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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)

Expressions of Interest are now open for support to attend the IETM Spring Plenaryin Porto, Portugal from 26- 29 April 2018.

Australia Council has worked in partnership with the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts Network ...

Closing Date23/01/2018
CategoryExpression of Interest

Museum & Galleries NSW seeks a part time Programs and Events Coordinator.

This position is responsible for the coordination of M&G NSW skills development programs and events that are developed and presented to support the small to mediu ...

Closing Date23/01/2018
CategoryJobs

The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) is awarded annually for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania.

The winner receives $50,000 plus a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover, designed by Peter Corlett ...

Closing Date26/01/2018
CategoryPrizes

Founded in 2001, the Terra Summer Residency brings together doctoral scholars of American Art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny, France.
 
The program encourages independent ...

Closing Date29/01/2018
CategoryResidency

In 2018, the Alice Prize will celebrate its 40th incarnation with an increased award for the winning artwork, of $40,000.

The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize, welcoming entries from around Australia, in any medi ...

Closing Date31/1/2018
CategoryPrizes

The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet and Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarships were established by a Deed of Lady Mollie Askin to further culture and advance education in Australia by providing travelling scholarships for Australian citizens ...

Closing Date31/1/2018
CategoryScholarship

Travelling scholarships from The Marten Bequest are administered by the Australia Council on behalf of Perpetual as trustee. The scholarships provide financial support under the categories acting, architecture, ballet, instrumental music, painting, poe ...

Closing Date31/1/2018
CategoryScholarship

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years and over are encouraged to start working on their entry which must reflect the 2018 National NAIDOC theme  – Because of her, we can! – and be inclusive of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Isl ...

Closing Date05/02/2018
CategoryPrizes

Australia Council's arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

Grants $10,000 to $50,000.

The Australia Council offers thr ...

Closing Date06/02/2018
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.

The Australia ...

Closing Date06/02/2018
CategoryGrants

The Contemporary Music Touring Program supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides support of up to $15,000 for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and r ...

Closing Date06/02/2018
CategoryGrants

The Contemporary Touring Initiative, as part of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, supports significant exhibitions of work by living contemporary visual artists and craft practitioners that reach and engage national audiences, and extend into regiona ...

Closing Date06/02/2018
CategoryGrants

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 Date06/02/2018
CategoryGrants

The Charles Perkins Centre will again award a $100,000 grant and honorary appointment to an Australian writer in a creative genre – from fiction, poetry or performance, to creative non-fiction, digital media or screen.

For all the details pleas ...

Closing Date10/02/2018
CategoryResidency

The competition is open to Australian artists at any career stage, and aims to celebrate and encourage the diverse modes of expression representative of contemporary art practice.

There are no theme, genre, substrate or subject matter precon ...

Closing Date02/03/2018
CategoryPrizes

Artists from across the globe are invited to enter the 33rd Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIFAC continues its tradition of honoring selecte ...

Closing Date12/03/2018
CategoryPrizes

The Wanaruah NAIDOC Committee is holding this art competition for the third year as part of its NAIDOC celebrations.

The artwork may be any medium including sculpture, acrylic and oil based painting, collage etc.

All artwork remains the ...

Closing Date12/03/2018
CategoryPrizes

HIDDEN is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that takes place at Rookwood Cemetery. They are interested in exhibiting works that respond to the themes surrounding Rookwood site, such as history, culture, remembrance and love.

They are also interes ...

Closing Date12/03/2018
CategoryPrizes

The National NAIDOC Committee would like to encourage you to acknowledge the contribution and talent of an outstanding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person that you may know, by nominating them for a National NAIDOC Award.
 
There ...

Closing Date26/03/2018
CategoryAwards

The History Council of NSW's 2018 Awards and Prizes are now open Totalling $6500, these include The Deen De Bortoli Award for Applied History, The Aboriginal History Prize and The Max Kelly Medal.

For all the details please visit https://histor ...

Closing Date31/03/2018
CategoryAwards