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Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships | Open for applications

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships provide support for young Australians in a variety of categories to help them further their cultural education and achieve their dreams. The Trust Company as Trustee is offering two scholarships in four categories worth $20,000 each, to candidates who show great promise in the arts and in literature. The categories are acting, painting, sculpture and singing. The scholarship funds can be used to assist with study programs, professional training courses and/or mentor programs. Find out more on the Marten Bequest website. Read more

Rural Women’s Network | Expression of interest regional representatives

The Rural Women’s Network (RWN) wants to link with women around the state who are keen to share ideas and help them improve their understanding of regional needs and how to best address these and continually improve RWN services. The Rural Women Connect commitment will be for three years starting in 2013, with the aim of using phone and computer technology as much as possible to ensure distance is not a barrier to participation. Regions are loosely defined as North/Mid Coast, South Coast/Snowy Mountain, Central West, South West North West/Outback, and New England. Click here for more information. Read more

The Rocks Pop-up | Call for submissions

The Rocks Pop-up is looking for creative partners and practitioners interested in exhibition, experimentation and collaboration to join its community in 2012/13. Successful applicants enter into licence agreements to manage the spaces and coordinate use by artists and creative workers under their umbrella. Find out more here. Read more

Balranald Shire Council | Expression of interest for public artwork

Balranald Shire Council, in partnership with South West Arts, is seeking expressions of interest from artists to design and create a public artwork for the new Balranald Interpretive Centre. The commission is for an artwork (or a series of artworks) that will attract and retain visitors to the community and stimulate increased interest in the Balranald Interpretive Centre. This is a recirculated brief and EOI’s received previously will be reconsidered in this round. For all the details, download the brief here. Read more

19th International Symposium on Electronic Art | Call for participation

The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) will comprise engaging presentations and thought-provoking speakers and discussions in Sydney from June 7 – 16 2013. They are looking for a variety of formats and engagement for presenters and participants to ensure a high quality of thought, deliberation and discussion. The over-arching theme of the conference is ‘Resistance is futile’ and suggested formats for submissions include creator sessions, roundtables, workshops and panels. Click here for more information. Read more

Royal Australian Navy Band in Hillston

Hillston Central School was treated to a special visit from the Royal Australian Navy Band (RANB) in late October as part of their collaboration with the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF). Read more

Six claim Accelerate award

Six Australian Indigenous arts workers have left for London to undertake the Accelerate program, which includes industry placements at UK institutions. Read more

Moree Dhiiyaan centre secures $200k

The NSW Government has provided $200,000 in funding for the Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre in Moree. The centre holds a collection of more than 100,000 genealogies, 15,000 photographs, language records and other important documents relating to local Kamilaroi families. Read more

Schwartz leads private sector arts support

Carol Schwartz AM has joined as chair of the agency that will replace the Australia Business Arts Foundation and Artsupport Australia. The organisation will aim to attract private sector support through philanthropy, sponsorship and business for the arts and creative sectors. Read more