Awards & Prizes

Category: Awards & Prizes


Established in 2011, the joanne burns Microlit Award is an annual competition dedicated to nurturing, rewarding and showcasing high quality microliterature up to 200 words in length by Australian writers.

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Call for entries is now open for the Basil Sellers Art Prize, a biennial competition celebrating classic artistic excellence in 2D artworks and offers a prize pool of over $30,000.

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Applications for Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Project Grants OPEN TODAY!

There have been some changes to this program, so please take time to read the guidelines.

Apply for up to $30,000!

We would like to acknowledge & celebrate @naidocweek 2022 and this year's theme: Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

For your local events & celebrations, visit your Local Council or Regional Arts Development Organisation website & socials!

📸 Artwork by Gudanji/Wakaja artist Ryhia Dank

Entries for the National Capital Art Prize are due by the 30th June!

The prize showcases the skill and diversity of artists throughout Australia.

For more info, visit

📸 2021 First Nations Winner, Betty Pula Morton

Grafton Regional Gallery is inviting Australian artists aged 16 and over to enter in their biennial Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)!

For more info or to enter, visit

Entries close Sunday 17th July.


Karen Rodgers has been appointed as Director of Arts with @Create_NSW!

Karen brings with her a passion for working with artists, and arts organisations across the state and country.

Read more about the newly appointed role here

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