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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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Mirramu and Critical Path are seeking proposals from a NSW artist for a residency program taking place from 13— 24 November 2017. This residency will take place parallel to that of Taiwanese artist I-Chin Lin. With acute and keen observation as the fou ...

Closing Date21/08/2017
CategoryResidency

Liquor & Gaming NSW offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure. Funding is available for sport and recreation, arts and cultural infrastructure, and projects that enhance facilities used ...

Closing Date21/08/2017
CategoryGrants

The NSW History Fellowship is offered by the State Government to a historian/ practitioner working with history to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

The program of professional development is to enable the acquis ...

Closing Date21/8/2017
CategoryFellowship

The NSW Performing Arts Fellowship (Emerging) is offered by the State Government to enable an emerging professional musician, dancer, theatre or performance practitioner to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

A pro ...

Closing Date21/8/2017
CategoryFellowship

The NSW Performing Arts Fellowship (Mid-career/Established) is offered by the State Government to enable a professional musician, dancer, theatre or performance practitioner to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

A ...

Closing Date21/8/2017
CategoryFellowship

The NSW Regional Arts Fellowship is offered by the State Government to enable an artist or arts/cultural worker from regional NSW to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

The Fellowship is open to professional artist ...

Closing Date21/8/2017
CategoryFellowship

The NSW Writer’s Fellowship is offered by the State Government in partnership with Varuna, The National Writers’ House to enable a professional writer to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

For all the details please ...

Closing Date21/8/2017
CategoryFellowship

This is the Dungog Arts Society annual competition and exhibition. Total prize pool is $5,400.  There are 10 categories.

The exhibition is opens on Friday 8 September and closes Sunday 17 September 2017.

For an entry form please email t ...

Closing Date25/8/2017
CategoryPrizes

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize encourages both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture. Total prize pool is $180,000.

For all the details please visit http://www.moranprizes.com.au/doug-moran-national-portrait-p ...

Closing Date30/08/2017
CategoryPrizes

Non-profit community organisations in the Upper Hunter Shire who run cultural or art projects are invited to apply for funding from Upper Hunter Shire Council before 30 August 2017.

Each year Council awards dozens of Cultural Activity Grants (C ...

Closing Date30/08/2017
CategoryGrants

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is offering $5000 awards to writers and artists with children. The recipients can use the funds as they see fit. Applicants must have at least one child under the age of 18 years.

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Closing Date31/8/2017
CategoryGrants

Applications are now open for 2017 Create NSW Emerging Producer Placement which will reward two applicants with customised six-month paid internships in industry.

Create NSW is looking for emerging producers living in NSW from culturally and li ...

Closing Date01/09/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

The Photo Competition is delivered under the NSW Ageing Strategy, and is supported by The Australian Centre for Photography.

NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the contribution grandparents and older people make to their families and communitie ...

Closing Date01/09/2017
CategoryPrizes

Enter the Upper Hunter High School Students’ ‘Scone Literary Festival Writing Competition’ and win $1000 worth of prize money!

Have your chance at $1000 worth of prizes and the opportunity to feature your writing at the Scone Literary Festiv ...

Closing Date01/09/2017
CategoryPrizes

Nominations for Singleton’s highest achieving individuals, families and organisations opens on 31 July 2017 in our local government area’s annual celebration of excellence, the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame.

Run since 2009 in a partnership ...

Closing Date01/09/2017
CategoryAwards

A $25,000 National acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.  A $5,000 non-acquisitive young artist’s prize for artists aged 18 to 30. For all the details please visit https://paddingtonartprize.com.au/

Closing Date03/09/2017
CategoryPrizes

The  Regional Cultural Fund has been established by the NSW Government to ensure regional NSW receives its fair share of arts and cultural infrastructure and the associated recreational and educational benefits.

The Fund will invest $100 mil ...

Closing Date4/09/2017
CategoryGrants

The Dobell Exhibition Grant, supported by the the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To ass ...

Closing Date06/09/2017
CategoryGrants

The Audience Development Fund (ADF) offers public galleries in NSW assistance in targeting and developing new audiences. It encourages galleries to create innovative public programs that engage artists and the community. The fund is designed to support ...

Closing Date06/09/2017
CategoryGrants

The Shirl is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual portrait prize for artists between the ages 16 – 25. There is no other Portrait prize specifically for young and emerging Australian artists.

For all the details please visit https://gallery.begavalle ...

Closing Date8/9/2017
CategoryPrizes