Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Entries close: 4 October 2021 The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes for a new poem. The Prize – open to all poets writing in English – is named after the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010). This year the total prize money is AU$10,000. The overall winner will receive…

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2022

Entries close: 5 October 2021 The NSW Government is committed to increasing public engagement with the arts. The annual NSW Premier’s Literary Awards honour distinguished achievement by Australian writers. They celebrate Australian creativity and focus national and international attention on our best writers and creative minds. The Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979. Past…

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

Applications close: 8 February 2022 The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program (the program). The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight…

Darling Portrait Prize

Entries close: 10 January 2022 The winner of the annual Darling Portrait Prize will receive a cash prize of $75,000. Your entry (Painting) must be of: – an Australian citizen or Australian citizens; a person or people who have each been resident in Australia for at least twelve months immediately prior to your online entry;…

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund

Applications close: 11 October 2021 The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund offers grants to leading organisations for projects that deliver exceptional opportunities for Australian writers, journalists, editors, English and literacy teachers, visual artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors. For all the details please visit https://www.copyright.com.au/ and look under…

Create Grant

Applications close: 13 September 2021 The Copyright Agency’s Create Grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. The grants provide a living allowance to a writer or a visual artist to write or create a new work for publication or exhibition. Projects should span up…

Paddington Art Prize

Entries close: 13 September 2021 The Paddington Art Prize is an annual national acquisitive prize for paintings inspired by the Australian Landscape and painted in the last 12 months.   A $30,000 prize is to be awarded to the artist of the single winning entry. For all the details please visit https://paddingtonartprize.com.au/