Country Arts Support Program (CASP) grants supports projects across the Upper Hunter

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has announced that regional and rural arts organisations from around NSW are to benefit from $250,000 in small-grant funding. The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) will fund 86 organisations to support community arts and cultural development. Successful recipients in the Upper Hunter region are: Singleton Council: Stories from Singleton…

Children’s Pottery Classes

The Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre is hosting pottery classes for children. Dates: Wednesday – 12, 19 and 26 February and 4 March 2020. Time: 4pm to 5pm. Venue: Scone Pothouse at rear of Scone Arts & Crafts Centre, 63 Kingdom St, Scone. Cost: $100 or use your Creative Kids Voucher from Service NSW. Bookings essential:…

Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp

Applications close: 01 March 2020 Screenworks is offering an opportunity to support the professional development of four regionally-based composers through their annual ‘Screen Composing Bootcamp’ program. The bootcamp involves one-on-one mentoring from professional screen composers to the four selected participants. The mentoring program includes skills development, the opportunity to shadow their mentor to their studios,…

‘A Tale of Coal and Steam’ Project Location Rally Ground, Maitland Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest Close: 1 March 2020 Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest is a celebration of Maitland’s strong steam and industrial heritage, cementing itself as Australia’s premier festival of steam operating for over 30 years. The event features a diverse steam and diesel rail journey program, vintage machinery, Show ‘n’ Shine car display, kid’s activities…

Creative Koori Projects

Applications close: 2 March 2020 Create NSW’s Creative Koori Projects funding aims to build support for a strong, resilient and exciting Aboriginal arts and cultural sector for NSW. This will be done through embracing the principles of Aboriginal self-determination and putting Aboriginal artists, organisations and communities at the centre of funded cultural and creative activity.…

Heritage Grants Program

Applications close: Wednesday 1 April 2020 The Small Grants Program for Local History and Archives is administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government through the Heritage Council of NSW. Grants of up to $5,000 support the work undertaken by local historical societies, community organisations and individuals across NSW. For…

KILGOUR PRIZE 2020

Entries close: Sunday 3 May 2020 The KILGOUR PRIZE is an annual art prize. The KILGOUR PRIZE awards $50,000 every year, and a further $5,000 for the People’s Choice award. The work must be a figurative or portrait painting, that is, representing the human form by means of a figure or likeness. Artists must be…

Carstairs Prize

Entries close: Sunday 6 September 2020 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. The prize is intended to contribute to artwork production costs to assist the successful applicant(s) to…