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Grants Closing in May 2018

Community Heritage Grants

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The Community Heritage Grants program aims to preserve and provide access to locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections across Australia.
 
The Community Heritage Grants program is managed by the National Library of Australia. It aims to preserve and provide access to locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections across Australia.
 
Not-for-profit community organisations such as historical societies, museums, public libraries, archives, galleries and Indigenous and migrant community groups can apply for funding to:

  • document, preserve, digitise and curate collections

  • provide collection management training in community-based workshops.

 
The program is jointly funded by the Department of Communications and the Arts, the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, and the National Film and Sound Archive.
 
Find out more and apply online: National Library of Australia: Community Heritage Grants program. Read more

  • Closing: 7 May 2018
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

The Cultural Fund - Grants for Organisations - Round One

Copyright Agency

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund provides support to organisations for projects that deliver opportunities for authors, journalists, artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors.
 
Our aim is to support our members and stakeholders to create, award, present, publish, and promote work by Australian creators that connects with audiences.
 
We also offer grants to leading organisations to help build literacy skills for children and young adults.
 
From 2018, the Cultural Fund will enhance opportunities for industry partnerships and support for key national writers’ festivals.
 
The Cultural Fund’s grants for organisations can be for a single project or for up to three years. Please contact the Cultural Fund to discuss a potential proposal.
 
For more information visit the Copyright Agency website. Read more

  • Closing: 7 May 2018
  • Categories: Literature, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

Community Heritage Grants

National Library of Australia

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.
 
The types of projects supported include:

  • significance assessments of collections

  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • conservation activities and collection management, and
  • training workshops.

 
For more information visit the National Library of Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Aboriginal Quick Response

Create NSW

Funding supports professional and market development opportunities for NSW Aboriginal artists and arts workers.
 
The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Arts and Cultural Development Program guidelines (ACDP guidelines) for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.
The Arts and Cultural Development Program supports a range of Fellowships and Scholarships for emerging, mid-career and established artists and arts/cultural workers across a range of artforms and priority areas.
Timeframe
Applications are received throughout the year for activities occurring between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. Please allow up to 4 weeks for your application to be assessed and processed.
 
Who can apply?

  • Individual artists, practitioners and arts/cultural workers
  • Organisations, partnerships and groups

Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

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

Early Development

Create NSW, Screen NSW

Early Development offers support for both pre-draft and early draft costs.
 
We fund the development of:

  • feature films

  • adult and children’s television drama and narrative comedy including series, miniseries, web series and telemovies
  • factual and documentary television or web programs and series
  • animation series
  • creative interactive screen entertainment

 
We do not fund the development of:

  • *infotainment, lifestyle, travel, magazine, sports, education, game shows and other magazine-style productions

  • current affairs and news programs
  • community television
  • shorts, short features (under 60 minutes)
  • projects being developed as part of a course of study

 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Hilla Rebay International Fellowship

Guggenheim

The Hilla Rebay International Fellowship offers an opportunity for a graduate student to undertake in-depth professional training at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.
 
Begun in 2001, this multisite 10-month fellowship offers an opportunity for one graduate student to undertake in-depth professional training at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site and will gain exposure to museum operations through departments including Curatorial, Education, and Registration.
 
The Fellowship schedule is as follows (approximate dates):

  • September 15–December 15: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

  • January 15–April 15: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  • May 15–July 15: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

 
The Hilla Rebay International Fellowship offers an introduction to the unique operational structure of the multinational museum, as well as practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the curatorial field. Each fellow receives funding of USD $30,000 (subject to taxes). This fellowship is in honor of Baroness Hilla von Rebay, the Guggenheim Museum’s first director, and is made possible with generous support from The Hilla von Rebay Foundation.
 
Eligibility
Minimum MA/MPhil in art history or related academic fields. Doctoral candidates or recent PhD graduates are encouraged and welcomed to apply. Candidates must have fluency in spoken and written English, Spanish, and Italian.
 
To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter

  • Résumé/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (English translations must be included)
  • Transcripts from all universities attended—including language certificates if applicable
  • Writing sample (10 pages)—an academic paper or excerpt from a thesis or dissertation preferred (English translation must be included)
  • Please note: Language certificates are not required, however candidate’s fluency in each language will be tested during interviews.

 
Applications must be sent by e-mail in PDF format to internships@guggenheim.org. The deadline for application is May 15 each year and applicants will be notified of the result of their application in late July.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 15 May 2018
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Hadley's Art Prize

Hadley's Orient Hotel

Presented by Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart, the Hadley’s Art Prize is an annual, acquisitive Australian landscape prize, which offers $100,000 to the winning entry.
 
The prize is open to Australian artists over the age of eighteen working in two-dimensional media. Artists at all career stages are invited to enter. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are encouraged to enter.
 
$100,000 prize
Awarded to the best portrayal of the Australian landscape.
 
2018 Judges: Clothilde Bullen, Michael Zavros and Jane Stewart
Entries close: 18 May 2018
Winner announced: 20 July 2018
Exhibition of finalists: Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 21 July – 25 August 2018
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 18 May 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Industry Development Program

Create NSW, Screen NSW

The Industry Development Program provides funds to organisations that create professional development opportunities for NSW screen practitioners at various stages of their career.
 
Funding is provided for one-off or annual events including seminars, conferences, workshops and professional development activities.
 
Events and programs that support high-quality activity, engagement and participation with these Priority Areas are of particular importance:

  • people living and/or working in regional NSW

  • people living and/or working in Western Sydney
  • Aboriginal people
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds
  • people with disability
  • young people.

 
Please note that Create NSW will not support conferences, panel discussions or similar events which have all male panel members.
 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Infrastructure​ Grants

Liquor & Gaming NSW

Liquor & Gaming NSW offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure. Funding is available for sport and recreation, arts and cultural infrastructure, and projects that enhance facilities used to shelter communities and provide emergency services.
 
Infrastructure Grants are made possible by the ClubGrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests 0.4 per cent of clubs’ gaming machine profits over $1 million back into community projects. Funding can be used costs such as construction, purchase of capital equipment and professional fees.
 
Organisations have four opportunities to apply for grants throughout the year: August and November 2017, February and May 2018.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 21 May 2018
  • Categories: Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Art From Trash

Resource Work Cooperative

Art From Trash is an annual exhibition that encourages the reuse of discarded materials in the production of amazing visual art.
 
Established in 1993, the ART FROM TRASH exhibition has become an iconic and much loved exposé of creativity. Attracting over 120 artists and 5000 visitors annually, this event has proved itself as a powerful and much needed change agent for a better future.
 
Makers of all ages, styles and stages, from emerging talent to established practitioners, schools and community groups exhibit alongside each other in an exhibition of increasingly accomplished and thought-provoking works of art.
 
Held in the historic precinct of Salamanca in the Salamanca Arts Centre’s Long Gallery, this exhibition is for everyone.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 22 May 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Emerging Artists Grants

Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust aims to support and nurture a vibrant, diverse arts sector in Australia, and encourage the pursuit of excellence. Individual artists are the essential ‘building blocks’ of the sector, so the Trust’s grants work to reward commitment and passion, and support our most talented artists to develop their skills and achieve their potential.
 
The Trust offers grants of up to $7,000 to assist early career artists of exceptional talent to undertake professional development, usually overseas. International professional development opportunities allow emerging or early-career artists to gain experience, develop networks and learn skills from the world’s best. We believe these experiences are invaluable for the individual artists and for the ongoing development sector as a whole.
 
The Cultural Trust funds nationally, and across the Arts sector spanning traditional art forms right through to experimental mediums. We seek to support artists in a wide range of practice areas including:

  • visual arts
  • performing arts
  • dance
  • music
  • literature
  • design
  • multimedia/moving image and,
  • conservation/moveable cultural heritage.

 
The Cultural Trust has three funding rounds a year. Applications can be submitted in any round.

  1. Nov-Jan
  2. March – May
  3. July – Sept

Please check The Ian Potter Cultural Trust website for specific dates as these vary from year to year. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Dance, Disability, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous, Literature, Multicultural, Music, Performing Arts, Screen Arts / Film, Technology, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Arts 2025 Regional NSW Workshop Travel Bursaries

Create NSW

Create NSW is offering travel bursaries up to $400 to assist invited practitioners in regional NSW to travel to Sydney for the Arts 2025 Regional NSW Workshop on Tuesday 29 May 2018.
 
Eligibility Criteria includes:

  • Have received an invitation to the Arts 2025 Regional NSW Workshop in Sydney

  • Are living and/or working in regional NSW
  • Have not applied for any other travel assistance for the Arts 2025 Regional NSW Workshop.

 
Applications will need to be submitted via the Smartgrants portal, please see link below to access the application form:
https://artsnsw.smartygrants.com.au/arts2025workshop
 
Applications are currently open and will close midnight Thursday 24th May 2018.
 
Please note that successful applicants will be paid in retrospect of the workshop.
Read more

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

Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Established in 1997 in memory of the artist Penny Meagher, the emphasis of the Windmill Trust Scholarship is to enable artists from regional NSW to be part of the professional art making community.
 
This scholarship provides assistance towards the cost of:

  • exhibiting work such as framing, freight, space rental, promotion, artists’ fees, installation and documentation

  • professional development and education
  • independent artistic research or practice such as studio rental, material or labour costs.

 
For more information visit the NAVA website. Read more

  • Closing: 26 May 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

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: arts@cardinia.vic.gov.au 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.
Read more

  • 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 sydneylivingmuseums.com.au Read more

  • Closing: 31 May 2018
  • Open To: Individuals

Affirm Press Mentorship Award

Varuna the National Writers House

Affirm Press and Varuna the National Writers’ House are pleased to announce that applications for the Affirm Press Mentorship Award are open online.
 
Now in its fourth year, this creative partnership offers up to three writers developing exceptional new work the opportunity to work with the Affirm Press publishing team while in residence at Varuna in the Blue Mountains of NSW.
 
The aim of the Affirm mentorship is to help writers get their manuscript to a publishable standard and, if the process is successful, for Affirm to publish the work. By its very nature a development program like this cannot guarantee publication, but Affirm Press will choose each of the manuscripts because they believe it has the potential to become a work of literary value.
 
A wonderful aspect of the program is the residency at Varuna, Australia’s pre-eminent institution for the professional development of Australian writers and literature.
 
The residency week will be held from Monday 29 October until Sunday 4 November 2018 and includes full board and accommodation, including a private room and studio for each writer.
 
Applications close midnight 31 May 2018.
 
For further details visit www.varuna.com.au or call (02) 4782 5674. Read more

  • Closing: 31 May 2018
  • Categories: Artist Residency, Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

Midsumma Pathways

Midsumma Festival

Midsumma Festival is offering a new professional development program for queer artists with disability. A small group of selected participants will deepen skills in their creative practice and learn in a supportive artistic environment. The program is called Midsumma Pathways.
 
Midsumma Pathways will develop skills and build capacity for participants, introducing you to professional LGBTQIA+ artists through workshops and mentorships.
 
Professional artists and arts workers lead Midsumma Pathways. This program will cover essential subjects in making art as a queer person with disability within a queer environment. You will also have the opportunity to co-design elements of the program to suit your needs and goals.
 
Inclusivity and diversity are vitally important to Midsumma Festival. We are an organisation that creates safe and inclusive places for all people. Midsumma Pathways builds on the goal of Midsumma Festival to be as accessible as possible.
 
During Midsumma Festival 2018, there was a high increase in Auslan interpreted and audio described events, and a large-scale tactile art installation at Midsumma Carnival, made in collaboration with Description Victoria and Slow Art Collective. We also reward our Event Producers who actively make accessible events.
 
Applications are open until midnight Thursday 31 May 2018
 
For more information visit midsumma.org.au/participate/pathways Read more

  • Closing: 31 May 2018
  • Categories: Performing Arts
  • Open To: Individuals