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Grants Closing in January 2019

Foundation Grants

Gordon Darling Foundation

What does the Gordon Darling Foundation support?
The Foundation provides funding for a range of visual arts projects Australia-wide.
 
Funding may be provided for:

  • catalogues and publications

  • that are scholarly
  • that provide a permanent record of an exhibition, collection, artist or movement
  • the Foundation does not fund souvenir or promotional publications
  • exhibition development excluding marketing or promotional costs
  • professional education initiatives including individual professional development
  • research projects
  • symposia

 
The Foundation does not normally fund:

  • capital works

  • general or core activities
  • retrospective funding
  • recurrent funding of a project

 
Who is eligible?
The Foundation can only provide funding to Public Institutions in Australia.Individuals wishing to apply for funding for projects are required to partner with a Public Institution which then takes responsibility for the project.
 
The Trustees will normally award only one application per organisation in any given year.
 
Funding criteria

  • The Foundation encourages applications from all over Australia.

  • The Foundation is a funder of innovative projects.
  • The Foundation is a funder of projects providing increased access to the visual arts.
  • Projects will be expected to attract considerable public exposure.
  • Projects should demonstrate the highest levels of professional practice.
  • The Foundation may be the sole grant provider or the lead donor or a participant in a collaborative funding with other private and/or public donors.
  • The Foundation will not normally support projects that have been almost fully funded from other sources.
  • Preference will be given to projects which will tour.

 
Application procedure
Read the guidelines.
 
Contact the Gordon Darling Foundation to request an application form and detailed guidelines:
Phone: 03 9820 3168, Email: gdarling@bigpond.net.au
Administrators: Aileen Ellis/Sherrie Antonio
 
Applications must be submitted by mail in hard-copy on the current year’s form with any supporting material.
 
Submissions will be examined by the Trustees of the Foundation three times a year in March, June and October. The closing dates for applications are 7 January, 31 May and 30 September respectively. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

Flagship Event Fund - Round Two

Destination NSW

The Flagship Event Fund, formerly known as the Regional Flagship Events Program, supports events held in Regional NSW that have been running for more than two years and offers grants specifically to support marketing activities aimed at increasing visibility and attracting visitation to the event from outside its local area.
 
For more information visit www.destinationnsw.com.au Read more

  • Closing: 13 January 2019
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Organisations

Incubator Event Fund - Round Two

Destination NSW

The Incubator Event Fund offers seed funding to events in Regional NSW to support their first and second years of activity. The fund supports innovative events that demonstrate sound organisational planning, have a unique alignment with the character and culture of the local region and which can demonstrate a broad appeal likely to promote tourism and attract overnight visitation.
 
For more information visit www.destinationnsw.com.au Read more

  • Closing: 13 January 2019
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Organisations

John Fries Award

John Fries Award

The John Fries Award is an annual $10,000 art prize recognising the talents of early career visual artists.
 
Since its humble beginnings in 2010, the Award has established itself as a platform for some of the most engaging and experimental works from the next wave of contemporary artists from across Australia and New Zealand
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 14 January 2019
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Indigenous Makers’ Studio

NORPA

The Indigenous Makers’ Studio is a new NORPA initiative supporting emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists originating from or residing in NSW, who have a strong desire to develop their performance practise. Read more

  • Closing: 15 January 2019
  • Categories: Artist Residency, Indigenous, Performing Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

ANZ Staff Foundation - Round One

ANZ Banking Group

Grants of around $5,000 support a variety of projects from disadvantaged youth to the environment. A National Advisory Board and State Committees comprising ANZ employees decide the granting rounds each year.
 
For more information please visit www.anz.com Read more

  • Closing: 15 January 2019
  • Categories: All Artforms / General

The Bald Archy Prize

The Bald Archy Prize

Artists are invited to submit paintings in competition for The Bald Archy Prize 2019.
 
The prize will be awarded to the best comic or satiric portrait, preferably of an Australian distinguished in Art, Science, Letters, Politics, Sport or the Media painted by an artist during the 12 months preceding January 31, 2019.
 
Each competitor may enter up to three (3) works, which must be available for sale. Medium – oil, acrylic and mixed media.
 
Please read the Conditions of Entry for the Bald Archy Prize.
 
A $35 handling fee for each work entered is to be paid by Friday January 18 2019.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 18 January 2019
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

New South Wales Artists’ Grant

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The NSW Artists’ Grant has been initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work throughout Australia and overseas.
 
Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $1,250 +GST. Group applications are eligible to apply for funding of up to $2,500 +GST.
 
This grant operates in quarterly rounds.
 
For more information visit visualarts.net.au/nava-grants/ Read more

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

I-Park Foundation Artist in Residence

I-Park Foundation

I-Park is now accepting applications for its 2019 artists-in-residence program. Forty-four fully funded residencies are available between May and December, and range in duration from two to four weeks.
 
The residencies are open to artists and designers working in visual arts, creative writing, music composition/sound art, moving image and architecture/landscape design.
 
Located within a 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.), I-Park provides residents with a quiet, retreat-type setting, private living quarters in a renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio, meals program, fully equipped workshop and modest library—as well as creative access to I-Park’s expansive grounds. Residencies are self-directed, undisturbed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re working on and when.
 
For further information, contact info@i-park.org. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Literature, Music, Technology, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Glover Prize

The John Glover Society Inc.

Celebrating the legacy of John Glover, The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) has become one of Australia’s most significant awards for landscape painting, open to artists from anywhere in the world.
 
It is awarded annually by The John Glover Society Inc. for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania.
Landscape painting is defined in its broadest sense. The aim is to stimulate conversations about the meaning and possibilities expressed in the words landscape, painting and Tasmania.
 
The winner receives $50,000 plus a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover, designed by Peter Corlett and valued at $5000.
 
The Glover Prize is acquisitive, selected from around 40 works chosen by a panel of eminent judges. All other exhibitied entries are eligible for the (non-acquisitive) People’s Chouice Award of $3000, the Children’s Choice Award of $500 and the Hanger’s Choice Award of $500.
 
The exhibition of finalists’ paintings is held over the March long-weekend in the historic Falls Park pavilion in Evandale, a village on the beautiful northern plains of Tasmania. Read more

  • Closing: 25 January 2019
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

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.
 
Important Dates:
Expression of Interest
Open: Monday 5 November 2018
Close: Friday 7 December 2018
 
Applications
Open: Monday 5 November 2018
Close: Tuesday 29 January 2019 Read more

  • Closing: 29 January 2019
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: 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 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.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

The Marten Bequest

Australia Council for the Arts

Travelling scholarships from The Marten Bequest are administered by the Australia Council on behalf of Perpetual as trustee. The scholarships provide financial support in a number of disciplines to help talented Australian artists achieve their dreams.
 
John Chisholm Marten (1908 – 1966) was born in Kent, England and moved to Australia at a young age, residing in Sydney for his adult life. John Marten was a theatrical artist and well known for his appreciation and support of the arts community.
 
John was actively involved in many different art forms, he was trained in Spanish dancing and served in the merchant navy during the war. John also co-authored The Bali Ballet Murders with Cornelius Conyn which was published in Australia, London and also translated into Dutch and published in the Netherlands. (This novel can be found at the Mitchell Library A823/C768/IAI)
 
A strong advocate for the artistic capabilities of young Australians, he understood the costs involved in study and training programs.  In light of this, Marten established through a charitable trust, The Marten Bequest.
 
Travelling scholarships from The Marten Bequest offer talented young artists the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either overseas or interstate.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Dance, Literature, Music, Performing Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Alice Prize

Alice Springs Art Foundation

The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize, welcoming entries from around Australia, in any medium or theme.
 
Significant among regional art prizes, the Alice Prize contributes to one of the largest regional collections of Australian art, with works by leading artists from across its near 50 year history.
 
Coordinated by the Alice Springs Art Foundation, the Alice Prize is judged by an expert selection panel and judge of national standing, with national exposure for exhibiting artists and the opportunity to show in Mparntwe/Alice Springs, the cultural heart of Australia.
 
For more information visit the Alice Springs Art Foundation website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

NG Art Creative Residency

NG Art Creative

NG Art Creative invites national and international creatives of all career stages and art forms to Eygalières, Provence, Southern France.
 
NG Art Creative Residency is a sanctuary for creatives to create, paint, draw, sculpt, write, sing, rhyme, film, photograph, ponder life and collaborate, both in the studio and en plein air.
 
A home away from home, NG Art Creative Residency is an international multi-disciplinary creative residency that offers a place of respite, nourishment and enlightenment for creatives who seek to enrich their creative process.
 
The deadline for submission is the 31st January 2018.
 
Mas des Pelerins offers 3, 4 and 6 week residencies and caters for a maximum of 6 creative residents. Creatives can apply by submitting a 600-word proposal, a bio, CV and providing examples of work.
 
For more information please visit the official website. Read more

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

Art Farm Birchs Bay Art Trail

Art Farm Birchs Bay

The Art Farm Birchs Bay Sculpture Trail offers $10,500 in prizes.
 
Over $10,000 in Prizes
$2,500 – Kingborough Council Acquisition
$2,500 – AFBB & Five Bob Acquisition
$4,000 – Major Sculpture Prize
$1,000 – Small Sculpture Award
$500 – People’s Choice Award
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 31 January 2019
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals