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Updated September 19, 2016. Funding, fellowships, conferences and competitions. Tours on offer. Things to sign up to, get excited by and dream about.

These are some of the listings that have come into our email inbox. More updates to follow. Check back.

Arts NSW Bursaries to attend ARTLANDS DUBBO Closes 26 September

Visual Arts:
Sainsbury Sculpture Grant Closes 17 September
City of Sydney Creative City Hoardings Closes 19 September
Visual Arts Fellowship Closes 8 October

Performing Arts & Music:
Contemporary Music Touring Program Closes 4 October

Copyright Agency Fellowship Closes 23 September
Jean Stone Award for Poetry Closes 30 September
Walter Stone Award for Life Writing Closes 30 September

Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund Closes 7 September
Ian Potter Cultural Trust Closes 13 September

New funding: Community Presenter Touring Grant.

A new funding initiative from Arts on Tour designed to broaden access to professional productions to audiences throughout NSW.
The Grant supports the presentation of professional, NSW-based productions in community-run venues, in regional towns that do not have professional performing arts infrastructure. Funds for this Grant have been made available by Arts NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. This is a three-year initiative.
Community presenters can submit a proposal for funding to:
• extend a regional tour to one or more community-run venues in regional NSW;
• support a new tour to two or more community-run venues in regional NSW.
Grant funds can be used to support up to 50% of the performance/delivery fee of a touring production. Applicants can apply for:
• between $500 and $2,500 per venue;
• up to $7,500 for a consortium of three or more venues.
Visit the Arts on Tour website for more information, grant guidelines, FAQs and a link to the application form.
You can also email Arts on Tour or call 02 9699 7133 for advice and to find out if this grant is for you.
The first round is NOW OPEN and closes on 27 September 2016 for projects between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018.

VISUAL ARTS: Spirit Of The Land Festival Lockhart

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October 2016
Calling for entries from sculptors and fine artists.
Now in its 10th successful year, the Spirit of the Land Festival is a colourful and vibrant celebration of the land. With artistic sculptures, fine arts and photography, lively markets, boutique stalls, fabulous foods, vivid open gardens, amazing entertainment, stylish vintage vehicles, the Festival is a fantastic experience for friends and family to enjoy.
This year the Spirit of the Land Festival will be held on Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 October, following the fabulous Lockhart Picnic Races on Friday, 7 October.

CONFERENCE: ‘Pathways to Practice’, Arts Activated 2016

The premiere biennial arts and disability conference in Australia, ‘Arts Activated’ showcases the accomplishments of people with disability, as leaders, arts practitioners, audience and advocates, alongside best practice initiatives from arts and culture industry.
Direct download the Full 2016 Speaker List, or view the recently announced conference program online at the Speakers page on the Arts Activated website.
20 – 21 September 2016, Carriageworks

WRITING: FAW Writing Competition

Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc Lambing Flat Regional 2016 Writing Competition. Open and School Categories. For more info email or call Ted 0459707728 Closing date 14 October 2016.

AUDITION: for Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year 2017 Auditions

This one year intensive offers students the chance to work with some of Australia’s most renowned choreographers and dance educators, including Company dancers and Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela. More info

Available to tour 2017: Co-Opera’s Eugene Onegin

Co-Opera have performed in the past in Orange, Bathurst, Parkes, Forbes and other towns in the central west. Cost: $13,600 to cover performer fees, travel, meals and accommodation expenses. HOWEVER, if a community can manage to billet us for two nights and provide two days of meals, then the cost can be reduced to $8,500 for the show, which covers the cast and crews’ wages.
This opera is full of wonderful arias and of course the astonishingly lovely Tchaikovsky music and while it has a somewhat melancholy ending, the story is one that people will relate to. Love found, lost and rekindled but all too late! Our Artistic Director, Brian Chatterton has indicated that we will have electronic images and footage of highlights of the performance available in late July to assist with marketing this production, ahead of our hard copy posters (A3 x 30) and flyers (500 x DL) which should be available by the end of the year.
For those presenters who do not know of us and how we operate, Co-Opera has been touring throughout Australia for 25 years (it’s our 25th anniversary year this year!). We normally arrive in a town either the day before or the morning of the event, bump-in, set up rehearse, sound check, perform then bump out immediately following the show. Mostly done in a 14-hour turnaround. The only thing we ask from the presenter is to have at least two able bodies to assist with off-loading and on-loading the truck at each end of the day/night. We bring everything – sets, staging, sound, lighting, props, costumes, tech crew, 12-piece orchestra and of course our wonderful singers.
Contact Helen Simpson
National Touring Consultant, Co-Opera Inc
Mob: 0402120478

Available to tour 2017 : Roman Rudnytsky

Coming back to Australia to do my 20th concert tour (July through September 2017 at this point). There are already fifteen concerts in place. I would like to be able to contact the local arts councils and other presenters of concerts in your region.
As a concert pianist (Juilliard graduate), I perform around the world for years and have now played in about 100 countries. Regarding Australia: I have made 19 tours there—every two years since 1979—and have played around 600 concerts there altogether–more than in any other country I have traveled to. These have occurred in all the States and in the NT—from the Sydney Opera House and Town Hall to many country and Outback towns—-for many local arts councils, at many regional performing arts centers, at universities, and have been soloist with several orchestras. I did in 1993 the Australian premiere performance of the then-recently-discovered Liszt Concerto No.3 in E Flat as soloist with the SBS Youth Orchestra in the Sydney Town Hall. The SBS made this performance the centerpiece of their documentary on this work,called “Discovering Liszt”, and broadcast it several times over their TV network. I was Artist-in-Residence twice at the Univ. of Melbourne Faculty of Music and once at the Univ. of Wollongong School of Creative Arts.
In NSW, I have played many concerts over the years, including in your region (places such as Bathurst, Lithgow, and Orange). . I have played recitals several times at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith, in a Sunday recital series which was held for years at Macquarie University in Sydney, and for many local arts councils. I was soloist with such orchestras as the Willoughby Symphony (twice), Kuring-gai Philharmonic (twice), Penrith Symphony, and the City of Wollongong Symphony. On my 2015 tour, my NSW recitals were in Cobar, Nyngan, Coolah, Bowraville, and Mudgee.


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