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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. Applications for this round close Saturday 21st January 2017. Read more

  • Closing: 21 January 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

City of Wodonga Community Impact Grants

City of Wodonga

The Community Impact Grants program aims to empower community organisations and individuals to grow ideas in an innovative and creative way, as well as looking to improve the city.

An individual can apply for a grant for less than $500 by telling the council about your idea.

Community organisations, workplaces and individuals auspiced by a community organisation can apply for grants ranging from $500 to $5000.

The grant program links to the outcomes and key priorities in the Council Plan. The program provides funding to support projects/events under the categories listed below:

All events, activities and projects must be held in the Wodonga municipality.

For more details click here. Read more

  • Closing: 22 February 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

I-Park Foundation Artist in Residence

I-Park Foundation

I-Park is now accepting applications for its 2018 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.
 
Details and application forms are available at i-park.org. Applications are due January 22, 2018, and carry a $35 fee to help defray the cost of the selection panels. This year, I-Park will also be offering $500 travel grants to eight international residents. For further information, contact info@i-park.org. Read more

  • Closing: 22 January 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Literature, Music, Technology, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

IETM Spring Plenary Porto 2018

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest are now open for support to attend the IETM Spring Plenaryin Porto, Portugal from 26- 29 April 2018.
 
Australia Council has worked in partnership with the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts Network (IETM) since 2009 to develop long term collaborations and co-productions between Australian and European artists. This project has now evolved into a broader engagement with European networks and partners.
 
The Australia Council will lead an Australian delegation at the 2018 IETM Spring Plenaryin Porto, Portugal. The Council’s International Development Manager – Europe will work with the delegation in Porto.
 
The theme for the Spring Plenary is ‘other centres – the periphery’. Council will support delegates who best illustrate how they incorporate this theme in their practice. Artists, producers and organisations working in this area are encouraged to submit an expression of interest.
 
The Council will provide six delegates with $3,000 each towards the cost of attending. Supported delegates will be responsible for all costs associated with attending the meeting including flights, visas, insurance, accommodation and registration.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: 23 January 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Performing Arts

Terra Summer Residency Fellowships in Giverny, France

Terra Summer Residency

Founded in 2001, the Terra Summer Residency brings together doctoral scholars of American Art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny, France. Read more

  • Closing: 29 January 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Artist Residency, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

The Bluethumb Art Prize

The Bluethumb Art Pzie

2017 was the inaugural year and surpassed all expectations, with more entries than the Archibald and a finalist exhibition in Melbourne worthy of any major institution. Building on this overwhelming success, the Bluethumb Art Prize have doubled the prize money pool and introduced category awards to give more artists the opportunity to step into the spotlight in 2018.
 
Prizes of $2,000 will be awarded in each of the following categories:

  • Works on Canvas Award

  • Works on Paper Award
  • Photography Award
  • Other Media Award
  • People’s Choice Award (voted for by the public)

 
The overall Bluethumb Art Prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the work considered by the judges to be the most outstanding across all categories.
 
Australian artists are invited to enter an original signature piece that represents their unique artistic practice. The subject matter and style of the piece is left entirely to the artist’s discretion.
 
This is an exceptional opportunity for artists to showcase their work and join a supportive community of diverse Australian artists, whilst enabling collectors nationwide to discover exciting emerging talent.
 
For more information visit the Bluethumb Art Prize website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 January 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Alice Prize

Alice Springs Art Foundation

In 2018, the Alice Prize will celebrate it’s 40th incarnation with an increased award for the winning artwork, of $40,000.
 
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.
 
Exhibition Dates Saturday 28 April – Monday 17 June 2018
 
For more information visit the Alice Springs Art Foundation website. Read more

  • Closing: 31 January 2018
  • 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: 31 January 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Artist Residency
  • Open To: Individuals

Border Trust Community Grants

Border Trust

Border Trust, together with granting partners, invites submissions from not-for-profit, community organisations seeking to deliver community based projects within the region.
 
The Grant Program opens 1 February annually.
 
All organisations applying for funding must:

  • Lie within the Border Trust’s local government areas of Albury, Alpine, Corowa, Greater Hume, Indigo, Towong, Tumbarumba & Wodonga

  • Be community based and function for charitable purposes with a registered ABN
  • Organisations with, and without, Deductible Gift Recipient status are invited to apply
  • An auspicing body may be considered in exceptional circumstances (discuss with Border Trust prior to submitting your Application).

 
For information on grants available or to discuss your project and eligibility, please contact the Border Trust office on 0260513349 or mail@bordertrust.org.au.
 
Projects are funded for a one year time frame and grant must be used within twelve months of acceptance. We welcome partnerships and encourage applicants to seek funds from a range of sources. Read more

  • Closing: 1 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Organisations

Career Development Grants for Individuals

Australia Council for the Arts

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts. Career Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. These grants can support a broad range of activities such as skills and professional development, mentorships, showcases, residencies and other projects directly related to your career development. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.
 
Please read through the following grant guidelines. You can find a case study of a recently-awarded career development grant here. If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer now.
 
Closing dates
The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category.
 
In 2018, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 6 February for projects starting after 1 May 2018

  • Tuesday 5 June for projects starting after 1 September 2018
  • Tuesday 2 October for projects starting 1 January 2019

 
Each round closes at midnight on the closing date.
 
Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.
 
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately 12 weeks after the closing date.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

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

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Australia Council for the Arts

Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date.
 
Please read through the following grant guidelines. You can find a case study of a recently-awarded Arts Project grant here. If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer now.
 
Closing dates
The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category.
 
In 2018, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 6 February for projects starting after 1 May 2018

  • Tuesday 5 June for projects starting after 1 September 2018
  • Tuesday 2 October for projects starting 1 January 2019

 
Each round closes at midnight on the closing date.
 
Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.
 
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately 12 weeks after the closing date.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

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

Arts Projects - Organisations

Australia Council for the Arts

Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects or that provide services to artists are welcome to apply. Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than 2 years from the proposed start date.
 
Please read through the following grant guidelines. If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer now.
 
Closing dates
The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category.
 
In 2018, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 6 February for projects starting after 1 May 2018

  • Tuesday 5 June for projects starting after 1 September 2018
  • Tuesday 2 October for projects starting 1 January 2019

Each round closes at midnight on the closing date.
 
Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.
 
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately 12 weeks after the closing date.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

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

Wyndham Art Prize

Artists are invited to submit an application for selection into the 2018 Wyndham Art Prize.
 
The Wyndham Art Prize is a national prize attracting artists from all over Australia with

  • a non-acquisitive award of $10,000,

  • a People’s Choice award of $2000 and
  • two Deakin University Bursaries, $4000 for a PHD candidate and $2000 for an honours or Masters candidate. *conditions apply

 
Selected artists will be exhibited at the Wyndham Art Gallery between 30 March and 9 June. The exhibition opens and the winning artist will be announced on Thursday 29 March, 6.30 to 8.30pm
 
How to Apply

 
Entries close 5pm Friday 9 February, 2018
For further information:
Contact Visual Art Curators: Megan Evans, Maree Clarke
email: wyndhamartgallery@wyndham.vic.gov.au
phone: 03 8734 6021
website: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/wyndhamartprize Read more

  • Closing: 9 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

SUBSTATION Emerging Artist Studio Residency

The SUBSTATION

The SUBSTATION is seeking expressions of interest from individual artists to undertake our inaugural Emerging Artist Studio Residency.
 
The SUBSTATION presents an annual curated program of creative development, residencies and presentation. Engaging with artists from across artistic disciplines, working in non-traditional modes and across art-forms, we provide the opportunity for artists and audiences to connect with our unique space and distinctive location in Newport in the west of Melbourne.
 
Our 100-year-old repurposed, industrial building houses a visual arts gallery, rehearsal studio and large-scale performance space. We encourage artists to engage with our post-industrial space and foster a culture of interconnectedness, collaboration and independence, where we value new ideas, imagination and difference. Our artistic program includes significant investment in the creation of new work by artists from across artforms and a commitment to a collaborative relationship between artists and presenter.
 
The SUBSTATION is seeking applications from emerging artists of all disciplines and art forms to apply for a studio residency in our venue for 12 months. The successful applicant will receive:

  • A studio space free of charge with 24-hour access

  • An artist fee of $4,000
  • Access to The SUBSTATION’s facilities and resources
  • Mentoring by The SUBSTATION’s staff
  • Consideration for inclusion in future programming.

 
Applicants must be within 5 years of graduating from an arts degree at a tertiary level.
 
To Apply;

  • Please outline your arts practice (200 words max.)

  • How would this studio residency benefit you and your practice? (150 words max.)
  • Artist CV (2 pages)
  • Images (max. 10 combined into a single PDF)
  • Letters of support (max. 2 pages)

 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 9 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Artist Residency
  • Open To: Individuals

IMB Community Foundation

Illawarra Mutual Bank

IMB has grown alongside the communities in which we live and work, and we believe it’s important to play our part and give back. The IMB Community Foundation was established in 1999 as a way for IMB to assist community groups in building community assets.
 
The foundation supports projects that reflect its objectives, which include enhancing the economic self-sufficiency of communities, as well as generating economic, social, cultural, environmental, tourism and educational benefits for those communities.
 
For more information please visit www.imb.com.au Read more

  • Closing: 9 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Visiting Artist-in-Residence Opportunities

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Applications are currently being invited for ‘Ignite Studios @ NRCG’ 2018 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program.
 
The ‘Ignite Studios @ NRCG’ AiR program provides a single artist time and space to expand on their artistic practice, researching and experimenting with ideas for new work or new ways of working. The AiR program provides a residential and separate studio space, professional development opportunities and facilitates access to local community, cultural and industry networks and feeds directly into the NRCG annual public and artistic programs. As a key requirement, AiR participants are required to engage with the wider community through the NRCG public or artistic program that can include lectures, artist talks, workshops, open studios, exhibition, performance or site-specific activations.
 
For more information visit the NRCG website. Read more

  • Closing: 11 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Lightbulb Moments

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

It’s often the ‘bright ideas’ local people have that create the greatest impact for local communities in regional Australia, and with 8.8 million regional Australians your ideas are just the beginning!
 
But sometimes, even the very best ideas and projects need a little helping hand to get going.
 
Have you got a fantastic project or bright idea that you are passionate about that will really make a difference to your community and economy? We want to hear about it!
 
The ‘top ten’ entries will WIN a dedicated Project Development Support Package from the Regional Australia Institute and a heap of publicity. One lucky National Winner will even get their own TV ad and Airtime Support Package thanks to PRIME7!
 
Additionally, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) will provide finalists with assistance to identify fundraising strategies that can support their project goals.
 
For prize details see Terms and Conditions.
 
With your passion and our help your idea could really take off.
 
So, what are you waiting for? ENTER NOW* and plant a seed for your community’s success. Entries close Sunday 11 February 2018.
 
For more information visit the Regional Australia Institute website. Read more

  • Closing: 11 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Artists with Disability Funding

Australia Council for the Arts

The Artists with Disability funding program is currently under review. More information will be available soon.
 
Please contact the Australia Council grants team if you wish to discuss making an application to another grant category.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

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

Four Year Funding for Organisations

Australia Council for the Arts

Applications for this program have currently closed and will open again in 2019.
 
Four Year Funding for organisations replaces the previously suspended six year funding program. The Four Year Funding program provides multi-year core program funding for small to medium arts organisations of significant regional, national or international standing.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

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

Leadership Program & Scholarships

Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council Leadership Program responds to the evolving arts ecology, and the need to support our sector’s emerging and established leaders with the skills and capabilities to lead through change.
 
At the heart of the program design is an understanding that our sector is already rich in knowledge and capability, and that artists and arts leaders learn and evolve through sharing stories and experiences. The program is built around these strengths, and aims to activate capacity and enrich the sector through knowledge-sharing and network-building across regions and areas of practice.
 
The Leadership Program offers a dynamic suite of development opportunities for arts leaders at all career stages. Participants will share experiences, form dynamic connections, develop new skills and build confidence in their own capabilities. They will form networks and relationships, also share the benefits and outcomes of the program across their organisations and the wider arts community.
 
Partnerships & Scholarships
The Australia Council regularly seek out strategic partnerships with other institutions to invest in arts leadership development beyond what the Australia Council will deliver directly. These partnerships will enhance the program by targeting specific priority areas that are not covered by the core program. Other organisations might be better placed than the Australia Council to deliver certain priority areas or already have programs in place that we can play a role in, enhancing outcomes for the sector.
 
For more information on current Leadership Program & Scholarships visit the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship

Strategic International Market Fund

Australia Council for the Arts

The Strategic International Market Fund is an outcomes based fund that provides support for artists and arts organisations to respond to opportunities that directly arise from Australia Council strategic projects delivered by the Australia Council in target international markets (Western Europe, North Asia, South and South East Asia, North America and Canada).
 
This fund supports activities such as:

  • touring

  • showcasing and festival appearances
  • exhibitions
  • exchanges
  • international collaborations
  • literature translation costs
  • arts practice based research
  • market development activity

 
Applications closing dates:

  • Round 2 – Midnight, Tuesday 16 January 2018
  • Round 3 – Midnight, Tuesday 13 February 2018
  • Round 4 – Midnight, Tuesday 20 March 2018
  • Round 5 – Midnight, Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • Round 6 – Midnight, Tuesday 15 May 2018
  • Round 7 – Midnight, Tuesday 12 June 2018

 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

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

National Cultural Heritage Account

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The National Cultural Heritage Account helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford.
 
The National Cultural Heritage Account keeps Australian protected objects in Australia so they can be preserved and made available to the public.
 
Cultural organisations that can care for and provide permanent public access to Australian protected objects have a priority for funding.
 
Individuals can also apply if they intend to gift the object to an eligible cultural institution with a permanent public collection. In these cases, the grant and the gifting of the object must be simultaneous.
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups can apply for funding even if they do not have a permanent public collection. This is because of the special significance of Class A objects of heritage to Indigenous communities.
 
The following Australian protected objects are priorities for funding:

  • Class A objects in Australia and overseas

  • Class B objects that have been denied an export permit
  • Class B objects that have been granted an export permit on condition that they be available at fair market value for purchase by an eligible cultural organisation
  • Class B objects that are overseas.

 
For more information and to apply visit the Department of Communications and the Arts website. Read more

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

NSW Government Exhibitions Scheme

Create NSW

The NSW Government Exhibitions Indemnification Scheme is operated by Create NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. The main purpose of the scheme is to provide a level of indemnity cover for exhibitions in art museums, regional art galleries and other organisations that meet certain standards. Applications to the scheme are currently accepted for exhibitions with a minimum value of A$5 million.
 
For information on the scheme, please contact Sam Wild, Manager Sector Investment, Create NSW on 8289 6425. Read more

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

Skills Development Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Skills Development Grants provide funding to volunteer museums and museum networks for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events.
 
There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.
 
Previous Skills Development Grants provided funding for the “Working Spaces for Museum Volunteers” Conferences, regional training workshops on a cataloguing software program, Disaster Planning and Significance workshops.
 
Skills Development 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.
 
Please note: Applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the activity/event is scheduled to take place.
 
Closing: Available until funds are expended (no applications accepted after the 28th of October) Read more

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

Australian Artists' Grant

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The Australian Artists’ Grant was initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to produce, present and promote their work throughout Australia and overseas.
 
This grant provided assistance towards the costs of:

  • Production of new creative work

  • Presentation of work in a venue
  • Residencies involving the production of new work/ presentation of new work
  • Production and distribution of an artist’s publication or portfolio
  • Setting up a website, preparing a publicity campaign

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Funding Available: Individual applicants are to apply for funding of $1000 + GST. Group applications are eligible to apply for funding of up to $1,500 + GST.
 
For more information visit the NAVA website. Read more

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

Ignition Prize

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The NAVA Ignition Prize for Professional Practice is awarded to a graduating student from university art and design schools that are ACUADS (Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools) members. One prize is offered to a student who achieved the highest marks in their professional practice unit or who academic staff feel would be most deserving of the benefits offered by the prize – a one year NAVA Premium Membership package. The Premium Membership includes access to resources which young artists embarking on their career will find invaluable: fact sheets, check lists and tutorials, guides, expert information and advice, opportunities and discounts for courses and events.
 
By offering the prize, NAVA supports graduates and alerts them to the benefits available via their professional association. Joining with their peers gives emerging artists a sense of continuing inclusion in the Australian visual arts community.
 
If you would like to offer the Ignition Prize to your students, please contact NAVA on nava@visualarts.net.au. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

MATCH Lab: Fine tune your fundraising potential

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

MATCH Lab is Creative Partnerships Australia’s matched funding program and professional development program for independent artists and small groups. The program aims to build artists’ skills in fundraising, increase their knowledge of philanthropy, develop their broader arts business and learn more about creating sustainable sources of revenue for their work into the future.
 
How does it work?
If your application is successful, you’ll attend our two-day Raising Money for Your Art clinic, where you’ll connect with experts and your peers to develop a blueprint for supporting your arts practice and a strategic plan that supports your next artistic project. Armed with your strategic plans, your next step is to develop and implement your own tailored fundraising campaign.
 
Where does the ‘match’ part come in? Creative Partnerships will also give your project a boost by matching dollar-for-dollar (up to $10,000) what you raise during your fundraising campaign, to help you leverage support for your new project!
 
Who’s it for?
MATCH Lab is for individual artists and small groups of artists looking to build their fundraising and arts business skills and run a fundraising campaign. Refer to the guidelines for full eligibility criteria.
 
What’s on offer?
We’ll offer up to 25 places nationally to participate in MATCH Lab.
 
Visit creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au for guidelines, expression of interest form, FAQs, resources and case studies.
 
MATCH Lab is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts. Read more

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

Police Point Artist in Residence Program

Mornington Peninsula Shire

Emerging and established artists, writers, musicians and creatives are invited to apply for a Police Point Artist in Residency.
 
Both supported and fee paying residencies are available, ranging from a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of six weeks.
 
In a supported residency the cottage is occupied without charge to the artist but there is a requirement to participate in agreed public programs that contribute to the cultural life of the Mornington Peninsula. Fee paying residencies are $300 per week (+GST).
 
The AiR is in the historic Gatekeeper’s Cottage (c.1888) at Police Point Shire Park, Portsea. The cottage was initially built for the quarantine boatmen. In 1901 it became accommodation for the Gatekeeper who oversaw movement in and out of the Quarantine Station that was opened in 1852 to control and prevent the spread of diseases from immigrants arriving by sea.
 
Minor changes have been made to the building over time and an extension now forms the studio space. The entire cottage was renovated to heritage standards in recent years.
 
The Gatekeepers Cottage is a two-bedroom residence with reading room, studio, kitchen and dining room, bathroom, vegetable boxes and back verandah with spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay.
 
Artists can be inspired by this nationally significant cultural heritage site located in the traditional lands of the Burin’yong-bulluk, one of at least six clans of the Bunurong who were part of the Kulin Nation of Central Victoria.
 
The Police Point AiR program is coordinated by the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Arts & Culture team who work closely with key stakeholders and the community.
 
For more information visit the residency website.

Read more

  • Closing: 18 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Artist Residency
  • Open To: Individuals

Flying Start

Jetstar

Jetstar’s Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.
 
Tell us your project story and you could receive a $30,000 grant.
 
Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community; and can be classified into one of the following categories.The community group or organisation should have a specific project in mind for how the grant will be used to benefit their local community.
 
Grants will be awarded quarterly.
 
Each grant will be worth $30,000, comprising $15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of Jetstar travel.
 
For more information visit the Jetstar website. Read more

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

Arteles Creative Center Residencies

Arteles

Our residency programs bring together creative minds & professionals from all over the world. Located in the scenic landscapes of Hämeenkyrö, Finland, the residency serves as the perfect platform to explore and expand the boundaries of your art & mind.
 
We provide our artists the freedom & stress-free environment they need for developing themselves and their creative practice. Our facilities, professional staff and wide selection of creative tools & equipment support the artists’ individual ways of working. We understand that creative process is always in a state of flux, and we encourage taking things beyond the conventional – out of the box.
 
For available residency programs please visit the official website. Read more

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

Jardin Orange Residency

Jardin Orange Residency

Jardin Orange (“Orange Garden”) is a new artist residency in the north of Shenzhen, China. It has been host to and seeks to promote talented artists both from within China as well as to bring international artists to the burgeoning Chinese market. The overall mission of the project is to become an active participant in the region’s artistic growth as well as to become a “magnet” residency that attracts and supports young artists in their careers. Artists come here to be culturally flexible, push beyond their comfort zone, to work hard and to experiment with new forms of personal expression that they haven’t tried before.
 
Jardin Orange Artist Residency (JO) offers Artists-In-Residence (AIR) a unique environment to spend extended residencies within the burgeoning young metropolis of Shenzhen, in southern China.
 
This residency, in particular, is for artists to come explore their personal stylistic boundaries, to attempt things that they haven’t done before, to experiment with new techniques and to consider the advice of others. We strive to encourage, in every step of the creative process, the forward motion and evolution of each artist that pushes them ahead in their professional journey. Jardin Orange Artist Residency is designed as an opportunity for artists to intensively pursue creative work away from their home setting and to welcomely embrace the modern Chinese urban setting.
 
We are looking to host recognised international and regional artists so they can develop their creative visions to new limits and to work on a series of canvas pieces that can then be then displayed and sold in our gallery.
 
Eligible Applicants
JO offers 4 to 12-week duration residencies throughout the year. The goal is to host around 2-3 artists per month. This means, potentially, dozens of artists are provided the opportunity to live and work at Jardin Orange Artist Residency each year.
 
This residency is currently open (til end of 2017) to “local” (those residing in the SZ/HK/GZ area) the artistic genre of visual art of painting. Unfortunately, we are not equipped for the performing arts, music creation, installations, large sculptures and “old-school” photography processing.
 
Artists are expected to commit to this mission: Jardin Orange offers each artist the autonomy and space to engage in his or her personal stylistic exploration; the artist is thought to be flexible, willing to push beyond one’s comfort zone and experiments with new forms of artistic expression and techniques.
 
2018 Applications are submitted by e-mail to jardinorange@gmail.com. A complete application includes:

  • an updated CV and biography (including all exhibition events / websites / shows)

  • a high-resolution visual portfolio your art work of the past 3 years (.pdf)
  • online or digital price reference list for recently sold canvases or works (and average sale price of 1x1m canvas)
  • artist letter of intent: what projects you would like to work on during your stay, how many and why

 
Facilities
Each resident is provided access to an individual studio space (37 sq. meters) and shared kitchen space. Sometimes, studios may be shared depending on volume of artists. Studios are located inside the residency’s three-story building and are fully equipped. Have 300-sq. meter public gallery and several offices.
 
Program Fees

  • Paid by host: Private living accommodations, reasonable amounts of studio and art materials (if not already available), gallery set-up for exhibition

  • Paid by artist: Travel to/from residency, personal travel / excursions beyond residency-based activities, spouses or assistants, insurance, visa costs, daily living expenses

 
For more information visit the official website. Read more

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

Vermont Studio Center Residency

Vermont Studio Center

Each month, VSC welcomes over 50 artists and writers from across the country around the world to our historic campus in northern Vermont.
 
Welcome to the Vermont Studio Center’s online application.
 
We have 3 fellowship deadlines per year: February 15th, June 15th, and October 1st. For details on current awards, visit: vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships
 
Fellowship applications open 6 weeks prior to each respective deadline. All artists & writers living and working anywhere in the world are welcome to apply.
 
Fellowship applicants are juried together and can expect to hear back from us approximately 8-12 weeks after the deadline closes.
 
We accept general (non-fellowship) applicants on a rolling basis year-round.
 
For updated deadlines and residencies, visit the official website. Read more

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

Rimbun Dahan Artist in Residence

Rimbun Dahan

Rimbun Dahan in Malaysia runs a range of artists’ residencies to encourage visual artists, choreographers and other creative individuals to explore and develop their artistic work.
 
Rimbun Dahan welcomes international artists (from countries other than those in the ASEAN/South East Asian region), with or without partners and family. We provide accommodation (living space and work space) for a monthly fee of RM (Malaysian Ringgit) 4,000, for any length of residency. A 50% refundable deposit is required at least three months before the start of the residency, with the balance to be paid on arrival. The fee goes back into subsidizing the residencies of artists from ASEAN at Rimbun Dahan.
 
The choice of accommodation will depend on availability. The fee includes weekly room cleaning and linen change, and some logistical support like transport for weekly shopping trips for food, airport meet and transfer, free WiFi, inclusion in any events that might be happening at Rimbun Dahan from drinks by the pool to trips to openings or events in KL or the local area. The swimming pool and tennis court are available for use by resident artists at any time.
 
Please send expressions of interest, along with desired dates for residency, to:
 
Ms Syar S. Alia, Arts Manager
syar@rimbundahan.org
 
For more information visit the official website. Read more

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

Eramboo Artist Residency Program

Eramboo Artist Environment

Applications now open for an artist residency at Eramboo in 2018. A live in residency is ideal for regional, inter-state or international artists working in all media, writers, musicians, dance or performance artists. Available for one week or three months.
 
Eramboo Artist Environment is a contemporary creative art space on the edge of a World Heritage National Park, where artists flourish and grow connections between art, nature and the community.
 
Eramboo is located on the edge of Kuringgai National Park, 45 mins from Sydney CBD, close to the Terry Hills shopping village and cafes. Access to a car is recommended, public transport via Terry Hills (1.9km away), 5 minutes drive to Church Point, 15 minutes drive to Northern Beaches.
 
Inspirational bushland setting for developing a body of work or a site responsive project or to simply to grow creatively for solo artist or artist couple.
 
Simple studio accommodation includes kitchenette, access to larger kitchen, double bed, seperate toilets, washing machine, shower, wifi, parking, eco friendly, quiet, 24/7 access. Additional studio space and teaching rooms can be hired.
 
Opportunity to immerse yourself in a peaceful natural environment where you can truly focus on your work.
 
Eramboo is a not for profit arts organisation, a registered charity and in a cultural partnership with Northern Beaches Council. It is operated by a volunteer Directors board and is funded by studio hire fees, fees from classes &workshops, grants, donations and sponsorship.
 
It operates 7 creative studios, a live in residency program for International, Interstate and Regional artists, a gallery space and exhibition program, a Masterclass Program, art classes and creative events.
 
Eramboo arts programs include visual artists working in all media, writers, musician, public art, and performance.
 
Please visit our website for online application form or email info@eramboo.com for further information. Read more

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

Millay Colony for the Arts Residency

The Millay Colony

The Millay Colony for the Arts (USA) offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between the months of April and November.
 
The Millay Colony is an artists residency program in Upstate New York offering one-month and two-week retreats to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between April and November. We also offer a select number of group residencies for collaborating artists and virtual residencies for those who can’t spend prolonged time away from home. We welcome artists of all ages, from all cultures and communities, and in all stages of their career. Each residency includes a private bedroom and studio as well as ample time to work in a gorgeous atmosphere. We do not emphasize events or production goals. We believe we can offer artists nothing more precious than the chance to work, and we provide everything an artist needs to organize her time for maximum productivity.
 
Setting
Our seven-acre Upstate New York campus, with its lovely meadows and forest, is adjacent to the former home and gardens of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and the exquisite Harvey Mountain State Forest. Our residents and guests have access to trails for hiking and bicycles, as well as meadows for picnics (with wild blueberry, wild thyme and a delicious mix of plants and flowers) and creeks and streams for cooling off. In the Winter, residents may choose to go cross-country skiing.
We are near the towns of Chatham, NY and Great Barrington, MA (a lovely Berkshire town with all the trimmings).
 
Dining
Our chef cooks healthy delicious dinners and also provides food for residents to cook their own day-time meals. We are happy to respond to food allergies as well as vegetarian, vegan and other diets. We have a barbecue for outdoor grilling and get-togethers.
 
Facilities
The Steepletop Barn has four bedrooms and four studios with beautiful meadow and mountain views. The Main Building was featured in the July ’98 issue of Architectural Record for its sleek look and commitment to universal access. This building contains two residency suites and studios as well as common areas open to all residents, including the kitchen, dining and living areas, and a laundry room. All are fully accessible. The Main House also has a darkroom, a Yamaha U1 upright piano, a large collection of art books, lounges, a public telephone, and WiFi. In our adjacent offices, we have a fax machine, copier, computer and printer which residents may use.
 
TO APPLY
Applications to our artists residency program must be submitted online or postmarked by one of our deadlines, either October 1 or March 1st. All residents are judged anonymously by a panel of artists in their field. We aim to make the jury process as transparent and “fair” as possible. You can read about past juries on our Juries page. Please visit out Application Page for more information.
 
Status of all applications are emailed out either late January for the October 1st deadline, or mid-May for the March 1st deadline.
 
For more information, please email or call our Residency Director Calliope Nicholas at residency@millaycolony.org or 518-392-3103
  Read more

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

Mandorla Art Award

Mandorla Art Award

The Mandorla Committee are pleased to announce that entries for the 2018 Mandorla Art Award are now open!
 
Artists are invited to submit an entry to the 2018 Mandorla Art Award to be considered for $37,000 in prizemoney including the $25,000 acquisitive award.
 
The Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art is Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize and now ranks amongst major Australian art awards, in both artistic excellence and prize value.
 
Entry is open to artists from all over Australia working in a range of mediums. The winning artwork will become part of the Mandorla art collection joining the likes of previous winners Julie Dowling, John Coburn, Nigel Hewitt and Paul Kaptein.
 
The People’s choice award ($2,000) is sponsored by the Benedictine Community of New Norcia where the collection is housed.
 
A further two highly commended awards of $5,000 will also be awarded.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

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

BigCi Residency

BigCi

Artists undertake BigCi residency for an agreed period of time to develop ideas, create new work or to deepen their existing art practice.
 
They stay either at the Art Shed, the Barn, or the House, subject to availability and individual project requirements that will be discussed with each applicant.
 
The Art Shed, the Barn, the House, and the 8 acres of the property’s bush land are available for all kinds of initiatives. The extraordinary beauty of the surroundings provides a ground for creativity and professional development.
 
Proposals are welcome throughout the year – each season has its own creative possibilities. It is recommended that applications are submitted well in advance.
 
Successful applicants are charged a subsidised residency fee, which is AUD$250 (plus $25 GST) per person per week for Australian artists and AUD$300 (plus $30 GST) for International artists. Please note that these subsidised fees are available only to self-funded artists. Our rates for organisations are AUD$500 (plus GST) for Australian artists and AUD$600 (plus GST) for International artists.
 
The residency fees include artist accommodation, work space, shared living facilities, bathroom, kitchen, internet, electricity, water. They also include artist support and assistance in facilitation of the projects.
 
Successful applicants will be responsible for all other costs including food, transport, travel costs, insurance, and art materials. There is no stipend or living allowance attached to the stay in BigCi. The artists should consider other ways to fund their visit.
 
At the time of booking, artists will be required to pay total residency fee and a refundable bond of AUD$500. The refundable bond covers any costs associated with damage or extraordinary cleaning.
 
BigCi is located on the edge of Wollemi National Park, about one hour and a half away from Sydney. Due to the remote location of BigCi, a car is strongly recommended. Please note that BigCi does not provide transport and that the artists are responsible for making the necessary arrangements. In cases when the artist is unable to have a car, we will provide a pickup/drop off from Richmond train station on arrival/departure and once a week transport for food shopping.
 
There is a possibility of an exhibition, performance, workshop or other special event during or at the end of the residency, as well as a representation on the BigCi website and social media.
 
To secure the booking, the residency fee and the refundable bond are payable upon the approval of the application form. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

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

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

One of the most prestigious international grants available to emerging figurative artists.
 
The mission of the Foundation is to promote and encourage the acquisition and development by students and artists of the necessary training, skills and competence in the traditional means of artistic expression. The Foundation provides financial assistance, by way of grants, to students and artists in the early or developmental stage of their career who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking and demonstrate a commitment to making their art a lifetime career.
 
The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year; there is no deadline for filing an application.
 
The Foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, graphic designers and illustrators, photograpgers, cartoonists, animation artists, video artists, filmmakers and digital artists, craft makers, artists who work in the decorative arts. The Foundation does not provide funding for the pursuit of abstract or non-objective art.
 
The Foundation has no geographic or residency requirements, grants are available to eligible applicants from around the world.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

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

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

The Artist in Residence allows the Gallery to increase engagement of our local community with artists, deliver creative programs to the region and encourage new relationships and skills development.
 
The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery started its life as Customs House, and then became the Commonwealth Bank, followed by the Library and finally the Gallery.
 
During the time the building was occupied as a bank, the first floor served as accommodation and living and dining quarters for the Bank Manager.
 
The Gallery has retained the accommodation area, which is now used as the Artist in Residence apartment.
 
The residence is used by visiting artists and tutors, and consists of a bedroom, lounge room, adjoining balcony and bathroom facilities functioning as a self-contained unit. Laundry and cooking facilities are located on the first floor in a separate shared space.
 
Over the years the apartment has been a residence for international artists through to local artists sharing their skills and experience with our local community.
 
The Artist in Residence allows the Gallery to increase engagement of our local community with artists, deliver creative programs to the region and encourage new relationships and skills development.
 
If you would like to find out more about opportunities surrounding the residence please contact the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery on phone (07) 4130 4750 or via email at bragadmin@bundaberg.qld.gov.au Read more

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

Volunteer Grants

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Grants are to support the ongoing delivery of services or one-off projects and activities to encourage,
support and increase participation in volunteering.
 
The purpose of the grants is to:

  • provide support and recognition for volunteers

  • maximise and promote volunteering participation, including opportunities to increase the
    diversity of volunteers and the ways in which people volunteer

  • maximise opportunities for volunteering to provide pathways to other forms of social and
    economic participation

  • support the development of a volunteering sector that is responsive to emerging trends and
    issues

  • encourage/maximise leadership, mentoring and volunteering activity
  • provide on-the-ground support and information for volunteers and volunteer-using organisations
    in locations where there is identified need

  • provide access to the resources and support volunteers and volunteer using organisations
    need to operate effectively and efficiently, and

  • build effective volunteering practices and opportunities within organisations and communities.

 
For more information please visit www.dss.gov.au Read more

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

Macquarie Group Foundation

Macquarie Group Foundation

Macquarie Group Foundation is one of Australia’s oldest and largest corporate benefactors, providing support across the community spectrum including health care and research, education, the arts, welfare and the environment.
 
The Macquarie Group Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. The Foundation supports organisations which have the existing involvement of Macquarie staff through significant volunteering, fundraising, pro bono work or board/management committee involvement.
 
For more information please visit www.macquarie.com. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General

Copland Foundation Grants

Copland Foundation

These Copland Foundation Grants fund projects throughout Australia that fall under the umbrella of Alex Copland’s interests, namely:
 

  • The study, management, conservation, acquisition, and interpretation of collections,

  • The study, management, conservation, acquisition and interpretation of relevant historic architecture,
  • The provision of education programs, whether for staff of such museums, institutions, societies, organisations or for the general public,
  • The purchase of art works and/or other artefacts, to be identified on public display by the purchaser as a gift from the Copland Foundation.

 
The Copland Foundation grants are divided into three categories:

  • Acquisitions: To assist galleries, museums and historic houses in the acquisition of objects that may come up at auction, the Trustees will consider such applications at any time of the year.

  • Conservation
  • Interpretation: Grants will be awarded for the conservation, research and/or interpretation of historic houses or gardens, or collections and individual pieces already held by an institution.
     
    * Historic Houses
    Priority programs are those involving historic houses, their collections and gardens. While grants are not limited to this category, the Trustees will be particularly pleased to receive grant applications that come under this heading.
     
    Deadlines
    Applications for acquisition grants are accepted at any time, while the deadline for those relating to conservation or interpretation projects is November 15th each year.
     
    For more information please visit www.coplandfoundation.com.au Read more

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

Centre for Cultural Leadership program

Center for Curatorial Leadership

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) offers a networking and training opportunities for senior arts museum curators beginning in January of each year. Founded in 2007, CCL has organized eight fellowship classes to date, training 84 curators who serve museums across the world. CCL is located in New York City and runs programs locally and in other cities, drawing upon the diverse resources of museums and academic institutions across the United States.
 
CCL accepts applications from full-time curators working in art museums in the United States and abroad. Each year CCL selects 10 to 12 fellows representing a wide range of geographic, institutional, and art-historical backgrounds. The CCL model encompasses mentorships with innovators and museum directors, rigorous coursework in strategic management provided by Columbia Business School, and professional networks for support and growth. The program extends from January to May and includes a two-week intensive program in January in New York, a five-day residency with a museum director, and a final training week in May.
 
Mentoring is a key element of the program and extends the learning outside of the classroom. In addition to providing fellows with mentors of their own, CCL charges its fellows to mentor young people from communities that are underrepresented within the current ranks of the curatorial profession.
 
CCL looks for inspired individuals with an established record of:

  • Curatorial achievement: Successful candidates are distinguished within their fields of expertise but are interested in developing new skill sets that would enable them to become valuable partners in institutional decision-making.

  • Leadership experience: CCL accepts applicants who look beyond their curatorial responsibilities. Having managed teams, mentored emerging professionals, and partnered with colleagues both within their museums and across the profession, candidates seek to better understand and contribute to the larger goals of their organizations and the field at large.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial thinking: CCL curators are innovative problem solvers and forward-looking agents of change. In the program, they learn skills to help them implement creative approaches to institutional change, problem solving, and strategic thinking.

 
Application guidelines
CCL applications and recommendations are submitted online. For more information about the program and full application guidelines, visit CCL’s website. The application requires three short essays, a biography, resume, and two professional recommendations. One recommendation should come from the applicant’s museum director or, if that is not possible, the most senior person you report to at your institution. The second recommendation should come from a professional colleague from outside your museum. This can be a trustee, a peer in the field, a former supervisor, etc.
 
Tuition and costs
The tuition is 2,500 USD per fellow to cover a portion of the program expenses. Tuition assistance will be available to all accepted candidates on an as-need basis; it is strongly encouraged, however, that museums support the professional development of their curators and underwrite the tuition fee. Please visit CCL’s website for more information.
 
For more information, visit CCL’s website or email info@curatorialleadership.org. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

National Competitive Grants Program

Australian Government Australian Research Council

The ARC funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). As part of its commitment to nurturing the creative abilities and skills of Australia’s most promising researchers, the program includes Humanities and Creative Arts. In most cases, researchers prepare an application for funding that is submitted to the ARC through a university Research Office, or equivalent office in other organisations.
 
For more information and the full list of grants visit the Australian Research Council website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

James N. Kirby Foundation

James N. Kirby Foundation

The Foundation’s overall goal is to distribute grants to charitable, educational and technical bodies throughout Australia in the areas of health, education, technology and science, art, and literature.
 
The Arts and the environment have more recently seen an increase in grants as we respond to the changing nature of our global community.
 
For more information please visit www.kirbyfoundation.com.au Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • 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: 19 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

NSW Community Safety Fund

NSW Government

The NSW Government has established a $10 million Community Safety Fund to support local projects to improve community safety over the next four years.
The NSW Community Safety Fund 2017 will provide grants up to $250,000 to non-government or not-for-profit organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and businesses for community safety initiatives with a crime prevention focus including those that:

  • address local crime hot spots
  • address anti-social behaviour in communities
  • promote safer and inclusive use of public space; and
  • promote collaborative approaches to community safety, crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.

For more information visit the NSW Government website. Read more

  • Closing: 20 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

The Hills Prize

Art Oak Hill

The $7 000 acquisitive prize attracts entries from both established and emerging artists around Australia.
 
A panel of 3 industry professionals will be responsible for judging The Hills Prize in March 2018.
 
How to enter The Hills Prize
Entries (including a digital image of the work) MUST be submitted online by Friday, 23 February 2018.
Forms cannot be posted or emailed.
 
What are the competition rules?
You can find the full terms and conditions here.
 
Where is the form?
The entry form is here.
You cannot download the form. You must complete it online.
 
How much does it cost?
$35 entry fee to be paid by credit card when filling in the online form.
 
Enquiries:
Art Co-ordinator: Anne Micallef
art@artoakhill.com.au
0458 003 013 Read more

  • Closing: 23 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Unconformity Artist Residencies

Unconformity

In 2018 The Unconformity will support multiple artist residencies in Queenstown, a small mining town in remote western Tasmania.
 
Residency info and ethos
The Unconformity Artist Residencies have been designed to support the development needs of artists, allowing time to research, develop relationships and focus on their work in the provocative Queenstown environment. Artists will be afforded the opportunity to focus upon development of their practice or project with flexibility around delivering a resolved outcome.
 
The residencies are assessed via application on a competitive basis and are open to local, Tasmanian, Australian and International artists from all artforms and stages of professional practice. Residencies will take place for a negotiated period during the 2018 calendar year. Artists will be supported with:

  • $2,500 artist fee

  • $500 materials budget
  • In-kind accommodation
  • Per diems
  • A contribution towards travel.

 
For more information visit the Unconformity website.

Read more

  • Closing: 23 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Artist Residency
  • Open To: Individuals

Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund

Create NSW

The Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund (ARAF) supports arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW and, by doing so, make the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures of regional NSW more visible and accessible.
 
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.
 
Applications open: 15 January 2018
Applications close: 26 February 2018 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)
 
Who can apply?

  • Individuals based in regional NSW
  • Organisations, partnerships and groups based in regional NSW
  • The project must include Aboriginal practitioners/arts workers in key creative roles, and incorporate Aboriginal cultures as the focus of the project.

 
Funding range:

  • up to $5,000 for individual professional artists
  • up to $20,000 for 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: 26 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Synapse Residencies

ANAT

ANAT is calling for applications from artists and scientists for our prestigious Synapse Residency program, which since 2004 has supported creative research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists.
 
Synapse involves Australian science organisations hosting artists in residence, leading to profound artistic and professional development for the participants, as well as building a sustainable support base for interdisciplinary creative collaboration in Australia.
 
Synapse brings artists and scientists together in research partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants dissuaded from anticipating specific outcomes at the outset.
 
Who can apply?
TWO residencies are open to Australian artists working in any discipline and/or medium, with the residencies to take place over 16 weeks full-time (or part-time equivalent) during 2018.
 
To ensure a good fit between the artist and host organisation, a joint application must be submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicants to establish contact and to identify the nature of the proposed research collaboration prior to application.
 
Residencies may also be approached as a platform for testing and informing a longer-term research project suitable for submission to the ARC Synapse Linkage program.
 
Guidelines, including an application cover sheet, can be downloaded here.
 
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5PM (ACDT), MONDAY 26th FEBRUARY 2018
This is a highly competitive program and it is strongly recommended that you discuss your project proposal with us prior to application. To do so, or if you have any questions, please contact:
 
Vicki Sowry
ANAT Director
Tel +61 8 8231 9037
vicki@anat.org.au
 
For more information visit the ANAT website. Read more

  • Closing: 26 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Artist Residency
  • Open To: Individuals

Women's Adventure Grant

Travel Play

The Travel Play Live Women’s Adventure Grant aims to encourage applicant(s) to consider a creative approach when submitting their application with a strong message that adventure has the power to create positive change, whether it be individual, locally or globally.
 
Applications are welcome from Australian women of all ages and backgrounds who are planning an expedition or adventurous project and can demonstrate how they will endeavour to use the grant funds, in an innovative, creative and adventurous way to showcase the power of adventure to affect change.
 
The grant recipient within each category will receive:

  • $5000.00 cash

  • Technical gear specific to their particular adventure from Jack Wolfskin & our partners.
  • Mentoring and ongoing support from Ambassador Hanny Alston and the Travel Play Live team.
  • Media coverage via Travel Play Live Magazine and online channels, plus exposure via our partners. Under 18 recipient will also receive coverage in Bella Rae Magazine.

 
Shortlisted recipients will be invited to be a part of the mentoring process and introduced to our partners to support them in reaching their goals. They will also receive media coverage via Travel Play Live Magazine and online channels.
 
Grant Requirements

  • The Travel Play Live Adventure Grant Sponsorship is not available for commercial expeditions or pre-paid tours, including organised charity and fundraising tours.

  • All applicants must be Australian Citizens
  • Expedition / Project to be completed before March 2019
  • Deliver a presentation alongside the Travel Play Live Team within six months of their return/completion of the expedition/project, and be available for publicity for the project.
  • Acknowledgement of support from the Travel Play Live Adventure Grant in any interviews, articles, lectures, blog posts or general publicity received (within reason).
  • Successful applicants are expected to contribute monthly updates of their progress where possible, and a provide a unique written article and supporting images about their expedition/project for Travel Play Live Magazine & Website, to be submitted within two months of their return from the expedition. (Support will be given with this)
  • Provide photos and videos for reasonable promotional use by Travel Play Live to promote the Grant in the coming years. (copyright remains with the photographer/videographer and credit will be given where required)
  • Under 18’s Category – Within this category, the funding may also be used to participate in skills training or competing at a national or international level in outdoor pursuits.
  • Be willing to allow first Australian Magazine rights to Travel Play Live Magazine on your story
  • For finished films that come from the grant program Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour would like first option to include the film on Tour.
  • Along with the completed form, you will be required to submit a 90 sec video introducing yourself and your adventure project as a part of the application process. Please ensure that you have permission to use any music or additional photography, as your video application may be used for promotional public use.

 
Categories
1. Expeditions for Change
We are after applicants whose primary goal of their adventure is to create change locally, nationally or globally via their project or expedition. This category is open to:

  • Scientists and conservationists who may be conducting fieldwork in intrepid, extreme or remote locations.

  • Explorers and adventurers who are using their expedition to raise awareness on social or environmental causes.
  • Women forging new ground in the adventure arena and challenging boundaries

 
2. Adventure Film & Photography
We are after female photographers, documentary makers or filmmakers who are capturing the heartbeat of adventure across the globe. This category is open to creative women who are equally as adventurous as the subjects or locations whose story they are telling.
 
For the finished films that come from the grant program Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour would like first option to include the film on Tour. The film maker must hold the intellectual property rights and distribution rights. The film maker must acquire the performing rights for any music contained in the film and provide evidence should it be required. Preferred format to receive and screen films is 16:9 ratio PAL format, preferred export settings for Quicktime files are Apple Pro Res 422 (HQ) at HDTV 1920×1080 square pixels. Audio 48kHz, 24-bit discrete channel or 44.1kHz and 16-bit stereo.
 
3. Young Adventurers
We are on the lookout for young women adventurers under 18 years of age who are pioneering the way for their generation to embrace the heartbeat of adventure. Within this category, the funding may also be used to participate in skills training or competing at a national or international level in outdoor pursuits.
 
4. Women Adventurers over 50
We are seeking women 50 and over pushing the boundaries of expectations when it comes to adventure.
 
For more information visit www.travelplaylive.com.au/grants-apply. Read more

  • Closing: 28 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Rural & Regional Arts & Culture Small Grants Program

Charles Sturt University

The CUP Rural and Regional Arts and Culture Program is a small grants program (generally $500 – $1,000) to support regional arts and culture programs including artists in residence, art shows, musical education, talks and lectures, and related activities that encourage engagement by younger people in artistic endeavours.
 
Registered community organisations may apply for a grant under this Round. Applications should demonstrate how the activity will support student engagement with learning and further education.
 
For more information visit the Charles Sturt University website. Read more

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

Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize

Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize

The competition is open to Australian artists at any career stage, and aims to celebrate and encourage the diverse modes of expression representative of contemporary art practice.
 
2018 Prizes
$20,000 First Prize (acquisitive)
$1,000 Artery Tasmanian Artist’s Prize (materials)
$1,000 Fullers Bookshop People’s Choice
$1,000 Hutchins Staff Choice
 
THE HUTCHINS AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE IS AN ACCLAIMED BIENNIAL NATIONAL AWARD DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE.
 
There are no theme, genre, substrate or subject matter preconditions. The competition is open to many modes of creative art practice across traditional and contemporary genres. *Some conditions apply – see criteria for details.
 
For more information visit the website.
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  • Closing: 2 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Youth Opportunities Funding

NSW Family and Community Services

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants of up to $50,000 to organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.
 
Funded projects from previous rounds have focused on providing young people with the opportunity to develop a range of life skills, including healthy behaviours; leadership, communication and teamwork; event management and planning; and volunteering opportunities that link young people to further education and training.
 
For more information visit the NSW Family and Community Services website. Read more

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

Milburn Art Prize

Milburn Art Prize

The annual exhibition is open to all artists from SE Queensland and Northern NSW with a $5,000 prize awarded for a 2D work including painting, drawing, printmaking and photography.
 
This is an important community exhibition designed to encourage participation and competition between both professional and amateur artists.
 
The Milburn Art Prize will discover new and exciting artistic talent, whilst also showcasing outstanding works by established artists.
 
We hope that the Milburn Art Prize may be a springboard into the arts industry for many artists.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 5 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

The Balnaves Foundation Grants

Balnaves Foundation

The Balnaves Foundation supports organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts. If your organisation primarily works in one or more of these areas then we would be happy to consider your application.

  • The Balnaves Foundation is open to receive applications at any time. There are no closing dates for applications.
  • This online application form is the first stage in applying for funding.
  • Your application will be considered by Trustees of the Foundation.

 
For more information visit the Balnaves Foundation website. Read more

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

Harold Mitchell Foundation Grants

Harold Mitchell Foundation

The Harold Mitchell Foundation’s grant scheme is about helping people help each other. So many organisations out there are full of great ideas, people and drive. To make a really big difference in our community, they just need a little bit of money, and that’s what we’re here to provide. Since we started out in 2000, the Foundation has provided up to $7 million in grant funding to over 100 different organisations, in everything from health to the arts.
 
The Harold Mitchell Foundation is bound by Australian taxation laws and its Trust Deed in terms of to whom grant funding can be legally provided. Before your proposal can be considered by our Foundation, your organisation must fulfil a number of eligibility requirements, as well as meet our project funding criteria and understand its obligations should you be successful in receiving project funding.
 
For more information visit the Harold Mitchell Foundation website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Disability
  • Open To: Organisations

Australia Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding for international arts and cultural projects that promote Australia overseas.
 
The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) supports the delivery of high-quality public diplomacy initiatives which promote our economic, artistic, and cultural assets to an international audience. These initiatives strengthen Australia’s reputation as an innovative, creative nation and foster collaborative people-to-people links internationally.
 
For more information visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. Read more

  • Closing: 9 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program

Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation

This Small Grants Program supports strategies to benefit Australian communities.
The aims are to:

  • alleviate the negative effects of poverty and disadvantage;
  • demonstrate new ideas about how to address poverty and disadvantage;
  • strengthen communities’ abilities to deal with poverty and disadvantage.

Priority Areas

  • communities experiencing social and economic exclusion with particular emphasis on Indigenous Australians,
  • asylum seekers and refugees, and people living in isolated rural and remote areas of Australia,
  • children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who lack the opportunity to improve their wellbeing,
  • small, discrete projects that meet the needs of a community rather than supplementary funding for large projects. A small, discrete project will be considered to have a total budget of up to $50,000.

The Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program accepts applications on an ongoing basis, with no specific closing dates.
 
For more information visit the Myer Foundation website. Read more

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

Community Led Grants

Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet invites applications for grant funding for activities that contribute to the achievement of any combination of outcomes identified in the Indigenous Advancement Strategy programme information provided in Annexure 1 of the IAS Grant Guidelines.
 
The types of activities that may be funded will address one or more of the Government’s priority areas:

  • Education – activities focused on increased school attendance and improved educational outcomes that lead to employment. This includes activities that nurture and educate Indigenous children, youth and adults to improve pathways to prosperity and wellbeing. This includes improving family and parenting support; early childhood development, care and education; school education; youth engagement and transition; and higher education.
  • Employment and Economic Development – support to connect working age Indigenous Australians with real and sustainable jobs, including ensuring remote jobseekers participate in activities and gain experience that builds work-readiness and contributes to the broader community, foster Indigenous business and to assist Indigenous people to generate economic and social benefits, including from natural and cultural assets and including the effective management of Indigenous-owned land and seas.
  • Community Safety – activities that make communities safer for Indigenous Australians, enabling them to enjoy similar levels of physical, emotional and social wellbeing as those enjoyed by other Australians.

 
Applications close: Ongoing
Contact: 1800 079 098 or iasgrants@pmc.gov.au
More information and application details Read more

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

Your Big Idea

Arts Northern Rivers

Arts Northern Rivers want to hear Your Big Idea, and are calling for proposals for ambitious arts projects ready to be developed into a funding application in mid 2018. The successful project will be groundbreaking and have the ability to grab the attention of a local, national or international audience.
 
Applications will be assessed by a panel of highly regarded industry leaders. The concept must be original and at the cutting edge of visual arts, experimental, performance, theatre, live art, music, sound, dance or interdisciplinary contemporary arts practice.
 
The winning project will receive a tailored Project Development Package working closely with Arts Northern Rivers to hone their project ready for funding. This incubation phase which will leverage Arts Northern Rivers’ expertise and offer access to industry networks and expert knowhow across various sectors.
 
To be eligible you must be passionate about Your Big Idea and committed to delivering the project if successful for funding. Your Big Idea needs to have a public outcome at a site within the Northern Rivers and be led by a Northern Rivers based artist, team or company. Project partners are encouraged and can be sought locally, nationally and internationally.
 
Selection Panel

  • Lisa Havilah, Director CarriageWorks

  • Jeff Khan, Artistic Director Performance Space
  • Roslyn Helper, Director Underbelly Arts

 
Criteria

  • be an ARTS PROJECT

  • be led by a NORTHERN RIVERS BASED INDIVIDUAL or TEAM
  • have a PUBLIC OUTCOME
  • have PROJECT PARTNERS
  • must be eligible for ARTS FUNDING

 
For more information and to apply visit yourbigideanr.com. Read more

  • Closing: 11 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Gallipoli Art Prize

Gallipoli Art Prize

Australian artists are invited to enter one piece of original work produced in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed medium in the Gallipoli Art Prize competition.
 
The Art Prize will be awarded to the artist who best depicts the spirit of The Gallipoli Memorial Club’s creed:
 
“…there exists an obligation for all to preserve the special qualities of loyalty, respect, love of country, courage and comradeship which were personified by the heroes of the Gallipoli Campaign and bequeathed to all humanity as a foundation of perpetual peace and universal freedom.”
 
Artwork to be delivered 11-14 March 2018.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 14 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Visions of Australia

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia.
 
The Visions of Australia program funds the development and touring of exhibitions of cultural material of historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance.
 
Tours must include at least three venues outside the organisation’s home state or territory. Regional and remote venues are a higher priority for funding.
 
For more information visit the Department of Communications and the Arts website. Read more

  • Closing: 16 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Touring
  • Open To: Organisations

Festivals Australia

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

Festivals Australia supports community participation in, and access to, the arts and aims to support partnerships and collaboration across the sector.
 
Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts and cultural heritage projects that invite community participation and audience engagement. Projects can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition.
 
The aim is to give community members living in regional or remote Australia the chance to participate in or attend an arts experience at a festival, or a significant one-off community celebration.
 
Projects must be a single discrete activity, not a range of unrelated activities across a festival program.
 
For more information visit the Department of Communications and the Arts website. Read more

  • Closing: 16 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Festivals
  • Open To: Organisations

Telstra National Aboriginal &Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory

The 35th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards aims to showcase the very best Australian Indigenous art from around the country.
 
The Awards were founded by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in 1984, and remain the nation’s first and longest-running awards dedicated to Indigenous art and artists, now awarding $80 000 in prizes to artists each year. Telstra have been the principal partner since 1992. The Awards are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists over the age of 18. There is no particular theme or restriction regarding work that can be entered.
 
The non-acquisitive Telstra Award of $50,000 cash is awarded to the work considered by judges to be the most outstanding work in the exhibition.
 
Prizes are also awarded in each of the following categories:

  • Telstra Bark Painting Award – $5000

  • Telstra General Painting Award – $5000
  • Telstra Works on Paper Award (includes photography, print making, drawing etc.) – $5000
  • Wandjuk Marika Memorial Three-Dimensional Award (sponsored by Telstra) – $5000
  • Telstra Multimedia Award (for multidisciplinary and digital works) – $5000
  • Telstra Emerging Artist Award (awarded from any medium and for artists working within their first five years of practice who have not been displayed in a major gallery) – $5000
  • Telstra People’s Choice Award

 
Winners will be notified by Friday 2 August 2018 and announcements made at the opening ceremony for the exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in Darwin on 10 August 2018.
 
A People’s Choice Award will be presented later to the artist whose artwork receives the highest number of votes from visitors to the Award exhibition. There is no prize money for this award.
 
All awards are non acquisitive.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 16 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

David Bryce Rural Art Award

David Bryce Rural Art Award

$5500 in Prize Money
 
Exhibition Dates: 12 April – 27 May 2018
 
All works need to depict a current rural scene, person, animal or activity. i.e. not retrospective of early Australian rural life or scenes from an earlier time.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 16 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes

International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21

Cultural Development Network

This award aims to recognise important contributions from cities and individuals to the relation between culture and sustainable development. Australian councils and their employee and community members are encouraged to apply.
 
Category 1: City
This category will recognise a city, local or regional government cultural policy of which has contributed significantly to linking the values of culture (heritage, diversity, creativity and transmission of knowledge) with democratic governance, citizen participation and sustainable development. The action awarded should count on, at least, two years of implementation and have documented proof of the impact and the successes achieved.
 
The winning city will be presented with a trophy produced by an artist from Mexico City, accompanied by a recognition signed by the Head of Government of Mexico City and by the President of UCLG.
 
The project presented by the winning city will receive the amount of Euro 50,000, which will be used for its international promotion (the publication of a book, participation in forums, international visibility) and to strengthen the local implementation of the Agenda 21 for culture. The Jury may either grant the Award to a single city or decide that it (and its related financial amount) be shared by more than one city. Click here for more information about this award category.
 
 
Category 2: Individual
This category will recognise an internationally renowned individual who has made a fundamental contribution to the relationship between culture and sustainable development. This Award will be designated by the Jury, without an open competition process.
 
The recipient of the Award will be presented with a trophy produced by an artist from Mexico City, accompanied by a recognition signed by the Head of Government of Mexico City and by the President of UCLG. The selected personality will receive the amount of Euro 25,000.
 
The organisers invite all the members of UCLG (direct or indirect), as well as other interested individuals and organisations, to nominate relevant personalities only through the email award@agenda21culture.net. This nomination must be justified, by describing that individual’s contribution to the achievement of the objectives of the Agenda 21 for culture. Nomination forms can be found here.
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  • Closing: 16 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Creative Koori - Aboriginal Strategic Program

Create NSW

Creative Koori Aboriginal Strategic Program funding is available for projects and employment that support a vibrant Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in NSW.
 
Individuals and organisations are invited to apply to deliver projects and employment that afford Aboriginal people greater opportunities to participate in, share and strengthen their culture through arts practice and develop careers and businesses in the arts and cultural sectors.
 
Who can apply?

  • Individual artists and arts/cultural workers

  • Organisations, partnerships and groups
  • Priority will be given to Aboriginal people and Aboriginal-led organisations.

 
For more information visit create.nsw.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 16 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Support Grants

Multicultural NSW

Support Grants help individuals and communities to participate fully in community life and assist in building community capacity. Support Grants are flexible and varied, ranging from individual support for young people to participate in sport to providing services.
 
Priority areas are established each year.  Applications must address at least one of the identified priority areas.
 
Support Grants of up to $10,000 for an organisation and up to $500 for individuals are available to:

  • non-profit sharing community organisations
  • registered sporting clubs in sports recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

 
Eligibility criteria and excluded activities are clearly outlined in our Grants Program booklet, please take the time to review this prior to submitting an application.
 
For more information visit the Multicultural NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 23 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Broken Hill Art Exchange Inc. Residencies

Broken Hill Art Exchange Inc.

The Broken Hill Art Exchange Inc. residency provides facilities for artists and other industry sectors across various fields to research and practise artistic endeavours. There are three residency application categories:
 

  • Professional practice: for self-initiated projects and private studio time

  • Community development: to engage local communities and groups through workshop or projects
  • Industry development: for long-term residencies with a view to enhance Broken Hill’s reputation as a profitable artistic hub

 
For more information visit www.brokenhillartexchange.org.au Read more

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

Artist in Residency Program

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

The Gallery is pleased to be able to offer two new Artist-In-Residence studios in the picturesque rural rural village of Collector, NSW. One is ideally set up as a ceramic studio, but may be used for any other media. The other is part of the Some Cafe with a self-contained 2 bedroom stone house and sunny north facing terrace + studio space, and would be a fantastic space for an artist working in any medium. The Galley is grateful to CreateNSW and a private regional donor who have contributed generously to enable both these residencies.
 
For more information visit goulburnregionalartgallery.com.au Read more

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

Artist in Residence

Sturt Craft Centre

Sturt Craft Centre invites applications from experienced craft practitioners to the Sturt Artist-in-Residence program. Residencies occur in the craft disciplines of ceramics, jewellery/metalwork, textiles and woodwork. Four to six residencies occur at Sturt each year.
 
Sturt encourages small scale production and individually designed work which may be promoted through Sturt Gallery.
 
Each year professional residencies may be awarded specifically to develop a body of work which can be produced and made, at Sturt, during the Residency time.
 
Sturt sees the residency program as an important adjunct to its overall aim of providing support for Australian contemporary craft and design through a program of teaching, retail, exhibition and residencies. The emphasis of the residency program will be to support craftspeople and designer-makers who are sympathetic to this philosophy.
 
Three categories of residency are available:

  • Professional Residency

  • Self Directed Residency
  • Graduate Residency

 
For more information visit www.sturt.nsw.edu.au Read more

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

Artist Residency

Sunsiz Media

Sunsiz Media invites artists and writers to experience the NSW outback to create works of art and spend time in the black opal mining town of Lightning Ridge.
 
Dr Jillian Gates, artist, educator and director of Sunsiz Media discovered this retreat in 2008 while completing her Ph.D and found it was the perfect site to write and give her students a greater appreciation of en plein air painting.
 
From 2014 this Residency is open to mid career artists interested in contemporary art practice and writing. Artists working in installation and other spatial and temporal practices who want to exhibit their work in Sydney should contact Articulate project space in Leichhardt, NSW, with a proposal.
 
Please state briefly why you would like to stay at the Residency and tell us about your project and what you would like to achieve. Please include the dates you require.
 
Preference will be given to artists who are sensitive to “off the grid” living and the surrounding environment.
 
For more information visit sunsizmedia.com/applications/ Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Artist Residency
  • 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 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.
 
For more information visit the NAVA website. Read more

  • Closing: 24 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Dreams for a Better World

SunSuper

Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World is all about giving back to our community and we have a $150,000 annual grant pool to help make it happen.
 
It doesn’t matter if you’re a care giving community group or looking out for our wildlife and furry friends, as long as you have a dream to help make the world a better place and meet our guidelines – we want to hear from you.
 
There are four rounds, and each quarter there’s a different theme. So if you have a dream that fits the criteria, tell us about it and you could be in the running to receive up to $50,000 in grants to help a cause close to your heart.

  • Round 1: Open Round

  • Round 2: Health and People
  • Round 3: Sport and Education
  • Round 4: Animals and Community

 
For more information visit the Dreams for a Better World website. Read more

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

Regional Pitchfest

Australia Post

Australia Post Regional Pitchfest is your opportunity to pitch your business or idea to a live audience and expert panel for the chance to win cash and prizes. We are looking for regional Australia’s innovators and entrepreneurs and are excited to be not only providing them a platform to launch from, but also a spotlight on the great opportunities in regional areas across the country.
 
For more information visit the Regional Pitchfest website here. Read more

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

Veolia Creative Arts Scholarships

Veolia Mulwaree Trust

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust Creative Arts Scholarships endeavour to support creative culture in the Southern Tablelands Arts region.
 
One arts practice scholarship will be available for a creative artist to further his or her art practice. This may include making and/or completing a body of work for exhibition, publication, or performance.
 
The other is an arts study scholarship which will be available for a creative artist to undertake a program of arts study in any format, for example, at a tertiary institution, or other educational program, through a mentorship program or study tour.
 
Each scholarship is valued at $3,000.
 
For more information visit the Veolia Mulwaree Trust website. Read more

  • Closing: 28 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Australia-China Council

The Australia-China Council

The Australia-China Council (ACC) is the Australian Government’s advisory and funding body dedicated to the strengthening of cultural, education, business, and more broadly, people-to-people relations between Australia and China.
 
Each year, we deliver around A$700,000 in grants for organisations and individuals across Australia. The Council’s funding is determined by the Government, and is subject to scope and availability of funding in each financial year.
 
For more information visit www.dfat.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 28 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Council on Australia Latin America Relations

Council on Australia Latin America Relations

The Council provides funding through a competitive grants program for projects across Latin America and Australia. Projects need to enhance and strengthen links between Australia and Latin America, particularly in the priority areas of business, education, science, sustainability, tourism, cultural promotion and sport.
 
For more information please visit www.dfat.gov.au. Read more

  • Closing: 28 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Australia-India Council

The Australia-India Council

Funding applications are welcome from individuals and organisations in Australia for projects which are likely to promote long-term contact and cooperation between Australia and India. AIC grants are intended to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the mission and goals of the Council. The Council gives priority to projects in the following areas:

  • The Arts (including literature and film)

  • Education
  • Social initiatives (including public health and sport)
  • Science/Technology/Environment
  • Public Policy Activities (including media links)

 
For more information please visit www.dfat.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 29 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

SITEWORKS Call for Proposals

Bundanon Trust

SITEWORKS is Bundanon Trust’s annual spring event that brings together artists, scientists, scholars and community voices in a unique annual gathering to share knowledge and experiences arising from responses to our properties. It attracts up to 1000 people each year.
 
See here for more information on previous Siteworks.
 
Bundanon Trust is an engine room for contemporary art practice in Australia. Given to the Australian people in 1993 by artist Arthur Boyd, the Bundanon property is set in bush and park land overlooking the Shoalhaven River on the NSW south coast. At the heart of our work is our artist-in-residence program, which hosts 300 artists each year across all disciplines.
 
The Theme: Micro
Tired of big ideas? Let’s be small-minded for a change. In 2018 Siteworks will turn its attention to very small things, whether living, inert, conceptual or hardly there at all. Microbes, doll houses, neutrinos, crumbs, nanobots, tiny desires and minute acts of subversion are all possible fields of enquiry. Interpret it as you will.
 
We’re open to all art forms and practices, and the works can be performative, perambulatory, stationery, installed, interactive, durational, virtual, or something else entirely. The only conceptual constraints are that the works must have a relationship with our site and some connection to the theme. Ideas that include partnerships with scientists are particularly encouraged.
 
What Bundaon Can Offer

  • a modest fee – negotiable depending on our budget and your project

  • some production costs
  • technical support
  • accommodation on site from the Monday beforehand (24 Sept) – earlier site visits can be arranged
  • an extraordinary site, and a curious audience.

 
Things to Consider
Siteworks is a one-day event happening in the grounds, fields and forest around the Bundanon homestead. The event runs from midday until late night. Works can happen day or night.
 
Siteworks is a unique event and a great place to make work. But it has its challenges.

  • you need to be self-reliant with strong DIY skills and your own transport

  • works need to be technically feasible – any specialist equipment you will need to supply yourself
  • works need to be weather-tolerant

 
We welcome all ideas, though Siteworks is particularly suited to:

  • a first draft showing of a new work

  • a re-imagining of work you have already made in other contexts
  • works that already have a funding source, and are looking for a short development or presentation opportunity
  • We are happy to provide support letters for suitable projects that are seeking funding over the next few months.

 
For more information and to express interest visit the Bundanon Trust website. Read more

  • Closing: 29 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Orange Regional Arts Foundation - Round One

Orange Regional Arts Foundation

The Orange Regional Arts Foundation (ORAF) supports and benefits the Orange Regional Gallery, the Orange Civic Theatre, Central West Libraries, the Orange Regional Conservatorium, the Orange Regional Museum and any other cultural activity/project within the Orange Region.
 
The Orange Regional Arts Foundation has funds available on a yearly basis to support appropriate projects or activities that meet the objectives of ORAF. Proposals will be accepted twice each calendar year – by 30th March and 30th October. All proposals will be considered by the Board of ORAF.
 
For more information visit the website.

Read more

  • Closing: 30 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

The Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize

The Fleurieu Biennale

The Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize is a non-acquisitive South Australian two and three dimensional art prize open to Australian visual artists, 18 years and over. The winning artwork will receive AU$25,000.
 
Artists are invited to respond to the theme A Sense of Place by submitting previously un-shown artworks, across multiple platforms and disciplines (with the exclusion of digital media or ephemeral matter), produced after 1st January 2017.
 
Shortlisted works will be chosen by a selection panel comprising of arts industry professionals. All shortlisted finalists will be invited to submit artworks to be exhibited on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia from 16 June – 22 July, 2018. The winning artwork will be selected from finalist exhibitions.
 
A People’s Choice award of AU$3000 will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition to the artwork voted as people’s choice.
 
The judges for the 2018 Fleurieu Biennale are:

  • Christopher Orchard (Visual artist)

  • Emma Fey (Guildhouse Executive Director)
  • Godwin Bradbeer (Visual artist)

 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Small Grants for Rural Communities

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Small Grants for Rural Communities is the longest running and broadest program the (FRRR) offers, opening twice per year.
 
In 2016, the SGRC program celebrated 30 rounds of grant-making. The program has supported hundreds of small communities in that time, investing millions of dollars into local projects.
 
It is a great example of a collaborative program supported by various partners, which has the flexibility to address issues that make a difference to the sustainability of rural, regional and remote communities including projects that address the following:

  • Strong Leadership & Community Capacity: Investing and developing leadership, skills and capacity of individuals and organisations, enhancing inclusion and strengthening culture.
  • Sustainable Community Infrastructure: Projects focusing on improving local infrastructure, creating places which enable communities to connect and grow their identity.
  • Equitable Access to Opportunities: Ensuring equitable access to quality services and opportunities in the areas of culture, arts, education, health, wellbeing, communications, transport, food and the environment.
  • Vibrant Local Economies: Projects that enhance a sustainable economy, providing jobs, growth and wealth for the community.

 
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities  in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer.
 
For more information visit the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Organisations

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

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).
Read more

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Grants

Australian Ethical

At Australian Ethical, we believe it’s important to provide financial help to organisations making a positive difference in the world. That’s why we donate 10% of our yearly pre-tax profits to charitable organisations.
 
Grants recipients cover humanitarian, environmental, and animal welfare areas in Australia and abroad, aiming to bring dignity and aid to our global community.
 
For more information visit the Australian Ethical website.
Read more

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

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

Artist in Residence Program

Grafton Regional Gallery

The Grafton Regional Gallery is offering artists the rare opportunity to be one of its artists in residence. The Gallery is calling for applications from artists for this program which will run from 8 October – 1 November 2018 during the lead up to the opening of the 2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) and the annual Jacaranda Festival.
 
For more information visit www.graftongallery.nsw.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 1 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Artist Residency
  • Open To: Individuals

Fellowships

Australia Council for the Arts

Australia Council Fellowships of $80,000 support outstanding, established artists’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years.
 
Please read through the following grant guidelines. If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer now.
 
Closing date
The Australia Council offers one grant round each year for Fellowships. In 2018, Fellowships will close on Tuesday 5 June.
Each round closes at midnight on the closing date.
 
Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.
 
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately 12 weeks after the closing date.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: 5 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Green Globe Awards

Environment & Heritage NSW

The 2018 Green Globe Award nominations are now open. The awards showcase people and projects making real progress toward sustainability across NSW.
 
It doesn’t matter if you are a big multinational, a tiny social enterprise or something in between. The Green Globe Award judges want to know about the work you’re doing and why it matters.
 
Nominate yourself or someone you think deserves recognition with a Green Globe Award.
 
Finalists will be will be announced at the end of August 2018 and winners will be announced at the gala event in October 2018.
 
For more information visit the Department of Environment and Heritage website. Read more

  • Closing: 8 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

Lismore Regional Gallery

The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a biennial prize. Now in its 6th year the prize started as The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, a painting and drawing prize open to artists Australia wide whose artwork depicted a person from the Northern Rivers. It has since expanded to include portraits of any subject in any medium (see terms and conditions). The prize is open to artists nationally.
 
The 2018 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize exhibition will be open 28 July – 23 September 2018, with entries closing 12am Monday 11 June 2018.
 
Judge: Dr Michael Brand, Director, Art Gallery of NSW
 
For more information visit the Lismore Regional Gallery website. Read more

  • Closing: 11 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Regional Arts Touring

Create NSW

Regional Arts Touring funding supports projects that provide access to arts and culture for audiences living in regional NSW.
 
Funding is available for tours of all artforms, including performing arts, music, visual arts, literature, history, museums and multi-arts. Applicants should demonstrate strong audience development and engagement strategies.
 
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.
 
Who can apply?

  • Individual artists 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: All Artforms / General, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Arts and Cultural Projects

Create NSW

Arts and Cultural Projects funding supports professional arts and cultural projects at any stage of the creative process.
 
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.
 
Who can apply?

  • Individual artists and arts/cultural workers

  • Organisations, partnerships and groups.

 

Funding range:

  • Up to $60,000 for projects delivered within 12 months OR
  • Up to $75,000 for projects delivered over more than 12 months.

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

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

Young Regional Artist Scholarship

Create NSW

The NSW Government is offering a total of 25 scholarships for young regional artists and cultural workers to undertake exciting and career-making professional development opportunities.
 
Scholarships are open to artists, performers and arts and cultural workers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial and the visual arts.
 
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.
 

Applications open: 24 April 2017*
Applications close: 19 June 2017 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)

*Please note there will be two funding rounds for this category in 2017.

Who can apply?

  • Individual artists and arts/cultural workers based in regional NSW.

For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Dance, Disability, Fellowship & Scholarship, Indigenous, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Screen Arts / Film, Technology, Theatre, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Domino's Give for Good

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Building vibrant, resilient and adaptive rural, regional and remote communities is a vision shared by FRRR and Domino’s. We believe this can be achieved by harnessing and investing in the economic, community leadership and social strengths that exist in communities.
 
Give for Good is an annual program offering rural, regional and remote Australian communities grants of up to $5,000, for community-led projects that respond to one of these three impact areas. A total of $150,000 will be available in 2016.

  1. Education and youth initiatives (17yrs and over): provide young people in rural communities with opportunities to develop skills, access quality vocational and traditional education, and receive support for issues that may affect or hinder their participation and inclusion in community life.
  2. Leadership and entrepreneurship: to harness, nurture, develop and leverage the creativity that exists within communities to respond to local opportunities and challenges e.g. employment, tourism, enterprise, and local service sustainability.
  3. Skills, knowledge, and networks needed to prepare and recover from natural disasters: ensure that communities impacted by natural disasters can access support for community-led recovery when they are ready, and for projects that will facilitate their recovery. Importantly, better prepared communities tend to recover better, and funds will also be available to support projects that help communities to work together around risks and being prepared.

 
For more information visit the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal website. Read more

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

Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA)

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Rural, regional and remote areas have an ageing population, just like the rest of Australia. The difference however is that often there aren’t the extensive facilities necessary to care for aged residents in their local communities.
 
Fortunately this situation is changing over time, but greater investment is required to enhance, and in some cases create, these facilities.
 
Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA) is a targeted grant program, designed to support projects and activities that benefit and support older people living in small rural and remote communities.
 
For more information visit the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal website. Read more

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

Rural Education Australia Program - REAPing Rewards

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

The Rural Education Australia Program, which is known as REAPing Rewards, is a national program targeting educational outcomes in rural and remote communities.
 
It supports locally-driven projects and programs that directly benefit people up to 18 years of age, and their educators, through grants up to $10,000.
 
REAPing Rewards continues the essence of the former Rural Education Program (REP) and the Rural Early Childhood Education (REACH) program and incorporates new learning from the sector. This program is in high demand and we are currently seeking new funding partners to continue this valuable program.
 
For more information visit the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal website. Read more

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

Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship aims to assist emerging artists to develop their practice through overseas travel or tuition. This scholarship provides assistance towards the cost of overseas travel to:

  • undertake formal study
  • undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist)
  • undertake informal study for a planned research project.

 
Funding Available
4 applicants will be awarded $5,000 plus GST each.
 
For more information visit the NAVA website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Annual Program Funding

Create NSW

An annual program consists of multiple arts and cultural activities delivered throughout the calendar year. Funding can contribute to any aspect of the program.
 
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.
 
Who can apply?
Organisations with a minimum annual income of $50,000* that:

  • received 2017 Annual Program funding from Arts NSW (now Create NSW) OR
  • have a history of three Arts NSW grants in three of the last five years (at the time of application).

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

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

Service Organisations Program

Create NSW

Service Organisations Program funding is available to organisations whose primary purpose is providing services to members of the arts and cultural sector in NSW.
 
Organisations predominantly delivering curated arts and cultural programs should apply through the Annual Program funding category.
 
 
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.
 
Who can apply?

  • Organisations dedicated to providing expertise, key services and critical functions to members of the arts and cultural sector in NSW
  • Applicants must demonstrate a central need within, and support from, the NSW arts and cultural sector for the services being provided.

Funding range
There are no minimum or maximum funding limits for this category, however, applicants should review the funding recipients list for an indication of the level of funding provided to successful applicants in previous rounds.
 
Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

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

ANZ Staff Foundation

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 July 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Small Grants

Way Ahead - Mental Health Association NSW

Each year a number of small grants are offered to assist the staging of mental health promotion activities or events during October’s Mental Health Month.
 
There are five grants available:

  • General grants
    General grants are for projects focusing on any part of the community.
    There are 5 x $1000 grants and 20 x $500 grants available.
     

  • Youth grants
    For projects focusing specifically on the youth population aged 14- 24 years.
    There are 3 x $1,000 grants and 4 grants x $500 grants available.
     

  • CALD grants
    CALD grants are for projects focusing specifically on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.
    There are 1 x $1000 grants and 6 x $500 grants available
     

  • Aboriginal Grants
    Aboriginal grants are for projects focusing specifically on Indigenous communities.
    There are 2 x $1000 grants and 6 x $500 grants available
     

  • LGBTI grants
    LGBTI grants are for projects focusing specifically on, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities.
    There are 4 x $1000 grants and 2 x $500 grants available

 
 

Eligibility

  • Organisations must have an ABN or be supported by an organisation with an ABN, and be undertaking the project in NSW.

  • The planned activity must occur during Mental Health Month in October, promote positive mental health in the community and tie in with the theme for Mental Health Month 2017.
  • Organisations or community groups wishing to submit a grant application can apply in only one category.
  • Funds are not available for the self-promotion of for-profit organisations.
  • Funds are not available for work that an organisation is already funded to undertake

 
 
For more information visit the Way Ahead Mental Health Month website. Read more

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

The ClubGRANTS Scheme

Clubs NSW

To ensure that larger registered clubs in NSW contribute to the provision of front-line services to their local communities; and to ensure that the disadvantaged in the community are better positioned to benefit from the substantial contributions made by those clubs.

Overview

  • Category 1 funding is available for specific local community priorities such as community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.
  • Category 2 funding is focused on core club activities (such as an RSL supporting veterans welfare) and traditional areas of club expenditure, such as support for sport and recreation groups.
  • Category 3 Is a state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects. Grants are available for sport, emergency and disaster relief, and arts and culture infrastructure.

If you are unsure of which council area you belong to, you can check here.

Website: http://www.clubsnsw.com.au/clubgrants.aspx
Phone: 1300 730 001
Email: enquiries@clubsnsw.com.au Read more

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

Creative Arts Fellowship

National Library of Australia

The Fellowship offers a grant to support creative practitioners and artists to undertake a sustained period of intensive work at the Library, using the rich and varied collections to develop a new art-work or body of work or an artistic concept for future elaboration. The Fellowship is open to established and emerging artists.
 
The Fellow undertakes a minimum four-week residency at the Library, funded by the Friends of the National Library. The Fellow may extend the duration of the residency but will not receive further funding. The 2018 Creative Arts Fellow should aim to complete the residency by 30 June 2018, unless otherwise agreed, but is not expected to complete the artwork within this period. The Fellow will be expected to give a public presentation on the progress or completion of their project within the calendar year.
 
Fellows receive during their residency:

  • $10,000, which can be used as a stipend for travel support and accommodation or for project expenses

  • Special access to collections and staff expertise
  • Access to office facilities and a personal workstation
  • Copies of collection materials (within reasonable limits and according to access conditions)
  • Fellows become part of the Library’s community of staff, researchers and Friends.

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

  • Closing: 28 July 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Creative Fellowships

National Library of Australia

The National Library offers three Fellowships to support practising writers and artists to develop new work creatively using or inspired by the Library’s collections.
 
Applications for the 2018 Creative Fellowships closed on 28 July 2017 and will re-open in April 2018 for the 2019 Fellowships.
 
The Library provides creative artists with a unique and supportive environment in which to immerse themselves in the collections. The Fellowship enables artists to be inspired by, repurpose, transform or imaginatively respond to published sources, such as music, maps, rare books or ephemera, or original sources, such as pictures, manuscripts, oral histories and folklore recordings, in any way.

  • The Friends of the National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship is open to creative practitioners and artists, working professionally in any art form, to create new artistic work that is inspired by or using particular collections. Artists may be working in such fields as music, dance, theatre, visual arts, emerging, hybrid and experimental art forms.
  • The National Folk Fellowship, offered in partnership with the National Folk Festival, supports folk musicians, singers, dancers, poets, performance artists, or collector-performers to develop a project based on the Library’s original folklore and related collections, with a performance at the following National Folk Festival.

Read more

  • Closing: 28 July 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Dance, Fellowship & Scholarship, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Screen Arts / Film, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

Regional Arts NSW

Application date for 2019 projects TBA. Read more

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

Future2 Make the Difference! Grants

Foundation of Australian Financial Planners

Since 2007 Future2 has committed $823,000 in Grants to community not for profits. Through programs run by these organisations, we have helped to turn the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young people from adversity to opportunity, from social exclusion to productive lives in the community.
 
The Grants program is a national program issuing Grants up to $10,000.
 
Every application must be supported by a licensed financial planner who is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).
 
The application process must be completed online.
 
For more information visit the Future2 Foundation website. Read more

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

Artform Fellowships

Create NSW

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.
 
Applicants from all artforms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts and culture, literature, music, theatre, moving image, filmmaking (Priority fellowships), community arts, collections and cultural heritage, curatorial and the visual arts are invited to apply.
 
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 each of the Fellowship and Scholarship categories.
 
Application opening and closing dates vary across the Fellowship and Scholarship categories. Please refer to the guidelines for specific deadlines.

 

Artform Fellowships

  • Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging)
  • Visual Artist Fellowship (Mid-career/Established)
  • History Fellowship
  • Peter Sculpthorpe Music Fellowship
  • Writers Fellowship
  • Performing Arts Fellowship

Who can apply?

  • Professional NSW artists, practitioners, creative partnerships/groups or arts and cultural workers
  • All Fellowships are open to all arts and cultural practitioners at any stage of their career, unless otherwise specified.

For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Priority Fellowships

Create NSW

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.
 
Applicants from all artforms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts and culture, literature, music, theatre, moving image, filmmaking (Priority fellowships), community arts, collections and cultural heritage, curatorial and the visual arts are invited to apply.
 
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 each of the Fellowship and Scholarship categories.
 
Application opening and closing dates vary across the Fellowship and Scholarship categories. Please refer to the guidelines for specific deadlines.
 
Priority Fellowships

  • Artist with Disability Fellowship
  • Western Sydney Artist Fellowship
  • Regional Arts Fellowship
  • Aboriginal Arts Fellowship

Who can apply?

  • Professional NSW artists, practitioners, creative partnerships/groups or arts and cultural workers
  • All Fellowships are open to all arts and cultural practitioners at any stage of their career, unless otherwise specified.

For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Disability, Fellowship & Scholarship, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for 2019 projects open on Tuesday 19 June 2018. Read more

  • Closing: 10 August 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

NSW Grandparents Day Grants

NSW Family and Community Services

Applications for 2018 NSW Grandparents Day event grants will open in mid 2018.
 
In 2017, the grant funding available for NSW Grandparents Day events increased from a total of $100,000 to $200,000. For first time a third funding category solely for local government organisations is available.
 
The Grants Program, administered by the Department of Family and Community Services, funds community events that celebrate grandparents and provide opportunities for older people to participate in activities with their families and communities.
 
Who can apply?
All not-for-profit and community organisations, schools, childcare centres, and local government authorities based in NSW can apply. Workplaces or businesses that plan activities or projects that support the needs of older people can also apply.
 
For more information visit the Grandparents Day website. Read more

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

Strong and Resilient Communities Grants

Australian Government

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to deliver services under Families and Communities Program /Strong and Resilient Communities from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2021 for the following two grant rounds:
 

  • Strong and Resilient Communities – Inclusive Communities Grants
  • Strong and Resilient Communities – Community Resilience Grants

 

Strong and Resilient Communities – Inclusive Communities Grants
aim to increase the social and economic participation of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families within their communities and enhance their life time wellbeing and sense of community belonging.
 
Strong and Resilient Communities – Community Resilience Grants aim to build strong, resilient and cohesive communities to help make Australia more secure and harmonious as a whole. This will be done through providing grants designed to address issues in communities that show potential for or early signs of low social cohesion, and/or racial, religious or cultural intolerance.
 
Further information about eligibility and how to apply are available on GrantConnect and the Community Grants Hub websites. Read more

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

ANZ Seeds of Renewal Grant

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

The ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program, which has been running since 2003, demonstrates ANZ’s belief in vibrant, sustainable rural communities.
 
The program focuses specifically on helping build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia. It is built on two key tenets:

  • Vibrant communities are diverse and inclusive with strong social capital, where everyone can participate and build a better life.

  • Sustainable communities innovate, expand and create opportunities that will deliver demonstrable medium-to-long-term economic benefit to the community, contributing to economic sustainability.

 
Through the Seeds of Renewal program, ANZ commits $250,000 which is distributed through grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations for projects that will help their community thrive.
 
Examples of projects that could receive a grant include:

  • Providing training opportunities to enable community members to build skills, increasing their capacity for employment or creating business opportunities.

  • Supporting programs that help develop micro-business or social enterprises that involve strong community engagement and help to create employment opportunities.

 
Strong projects include those that:

  • Focus on building local capacity and increasing community participation

  • Benefit a large number of people from a diverse range of social groups
  • Encourage inclusion and participation of under-represented and marginalised groups
  • Will deliver ongoing and widespread economic benefits to the community and contribute to economic sustainability.

 
For more information visit the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal website. Read more

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

Regional Partnerships

Create NSW

Regional Partnerships funding supports significant strategic and long-term partnerships in regional NSW that will stimulate strong and diverse regional arts and cultural activity, and leave a legacy.
 
This funding supports strategic partnerships across and beyond the arts and cultural sectors, including those with local government authorities or other public, private or community organisations.
 
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.
 
Who can apply?

  • Organisations, partnerships and groups based in regional NSW.
  • Recipients of previous Regional Partnerships funding are eligible to apply for support to take a funded project into its next phase.

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

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

Grace Cossington Smith Art Award

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery and Abbotsleigh are pleased to announce the Grace Cossington Smith art award is now a biennial award.
 
Submissions are invited from Australian artists, aged over 18, for original work in any two dimensional media in response to the theme Making Connections.
 
The award theme is inspired by the work of Abbotsleigh Old Girl and artist Grace Cossington Smith who made connections with her changing world through her drawing and painting.
 
There will be an exhibition of up to 40 finalists with three awards and a winner’s exhibition in the following year.
 
For more information visit the website.
Read more

  • Closing: 31 August 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Magazine

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.
 
Main Prize

  • £5,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox

  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

 
Emerging Art Prize

  • £1,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox

  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £150 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

 
For more information visit the Aesthetica Magazine website. Read more

  • Closing: 31 August 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • 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.
 
For more information visit the NAVA website.
Read more

  • Closing: 1 September 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts

NSW Seniors Festival Event Grants

NSW Seniors Festival

Run by the Department of Family and Community Services, the Grants Program provides $200,000 in seed-funding for organisations to hold events and activities across the state during the annual NSW Seniors Festival.
 
We fund projects that provide opportunities for people over 60 to remain active, healthy, engaged and contributing to their local communities.
 
Applications to the 2019 Grants Program will open in mid 2018.
 
For more information visit the NSW Seniors Festival website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Festivals
  • Open To: Organisations

Asian Studies Grants

National Library of Australia

Applications for 2018 Japan Study Grants closed on 30 September 2016. Applications for 2019 will open in July 2018.
 
The National Library of Australia offers annual Japan Study Grants to support scholars undertaking research on Japan and requiring special access to the Library’s Japanese or Japan related collections. These scholarships are made possible thanks to Harold S. Williams Trust Fund.
 
Preference for Japan Study Grants will be given to those with a demonstrated need to access the Library’s Japanese language collections and who do not have ready access to Japanese language collections in their own region or institution.
 
The scholarships are tenable for a period of up to four weeks in the following calendar year. Scholars have privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with many of its staff.
 
For more information view the website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship, Literature, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Summer Scholarships

National Library of Australia

Applications for 2018 Summer Scholarships closed on 30 September 2016. Applications for the 2019 Summer Scholarship will re-open in July 2017.

 
The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to support younger scholars undertaking postgraduate research requiring special access to the Library’s collections. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Norman McCann (a former National Library Council Member), and of John and Heather Seymour.
 
Preference for Norman McCann Scholarships will be given to those working in the disciplines of Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies. Preference for Seymour Scholarships will be for those undertaking biographical research.
 
The scholarships are tenable for a period of six weeks commencing in the second week of January each year. Scholars have privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with many of its staff.
 
For more information visit the website here. Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship, Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

Project Development Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Project Development Grants allow community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. The grants can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museums and/or arts consultant as a skill development opportunity.
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Previous Project Development Grants have funded strategic and marketing plans, significance assessments, exhibition development, touring exhibitions and public programs.
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Project Development 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.
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For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Small Grants - Round Two

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: 30 September 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Orange Regional Arts Foundation - Round Two

Orange Regional Arts Foundation

The Orange Regional Arts Foundation (ORAF) supports and benefits the Orange Regional Gallery, the Orange Civic Theatre, Central West Libraries, the Orange Regional Conservatorium, the Orange Regional Museum and any other cultural activity/project within the Orange Region.
 
The Orange Regional Arts Foundation has funds available on a yearly basis to support appropriate projects or activities that meet the objectives of ORAF. Proposals will be accepted twice each calendar year – by 30th March and 30th October. All proposals will be considered by the Board of ORAF.
 
For more information visit the website.

Read more

  • Closing: 30 October 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Artist Support Quick Response

Create NSW

Artist Support Quick Response funding provides professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists and arts/cultural workers to support skills development, take up outstanding opportunities of significance for their practice and/or develop markets.
 
Funding for projects that are solely focused on the creation, development and presentation of work should be submitted to Arts and Cultural Projects or another appropriate Arts and Cultural Development Program category.
 
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.
 

Who can apply?

  • Individual artists, practitioners and arts/cultural workers
  • Partnerships and groups.

 
Please note: priority will be give to applicants who have not received Artist Support funding in the last 12 months.
 
Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

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

Quick Response Grants

Regional Arts NSW

Small grants that respond to arts development and professional development opportunities that arise at short notice. Read more

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