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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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The Murrurundi Arts & Craft Council will be accepting up to 3 works each from artists residing in the following postcodes: 2328 - 2329 - 2333 - 2336 = 2337 - 2338 - 2339 and 2343.

Paint it, draw it, kiln it, etch it, shape it, cut it, l ...

Closing Date11/05/2018
CategoryPrizes

The Australian Government Indigenous Languages and Arts program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to revive and maintain languages, and to develop and present art.

 Organisations that support participation in and mainte ...

Closing Date14/05/2018
CategoryGrants

When Northern Rivers screen producer, creator and writer Jo Coby attended a Screenworks writing workshop last year she never imagined that a project that she created with her brother Ben would go on to get interest from the ABC and be selected by Scree ...

Closing Date17/05/2018
CategoryExpression of Interest

AMP is now seeking more talented and innovative Australians who are working hard on a project or passion but just need a financial boost to take it to the next level.

Grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 can cover a range of activities, in ...

Closing Date17/05/2018
CategoryGrants

With an annual prize pool worth $12,000, the 2018 Waverley Art Prize is open to painting, drawing print & mixed media.

For all the details please visit http://wwas.org.au/waverley-art-prize/

Closing Date18/05/2018
CategoryPrizes

Submit a 500 word story / essay or a poem up to 36 lines.

$8,500 prize pool. 100+ finalists published in the 2018 anthology.

For all the details please visit https://www.hunterwriterscentre.org/grieve-project/

Closing Date28/05/2018
CategoryPrizes

APW seeks proposals from Artists/Printmakers resident outside Melbourne who would like to undertake a 3-week APW Artist Residency in September or October 2018.

For all the details please visit http://australianprintworkshop.com/artist-support/2 ...

Closing Date30/05/2018
CategoryResidency

A national art prize with overall winner rewarded with a $15,000 non-acquisitive cash prize.

For all the details please visit http://churchieemergingart.com/

Closing Date30/05/2018
CategoryPrizes

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) celebrates all art practices  –  visual art, music, dance, performance and theatre – and as a new initiative is launching Born to Busk a multi-performance busking opportunity on Sundays in June and July.

Loc ...

Closing Date31/5/2018
CategoryExpression of Interest

Affirm Press and Varuna the National Writers’ House are pleased to announce that applications for the Affirm Press Mentorship Award are open online.

Now in its fourth year, this creative partnership offers up to three writers developing exce ...

Closing Date31/05/2018
CategoryAwards

Sculpture on the Farm is seeking expressions of interest from sculptors for both indoor and outdoor works to be exhibited at the rural property of "Fosterton", located on the outskirts of Dungog.

The exhibition will open on Friday 28 September ...

Closing Date01/06/2018
CategoryPrizes

The Wanaruah NAIDOC Committee in conjunction with Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council invites you to nominate Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander individuals for a NAIDOC Week award in 2018.

 For all the details including nominations forms, ...

Closing Date01/06/2018
CategoryAwards

Applications are now open fto aspiring musicians under 19 years of age for the opportunity to be mentored by established artists.
 
The selected young artists from each category (Band, Singer Songwriter, Vocal, Under 15 years) get a rehearsal ...

Closing Date06/06/2018
CategoryScholarship

Submit a poem up to 200 lines. $22,000+ prize pool. Judges Nathan Curnow and Sarah Day will select 30+ finalists to be published in the 2018 anthology.

For all the details  please visit https://www.hunterwriterscentre.org/newcastle-poetry-prize ...

Closing Date11/06/2018
CategoryPrizes

In partnership with Bundanon Trust, Accessible Arts is offering up to five places for a one-week residency at the highly regarded Bundanon property from 27 August to 3 September 2018. Applications are now open for New South Wales artists who have a liv ...

Closing Date13/06/2018
CategoryResidency

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter recently announced applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program.

Mr. Johnsen said $330,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including our Upper Hun ...

Closing Date15/06/2018
CategoryGrants

The Brett Whiteley Studio, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, awards an annual travelling art scholarship to a talented artist aged 20-30 with an established body of work who is best able to demonstrate the use and benefit of the schol ...

Closing Date15/06/2018
CategoryScholarship

Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. The trust supports new work, research and collaborations by Australian and international artists, and they host the ...

Closing Date18/06/2018
CategoryResidency

The Cultural Grants Program is an Arts NSW funding program, administered by the RAHS on behalf of the NSW Government.  

Projects should be relevant to understanding the history of NSW and its people and places. Grants of up to $5000 support the ...

Closing Date21/06/2018
CategoryGrants

Each year 4 x $5,000 scholarships are awarded to emerging artists to assist with the cost of overseas travel to:

• undertake formal study or

• undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist) or
...

Closing Date30/06/2018
CategoryGrants