Some of the arts opportunities to grab hold of right now: funding, grants and fellowships, awards, calls for exhibition works and more.
updated 30 January 2017
Calling for exhibitors
- A Reader’s Heaven Lost World Art Contest – entries close Entries close 31 January 2017.
- Bayside Aquisitive Art Prize. Closes February 8, 2017.
- Wyndham Art Prize. Closes February 10, 2017.
- fortyfivedownstairs residency. Closes February 21, 2017.
- Textures of One. (Blayney) Closes February 26, 2017
- Calleen Art Award 2017 – closes 3 March 2017
- Millburn Prize. Closes March 6, 2017.
- EOI: Lorne Sculpture Biennale. Closes March 10, 2017.
- 8×10 Group Show at The Corner Store Gallery Orange for exhibition opening March 9, 2017.
- Rookwood Cemetary: Hidden. Closes March 13, 2017.
- YICCA Art Contest. Closes March 15, 2017.
- Waste 2 Art Community Art Exhibition and Competition for 2017 BATHURST For exhibition April and May 2017.
- Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Art Exhibition (Grenfell). Closes May 24, 2017.
- Portraits Group Exhibition at The Corner Store Gallery Orange for exhibition opening June 29, 2017.
- New gallery space in George St Bathurst – contact John Thirlwall
Grants and fellowships
- Australia Council: Artists with disability funding. Closes February 7, 2017
- Australia Council: Career Development grants. Closes February 7, 2017
- Arts NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarship (Round 2). 15 scholarships on offer, each worth $10,000 and a professional development program in Sydney to take place in late 2017. To be successful, applicants will require a letter of support from your office or a regional arts institution in your area. Contact Lachlan.email@example.com (02) 9995 0646 Applications close Monday 20 February 2017
- Anzac Community Grants Program – closes February 24, 2017
- Copyright Agency Limited: John Fries Award. Closes February 27, 2017.
- Cowra Council’s Community Grants Program. Closes February 28, 2017.
- NAVA: Freedman Foundation Curator Scholarship. Closes March 4, 2017.
- Building Better Regions Fund (Community Investments Steam, closes March 31, 2017) + (Infrastructure Projects Stream, closes February 28, 2017)
- Community Presenter Touring Grant. (Arts On Tour)Two rounds: April 10, 2017 for projects between 1 June, 2017 and 31 December, 2018 Applications open on March 13, 2017. Round 2: September 25, 2017 for projects between 1 January, 2017 and 31 December, 2019. Applications open on August, 2017
- NAVA: Travelling Scholarships for NSW artists. Closes April 29, 2017.
- Australian Ethical Investments Community Grants Program
- Australian Communities Foundation Contact ACF on 0394120412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Propeller Youth Grants
- The Impact Investment Readiness Fund
- Sunsuper Dreams Program 4 closing dates per year
- The Australian Cultural Fund
- Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grant Funding
- PPCA Performers Trust Foundation Grants
- Screen Australia Hot Shots Program
- Regional Filming Fund (RFF)
- Volunteer Museum Grants: Leg Up grants – applications accepted at any time
- Australia Council Grant Programs – various closing dates
Applying for a grant? Remember you can get a letter of support or some advice from Arts OutWest.
- Creative Partnership Awards 2017 (national) – Nominations close 6 February 2017.
- Bent Bridge Film Festival (Northern Rivers NSW). Closes March 31, 2017
Funding information sessions
- Building Better Regions Funding. A free information session will be held at Dubbo on 31 January 2017 – 10:30am-12pm, Western Plains Cultural Centre, 76 Wingewarra Street. Register to attend this free session: https://www.business.gov.au/Events/Building-Better-Regions-Fund-information-session