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:…

2020 NAIDOC Poster Competition

Entries close: 3 February 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia are invited to submit an artwork to represent what the 2020 theme – Always Was Always Will Be. The winning artwork will collect a $10,000 cash prize and used as the 2020 National NAIDOC Poster. For all the details please visit…

2020 Newcastle Short Story Award

Entries close: 3 February 2020. Calling for short stories up to 2000 words Over $7,800 in prizes. The top 30-35 works will be published in the 2019 anthology. Judges: Laura Elvery  and Khalid Warsame For all the details please visit https://hunterwriterscentre.org/newcastle-short-story-award-2020/

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Applications close: Tuesday 4 February 2020 The 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 activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start…

HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures 2020

Proposal Applications Due: 6 April 2020 Rookwood General Cemetery invites individual and group proposals for HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures 2020. Entry is free. Proposals are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists for new or existing works that relate to the exhibition’s themes. They are looking for sculptural works that respond to the cemetery and engage…

The Alice Prize

Entries close: Friday 7 February 2020 The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize, welcoming entries from around Australia, in any medium or theme. For all the details please visit https://www.aliceprize.com/