Archibald Prize 2020

Entries close: 14 August 2020 The prize will be awarded, in the terms of the will of the late JF Archibald dated 15 March 1916, to the best portrait ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia during the 12 months preceding the…

2020 NAIDOC Local Grants

Applications close: 17 August 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants offer an opportunity for community groups to organise activities that celebrate our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements, and our continuing contributions to our country and society. The NAIDOC Local Grants support all activities, big and small. The majority of grants are for amounts of…

Regional Arts Fund (RAF)

Close date: 21 August 2020 The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government Program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. It meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts; and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. The Regional Arts Fund is designed…

Nextwave Youth Film Festival

Entries close: Monday 21 September 2020 The Nextwave Youth Film Competition is open to youth between the ages of 10 to 25 living in regional Australia. The competition is free to enter with submissions open May 1st – Sept 21st and films are to creatively include the phrase, “What’s next?” The best short films are…

2020 Calleen Art Award

Entries close: 22 July 2020 The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive art prize that encourages originality and artistic merit. Winner will receive $20,000 in prize money. The award is open to original paintings in any style or subject and for adjudication purposes using any traditional painting medium, such as acrylic, oil or watercolour (other traditional…

2019 Hunter Photo Prize

Entries close: 23 January 2020 The Newcastle Herald and other Australian Community Media newspapers across the Hunter are searching again for our best backyard photographer. The annual Hunter Photography Prize is open to residents of the Hunter Region. As in previous years, to be eligible your main source of income cannot be derived from photography.…

Georges River Council’s Artist in Residence

Submissions close: 23 August 2020 The Georges River Artist in Residence program offers artists a unique location to explore, interpret and experiment with their artistic practice, while enhancing the cultural profile of the Georges River area. The program is designed to allow artists the space and time to explore new ideas, and to create new…

John Glover Art Prize

Entries close: 24 January 2020 Celebrating the legacy of John Glover, The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) has become one of Australia’s most significant awards for landscape painting, open to artists from anywhere in the world. It is awarded annually by The John Glover Society Inc. for the work judged the best contemporary landscape…