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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

Newcastle to host arts conference

The Federal Government has injected $80,000 into a national arts conference to be held in Newcastle on March 12-14 2013. The Renew Australia conference will draw hundreds of people to the city to discuss the concept of transforming empty city buildings into creative spaces. Read more

Kalgoorlie unveiled for 2014 conference

The 2014 Regional Arts Australia national conference will be held during Spring in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia. The theme for the 2014 event 'Arts on the Edge' will reflect the exciting crossroads of Australia's art scene. Read more