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Grants/Prizes/Opportunities

This is a locally relevant selection of the many grants, prizes and opportunities that arise for artists, arts organisations (and non-arts organisations) each year.

For more comprehensive listings visit the websites of Regional Arts NSW, Arts NSW and the Australia Council.

Arts Upper Hunter is happy to provide advice on possible funding sources for your project idea. We also run two workshops on grants and application writing each year.

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The 2017 Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts Competition is now open for entries. Categories include Traditional ($1,500 -  acquisitive), Watercolour ($1,000), Contemporary ($1,000), Pastels ($1,000), Miniature Painting ($500), Local Artist ($400 1st Pri ...

Closing Date24/05/2017
CategoryPrizes

#BTLP provides artists working or wanting to work in multi-media, digital media,installation, projection, filmmaking, sound, performance, and art forms not invented yet, a chance to try something different; to maybe collaborate with another artist or s ...

Closing Date26/5/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

The d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards Exhibition takes place in Mudgeeraba, Queensland. Categories include: Landscape, Portrait / Figures, Still Life, People's Choice and the Junior d'Arcy Doyle.  Total prize pool is $18,500.

For all the details please v ...

Closing Date31/5/2017
CategoryPrizes

The Foundation provides funding for a range of Visual Arts projects Australia-wide.

Funding may be provided for:
•catalogues and publications
   - that are scholarly
   - that provide a permanent record of an exhibition, colle ...

Closing Date31/5/2017
CategoryGrants

The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award is one of Australia's richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five.

The manuscript submitted with the entry form should be a work of fiction, ...

Closing Date31/05/2017
CategoryPrizes

The aim of the Fellowship is to provide funds for a professional gallery staff member to dedicate time to research and develop ideas that will benefit their organisation. RPGNSW will provide funds up to $3,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs as ...

Closing Date02/06/2017
CategoryAwards

Development Grants fund a range of activities that benefit your career as an individual artist, arts worker or group. Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed sta ...

Closing Date06/06/2017
CategoryGrants

Australia Council's Regional Performing Arts Touring program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour. There is no limit on ...

Closing Date06/06/2017
CategoryGrants

This year’s Stencil Art Prize will Exhibit at Stirrup Gallery in Sydney from 8 – 17 September. The winner of the $5000 cash prize will be selected by one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed street artists – Rone.

For the first time this yea ...

Closing Date06/06/2017
CategoryPrizes

The Hunter Writers Centre is inviting entries for this year's Grieve Writing Competition.

Submit a 500 word story ​or a poem up to 36 lines

Over $8,000 in prizes

Over 150 works published in the anthology.

For all t ...

Closing Date9/06/2017
CategoryPrizes

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 toward ...

Closing Date10/06/2017
CategoryGrants

Following the success of the Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition over the past nine years, Trial Bay Gaol will once again be transformed into a dramatic artistic landscape with sculptures displayed throughout the Gaol site. South West Rocks Chamber of Com ...

Closing Date16/6/2017
CategoryPrizes

The NSW Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce that applications for the Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants will open on 5 June 2017 for projects taking place between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017.

The grants are awarded by the ...

Closing Date18/6/2017
CategoryGrants

Micro Theatre is an independent short play festival where short plays are performed in coffee shops and a small art gallery in Newcastle.  This is an invitation to Upper Hunter writers  to join the fun of this quirky festival and enter a script  by 19 ...

Closing Date19/6/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

The Murrurundi & District Historical Society Inc. Is inviting artists to participate in its second exhibition in its series History in Art which will focus on "Landscape & Memories"

“Landscape & Memories" will be a collection of ...

Closing Date20/6/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

Ausdance NSW's Innovating Dance Practice grant program is a devolved funding opportunity made possible by Create NSW through the NSW Government. Ausdance NSW has been provided with the ability to provide small amounts of funding to artists looking to d ...

Closing Date27/6/17
CategoryGrants

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was founded to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, including a $35, 000 prize — the richest profession ...

Closing Date29/6/2017
CategoryPrizes

The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sectors, including academics, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers, and students.

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Closing Date30/6/2017
CategoryPrizes

This is a painting and drawing show. Australian artists are invited to enter two paintings per section. Total prize pool is over $22,000.

Wide range of sections.  One work will be acquired for the Singleton Art Collection. So all prize winners ...

Closing Date30/06/2017
CategoryPrizes

This competition is to encourage school students years 9-10 to study this lesser-known part of WW1 history and visually portray the ANZAC characteristics of mateship, courage, perseverance and sacrifice displayed by the Light Horsemen with special refe ...

Closing Date30/06/2017
CategoryPrizes