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Aboriginal Arts Program
Applications are open till 21 July, 2017
Arts Tasmania’s Aboriginal Arts Program supports arts projects and activities by Aboriginal artists, arts workers and organisations that stimulate contemporary, traditional and non-traditional Aboriginal art forms and practice with a focus on providing opportunities for professional development through mentorships, fellowships and projects that demonstrate strong developmental content.

Advocate Art Award 2017
Entries close 14 July, 2017
The Central Australian Art Society Inc. of Alice Springs invites local emerging and established artists to submit works in any medium for their major annual exhibition that will take place at Araluen Arts Centre, Northern Territory from 28 July to 13 August.

Banyule Award for Works on Paper
Entries close 31 July, 2017
The Banyule Award commends an outstanding contemporary work on paper. This is a $10,000 acquisitive prize with the winning work to become part of the Banyule Art Collection in Victoria. The 2017 award is calling for artworks that respond to the curatorial theme of ‘ebb and flow’.

Butter Factory Arts Centre
(07) 5442-6665.
Seeking expressions of interest for 2017/18 to exhibit in a vibrant, successful gallery in the beautiful Noosa hinterland town of Cooroy in South East, Queensland. Three large gallery spaces available.
Call, or email for details.

Chippendale World Art Residency
Entries close 31 July, 2017
New and established Australian and international artists are invited to submit one painting of a landscape that inspires a ‘sense of place’ for the fifth annual Chippendale New World Art Prize, re-imagined this year as the Chippendale World Art Residency. All styles of painting are encouraged. Three winners of the shared $10,000 prize will each be awarded a six-week artist residency in the culturally rich region of Provence in Southern France

Manningham Art Gallery 2018 Exhibition Proposals Callout
Now accepting expressions of interest for artists/groups wishing to exhibit as part of the gallery’s 2018 exhibition program.
Visit the website for more details or email




2017 Wynne Prize

Entries close 7 July, 2017
Entries are open for the 2017 Wynne Prize. Artists from across the country are invited to submit their entries for the prize, valued at $50,000 awarded annually to ‘the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’. Visit website for details.

art piece gallery 30 x 30 Art Prize
Entries close Tues Oct 31, New South Wales
Entries are invited for the inaugural art piece gallery 30 x 30cm Art Prize.
1st Prize $6,000, non-acquisitive. 2D works in any medium.
Finalist exhibition Sat Nov 25.
Visit website for entry form and details.

Contemporary Art Awards 2018
Winner’s prize, $5,510 worth of cash and prizes, plus additional prizes for finalists.
Entries close Tues Nov 28.
Apply online, or through the supplied hard copy application form.
Visit website for details.

Darebin Art Prize 2017
Entries close 5pm, Thurs July 27, Melbourne
(03) 9496-1060.
The $10,000 Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art. It is open to Australian citizens, or permanent residents residing primarily in Australia, and is an acquisitive award with a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. All visual art forms are welcome. The judges are David Cross, Professor of Art and Performance, Deakin University; Lou Hubbard, Artist; and Claire Watson, Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

Gippsland Print Award 2017
Entries close Fri Aug 18, Victoria
The Gippsland Print Award is a $5,000 acquisitive prize open to all artists living and working in Australia, for prints that have been completed since 1 Sept 2015.
Exhibition Sept 2 to Nov 19.
Visit website for entry details.

Mosman Art Prize 2017
Entries close Mon Sept 11, Sydney
The annual acquisitive Mosman Art Prize is calling for submissions. This year offering a major prize of $50,000, and offers four additional awards; the Allan Gamble Memorial Art Prize of $3,000, a Commendation Prize of $2,000; the $2,000 Fourth Village Providore Young Emerging Artists’ Award (under 35 years), and the Mosman Art Society Viewers’ Choice Award for $1,000.
Exhibition Sept 23 to Oct 29. Visit website for details and entry form.

The Paddington Art Prize 2017
Entries close midnight Sept 3, Sydney
A $25,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. The exhibition of national finalists will will take place from Oct 12 to 22. Visit the website for more information.


Aboriginal Quick Response

As part of the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy, funding is available throughout the year to help Aboriginal artists, organisations and partnerships explore market development opportunities in the creative industries by attending trade fairs and export markets.

Closing dates: Open

Funding limit: Up to $5,000 for travel and related expenses

Who can apply? Individuals and organisations, partnerships and groups

Belconnen Arts Centre Artist in Residence Program

Belconnen Arts Centre has a seasonal Artists in Residence program and is offering assistance to local artists, writers, performers, new media collaborators and other creative professionals looking to use studio, performance and exhibition space for development and presentation of new work. As part of this program, the Centre can offer significant discounts on the hire of space, mentoring and professional development, plus support through profiling and marketing.

The aim of the Artist in Residence program is to encourage practising individual artists, writers and performers or small groups to develop a work or series of works within the Arts Centre’s available studios and workshops and to then have the opportunity to present or exhibit that work. During the residence period, artists may also invite the public to engage with them and/or offer workshops and demonstrations.

Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program (IVAIS)

The IVAIS program supports a professional, viable and ethical Indigenous visual arts industry with strong participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Funding provides professional opportunities for over 8,000 artists and approximately 300 arts workers, most living in remote Indigenous communities.
Applications open April 3, 2017

Northern Territory Arts Grant Program

The Department of Arts and Museums, NT Government invites individuals, emerging and established artists, groups and organisations to apply for Arts, Culture and Heritage grants within the Northern Territory. A range of art related grants are available to engage artists in new skills, support professional, and sustainable cultural development opportunities, and promote arts practice.

Visual Arts Fellowship
Applications close 23 September, 2017
Funded by the Copyright Agency and administered by NAVA, the Visual Arts Fellowship aims to assist exceptional mid-career Australian visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. Two $20,000 fellowships are open to individual mid-career artists and groups. Funding can be used toward; research, travel, skills development, residencies, mentorships, professional development and training, creation of new work, exhibition and project costs.

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