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Blacktown Art Centre – 2017 Creative Residency

The 2017 Creative Residency Program offers space and funded residencies.

Applications close Sept 9. Visit website for details

Bondi Beach Sea Wall

A world-wide call-out for artworks for the Bondi Beach Sea Wall. An opportunity for artists to make their mark in 2017. Sea Wall panels range from 4–8 metres wide. Street artists, conceptual designers, curators, graphic designers and artists of all genres are invited to apply.

Applications close October 31. Visit website for details.

Chosen – Expession of Interest

Chosen allows Indigenous communities to take control and plan for how they will nurture younger people from their community/sector in the arts and/or culture. Chosen sets out to reinvigorate the cultural practice of master apprentice relationships within the arts community and sector, successful projects will facilitate intergenerational transfer of knowledge.

Applications close November 28. Visit website for details


Cambridge Studio Gallery – 2017 Portrait Prize

Call for entries for Who is Looking at You? Exhibition Feb 15 to March 5, 2017.

Entries close Tues Jan 31, 2017. Visit website for details.

Contemporary Art Awards 2017

Winners prize value $4,500 plus additional prizes for the winners and finalists. Apply online or through the supplied hard copy application forms.

Entries close Nov 29. Visit website for details.

The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting

Major prize $20,000.
Entries close Fri 4 Nov. Visit website for details.

Montalto Sculpture Prize 2017

Acquisitive prize. Exhibition Feb 26 to Oct 29, 2017.

Entries close Mon Oct 31. Download entry form and details from website.

The North Sydney Art Prize

Call for artists to exhibit interior and exterior works across the renowned Coal Loader site at 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton NSW. Exhibition March 11 to 26, 2017.

Entries close Mon Oct 31. Visit website for entry details and entry

Ramsay Art Prize

This new $100,000 acquisitive visual arts prize invites submissions of new work by Australian artists under the age of 40 in any medium; sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, installation, sound, digital and live art. Presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation. The selected work will be included in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Entries close Mon 12 Dec. Visit website for details.


Visual Arts Fellowship

The Visual Arts Fellowship is funded by the Copyright Agency and administered by NAVA, and 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. Groups must have a demonstrated history of ongoing collaborative practice between applicants. Funding can be used toward a range of activities such as research, travel, skills development, residencies, mentorships, professional development and training, creation of new work and exhibition/ project costs.

Funding Available: Individual applicants will be awarded of $20,000 + GST.

Important Dates: Applications open 10th August and close at 23:59 AEST Saturday 8th October 2016.

The Visual Arts Fellowship application process is run through the external SmartyGrants system.

Australian Artists’ Grant

The Australian Artists’ Grant has been 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.

This grant provides assistance towards the costs of: Production of new creative work, Presentation of work in a venue, Residencies involving the production of new work/ presentation of new work, Production and distribution of an artist’s publication or portfolio, Setting up a website, preparing a publicity campaign.

Funding Available: Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $500 + GST. Group applications are eligible to apply for funding of up to $1,000 + GST. An individual exhibiting in a group show can apply for individual funding, but the assessors may choose to limit the funds going to any one exhibition.

Important Dates: This grant operates in quarterly rounds. Applications for the next round close at 23:59 AEST Saturday 12 November 2016. Funds from this round can be used for projects or exhibitions taking place in January, February, March, April 2017 only.

Please note that due to loss of funding NAVA may not be able to offer the Australian Artists’ Grant beyond this current round.

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