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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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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

Oral History Australia has established an award to recognise people who have made an outstanding contribution to the cause of oral history in Australia. The Award is not restricted to members of Oral History Australia.

For all the details pleas ...

Closing Date30/06/2017
CategoryAwards

Tantrum Youth Arts is a Newcastle-based arts organisation providing high quality, innovative arts programs with and for the young people of Newcastle and the Hunter. Our mission is to create innovative arts programs that engage, celebrate and support y ...

Closing Date30/6/2017
CategoryJobs

Australian citizens and permanent residents are invited to enter. Line limit is 200. Prize pool is over $22,000.

For all the details please visit http://www.hunterwriterscentre.org/

Closing Date30/06/2017
CategoryPrizes

The National Library offers three Fellowships to support practising writers and artists to develop new work creatively using or inspired by the Library’s collections.

For all the details please visit https://mgnsw.org.au/sector/news/national-li ...

Closing Date01/07/2017
CategoryFellowship

The 2017 Call for Entries is now open for the 17th Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Artists are invited to present images of their proposed or completed original and freestanding sculptures. The submitted art works must also be non-site specific, three ...

Closing Date7/7/2017
CategoryPrizes

The biennial Manning Art Prize commenced in 1990, with entries open to Australian artists. The Art Prize features a partnership between Friends, which funds the Art Prize through the Friends Art Fund Trust, and the Manning Regional Art Gallery who orga ...

Closing Date07/07/2017
CategoryPrizes
Merriwa Silo Public Art Project

Expressions of Interest are called from experienced artists for the development of a high quality, large scale public artwork/mural on the Silos situated in Macartney Street, Merriwa.

It is hoped the public art project will give the Merriwa ...

Closing Date10/07/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women  is seeking entries from women photographers of all ages, backgrounds and career levels. The only requirement is that they must only use available light.

1st Prize $5000 (non-acquisitve).  $1000 People's ...

Closing Date14/07/2017
CategoryPrizes

The State Library of NSW has opened applications for their prestigious and competitive Fellowships that support the research, writing and teaching of Australian history and culture.

The Library have a range of research fellowships totaling $ ...

Closing Date17/7/2017
CategoryFellowship

Artists are invited to enter up to two paintings done en plein air, of a New South Wales subject, with work began after 1 May 2015.

Professional and emerging artists have the chance to win $20,000.

For all the details please visit http: ...

Closing Date21/07/2017
CategoryPrizes

CASP is an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) on behalf of Create NSW and is guided by the ACDP’s three major objectives:

•A creative and vibrant NSW arts and cultural sector renowned for excellence and innova ...

Closing Date27/7/2017
CategoryGrants

The Children’s Book Council of Australia New South Wales Branch Inc. is proud to announce the 2017 Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program is now open to all Australian citizens residing in Australia.

For all the details please visit http://nsw.cbc ...

Closing Date31/7/2017
CategoryScholarship

Henty is known as the Home of the Header and Headlie Taylor is one of Australia’s greatest inventors in the field of agricultural machinery.  In recognition of Headlie Taylor and his Header Harvester, a significant public artwork is being commissioned ...

Closing Date31/7/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

The NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship is offered by the State Government to enable a professional Aboriginal artist to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

The Fellowship is open to professional artists from all art fo ...

Closing Date7/8/2017
CategoryFellowship

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 Date7/8/2017
CategoryFellowship