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National opportunities: funding and competitions

A summary of the great arts based opportunities that come across our desk. We’ve highlighted some of the big ones for regional arts makers. Click on the blue links to take you to the relevant website with more details.

FUNDING

To browse some of the available grants and opportunities open to the regional arts sector, visit the Regional Arts NSW Grants Calendar.

Museums & Galleries NSW Leg Up Grants – Ongoing, until 27 October or when funding is expended
Regional Arts NSW Quick Response Grant – Ongoing
Regional Arts NSW Country Arts Support Program (CASP) – Ongoing

Artbank + ACMI Commission $70,000. Closes 7 July 2019 Details…
Create NSW: Visual Arts Fellowship. Visual artists at the start of their careers are encouraged to apply. Closes July 15, 2019. More info…
National Library of Australia’s 2020 Creative Arts Fellowships. Close 19 July 2019. Details…
Wentworth Healthcare: Well-Being Grants to Support Farming Communities.. Lithgow area. Closes 19 July 2019. Details…
NAVA: Windmill Trust Scholarship For Regional NSW Artists. For regional artists seeking to further their professional development, exhibition opportunities or deepen research with a $10,000 scholarship. Closes 21 July 2019. Details…
NAVA: NSW Artists Grant: To assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas. $1250 individuals/ $2500 groups. Closes 21 July 2019. Details…
Screenworks Directing Intensive. August, Byron Bay. Closes 22 July 2019. Details…
Bundanon Trust Artists-in-Residence program. Closes 29 July 2019. Details…
Museums & Galleries NSW: Audience Development Fund. Assistance for galleries to target and develop new audiences.  Closes 31 July 2019.  Details…
NAVA: Carstairs Prize: To contribute to artwork production costs to assist the successful applicant(s) to develop and present new work. Closes 1 September 2019. Details…
Australian Government’s A to Z funding guide. Details…
Regional Arts NSW’s grants guide. Here…

Opera Australia Regional Vocal Scholarship. Year 11 & 12 Students. Apps close 28 June 2019.

Carstairs Prize.  Support socially engaged art projects that embrace participatory and collaborative experiences, bring participants into active dialogue with the artist(s) in order to involve audiences beyond the art community. Applications open in June 2019 and close Sunday 1 September 2019.

Ian Potter Foundation. Expression of Interest: Arts. Open: Monday 4 November 2019. Close: Friday 22 November 2019. Application process follows.

Community Led Grants – Ongoing (ATSI)
Aboriginal Quick Response, Create NSW – Ongoing
Copyright Agency First Nations Fellowship – Ongoing​​