects in the following financial year. If further funding becomes available, then a subsequent ‘intersessional’ grant round may be held within the financial year, also advertised on the AKF website.
 
For more information please visit www.dfat.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 4 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Council for Australian-Arab Relations

Council for Australian-Arab Relations

CAAR is looking for projects that enhance Australia’s economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab region (comprising the 22 countries and territories of the Arab League). Applicants should carefully read the Guidelines for Funding Applicants before submitting their application.
 
For more information please visit www.dfat.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 4 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Mentorship Program

Museums and Galleries NSW

Mentorships provide opportunities for emerging and mid-level NSW museum and gallery staff to spend two weeks with a state, national or smaller, more specialised organisation.
 
Up to $3,000 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations:

  • Art Gallery of NSW

  • Australian Museum
  • Sydney Living Museums
  • Mentorship applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

 
M&G NSW staff can provide advice on possible placements and make contact with organisations on their behalf.
 
For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals

Volunteer Placements

Museums and Galleries NSW

Volunteer Placements provide volunteers from NSW volunteer managed museums and Aboriginal cultural centres with the opportunity to spend two weeks with staff and resources of larger or more specialised cultural organisations.
 
Up to $1,000 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations:

  • Albury LibraryMuseum

  • Hurstville Museum & Gallery
  • State Archives and Records of NSW
  • Volunteer Placement applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

 
M&G NSW staff can provide advice on possible placements and make contact with organisations on their behalf.
 
For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals

Fellowship Program

Museums and Galleries NSW

Fellowships offer senior staff from NSW museums and galleries the opportunity to spend two weeks at an international cultural organisation.
 
Up to $6,000 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations:

  • Dallas Museum of Art, USA

  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
  • Fellowship applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

 
M&G NSW staff can provide advice on possible placements and make contact with organisations on their behalf.
 
For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: Fellowship & Scholarship, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals

Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance Program

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance Program provides funding to offset the cost of insurance for eligible international exhibitions touring to Australia.
 
The Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance program offers funding to offset the cost of insurance for eligible exhibitions, increasing audience access to significant cultural material they would not otherwise be able to experience.
 
The cultural material in exhibitions must have a minimum value of AUD $50 million for fine art exhibitions or AUD $20 million for museological exhibitions. The proposal can be for either multiple or single venue exhibitions. Insurance cover may apply to multiple or single items within an exhibition that meets the minimum value threshold.
 
For more information visit the Department for Communications and the Arts website.
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  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: Touring
  • Open To: Organisations

National Works on Paper

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

National Works on Paper is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards and acquisitive exhibitions.
 
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper was established in 1998 and incorporated the former Spring Festival of Drawing and the Prints Acquisitive which began in 1973. National Works on Paper is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards and acquisitive exhibitions. A biennial exhibition, its role is to support and promote contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper. Recent winners of the National Works on Paper include Daniel O’Shane, Jess Johnson, Laith McGregor, Richard Lewer, Danie Mellor, Gareth Sansom, Paul Boston, Lisa Roet and eX de Medici.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

NSW Premier’s History Awards

State Library of NSW

The NSW Premier’s History Awards were first presented in 1997 to honour distinguished achievements in history by Australian citizens and permanent residents. The awards assist in establishing values and standards in historical research and publication and encourage everyone to appreciate and learn from the work of our historians. They are held annually.
 
Past winners have included KS Inglis, Patricia Jalland, Inga Clendinnen, Bruce Scates and Raelene Frances, Trevor Graham, Christopher Clark, Nadia Wheatley and Grace Karskens. The New South Wales Premier’s History Awards are administered by the State Library of NSW in association with Arts NSW.
 
Nominations are sought for the following prizes:

  • Australian History Prize

  • General History Prize
  • New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize
  • Young People’s History Prize
  • Multimedia History Prize.

 
For more information visit the State Library of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Heritage / Museums, Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

Northern Exposure

Glasshouse Port Macquarie

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.
 
The final selections will be chosen by a panel of key arts professionals from across the Mid North Coast.
 
Maximum of ONE submission per artist. Submission cost is $40.
 
Important Dates
Expression of interest close: 1 February 2018
Artwork application form close: 6 April 2018
Finalist notificaiton sent: 1 May 2018
Artist fee due: 20 July 2018
Artworks delivered: 6 July 2018
Exhibition dates: 14 July – 9 September 2018
Official exhibition opening: 13 July, 6pm 2018
 
For more information visit the Glasshouse Reigonal Gallery website or email info@glasshouse.org.au. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Arts and Cultural Funding

Gunnedah Shire Council

Gunnedah Shire Council is one of the few Councils in NSW that provide funding to Arts and Cultural programs, projects and events. The aim of this funding is to assist in the continuation of existing local projects or to assist in funding new projects or initiatives that help to meet the needs of our growing community, while strengthening cultural identity and connection to place.
 
Gunnedah Shire Council aims to enhance local cultural opportunities and experiences and focuses on building the capacity of arts and cultural community organisations and groups to remain sustainable in the long term.
 
The arts and cultural project, program or event must align with the following general arts categories:

  • Acting;

  • Announcing;
  • Fine art and craft;
  • Directing;
  • Animation;
  • Dancing and choreography;
  • Entertainment and performance;
  • Music and singing;
  • Photography;
  • Production, and;
  • Writing.

 
This is a competitive annual funding opportunity. Projects can span up to 12 months. Successful applicants can apply for sub-sequential annual funding rounds. All applications are to be submitted using the funding template attached and submitted to Gunnedah Shire Council.
 
The applications will be assessed against criteria set by a panel aligning with the Eligibility and Key Project Deliverables stated in the below Arts and Cultural Funding Guidelines. Successful applicants will enter into a funding agreement with Gunnedah Shire Council. Organisations will be required to provide annual reporting specific to the terms of the Agreement.
 
For more information visit www.gunnedah.nsw.gov.au. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Screen Arts / Film, Theatre, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

Community Presenter Touring Grant - Round One

Arts On Tour

The purpose of the Community Presenter Touring Grant is to extend the reach of professional productions to smaller towns and remote communities in NSW that do not have a professional performing arts venue, by providing funds towards the performance fee of touring productions.
 
The Grant supports the presentation of professional, NSW-based productions to non-professional venues in regional NSW. Funds for this Grant have been made available by Arts NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. This is a three-year initiative.
 
Applicants can submit a proposal for funding to:

  • extend a regional tour to one or more non-professional venues in regional NSW;

  • support a new tour to two or more non-professional venues in regional NSW.

 
Grant funds can be used to support up to 50% of the performance/delivery fee of a touring production. Applicants can apply for:

  • between $500 and $4,000 per venue;

  • up to $12,000 for a consortium of three or more venues.

 
2018 Dates
The first round opens on Monday 12 March, 2018. The first round closes at 5pm Monday 9 April, 2018 for projects between 1 June 2018 and 31 December 2019. The second round opens on Monday 27 August, 2018 and will close Monday 24 September 2018, for projects between 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2020. Applications must be submitted by 5pm (AEST) on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.
 
For more information visit the Arts on Tour website. Read more

  • Closing: 9 April 2018
  • Categories: Performing Arts, Theatre, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

LEGENDAIRY

Dairy Australia

Australia’s dairy farmers and farming communities are proud, resilient and innovative. In short, they’re LEGENDAIRY.
 
The search for Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital calls on people from the country’s eight dairy regions to nominate their town for the prestigious title by sharing stories about what makes them LEGENDAIRY. Each finalist receives a $2,500 grant to invest in a community project.
 
One of those eight towns then go on to secure the coveted title of Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital 2017 and receive a further grant of $7,500 for its nominated community project.
 
For more information visit the LEGENDAIRY website. Read more

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

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants

The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation

The Foundation provides grants to assist Aboriginal Communities and Individuals by providing funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on supporting art, literacy, education, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.
 
The ABF only supports organisations or companies endorsed as “Deductible Gift Recipient” (a DGR). Evidence of this is a requirement for receiving ABF grants. For further information regarding DGRs, click here
 
Current grant priorities
Please note over the next two years, the ABF is committed to the significant support of several large projects. The progress will be reported on this website during 2018.
This means that the ABF does not encourage new grant applications in 2017-2018.
 
Guidelines
In view of the limited resources available to the Foundation, priority for funding is being given to the following categories:
 
Seeding grants:to research the relevance and value of new projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists – preference is given to small and intermediate sized projects that may be ineligible for support from existing agencies.
to facilitate schemes or projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists which are of benefit to Aboriginal health, welfare or education which have potential for wider application.
 
One-off grants in support of:

  • health and well being of artists and their families

  • education through art projects which will benefit individual or community health and well being
  • individuals and communities, with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists, to meet special needs

Level of Grants Provided
 
For more information visit the Aboriginal Benefits Foundation website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

TV & Online | General TV & Subscription VOD

Screen Australia

Screen Australia aims to support the creation of a diverse slate of quality, innovative, original, culturally significant small-screen storytelling that resonates with contemporary audiences.
 
We are mindful that new online platforms are entering the commissioned arena and recognise that accessibility to content on a wide variety of platforms provides strong opportunities for audience engagement.
 
For the purpose of the Guidelines the term Commissioning Platform includes a free-to-air or subscription television broadcaster and/or newer online platforms such as subscription video on demand (SVOD).
 
All projects must have a Commissioning Platform attached at the time of application.
 
For projects to be considered eligible for Screen Australia funding the agreement with the Commissioning Platform must reflect the terms and conditions in these guidelines, including minimum licence fee requirements.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: 13 April 2018
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

MPA Collaborative Arts Projects

Australia Council for the Arts

Our Collaborative Arts Projects – Organisations program funds new collaborations and partnerships between major performing arts companies (MPA) and the broader sector and community groups.
 
The program is intended to support and encourage a range of activities that foster meaningful long term positive outcomes for collaborative partners and focus communities, with particular emphasis on the six priority areas set out in the Australia Council’s Cultural Engagement Framework. Successful applicants will be required to provide an evaluation from the collaborative partner on the project outcomes at the conclusion of the funded activity.
 
Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date. The funding for this program is from the annual allocation to MPA companies.
 
Please read through the following grant guidelines.
 
For 2018, the closing date is at midnight on the 16 April 2018, for projects starting after 1 July 2018.
 
Technical support will not be available after 5pm on the closing day.
 
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately 8 weeks after the closing date.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website.
Read more

  • Closing: 16 April 2018
  • Categories: Performing Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

Paul Guest Prize

Bendigo Art Gallery

The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 which is held biannually, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia.
 
The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 which is held biannually, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, the Honourable Paul Guest QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing in contemporary art practice.
 
‘My abiding and passionate interest in art commenced several decades ago and from those early beginnings I was introduced to contemporary art in a holistic way which ran parallel to my professional career. I appreciate that the journey for artists is, at times, a demanding and tortuous one and I trust that in some small way I have and will continue to assist them to achieve their full potential.’ The Honourable Paul M Guest, QC
 
Previous winners include Tom Nicholson; Heather B Swann; Peter Grziwotz and Belinda Fox .
 
In 2018 we are pleased to welcome back Judge Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Australia.
 
An exhibition will feature the artworks of all finalists at Bendigo Art Gallery from 30 June – 9 September 2018.
 
For more information visit the Paul Guest Prize website. Read more

  • Closing: 16 April 2018
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Invitation to Tender: The Great River Road Artwork Series

Murray Arts, Towong Shire

Towong Shire, in partnership with Murray Arts, extends an Invitation to Tender to a suitably qualified individual, business or organisation to design, produce and install a series of 5 large-scale works of public art.
 
The artwork series will become a significant offering of The Great River Road; an Upper Murray community initiative that will see the Murray River Road from Bellbridge to Khancoban upgraded to become one of Victoria’s iconic touring routes. Each piece of artwork will be installed at a key location on The Great River Road Touring Route, will be visually appropriate and relevant to the selected sites and will encourage interaction with visitors.
 
The fabrication and installation of the artwork series is expected to be delivered within a total budget of $130,000 – $150,000. For more detail regarding the project, download a detailed Invitation to Tender – Artist Brief from the Murray Arts website.
 
The Great River Road Strategic Plan is available to download from the Towong Shire Council website.
 
Responses to the Invitation to Tender must be received by 9am Monday 16 April 2018.
 
To discuss the opportunity/project in more detail, please feel free to contact:
 
Alyce Fisher
Executive Director
Murray Arts
P: 02 6021 5034
E: director@murrayarts.org.au
 
Kerissa Heritage
Economic Development Officer
Towong Shire Council
P: 0428 568 156
E: kerissa.heritage@towong.vic.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 16 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Ravenswood School for Girls

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize and exhibition conducted by Ravenswood School for Girls that aims to inspire, promote and connect generations of female Australian artists and foster mentorship through its unique prize structure.
 
There are two prize categories and in each category the artworks must align with the annual theme. The 2018 theme is ‘RESILIENCE’. The winner of the Professional Artist Price will receive $35,000, making it Australia’s richest professional art prize for women . The winner of the Emerging Artist Prize will receive $5,000.
 
Important dates:
Entries Open on Thursday 1 February 2018
Entries Close at 12.00pm (midday) on Tuesday 17 April 2018
 
Successful finalists of the 2018 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Price will be advised and published on this website on Wednesday 9 May 2018.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 17 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes

Land of Many Waters Exhibition EOI

River of Art

In 2018, the River of Art Festival presents an opportunity for artists to submit works for a new exhibition: Land of Many Waters. This theme pays tribute to the meaning of Eurobodalla, which is derived from an Aboriginal (Yuin nation) word.
 
Artists are invited to enter works developed in response to this theme. The exhibition is open to all artists living on the NSW South Coast, from Milton to the Victorian border.
 
River of Art has partnered with three Eurobodalla arts organisations, Montague Arts and Craft Society (MACS), Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc (CABBI), and the Arts Council of Eurobodalla (Art Central) to present the Land of Many Waters Exhibition.
 
The exhibition will be on display in River of Art hubs in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma during the festival in May 2018. Representatives from our three partner organisations will select those art works that will go on show.
 
Visitors to each festival hub will be invited to nominate their favourite work for a Peoples’ Choice Award. Winners will be announced at the hubs at 3pm on Sunday 20 May. Prizes donated by our sponsors in the region will be awarded for winning artworks.
 
For more information visit the River of Art website. Read more

  • Closing: 17 April 2018
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

NSW Science Grants

Inspiring Australia

The NSW Science Grants Program supports high- profile community events delivered during National Science Week (11-19 August 2018) and at other times of the year. Applications are now invited from organisations wishing to present large public events as part of Sydney Science Festival. Up to $20,000 is available. We also welcome applications from NSW Regional Science Hubs for support of up to $10,000 towards public events.
 
Since 2013, NSW Science Grants have enabled Inspiring Australia to grow its statewide National Science Week offering while also allowing NSW Regional Science Hubs to deliver entertaining programing throughout the year.
 
Funded by the NSW Department of Industry and the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the annual grants program largely aims to develop NSW Regional Science Hubs – local partnerships that present STEM engagement initiatives.
 
The program has recently expanded to include a small number of grants of up to $20,000 made to large scale presenters participating in Sydney Science Festival.
 
Sponsorship of up to $10,000 is also available to support events that have the potential to expose large numbers of people to science experiences.
 
Applications will be assessed by a selection committee according to guidelines set out at the beginning of each application form.
 
Four types of funding is now on offer.
 
Applications must be received by 5:00PM Wednesday 18 April 2018
 
For more information visit inspiringnsw.org.au Read more

  • Closing: 18 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Ian Potter Foundation Grants

Ian Potter Foundation

Supports cultural institutions and organisations in Australia which are distinctive in artistic achievement, imagination and innovation. Extends cultural opportunities to regional centres, and encourages the development of arts programs at a local level. This program involves a two-step application process, firstly Expression of Interest, then full application invited. There are three rounds per year, although the third round is by invitation only.
 
The Arts program area is open once a year in Round 1.  It generally open for EOIs in November and closes in December.
 
Important Dates:
Expression of Interest
Open: Monday 26 March 2018
Close: Friday 20 April 2018
 
Applications
Open: Monday 26 March 2018
Close: Tuesday 5 June 2018 Read more

  • Closing: 20 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Ignite Career Fund

Copyright Agency

The Ignite Career Fund supports individuals working in the publishing and visual art sectors to develop skills and progress their careers.
 
Overview
Individual grants of up to $5,000 are offered to successful applicants, with two rounds held each year. A total of $25,000 is available each round.
 
Opportunities typically supported include:

  • structured mentorships
  • residencies with structured mentorship or structured learning opportunities
  • participation in professional workshops, courses and conferences relevant to an applicant’s practice and career development
  • specific training in technical areas directly relevant to an applicant’s creative professional practice within publishing or visual art sectors.

 
Applications typically supported include those that demonstrate:

  • appropriate skills development for an applicant’s particular career stage and practice
  • activities that are not supported by government funding bodies
  • the applicant is making in-kind contributions to the opportunity
  • an appropriate level of benefit to the industry – e.g. sharing knowledge

 
Applications close: 16 March 2017.
 
Contact: 02 9394 7600 or careerfund@copyright.com.au
 
For more information visit the Copyright Agency website. Read more

  • Closing: 20 April 2018
  • Categories: Literature, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

River of Art Prize

River of Art

The River of Art 2018 Art Prize invites entries for this exciting regional competition. The prize is open to all artists living on the NSW South Coast, from Milton to the Victorian border.
 
A first prize of $2000 will be awarded to the artist of the winning work, 2nd place will be awarded $250, and 3rd place $100.
 
A judging panel comprised of three well-known professional artists – Ken Taber, Rita Wagner and Pauline Balos – will view all actual artworks submitted to choose finalists and select the winning works. Awards will be presented on Thursday 17 May 2018 at the SoArt Gallery in Narooma.
 
Finalists’ works will be exhibited during the River of Art Festival in May at the SoART Gallery. Other artworks submitted will also be on show in a Salon de Refusés at the Narooma School of Arts’ Studios. Both exhibitions will run from 18 May to 2 June.
 
For more information visit the River of Art website. Read more

  • Closing: 20 April 2018
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Georges Mora Fellowship

Georges Mora Fellowship

The Georges Mora Fellowship is awarded with funds generously donated by arts supporters and with the support of State Library Victoria, Alliance Française de Melbourne, the National Association for the Visual Arts and other partners.
 
The Georges Mora Fellowship is awarded each year to a contemporary artist who has demonstrated gravitas within their art. The Fellowship provides financial support, residency opportunities and access to organisations and individuals with specialist knowledge to support the artist to research, experiment and create. A public outcome is expected.
 
The Georges Mora Fellowship is open to any Australian citizen or permanent resident who has a demonstrated art practice. The successful Fellow will have shown a continuous commitment to the field of contemporary art. Artists at all stages of their careers may apply. There is no age limit.
 
Applicants are shortlisted by the board of the Georges Mora Fellowship. An independent panel of recognised arts and cultural professionals then awards the Fellowship. In selecting the Fellow consideration is given both to the artist’s past work and if it has demonstrated gravitas and if the proposed Fellowship project will extend the boundaries of the artist’s practice in new and significant ways. The Georges Mora Fellowship seeks a Fellow who has shown a continuous commitment to the field of contemporary art and who wishes to challenge their practice and the field of contemporary art further.
 
For more information visit the Georges Mora Fellowship website. Read more

  • Closing: 22 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

China Shanghai Performing Arts Fair (ChinaSPAF) 2018

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of interest are now open for support to attend China Shanghai International Arts Festival and Performing Arts Fair (ChinaSPAF) 2018, with the option to also attend the Wuzhen Theatre Festivalor the SHIFT Art and Technology Festival (Shanghai Interactive Festival of Theatre) in Jiading.
 
The Australia Council’s International Development Manager – North Asia will lead an Australian delegation at ChinaSPAF 2018; working with them in Shanghai to build connections with international arts professionals, institutions and artists, and to strengthen their capacity to develop partnerships in China.
 
The Australia Council will support six delegates with $3,000 each towards the cost of attending ChinaSPAF. The Council supported delegates will be responsible for all costs associated with attending ChinaSPAF including flights, insurance, accommodation and registration.
 
Of the six Council supported delegates selected to attend, up to three delegates may be invited to attend the SHIFT Art and Technology Festival, and up to three delegates may be invited to attend the Wuzhen Theatre Festival. These delegates will receive an additional $500 in travel support, but will be responsible for all costs associated with attending SHIFT or Wuzhen, including ground travel, insurance, accommodation, registration and tickets. Please state in your expression of interest if you would like to be considered for one of these additional opportunities.
 
For more information visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 24 April 2018
  • Categories: Performing Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

CINARS 2018 Biennale

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest are now open for support to attend the CINARS Biennale in Montreal, Canada, 12-17 November 2018.
 
The Australia Council will lead an Australian delegation at CINARS.
 
Council support will provide six delegates with $3,000 each, towards the cost of travel. These supported delegates will be responsible for all costs associated with attending the market including flights, visas, insurance, accommodation and registration.
 
For more information visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 24 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Internationale Tanzmesse NRW 2018

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest are now open for support to attend the Internationale Tanzmesse NRW 2018 (Tanzmesse) from 29 August – 1 September 2018.
 
The Australia Council’s International Development Manager – Europe, will work with the delegation in Düsseldorf, Germany.
 
Australia Council support will provide five delegates with $3,000 each towards the cost of travel. These delegates will be responsible for all costs associated with attending Tanzmesse including flights, visas, insurance, accommodation and registration.
 
For more information visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 24 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Churchill Fellowship

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

A Churchill Fellowship can offer you (as an Australian citizen) the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that you are passionate about.
 
It is for anyone who has exhausted alternatives within Australia and would like to see what other countries are doing successfully in a similar space to inspire new ideas, innovation, and excellence.
 
The high international regard for Churchill Fellowships provides a pathway for Churchill Fellows to access expertise from around the world that is not typically available to everyone, expanding your knowledge and experience for the benefit of Australian society.
 
There is a high level of visibility and credibility associated with being a Churchill Fellow.
 
No prescribed qualifications are required in order to apply for a Churchill Fellowship, however, the Fellowship is NOT designed to enable applicants to complete tertiary qualifications.
 
The subject of your proposed project is limitless provided a benefit to Australia is evident and a willingness to share the knowledge gained with Australia is displayed.
 
100 Fellowships are available for award in 2018.
 
For more information visit the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website. Read more

  • Closing: 27 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

The LitLink Residential Fellowship

Varuna the National Writers House

A LitLink Residential Fellowship offers writers and illustrators of fiction and narrative non-fiction living in regional NSW and Sydney Surrounds a two-week creative residency at Varuna the National Writers House in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW.
 
The Fellowship includes full board and accommodation at Varuna including a prepared evening meal, uninterrupted time to write in your own private studio, the companionship of your fellow writers and the opportunity to receive feedback on your work from a Varuna Consultant. Varuna awards five Litlink Fellowships to writers living in regional NSW each year.
 
To be eligible for a LitLink Residential Fellowship you will need to live in regional New South Wales or Sydney Surrounds* and have written a work of poetry, drama, fiction or narrative non-fiction. Your work should also be at an advanced stage.
 
Varuna considers all poetry, drama, literary, and genre-based work for the Fellowships. This includes young adult and junior fiction, travel writing, theatre and film scripts and family memoir. In making their selection the Selectors are looking for new work that is original, actively engages the reader/intended audience and that has a distinctive voice and a well-developed sense of direction.
 
For more information visit the Varuna National Writers House website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 April 2018
  • Categories: Artist Residency, Fellowship & Scholarship, Literature, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals