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Grants From National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Visual Arts Fellowship

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The Visual Arts Fellowship is funded by the Copyright Agency and administered by NAVA, and aims to assist exceptional mid-career Australian visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to undertake a self directed program of professional development.
 
Two $20,000 fellowships are open to individual mid-career artists and groups. Groups must have a demonstrated history of ongoing collaborative practice between applicants. Funding can be used toward a range of activities such as research, travel, skills development, residencies, mentorships, professional development and training, creation of new work and exhibition/ project costs.
 
For more information visit the NAVA website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Fellowship & Scholarship, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

A new initiative to assist early career curators to develop their practice through overseas travel.

This grant has been temporarily suspended due to COVID 19 and restrictions on international travel

This scholarship provides assistance towards the cost of overseas travel to:

  • undertake a residency, internship or mentorship (planned program with a professional curator)
  • undertake a self-initiated curatorial project which may include establishing valuable contacts, conducting studio visits, and researching current international practices and exhibition programs with the aim of producing their own curatorial project.

Funding Available: One application will be awarded $8,000 + GST. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • 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 support professional artists from regional NSW to develop and or present their work.

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.

Funding Available: One individual or group will be awarded up to $10,000 + GST.

Important Dates: Applications close 23:59 AEST Sunday 19 July 2020. Read more

  • Closing: 19 July 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Each year 4 x scholarships are awarded to young early career artists to assist with the cost of overseas travel to:

• undertake formal study or

• undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist) or

• undertake informal study for a planned research project.

Funding Available: Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of $8,000 + GST.

Important Dates: Applications closed 23:59 AEST Sunday 23 August 2020. Read more

  • Closing: 23 August 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Carstairs Prize

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The Carstairs Prize aims to support socially engaged art projects that embrace participatory and collaborative experiences, bring participants into active dialogue with the artist(s) in order to involve audiences beyond the art community.

The prize is intended to contribute to artwork production costs to assist the successful applicant(s) to develop and present new work.

This is a new program supported by the donor of the previous Carstairs Residency Prize. Named after the Carstairs, the prize drew its name from an intriguing and eccentric blend of writers, poets, painters, pianists, and illustrators who immigrated to Australia from Fife, Scotland in the 19th century.

Funding Available: One individual or group will be awarded $3,000 + GST

Important Dates: Applications close 23:59 AEST Sunday 6 September 2020.

For more information visit the NAVA website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 September 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts

Artists' Benevolent Fund

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The renewed Artists’ Benevolent Fund hopes to provide modest but useful one-off financial assistance to Australian visual artists in crisis as a result of fire, flood, storm, serious illness, major accident, declared state or national emergencies, or some other unexpected catastrophic experience.

The Fund may receive requests from:

  • Artists whose studios and/or entire bodies of work have been destroyed (e.g. as the result of fire, flood, storm, earthquake)
  • Artists who have suffered a major injury in their studio
  • Artists suffering illnesses that impact on their ability to maintain their artistic practice
  • Artists severely impacted in their practice by a declared state or national emergency, such as losing a critical work opportunity as the result of an event or activity cancelled because of COVID-19.

Funding Available: One-off payment of $2,000.

Important dates: Applications open 6 April 2020. The application form, and fund terms & conditions to be released soon.

Given the Fund will need to be accessed at the most difficult of times, its application process presents the minimal burden to artists, asking for an outline of the specific disaster situation as well as some additional information to give the selection panel the full context.

For more information visit the NAVA Website Read more

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