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Grants Closing in May 2020

Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme

Australian National Maritime Museum

2020 support for bushfire affected organisations:
In support of those organisations affected by the summer of 2019–20 bushfire crises across the country, a priority weighting will be given by the Selection Committee to applications submitted by these organisations.

The museum’s grant and internship program (known as the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme or MMAPSS) offers funding to regional museums and organisations to help preserve or display objects of national and historical maritime significance.

It also supports staff or volunteers, from remote or regional organisations, to spend time learning specific skills and making valuable connections.

The scheme gives grants of up to $15,000 for projects that fall into one of these categories:

  • Collection management (registration, documentation and storage)
  • Conservation (preservation, vessel restoration, conservation work/treatments and professional assessments)
  • Presentation (research, development of exhibitions, establishing interpretative displays and workshops)
  • Development of relevant education or public programs which make collections more accessible to audiences
  • Museological training for paid or unpaid workers of not-for-profit organisations caring for Australia’s maritime collections.
  • Internships funding of up to $3,000 is also available to help develop museological skills and knowledge to increase standards of practice in caring for and managing maritime collections.

For more information see The Australian National Maritime Museum Read more

  • Closing: 1 May 2020
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Resilience Fund

Australia Council for the Arts

The 2020 Resilience Fund includes three streams:

Survive – small grants for individuals, groups and organisations to offset or recoup financial losses due to cancelled activity.
Adapt – grants for individuals, groups and organisations to adapt their practice and explore new operating models.
Create – grants for individuals, groups and organisations to continue to create artistic work and develop creative responses in a time of disruption.

Organisations that currently receive multi-year funding from the Australia Council are not eligible to apply. This includes National Performing Arts Partnership organisations, Four Year Funded organisations, and organisations funded under the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.

Applications for the Resilience Fund quick response opportunities open on Friday 3 April 2020

For more information visit Australia Council for the Arts Read more

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

Southwest Metro- Public Art EOI

Create NSW

A new opportunity for NSW-based artists to be involved in creating artworks for 10 stations on the T3 Bankstown Line from Marrickville to Bankstown due to be upgraded to metro standards as part of Sydney Metro City & Southwest.

Create NSW in partnership with Sydney Metro will select 10 artists (or artist groups) for 10 separate paid commissions of up to $25,000 each that will be realised as semi-transparent artworks, embedded in glass panels across the upgraded stations.

First Nations artists will be selected to create artworks for two of the 10 stations – Canterbury and Punchbowl.

The 10 stations are:

  • Marrickville Station
  • Dulwich Hill Station
  • Hurlstone Park Station
  • Canterbury Station
  • Campsie Station
  • Belmore Park Station
  • Wiley Park Station
  • Lakemba Station
  • Punchbowl Station
  • Bankstown Station

Before you apply, please read the Sydney Metro Art Integrated Art for Station Glass Panels EOI Information.

Open 10am Wednesday 8 April 2020 and will close 5pm Tuesday 5 May 2020. Read more

  • Closing: 5 May 2020
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

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.

In most cases, the Cultural Fund’s grants for organisations are for a single project for up to a year; however, in some instances funding for three years may be approved. Please contact the Cultural Fund to discuss a potential proposal.

Grants for Round One will support projects that start after 1 August 2020.

For more information visit the Copyright Agency website. Read more

  • Closing: 11 May 2020
  • Categories: Literature, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Westpac Foundation has partnered with FRRR to offer Westpac Foundation’s Community Grants to rural and regional communities. These grants provide support for community organisations creating opportunities through education, training and employment.

The Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants program will offer grants of $10,000 for community-driven initiatives in regional, rural and remote Australia that enhance, develop or provide education and training opportunities for those who are most vulnerable.

Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants will run one round in 2020.  Applications will close 5pm AEST, Wednesday 13 May. Funding will be announced in August, 2020.

For more information visit: FRRR Website Read more

  • Closing: 13 May 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

COVID- 19 Support for the small- medium arts and screen sector

Create NSW

To support independent artists and small to medium arts, screen and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19, Create NSW is implementing a suite of new initiatives that provide employment and development opportunities, and new audience engagement and skill-sharing for arts, screen and cultural organisations and individuals across the State.

Creative Koori Digital Initiative

Supporting NSW First Nation’s arts and cultural organisations to create, develop and present creative practice and programming online and through virtual means. NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural organisations can apply for between $500 – $10,000.   Applications for the Creative Koori Digital Initiative opens from 28 April 2020 and closes at 5pm AEST, 19 May 2020.

Digitise Initiative

Supporting NSW arts and cultural organisations to create, develop and present creative practice and programming online and through virtual means. Organisations can apply for between $500 – $10,000.   Applications for the Digitise Initiative opens from 28 April 2020 and closes at 5pm AEST, 19 May 2020.

Screen NSW Slate Development Fund

NSW production companies and producers can apply for a maximum of $100,000 to develop a slate of three or more projects for TV Drama, Factual, Features and Online.  Applications are now open and will be assessed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Health and Wellbeing Initiative

Supporting NSW arts and cultural organisations to work with communities and artists to create, develop and present programming that deliver mental health and wellbeing outcomes. Individuals and organisations can apply for between $500 – $10,000.  Applications for the Health and Wellbeing Initiative opens from 28 April 2020 and closes at 5pm AEST, 19 May 2020.

Regenerate Regional Event Initiative

Supporting organisations to commission the development of arts and cultural events featuring local artists with a particular focus on music and performance. It is only open to arts and cultural organisations based in regional NSW. Regional organisations in areas affected by the recent bushfires are encouraged to apply. Regional organisations can apply for up to $10,000.   Applications for the Regenerate Regional Event Initiative opens from 28 April 2020 and closes at 5pm AEST, 19 May 2020.

For more information go to: Create NSW Read more

  • Closing: 19 May 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Art Gallery of NSW

The Travelling Art Scholarship has been postponed due to Corona Virus. New dates will be issued in the future.

 

Each year, the Brett Whiteley Studio, administered by the Art Gallery of NSW, invites applications for a major travelling art scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a talented young artist/painter with an established body of work who is best able to demonstrate the use and benefit of the scholarship to further their art education in Europe.

Mrs Beryl Whiteley (1917–2010) generously allocated funds for the scholarship in memory of her son, Brett Whiteley, both to encourage excellence in painting and to offer young artists the same opportunity to develop their careers as were afforded to her son.

Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: 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: 22 May 2020
  • Categories: Fellowship & Scholarship, Visual Arts
  • 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

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