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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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Regional Arts Touring funding supports projects that provide access to arts and culture for audiences living in regional NSW.

Funding is available for tours of all artforms, including performing arts, music, visual arts, literature, history, ...

Closing Date16/10/2017

Wide range of categories. Total prize pool $7,495.

All entries must be original and executed within the last 12 months.

For all the details please visit https://corakiartprize.wordpress.com/


Closing Date18/10/17

Hunter New England (HNE) Health is responsible for ensuring all its health services and initiatives are inclusive of and accessible for all people within the community, including those with a disability.

‘Art for Waratah’ is an ongoing initiati ...

Closing Date20/10/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

The competitions will be open to all high school aged children living in the Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Shires.

Competition opens 28th August and closes 20th October 2017.

The categories are:
 Poetry: Wri ...

Closing Date20/10/2017

Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts and cultural heritage projects that invite community participation and audience engagement. Projects can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition.


Closing Date20/10/2017

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. Artists residing in regio ...

Closing Date21/10/2017

Varuna’s unique Publisher Introduction Program (PIP) is one of Australia’s most dynamic literary partnerships, opening important doors for exceptional new writers in a creative, collaborative process that aims to deliver finely honed manuscripts to lea ...

Closing Date30/10/17

The NSW Government is offering a total of 25 scholarships for young regional artists and cultural workers to undertake exciting and career-making professional development opportunities.

Scholarships are open to artists, performers and arts a ...

Closing Date30/10/2017

The Montalto Sculpture Prize is an annual $30,000 acquisitive prize open to artists working in any medium.

For all the details please visit https://montalto.com.au/sculpture-prize/

Closing Date31/10/2017

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 Date01/11/2017

Since being selected for Screenworks 2017 Director Pathways Program, Sophie Hexter’s career has escalated.  Sophie is a writer and director living in the hinterland near the Northern NSW town of Bangalow. In the past 12 months she has directed a short ...

Closing Date02/11/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

The Australian Artists' Grant is initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to produce, present and promote their work throughout Australia and overseas.

 Individual applicants are eligible ...

Closing Date4/11/17

The Copland Foundation Grants fund projects throughout Australia that fall under the umbrella of Alex Copland’s interests, namely:

The study, management, conservation, acquisition, and interpretation of collections;
1.The study, managem ...

Closing Date15/11/2017

Scratch Art Space is offering regional artists an opportunity to live and work in Sydney for five weeks over Jan / Feb 2018. The Artist Residency includes accommodation that doubles as a studio, and an optional four day exhibition in our gallery to clo ...

Closing Date15/11/2017

Art of the Threatened Species is a collaboration between the Office of Environment & Heritage and Orana Arts, in recognition of the Saving Our Species program. They are seeking interested artists working in any medium to engage in a self-directed r ...

Closing Date17/11/2017

$50,000 in prizes goes to the creator of the most outstanding photographic portrait.

Portraits selected for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery from March to June and then tour to a r ...

Closing Date20/11/2017

'Contemporary Art Awards’ is a non-acquisitive art award and a six-month online exhibition. It is open to all mediums, which includes painting, works on paper, digital works, video, photography, sculpture, ceramics, installation and jewellery.


Closing Date28/11/2017

The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that our heritage is valued, protected, and enjoyed. The Heritage Grants Program is designed to help owners, managers and communities to know, value and care for their heritage.

The grant streams ...

Closing Date29/11/2017

This will be the second time the Tom Bass Prize will be awarded. Everyone invited to enter including established, emerging and young sculptors.

The Exhibition of Finalists will again be held at Juniper Hall in Paddington, commencing on the 1st ...

Closing Date30/11/2017

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre (MRAC) invites artists to submit expressions of interest for their 2018 Muswellbrook Artist in Residence (AiR) programme.

The Artist in Residence programme aims to provide an opportunity for the creative dev ...

Closing Date01/12/2017