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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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This scholarship provides assistance for curators towards the cost of overseas travel to undertake: 

  • a residency, internship or mentorship (planned program with a professional curator)
  • a self-initiated curatorial project which ...

    Closing Date25/03/2017
    CategoryScholarship

Submit your ideas to be part of the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial 2017. An exciting opportunity to invigorate laneways, parks and art spaces with installations, projections, interactive artworks and happenings.

For all the details please visi ...

Closing Date29/03/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

The 2017 Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program is now open and provides professional development opportunities for everybody, whether you’re paid senior or volunteer staff in a museum or gallery.  The program is an Arts NSW devolved fu ...

Closing Date31/03/2017
CategoryScholarship

The Community Investments Stream will fund community building activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. These projects will deliver economic and ...

Closing Date31/03/2017
CategoryGrants

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) Small Grants for Rural Communities is the longest running and broadest program they offer. It opens twice per year.  

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that of ...

Closing Date31/03/2017
CategoryGrants

Creativity Australia are welcoming application to establish community based With One Voice choirs from a group of individuals or community organisations that have an interest in building healthier, happier, more inclusive and stronger communities.

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Closing Date31/3/2017
CategoryGrants

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".
 
The first exhibition, "Drawing room - Works on Pa ...

Closing Date01/04/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

Maitland City Council is responsible for providing a wide range of services to Maitland and its growing population. Council is seeking motivated professionals to complement its dynamic and diverse workforce.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery aim ...

Closing Date02/04/2017
CategoryJobs

Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums and keeping places. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.

Grants of up to $2,000 a ...

Closing Date02/04/2017
CategoryGrants

The National NAIDOC Committee would like to encourage you to acknowledge the contribution and talent of an outstanding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person that you may know, by nominating them for a National NAIDOC Award.
 
There ...

Closing Date3/04/2017
CategoryAwards

Designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists and high calibre works, this year's Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize exhibition provides Bendigo Art Gallery with the opportunity to survey contemporary painting from around Australi ...

Closing Date7/4/2017
CategoryPrizes

The State Library of NSW has opened nominations for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2017. A total of $75,000 in prize money will be presented to the winners at an awards ceremony in September 2017.

Administered by the State Library of NSW, ...

Closing Date07/04/2017
CategoryAwards

Wide range of sections including:

  • Instrumental & School Bands
  • School Choirs
  • Vocal
  • Speech, Drama, & Public Speaking
  • Piano

Please visit for all the details https://sites.googl ...

Closing Date09/04/2017
CategoryPrizes

The NSW Creative Achievement Awards are a NSW Government initiative to celebrate and reward outstanding achievements of individuals and businesses that help raise the global profile of NSW Creative Industries.

There are two categories in the ...

Closing Date09/04/2017
CategoryAwards

Be inspired by the bright future of the City of Broken Hill, and join Council to deliver an ongoing legacy for the Broken Hill community. Broken Hill is Australia’s First Heritage City where the built, natural and social heritage fuse to form a place o ...

Closing Date09/04/2017
CategoryJobs

The Community Presenter Touring Grant extends the reach of professional productions to regional towns in NSW that do not have professional performing arts infrastructure by providing funds towards the performance fee of touring productions.

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Closing Date10/4/2017
CategoryGrants

As a community minded organisation, Moree Plains Gallery strives to enhance the appreciation and practice of art in the Moree Plains Shire. We achieve this goal by presenting a schedule of changing exhibitions and diverse public programs. The Gallery p ...

Closing Date14/04/2017
CategoryJobs

There are four categories – Short Story with a $1,000 first prize, Open Poetry with a $1,000 first prize, Bush Poetry  with a $500 first prize and the ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards, with a first prize of $200.

For ...

Closing Date21/4/2017
CategoryPrizes

The Heritage Activation Grants are available for projects designed to increase public enjoyment of local heritage, such as physical works for public access, public programming, strategy development and business planning. Applications will only be accep ...

Closing Date21/04/2017
CategoryGrants

Members of the Scone Arts & Crafts Inc are invited to enter paintings, sculptures, ceramics and hand craft items in this exhibition.

All exhibitors must be fully paid up financial members of Scone Arts and Crafts for 16/17 year.

New ...

Closing Date21/04/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest