The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

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Brackets Art Prize

Brackets Art Prize is to be the Geelong's only Contemporary Art Prize specifically for emerging artists. 

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Audience Development Fund

The Audience Development Fund offers public galleries in NSW assistance in targeting and developing new audiences. 

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Dobell Exhibition Grant

The Dobell Exhibition Grant, supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum.

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Non-compliant Quarterly Artist & Writer Call Out

We are asking artists & writers to respond to the topic of censorship!

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Museum Officer, MUMA

Assist in the effective operation of MUMA by providing support services to the Director and Collection Manager, in the management of the Monash University Collection.

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Senior Collections Manager, Koorie Heritage Trust

Are you an Australian First Nations Curator ready to take your career to the next level?

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Visitor Experience Manager, MAAS

This newly created role is your opportunity to shape the visitor experience across all three MAAS sites; the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre. 

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Curator, Jewish Museum of Australia

We are seeking a creative and skilled curator to develop, research and interpret the Museum’s collection, as well as administer and deliver the Museum’s exhibition program under the direction of the Senior Curator & Collections Manager.

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‘Sculpture Inside’ Administrative Assistant, Sculpture by the Sea

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated volunteer who is keen to gain hands-on experience in arts administration with one of Australia's most dynamic arts organisations, Sculpture by the Sea. 

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Registrar, Sydney Jewish Museum

The Sydney Jewish Museum is looking for a full time Registrar to join its Curatorial Department. 

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Marketing Manager, Accessible Arts

The Marketing Manager is responsible for all aspects of marketing and communications functions for Accessible Arts.

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Small Works Art Prize

Brunswick Street Gallery’s annual Small Works Art Prize is an open call art prize featuring works no larger than 35x35x35cm. 

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Fremantle International Portrait Prize

This year there is $20,000 in prizes to be won and you can enter in two categories - Camera and Mobile Phone.

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Field Kitchen Academy

The FIELD KITCHEN ACADEMY is an interdisciplinary educational residency programme that gathers artists/ creative minds, a resident chef and prominent experts from different fields together around a kitchen table through mind-opening acts and actions.

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Ursula Hoff Fellowship

Dr Ursula Hoff bequeathed funds to the University of Melbourne to establish a Fellowship for the study and promotion of prints held in the print collections of the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Technical Officer, Bundaberg Regional Galleries

Provide industry standard technical services to touring and local exhibitions and artists at Bundaberg Regional Galleries.

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Curatorial Assistant, City of Bathurst

Interested in working in one of NSW’s leading regional art galleries? This position is the ideal entry point for someone wanting to commence a career in the visual arts sector.

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Grants Officer, City of Sydney

The City of Sydney is seeking a causal Grants Officer.

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Media Production Manager, ACMI

A brilliant opportunity to join our exhibition renewal team and share your media production skills in our creative fast paced cultural museum.

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Exhibitions Project Manager, NFSA

The Exhibitions Project Manager, project manages the development, design, production and installation of National Film and Sound Archives exhibitions. 

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Director, Bendigo Art Gallery

The City of Greater Bendigo is now seeking a talented, creative and experienced leader to continue to foster a culture of excellence and further the Gallery’s position within and beyond the Australian cultural sector.

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Executive Assistant, NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking an Executive Assistant who will work as part of a team to provide efficient, professional and confidential administrative support to the Directorate office.

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Gallery Host, MCA

The MCA as seeking casual Gallery Hosts to welcome all visitors and guests to the Museum and ensure the safety of both artworks and visitors.

reciproco/RECIPROCAL

A multi-sited exhibition with essays, artist talks, performances, symposia held in iconic Carlton venues.NAVA member Angela Cavalieri is one of ten contemporary who have converged to Melbourne to create new collaborative work under the banner of Reciproco/ RECIPROCAL.

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Camberwell Art Show

The Camberwell Art Show has a large winners pool with artists competing for $40,000 in prizes including a $20,000 best in show.

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Woods Street Arts Space Youth Art Prize

We are seeking artwork submissions from local young people aged 12 to 25 years.

Artworks can be drawings, paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, multimedia, installations or any visual piece.

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Apple Valley Sculpture Competition

The inaugural Apple Valley Sculpture Competition invites Tassie makers, artists and dreamers to create an installation for this year’s Mid-Winter Festival.

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Incinerator Art Award

The Incinerator Art Award is our annual contemporary art award, inspired by the theme art for social change, with a total non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000.

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Canberra Potters Residencies

Provides an opportunity for a short-term change of environment to develop new work, change direction or simply re-invigorate through engagement with a different community.

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Macquarie Group Collection Emerging Artists Prize

Artists are invited to enter an original work/s that reflect the Macquarie Group Collection theme, The Land and Its Psyche.

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d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards and Exhibition

This prestigious exhibition is considered the best art show on the Gold Coast and one of the best exhibitions for landscape art which is the main award category. 

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Martin Kantor Portrait Prize

The acquisitive first prize of $15,000 will be awarded to the work judged to be an exceptional photographic portrait of a significant Australian.

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Studios in Paris Scholarship

The Art Gallery of NSW awards artists or scholars in the visual arts a two-month or three-month tenancy in either the Moya Dyring Studio or the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio at the Cité.

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Grants Program Coordinator, City of Sydney

We are looking for a Grants Program Coordinator who will effectively coordinate grant assessments, approvals and reviews, including reporting and administration of the online grants management system.

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Arts and Culture Lead, City of Manningham

The City of Manningham is seeking a Arts and Culture Lead to oversee community art initiatives and an innovative exhibition program.

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Museum Education Coordinator, TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Museum of Art is seeking a part time Museum Education Coordinator.

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John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize

The $10,000 John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize is part of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival.

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Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize

The Lange-Taylor Prize is intended to support artists who are engaged in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that fully exploit the relationship of words and images in the powerful, persuasive representation of a subject.

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Churchill Fellowship

A Churchill Fellowship can offer you the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that you are passionate about.

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Art on Show Awards

From humble beginnings in 2006 this event has matured into one of Queensland’s prominent high profile arts events, held in conjunction with the annual Mackay Regional Show.

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Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award

The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award is Australia’s premier showcase of prints and artists’ books. The award and exhibition, which have been running for more than 40 years, boast a national judging panel and $22,000 in prize money.

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Joondalup Community Art Exhibition

The annual Community Art Exhibition is open to City of Joondalup residents.

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SALA Awards

Awards offered as part of the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival 2019.

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Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires $20,000 Acquisitive Art Prize returns in 2019 as part of the Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival.

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River of Art Prize

The River of Art Prize recognises exciting creators in the NSW South Coast region, across a range of mediums.

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RANT Arts Quick Response Grants

Artists residing in Tasmania can apply for up to $1,500 to respond to unique arts opportunities that present at short notice.

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MECCA M-Power NGV Arts Mentoring Program

Calling all emerging female talent! Applications are now open for this year’s MECCA M-Power NGV Arts Mentoring Program.

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Craft Cubed 2019

Craft's annual celebration of the handmade, and the biggest coming together of the craft and design communities in Australia.

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Snug Primary School Commission

Applications are sought from furniture designer/makers and sculptors able to create contemporary seating.

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2D artworks for Tasmanian schools

Applications are sought from contemporary artists for the purchase of 2D artworks to be installed at five separate schools all offering new spaces for year 11 and 12 students.

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Exhibition Proposals Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts is seeking proposals for the calendar of changing exhibitions within its purpose built art gallery. 

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Salamanca Arts Centre

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the 2020 Calendar. 

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Liverpool Pop Up Project

Council’s Pop Up Project is for start-ups, social enterprises, community groups or artists that are looking to set up a temporary retail shop in the Liverpool CBD.

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Senior Campaign Manager, Marketing, NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Senior Campaign Manager, Marketing to deliver innovative advertising and promotional campaigns for NGV branded projects, exhibitions, programs and events, as well as support and develop members of the Marketing team.

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Parramatta Lanes 2019 Commissions

City of Parramatta is seeking proposals from individual or collective artists and performers, to produce and present site-specific art installations and performance works for the 2019 Parramatta Lanes event.

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Curatorial Advisor, Mapping Melbourne

Multicultural Arts Victoria is seeking a Curatorial Advisor to lead the design of the artistic program for 2019.

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Creative Programs Coordinator

Working with the Manager Cultural Services, you will be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of Library, Gallery and Museums education and public programs at Hawkesbury City Council.

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SEVENTH Emerging Writers Program

The SEVENTH Emerging Writers Program provides a collaborative opportunity for emerging writers to engage with visual artists and their peers.

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WAG/Chunky Move Artist Residency

Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) and Chunky Move are offering a two and a half week residency for one artist from 17 June to 2 July 2019. 

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Art Centre Coordinator

The Shire of Wiluna is seeking an Art Centre Coordinator to be part of the new Canning-Gunbarrel Discovery Centre team.

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Eden Unearthed

We invite established and emerging artists, and artists with an interest in environmental and installation art to apply. 

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ACMD Acquisitive Art Prize

The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD) Research Week Committee invites emerging and established artists to participate in the 2019 ACMD Acquisitive Art Prize.

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PCAI Residency

PCAI is excited to announce the launch of its Artist-in-Residence program focusing on the interaction between contemporary art and environmental consciousness.

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Appin Mine Memorial public art commission

Contemporary Australian artists are invited to express their interest in developing a public artwork that recognises the 40th anniversary of the Appin Mine disaster.

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Signal Screen and Sound Commissions

Callout for new ideas from young screen and sound creatives of Melbourne!

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Beerburrum Mural Commission

Sunshine Coast Council is seeking expressions of interest from experienced artists for a new entrance statement in Beerburrum.

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Grants Officer, Australia Council for the Arts

Looking to further your career in the arts with your outstanding customer service skills? You've come to the right opportunity.

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Curator and Retail Manager

For an experienced, energetic and creative Curator and Retail Manager to develop and deliver our exhibition program and retail facility in Katherine.

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Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial 2019 Expressions of Interest

Calling all artists and creatives. Exploring the theme of ‘resilience and the community’ through exhibitions, temporary public art installations, large scale video art and performance art.

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John Truscott Fellowship

The John Truscott Design Foundation and the University of Melbourne wish to celebrate the life and contribution of John Truscott in a biography that brings to life his energy and skill.

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Pop Up Posters Paddington

The Pop Up Posters Paddington is a visual arts program exhibiting artworks by a range of different artists, for a period of three months at Paddington Library.

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Perth Royal Art Prize

The Perth Royal Art Prize is the only art prize in this State committed to landscape, offering a prize pool of $23,500 including $20,000 for first prize

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Hobart Current Liberty 2020

In this launch year the inaugural Creative Director, Rosie Dennis, is seeking EOIs from professional artists to respond to the theme of 'liberty'. 

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Site-Specific artwork or performance at FUSION19

Wagga Wagga City Council seeks Expressions of Interest from artists working in all forms to create a temporary, site-specific artwork, performance or intervention that celebrated community spirit and identity during the Fusion Multicultural Street Festival.

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Artwork at Wilga Park

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from artists for a robust artwork to be installed within a small neighbourhood park in the suburb of Kooringal, Wagga Wagga.

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Artwork at Multi-Purpose Stadium

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from artists for artwork to be installed near the entrance to Wagga Wagga’s new Multi-Purpose Stadium.

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Mural for Lost Lanes Festival

Wagga Wagga City Council seeks Expressions of Interest (EOI) from experienced visual artists for the development, design and production of a mural located in Wagga Wagga.

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West Projections Festival 2019

West Projections Festival 2019 is seeking applications to participate in this year’s festival!

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Operations Manager, Tanks Arts Centre

Reporting to the Manager Cultural Services, we are now seeking a highly energetic & experienced Operations Manager oversee and manage all people, systems, resources and processes related to operations of the Tanks Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and Cultural Services Events.

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Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an annual acquisitive competition. 

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Picturing Footscray Photography Prize

Picturing Footscray is an open-entry photography prize that focuses on Melbourne's unique inner-west suburb of Footscray.

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Arts and Cultural Grants, City of Adelaide

The Arts and Cultural Grants Program funds artists and organisations to deliver creative arts and cultural projects that contribute to a welcoming and dynamic City full of rich and diverse experiences. 

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Road trauma memorial commission

City of Greater Geelong are seeking to commission a public art memorial which will serve as a designated place for reflection and to acknowledge those in the Victorian community impacted by road trauma.

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Technical Lead - Digital Platforms, MAAS

As the Technical Lead – Digital Platforms at MAAS, you will be responsible for the technical and operational execution of all development work.

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Eutick Memorial Memorial Still Life Award

As Australia’s only national Still Life Painting Award, EMSLA is celebrating its thirteenth consecutive year with a non-acquisitive First Prize of $20,000.

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Arts OutWest Board

Arts OutWest seeks applications from skilled people interested in becoming our board members. 

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Marketing, Administration and Development Coordinator, Sawtooth

Applications are now open for the position of Marketing, Administration and Development Coordinator within the Sawtooth Team.

City of Ryde Creativity Strategy

City of Ryde is currently undertaking consultation for a Creativity Strategy.

CLEAR EXPECTATIONS

Guidelines for institutions, galleries and curators working with trans, non-binary and gender diverse artists in Australia.

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City of Stonnington Arts and Cultural Grants

The City of Stonnington is committed to supporting artistic talent to create an innovative and vibrant creative community.

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Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award

The exhibition provides an opportunity for artists to showcase their work in a beautiful and unique botanical garden setting. 

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Emerging Artist Award: ADFAS (Ku-ring-gai) Artist Residency and Solo Exhibition at Eramboo

Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (Ku-ring-gai) has sponsored an exciting opportunity for an emerging artist under 35 years that includes a one month artist in residence studio and exhibition at Eramboo.

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Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Held every two years, the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize is designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists, awarding a generous acquisitive cash prize of $50,000.

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Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing

The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing further seeks to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice.

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Royal Hobart Hospital Commission

As part of the DonateLife commission, we are seeking applications from artists and designers that are able to create a freestanding memorial artwork.

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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019

Call for submissions for the 23rd annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi  to be staged along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama in Sydney, Australia from 24 October – 10 November, 2019, are open!

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Western Roads Upgrade public art commission

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, in conjunction with Major Road Projects Victoria and the Netflow consortium, invites proposals for the Western Roads Upgrade public art commission.

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Kernewek Lowender Art Prize

This will be the 44th year of the event and the Newbery Chemists Kernewek Lowender Art Prize and exhibition will again be a feature of the upcoming Kernewek Lowender Festival.

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Kilgour Prize

The KILGOUR PRIZE is one of Australia's major art prizes, and awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art.

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Georges Mora Fellowship

The Georges Mora Fellowship is awarded each year to a contemporary artist who has demonstrated gravitas within their art. 

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Tate Adams Memorial Residency at Baldessin Press & Studio

State Library Victoria, in partnership with the Baldessin Press, is offering a new artist's book residency as part of the annual fellowship program.

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State Library of Victoria Regional Fellowship

In association with Regional Arts Victoria, the inaugural Regional Fellowship is available to a regional Victorian to be inspired by, repurpose, transform or imaginatively respond to published or original source material from the Library's extensive collection.

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State Library of Victoria Photography Fellowship

The Photography Fellowship is a unique opportunity for an artist to conduct innovative research in response to State Library Victoria's photography collection, and to present the outcome at PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography.

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Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal Cultural Research Fellowship

The Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal Cultural Research Fellowship is a specialist fellowship open to researchers who identify as an Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal.

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State Library of Victoria Digital Fellowship

The Digital Fellowship has been established as an opportunity for creative technologists and digital humanists to work collaboratively with the Library in developing new and exciting ways to discover, view, experience and use the State Library Victoria collection.

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State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowships

The Library's Creative Fellowship program provides artists and scholars with a unique and supportive environment in which to immerse themselves in our collections. 

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Amor Residency at Baldessin Press & Studio, SLV

The State Library Victoria, in partnership with the Baldessin Press, offers a special residency opportunity as part of the annual fellowship program.

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Waverley Artist Studios

Waverley Artist Studios are for emerging, mid-career and professional artists interested in working within Bondi and the greater Eastern Suburbs area.

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Paddington Art Prize

The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. 

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The Naked & Nude Art Prize

After 29 years, the Naked & Nude Art Prize has become a prestigious national event on the Australian Arts Calendar and is open to artists in a variety of mediums.

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Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award

The Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award supports Victorian studio ceramics and acknowledge the special place ceramics have in the Manningham region. 

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Still: National Still Life Award

Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. 

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The Guildhouse Fellowship

The Guildhouse Fellowship, valued at over $50,000, will be awarded annually to one South Australian mid-career visual artist, craftsperson or designer.

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Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

The Cultural Fund provides support to organisations for projects that deliver opportunities for authors, journalists, artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors.

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CREATE Grants

CREATE Grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. 

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Metro Arts Volunteer Program

Metro Arts is seeking a team of passionate, art loving volunteers with exceptional customer service skills to join the Metro Arts family.

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Len Fox Painting Award

The Len Fox Painting Award is a biennial prize and is awarded to a living Australian artist to commemorate the life and work of Emmanuel Phillips Fox.

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The Jacky Winter Gardens Artist-in-Residence Program

This residency is offered to support working artists and creatives to accomplish a professional goal.

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​Etiquette for using images on social media

Whether you’re an artist, audience member or organisation, NAVA recommends best practice when posting images of artists’ works on social media.

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R & M McGivern Prize

The R & M McGivern Prize is back bigger and bolder in 2019! The theme for 2019 is ‘Anthropocene'.

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Project and Development Grants

Carclew offers grants to early career artists aged 26 years or under, for arts projects with a tangible outcome and/or skills and career development. 

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Roving Curator Program

The Roving Curator program gives museums, galleries and collections access to our museum professionals for up to 25 days.

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Youth Arts - Organisations

This program supports projects that actively engage young people (aged 0 to 25 years and under) to develop their creative skills and capacities, and enhance their social health and wellbeing.

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Support for organisations

This program supports organisations to deliver a range of high quality arts activities that strengthen Tasmania's arts sector, engage and inspire audiences and the wider community, and benefit Tasmania's professional artists and arts workers.

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The Northern Tasmania Arts Organisations Initiative

This program supports arts organisations based in Northern Tasmania to deliver high quality arts activities that strengthen Northern Tasmania's arts sector, engage and inspire audiences and the wider community, and benefit Northern Tasmania's professional artists and arts workers.

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Cultural Heritage Program

The Cultural Heritage Program supports museums, galleries and collections to deliver a range of high quality cultural heritage activities that strengthen Tasmania's robust, diverse and vibrant cultural heritage sector, engage and inspire audiences and the wider community, and preserve Tasmania's movable cultural heritage.

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Tasmanian Residencies

This program supports Tasmanian artists to undertake residencies at wilderness, historical and cultural locations across Tasmania.

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Support for individuals and groups

This program supports individuals and groups to undertake projects that enable them to further their careers, enrich their artistic practice and contribute to Tasmania's arts sector.

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Low-interest Loans

This program provides loans towards capital improvements and equipment purchases.

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FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary

The FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective has partnered with Arts Tasmania to assist emerging and mid-career contemporary jewellers to undertake relevant professional development activities.

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Education Residencies

The Education Residencies provide an opportunity for Tasmanian artists to focus on their practice in an educational environment working alongside teachers and students. 

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Artsbridge

This program supports individuals and groups to undertake interstate or overseas opportunities and individuals, groups and organisations to bring national and international arts professionals to Tasmania to conduct creative and/or professional development opportunities.

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Aboriginal Arts Program

Arts Tasmania's Aboriginal Arts Program supports arts projects and activities by Aboriginal artists and organisations that stimulate contemporary, traditional and non-traditional Aboriginal art forms and practice.

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Arts Trail Regional Stimulus Grants

To assist Northern Territory arts and cultural infrastructure development through new or enhanced venues and services; prioritising regional and remote art centres, art galleries, museums, libraries and keeping places.

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Project Seed Funding: Public Art and Design

Project Seed funding is available to a commissioner towards fees for professional practicing South Australian artists to participate in the concept development stage of a public art project.

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Major Commission Funding: Public Art and Design

Major Commission funding recognises the role that outstanding public arts projects play in enhancing South Australia’s reputation as a centre of arts excellence. 

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Commission Support Funding: Public Art and Design

Commission Support funding is available for the commissioning of site specific ephemeral, temporary and permanent new public art works by practicing professional South Australian artists for presentation in a high profile, publicly and accessible location throughout South Australia.

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Triennial Project Grant

The Triennial Project Grant is focused on projects with a performing arts outcome and is designed to support the creation and presentation of new work through a staged commitment over three years.

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Project Grants

Project Grants support independent artists in the development of new work and its production or presentation.

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Major Commission

The Major Commission grant supports a significant investment in a major new work by a leading South Australian independent artist or group, to be presented in a high profile setting in South Australia.

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Individual Development

Individual Development supports the professional development of individual, independent artists through master classes, workshops, mentorships, attendance at conferences, attachments to arts organisations or participation in arts residencies.

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Fellowship

A Fellowship is an opportunity for an established independent artist to secure significant funding towards the advancement of their professional career and arts practice.

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Emerging Artist Development

Emerging Artist Development Grants are for South Australian independent artists in the first five years of their professional practice.

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Building Pathways

Building Pathways assists South Australian artists to build their national and international profile.

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Artists in Residence

Artists in Residence supports the hosting of outstanding local, national and international artists, in order for them to share their skills and knowledge with local, practising professional and independent artists.

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Community Arts & Cultural Development Project Funding for Organisations

This program will invest in projects with professional practicing artists that provide greater community awareness of, and participation and engagement in, arts and culture.

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Arts Organisations Program

The Arts Organisations Program provides funding to vibrant arts organisations that contribute to a sustainable and thriving arts culture in South Australia.

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Project Assistance: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Development

Project Assistance supports individuals and groups of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the creative development, production or presentation of new work. 

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Individual Artist Development: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Development

The Individual Artist Development program assists with professional development opportunities. 

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Arts Organisation Investment Program

The Arts Organisation Investment Program is an open and competitive multiyear funding program to support Western Australia’s arts, cultural and creative sector organisations.

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DCA Arts U-15k

The Arts U-15k grant program offers up to $15,000 for artists and creative industry professionals to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

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DCA Arts 15k-plus

The Arts 15k-plus grant program offers between $15,000 and $60,000 funding for artists, creative industry professionals and organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

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Australia Council Fellowships

Australia Council Fellowships of $80,000 support outstanding, established artists’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years. 

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Arts Projects - Organisations

Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. 

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Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. 

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Career Development Grant for Individuals and Groups

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts.

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Aesthetica Art Prize

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world.

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Call for 2020 Hughes Gallery Exhibition Proposals

Established and emerging artists in all media are invited to submit applications for the 2020 exhibition program. 

Out of the Blue

Exhibition of artworks by ACSA Painting Group.

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ways - Queer Feminist Art Residency and Rest Space

ways is a house in Gyula, located in eastern Hungary, close to the Romanian border, an art residency and rest space for queer feminist artists. 

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Australian Cultural Fund

The Australian Cultural Fund is a collective funding platform for Australian artists. The fund was established in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts, and is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia.

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Professional Development Fund

The Professional Development Fund grants offer support for professional artists and arts workers in the Northern Territory (NT) to access development opportunities.

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Community Arts Festival Grant

Community Arts Festival grants offer support for community festivals to develop and present arts and cultural programs in the Northern Territory (NT).

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Regional Arts Victoria Quick Response Grant

The Quick Response Grant program has been set up to be responsive to exceptional cultural opportunities that may be on offer to artists or community groups.

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the sweet seat residency

this is an offer of a creative place to work for three months, with some mentorship time with pvi collective.

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BigCi Residency

Artists undertake BigCi residency for an agreed period of time to develop ideas, create new work or to deepen their existing art practice.

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Red Gate Residency

Red Gate Residency is an international artists residency program providing artists, curators, writers, and academics with the opportunity to live and create work in China.

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Rimbun Dahan Artist in Residence

Rimbun Dahan in Malaysia runs a range of artists’ residencies to encourage visual artists, choreographers and other creative individuals to explore and develop their artistic work.

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TransArtists

A database of artist-in-residence opportunities worldwide.

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Testing Grounds Creative Space

Testing Grounds is a free outdoor space for creative practices encompassing design, art and architecture, available for all creative and education-related activities.

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Arteles Creative Center Residencies

Our residency programs bring together creative minds & professionals from all over the world. Located in the scenic landscapes of Hämeenkyrö, Finland, the residency serves as the perfect platform to explore and expand the boundaries of your art & mind.

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PITCH your great arts idea

Have you a project or a fabulous idea you would like to pitch, for support from Country Arts SA?

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NT Arts Quick Response Scheme

Offers artists and arts workers access immediate arts and cultural opportunities.

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The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

One of the most prestigious international grants available to emerging figurative artists.

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Queensland Arts Showcase Program

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland.

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Playing Queensland Fund

The Playing Queensland Fund supports the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand.

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QuickstART Loans

Carclew QuickstART loans are no interest commercial loans for individual artists, groups and creative practitioners aged 18 - 26 years.

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Flying Start

Jetstar's Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

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Regional Arts Development Fund

If you're a Gold Coast artist, creative business or organisation, grants are available to bring your big ideas to life through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

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Jardin Orange Residency

Jardin Orange (“Orange Garden”) is an artist residency in Shenzhen, China.

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Vermont Studio Center Residency

Each month, VSC welcomes over 50 artists and writers from across the country around the world to our historic campus in northern Vermont.

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Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence allows the Gallery to increase engagement of our local community with artists, deliver creative programs to the region and encourage new relationships and skills development.

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Skopelos Foundation for the Arts Residency

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts offers residencies for two weeks to two months for ceramists, mixed media artists, painters, printmakers and sculptors from March through December.

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PCA Print Commission

Application forms inviting artists to submit images and be part of the annual commissioning program are distributed nationally in the December issue of Imprint – so don’t miss out!

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Quadrant Gallery Exhibition EOI

Quadrant Gallery is calling for expressions of interest from artists to exhibit at the gallery.

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Exhibit with Kingston Arts

Kingston Arts offers three professional galleries for artists to exhibit their work and encourages applications by both emerging and established artists.

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Cambridge Studio Gallery Exhibition Call Out

Cambridge Studio Gallery rotates exhibitions every three weeks showing a broad diversity of work including sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing and more.

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The Farm Margaret River Residency

The Farm Margaret River, is a newly created residency program in Western Australia, bringing together artists and agri-culturalists who are focused on developing projects that are rooted in country, in the soil, air and water of this specific location.

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Naracoorte National Art Prize

To celebrate 50 years since Australian megafauna remains were first discovered in the World Heritage Naracoorte Fossil Caves The Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery is staging the 2019 Naracoorte National Art Prize.

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Exhibition and Residency Callout Budd St Gallery

Budd Street Gallery, an artist-run-initiative in Melbourne, is calling for exhibition proposals and submissions to the Artist in Residence program.

Available! Portable Bronze Casting Foundry!!

This a great opportunity for a sculptor/craftsperson to own their own small, portable bronze casting facility. 

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Creating New Income Toolkit

Create NSW provide a toolkit with guides and resources to help generate revenue for your creative practice.

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Sturt Craft Centre Artist in Residence

Sturt Craft Centre invites applications from experienced craft practitioners to the Sturt Artist-in-Residence program.

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Closed on Monday Callout

If you have an idea that can't be realised in the physical world, we want to hear it!

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Apply to exhibit at The Bridge Projection Space

The Bridge Projection Space converts a disused, third-story walk bridge located at the Kingston City Hall into a dedicated space for projection art and short-film. 

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Broken Hill Art Exchange

The Art Exchange is a trans-disciplinary organisation facilitating the arts and other sectors engaging artistic practices. 

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MAY SPACE Proposals

MAY SPACE welcomes proposals from practicing artists in Australia and New Zealand.

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Millay Colony for the Arts Residency

The Millay Colony for the Arts (USA) offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between the months of April and November.

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Copland Foundation Grants

These Copland Foundation Grants fund projects throughout Australia that fall under the umbrella of Alex Copland’s interests, namely the study, management, conservation, acquisition, and interpretation of collections.

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Creative Studios

Looking for a new studio? The nest is a cultural incubator for artists, makers and innovators! 

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Darling Portrait Prize

The winner of the annual Darling Portrait Prize will receive a cash prize of $75,000.

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Ceramic Break Sculpture Park Triennial Acquisitive Sculpture Prize

An acquisitive prize of $12,000. The prize is open to all sculptors working in any medium and entries are now invited for the 2019 award.

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Sustainable Bolivia Art Residency

Our mission is to promote the arts in Bolivia while fostering intercultural exchange between international and local artists.

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What you need to know about artists' rights

This guide provides information on moral rights and copyright law for organisations working with artists.

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Hilla Rebay International Fellowship

The Hilla Rebay International Fellowship offers an opportunity for a graduate student to undertake in-depth professional training at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

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Volunteer Gallery Assistants

The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) is calling for volunteers who have a passion for photography to join our enthusiastic team of volunteers.

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Setting up an Art Trail

What do you need to consider when setting up an art trail? Written by Jill Gientzotis

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Guidelines for limited edition prints

A quick reference guide for artists creating and selling limited edition prints.

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Call out for artists to be interviewed for new YouTube channel

Tony Edwards, one of our NAVA Members is going to be starting a new YouTube channel. The focus of this is to highlight our artists. You can be one of the featured artists! 

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Quick Response Grants

Funding across all of the above categories will be provided for applicants delivering projects which require a quick turn-around time and a small financial contribution. 

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Volunteer at the SUBSTATION

The SUBSTATION is on the look-out for volunteers who are enthusiastic and dedicated to the promotion of visual and performing arts in its myriad forms. 

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Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers up to seventy juried residencies per year to working visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. 

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Quick response grants

City of Sydney sponsor a wide variety of projects and initiatives.  

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Bogong Centre for Sound Culture Residency

For emerging and established artists working in sound, photography, writing and moving image.

ARIs in Australia

A full list of Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs) across Australia.

List of Studios & Residencies

A full list of Studios & Residencies across Australia and links to international opportunities.

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Exhibit at Frankston Arts Centre

The Frankston Arts Centre has five distinct spaces where you can exhibit your work spanning across Cube 37 and the main Frankston Arts Centre.

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MONA Gallery Attendant

Interested in working in our world class museum? We're always on the look out for passionate and enthusiastic staff to complement our gallery team.

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Firstdraft Volunteer

Firstdraft hosts regular exhibition openings and artist talks, and produces a range of public programs and live events that require the assistance of a large team of hardworking and dedicated volunteers

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Ten Thousand Paces Exhibition Proposals

We are a hybrid gallery / shop / regional wine hub championing regional arts and artisanal produce.

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Gaffa Gallery Exhibition Proposals

Gaffa takes proposals on an all year round basis, spaces are subject to availability.

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Journal for Artistic Research Submissions

We invite submissions to JAR from all fields and disciplines in which artistic research may be relevant, including areas that may not usually be conceived of as 'artistic'.

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BlackCat Gallery Exhibition Proposals

BlackCat Gallery is currently seeking proposals for our 2018 exhibition program.

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Gallery Volunteer

Articulate project space is currently seeking volunteers who can help in the daily running of the gallery space.

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Volunteer, 107 Projects

107 Projects is on the look out for volunteers to help us deliver our diverse creative program.

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Bellevue Gallery

Bellevue Gallery is an artist run gallery and studio space in the heart of Double Bay Village, interested Artists are invited to submit proposals for exhibitions.

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Lismore Regional Gallery Volunteer

Join our dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers and experience first-hand our great programs, exhibitions, events and collections.

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ArtAsiaPacific Editorial and Design Internships

ArtAsiaPacific (AAP) is accepting applications for editorial and design internships.

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Tacit Contemporary Art Exhibition Proposals

Tacit Contemporary Art offers six ‘traditional’ galleries plus the Happy School and Peter Mac Project Spaces, two display windows onto Johnston Street and a fully-staffed venue during standard opening hours.

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ANCA Studios

Setting up your visual art practice at ANCA gives you access to well designed studios, spacious gardens, a diverse community of studio artists and ANCA’s exhibition program.

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Volunteer SEVENTH Gallery

We are always seeking new volunteers who are passionate about emerging art and want to gain hands on experience in the running of an artist run space, to join the SEVENTH team.

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Top Floor at Wellington

TOP FLOOR at WELLINGTON is perfect for performance / live art / rehearsal space / natural light photoshoots / ballroom dancing - anything you can imagine and has a spectacular room available to stay.

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Gallery Volunteer

The National Art School Gallery in Darlinghurst, Sydney, is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to work across a variety of areas and provide support for the Gallery’s activities.

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Callout for Exhibition Proposals

Project [504] is currently accepting exhibition proposals. If you’re an artist or a group of artists please feel free to contact us.

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Installation Volunteers

PICA volunteers are an essential part of the team. Working closely with PICA staff and artists, volunteers help with installing and de-installing exhibitions. If this sounds like something you are interested in doing, fill out the form below and we will be in touch!

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Who owns the copyright in a photograph?

This factsheet outlines copyright issues surrounding photographs of artwork.

Crafts Practitioners & Copyright

Information sheets provided by Australian Copyright Council.

Photographers & Copyright

Information sheets provided by Australian Copyright Council.

Artists & Copyright

Information sheets provided by Australian Copyright Council.

Debt Recovery - Letter of Demand Template

Template letter provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Copyright Infringement - Letter of Demand Template

Template letter provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Moral Rights Infringement - Letter of Demand Template

Template letter provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Protecting Your Ideas

Information sheet provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Photographer's Model Release Template

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Commissioning Visual Artwork Agreement Template

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Loan of Artwork for Public Exhibition Agreement Template

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Independent Curator and Exhibition Space Agreement Template

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Artwork Consignment for Sale Agreement Template

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Sale of Artwork Agreement Template

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

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Image Reproduction Licence Template for Merchandise

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Public Art Commission Agreement Template

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Artist and Gallery Agency Agreement Template

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Artist in Residence Agreement Template

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Copyright Licensing Agreement Template

Sample agreement provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

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Copyright and Social Media

What you need to know about copyright when posting your images on social media.

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Managing Volunteers

Volunteers and interns can be a great asset to an arts organisation, but finding and managing volunteers requires planning to ensure that the relationship between organisation and volunteer is mutually beneficial.

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health short course explores personal and community health and wellness strategies using visual arts mediums.

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What to do if your ABN is cancelled

This guide explains why your ABN may have been cancelled and how you can go about getting it reinstated.

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Media Releases

This factsheet takes you through the top tips for creating a media release for your next exhibition annoucement.

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Intellectual Property

This factsheet takes you through the ins and outs of intellectual property rights.

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The Australian Classification Board

Find out how the Australian Classification Board can help classify an artwork that is likely to offend.

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How to Avoid Trouble and How to Deal with it

What you should know about threats to artistic freedom - for artists, galleries and arts workers.

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Insurance

Find out about what types of insurance you might need in your practice and how they work.

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Tax Assessable Income and Deductions

FInd out what are considered tax assessable income and expenses.

Let's Talk About Curating, Baby

By examining a variety of curatorial approaches this forum unpacked the debates and tensions of what it means to be a contemporary curator in Australia today - with Zanny Begg, Michael Dagostino, Blair French and Tulleah Pearce and chaired by Nicholas Tsoutas

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Accelerated Depreciation for Small Business

Find out how the new accelerated depreciation scheme can benefit you.

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How do I create a good photograph of my work?

Find out how to best document your work for promotion or submitting in applications.

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How can I get heard?

This Q&A takes you through different ways you can get yourself out there and build your practice and business.

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How do I protect myself when selling on consignment?

Find out how to protect your interests when selling on consignment with a gallery or shop.

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How do I price my artwork?

What to consider when setting a price for your artwork.

*Updated with video and digital media art 2017.

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Should I have an ABN?

Don't have an ABN? Find out how registering can benefit you, your cashflow and your practice.

Future/Forward: Is arts advocacy working?

The panel session, 'Is arts advocacy working? What roles can/do individuals and organisations play?', includes Vernon Ah Kee, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE and Kelli McCluskey, with Dr Pippa Dickson as facilitator. This session was recorded at NAVA's Future/Forward summit on Friday 7 November 2014 at Carriageworks, NSW.

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Becoming a Sole Trader

This factsheet will take you through the steps to becoming a Sole Trader and business and tax requirements.

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Invoicing Checklist

This checklist will take you through all the requirements for issuing an tax invoice as laid out by the Australian Taxation Office.

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Crowdfunding

This factsheet will introduce you to the possibilities of crowdfunding and help you prepare your campaign.

Mark Shorter

Mark chats to NAVA about funding and discusses the importance of pursuing your arts practice in the face of adversity.

Michaela Gleave

In this video Michaela discusses her top tips for writing grant applications and expanding your art practice.

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Dealing with Rejection

In this factsheet Mark takes you through his experiences of rejection and how to get back on track with your arts practice.

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Steps to a Sponsorship Proposal

This factsheet will guide you through the steps to presenting a sponsorship proposal to a potential sponsor.

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Grant and Support Material Checklist

An essential checklist to read through before submitting your grant application.

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Public Taxation Ruling

Public Taxation Ruling: carrying on a business as a professional artist and its implications for practicing artists.

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Grant Budgets

This factsheet provides a guide to writing a budget for your grant application and takes you through income and expenditure.

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Sponsorships and Partnerships

This factsheet provides a guide on what to look for in a potential sponsor or partner and how that relationship operates.

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Glossary of Tax Terms

This factsheet provides definitions for some of the taxation terms you may come across in running your arts practice as a business.

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Where There's a Will

This factsheet provides information on estate planning for artists, covering all the options including making a will.

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Awards and Competitions Checklist

An essential checklist for any artist submitting for an award or competition.

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Grant Writing

This factsheet will take you through the grant application process and gives you some practical grant writing tips.

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Cashflow Forecast

This template can help you plan your income and expenditure allowing you to budget.

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Budgeting for your Business

Learn an essential skill - how to budget for your art practice as a business.

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Tax, Artists, Galleries

Unravelling the tax implications involved when artists sell work directly, on commission or on consignment.

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Who Pays the GST?

This factsheet provides an answer to the complicated question: who pays the GST, the gallery or the artist?