T.Arts AOW Assistance Grants

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Arts OutWest is offering visual artists and artisans a grant to become a member of Tablelands Arts and to exhibit at T.Arts Gallery in Bathurst.

Two AOW Assistance Grants are available to help the successful applicants with the cost of joining T.Arts.

Applications close Friday 18 September 2020.


The Tablelands Artists Co-operative Gallery, also known as t.arts Gallery, opened in late 2013 and is a not-for-profit, artist run, community co-operative that showcases the creative talents of its members living in the Tablelands region. In April 2018, T.arts moved to its present location after our lease expired, and is now in 80 George Street, in Bathurst

Consisting of around twelve members, the Gallery showcases artworks in many mediums including pottery, pastels, oils, acrylics, photography, etchings, watercolours, textiles, jewellery and accessories.   As well as showcasing the works of the cooperative members, the Gallery is ever changing due to regular exhibitions displaying the varied works of other established and emerging artists.  T.arts also now has an online shop selling the work of members.

Becoming a member of T.arts

Members of The T.arts collective have access to exhibiting and selling work at the gallery throughout the year.  To access this, members pay an initial joining fee ($300) and then pay $300 per year or $25 a month. They are also required to sit at the Gallery once a week.

AOW Assistance Grants

Arts OutWest is offering Assistance Grants for up to two artists for their initial year of membership.

By paying the joining fee and subsidising their annual fee/monthly payments, these artists will have a chance to establish their place in the collective and find out if they are able to successfully produce and sell work in a commercial gallery. This could lead to ongoing membership of the collective.

The contribution of each party would involve:

What T.Arts and Arts OutWest are looking for

  • T.Arts are keen to include artists undertaking contemporary practice.
  • T.Arts would prefer mid-career artists who have already spent time exploring their practice, but who have the energy and interest to commit to ongoing development.
  • The artists need to feel confident managing the T.Arts gallery/ shop and dealing with customers on their weekly gallery shift.

The recipients will be chosen by members of both Arts OutWest and T.Arts. The decision will be based on experience, quality of art work, attitude to collaborating and willingness to learn, develop and contribute to a collective.

To apply

To apply for an AOW Assistance Grant please send the following to artsoutwest@csu.edu.au by Friday 18 September 2020.

  1. Artist CV
  2. Work samples: photos of between 5-10 artworks
  3. A cover letter describing your background and why you are interested in becoming a member of T.Arts.

For further enquiries please call:

Louise Ranshaw, T.Arts: 0400 130 792


Arts OutWest: 02 6338 4657 / 0418 618 688

Read more about T.Arts on their website

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