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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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July (1)

Are you in Regional or Remote NSW and wanting to attend ‘How Can The Show Go On? Performing Arts Wellbeing Summit’?

A travel subsidy is available by application for those living and working in remote or regional NSW.

Fo ...

Closing Date22/9/2017
CategoryGrants

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 devel ...

Closing Date23/9/2017
CategoryFellowship

The Carstairs Prize aims to support socially engaged art projects that embrace participatory and collaborative experiences, bring participants into active dialogue with the artist(s) in order to involve audiences beyond the art community. One individua ...

Closing Date23/09/2017
CategoryPrizes

Dance Rites is Australia’s national Indigenous dance competition which aims to ensure important cultural knowledge including language, dance, skin markings and instruments is shared from one generation to the next.

Registrations are now ope ...

Closing Date25/09/2017
CategoryPrizes

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Small Grants for Rural Communities offers grants of up to $5,000 for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to c ...

Closing Date27/09/2017
CategoryGrants

Exhibition and Award for multi-medium acquisitive art prize for works addressing climate change.

Acquisitive Award $7,500, Young Artist Award $1,000 (< 26 years of age) and People’s Choice Award $500

Artists must be an Australian cit ...

Closing Date29/9/2017
CategoryPrizes

Celebrating its landmark 27th year Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised Short Film festival, and Australia's largest short film competition, is now accepting entries from Australia and around the world for its 2018 ...

Closing Date29/09/2017
CategoryPrizes

There are Fine Art Paintings and Photography sections. Total prize pool is $5,000.

For all the details please visit http://www.spiritofthelandlockhart.com.au/visualartists

Closing Date29/09/2017
CategoryPrizes

Inspiring Australia (NSW) welcomes applications from regional organisations operating as Science Hubs for funds of up to $10,000 to facilitate the delivery of year-round public engagement programs. Applicants must present at least five events that prom ...

Closing Date29/9/17
CategoryGrants

Asialink Arts is thrilled to announce a new two-way Australian-Indonesian writing exchange Tulis (Indonesian for 'to write').Tulis (Tool-is) will be held in in partnership with Sydney-based Varuna National Writers’ House, WestWords, and Indonesia’s Kom ...

Closing Date01/10/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest

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

Previous Small Grants have funded the pu ...

Closing Date01/10/2017
CategoryGrants

Project Development Grants allow community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. The grants can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museums and/or arts ...

Closing Date01/10/2017
CategoryGrants

Each year Dymocks and Pan Macmillan invite Australian kids to get creative and enter a writing competition that’s judged by the one and only Andy Griffiths.

The one major prize winner will receive their story framed with illustrations by Terry ...

Closing Date2/10/2017
CategoryPrizes

This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Only organisations are eligible to apply. Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000.

The ...

Closing Date3/10/2017
CategoryGrants

Australia Council for the Arts' Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activit ...

Closing Date03/10/82017
CategoryGrants

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, this grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career. Grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000.

This grant is adm ...

Closing Date03/10/2017
CategoryGrants

The Australia Council for the Arts' Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and thei ...

Closing Date3/10/2017
CategoryGrants

The National Indigenous Arts Awards were established to recognise and celebrate the outstanding work and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The awards consist of the Red Ochre and the Dreaming Award.

For full details ...

Closing Date03/10/2017
CategoryAwards

This program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. The Australia ...

Closing Date03/10/2017
CategoryGrants

A career as a professional film or TV producer has just become easier for people living across regional NSW thanks to the expansion of Screenworks’ annual Regional Producer Elevator Program.

Now in its third year, this program provides the ...

Closing Date03/10/2017
CategoryExpression of Interest