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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 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.

There are no theme, genre, substrate or subject matter precon ...

Closing Date02/03/2018
CategoryPrizes

The Women's Leadership Institute Australia is offering $1000 scholarships for women towards Diploma of Business (Governance) enrolments.

For all the details please visit https://www.communitydirectors.com.au/icda/courses/?articleId=7005

Closing Date20/12/2017
CategoryScholarship

Gallery Sobrane has established a new international arts residency in the remote West Australian town of Broome, and is calling for proposals to become the first artist in residence in a brand new gallery and exhibition space.

For all the de ...

Closing Date31/12/2017
CategoryResidency

Dungog Arts Foundation is seeking expressions of interest for the vital role of Event Manager for the Dungog Festival, now in its fourth year, is seeking proposals for the role of Event Manager for the 2018 Dungog Festival, to be held on the October Lo ...

Closing Date31/12/2017
CategoryJobs

This is a national acquisitive prize for contemporary Australian painting. Total prize pool is $30,000.

For all the details please visit http://www.albanyartprize.com.au/

Closing Date8/1/2018
CategoryPrizes

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from projection artists to create an artistic response to a waste theme, to be featured on the 50 x 8m canvas which is the Civic Centre building in Wagga Wagga. This subject is not for those w ...

Closing Date12/01/2018
CategoryExpression of Interest

The Public History Prize is an annual award offered by the Professional Historians Association of NSW & ACT (PHA NSW & ACT). The prize is open to NSW & ACT students engaged with the field and practice of public history. The winner will rece ...

Closing Date15/1/2018
CategoryPrizes

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 NSW, interstate and overseas.

For all the detai ...

Closing Date20/1/2018
CategoryGrants

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 ...

Closing Date23/01/2018
CategoryExpression of Interest

The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) is awarded annually for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania.

The winner receives $50,000 plus a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover, designed by Peter Corlett ...

Closing Date26/01/2018
CategoryPrizes

In 2018, the Alice Prize will celebrate its 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 medi ...

Closing Date31/1/2018
CategoryPrizes

The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet and Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarships were established by a Deed of Lady Mollie Askin to further culture and advance education in Australia by providing travelling scholarships for Australian citizens ...

Closing Date31/1/2018
CategoryScholarship

Travelling scholarships from The Marten Bequest are administered by the Australia Council on behalf of Perpetual as trustee. The scholarships provide financial support under the categories acting, architecture, ballet, instrumental music, painting, poe ...

Closing Date31/1/2018
CategoryScholarship

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years and over are encouraged to start working on their entry which must reflect the 2018 National NAIDOC theme  – Because of her, we can! – and be inclusive of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Isl ...

Closing Date05/02/2018
CategoryPrizes

Australia Council's arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

Grants $10,000 to $50,000.

The Australia Council offers thr ...

Closing Date06/02/2018
CategoryGrants

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, this grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career. Grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000.

The Australia ...

Closing Date06/02/2018
CategoryGrants

The Contemporary Music Touring Program supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides support of up to $15,000 for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and r ...

Closing Date06/02/2018
CategoryGrants

The Contemporary Touring Initiative, as part of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, supports significant exhibitions of work by living contemporary visual artists and craft practitioners that reach and engage national audiences, and extend into regiona ...

Closing Date06/02/2018
CategoryGrants

This 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 the amount that can be requested. The Australia ...

Closing Date06/02/2018
CategoryGrants

The Wanaruah NAIDOC Committee is holding this art competition for the third year as part of its NAIDOC celebrations.

The artwork may be any medium including sculpture, acrylic and oil based painting, collage etc.

All artwork remains the ...

Closing Date12/03/2018
CategoryPrizes