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‘Constance on the Edge’

VICSEG New Futures would like to invite you to our Refugee Week event
The Film Screening of – ‘Constance on the Edge’

This year for Refugee Week, VICSEG New Futures is

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City of Melbourne Grants

Applications close 29 May 2017

Each year the City of Melbourne supports and celebrates its overwhelmingly creative and talented community through its annual arts grants program.

Grants of up to $20,000 are open to artists and creatives across all disciplines – including performance, new media music, dance, theatre and visual art.

Arts grants are available

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Australia Council Grants Open

Applications close 6 June 2017

 The Australia Council grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity.

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

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Apply for Poppy Seed Theatre Festival

Applications close 20 May 2017

 If you are looking for a little money and support to create a show, Poppy Seed Theatre Festival’s looking for you! Poppy Seed provides artists with financial, logistical and marketing support as well as a venue and publicity. Almost too good to be true, right?

They aim to support emerging to mid level artists by offering them:

  • a venue for a two week season
  • $7500

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Adhocracy Artist Call Out

Applications close 29 May 2017

Adhocracy is Vitalstatistix’s national hothouse, supporting the creative development of new experimental and multidisciplinary arts projects. Artists from around Australia will create,

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Fringe Artist Registrations Now Open

Applications close 29 May 2017

Melbourne Fringe is a big, bold (and gloriously messy) celebration of independent art. From 14 September – 1 October artists take over Melbourne’s streets, venues, clubs and even its lounge rooms in a Festival for anyone, including you. Fringe is proudly open access which means ANYONE can be in Fringe. It’s an open playing field so dream big. Fringe is a perfect time to take a risk and push the envelope of your art-form. Fringe is a safe space, perfect for experimentation and discovery. Whatever you do, give it a red hot go. For more info go here read more

City of Melbourne Annual Grants

Applications close 29 May 2017

 Each year the City of Melbourne supports and celebrates its overwhelmingly creative and talented community through its annual arts grants program.

Grants of up to $20,000 are open to artists and creatives across all disciplines – including performance, new media music, dance, theatre and visual art.

Arts grants are available

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Shows on the Go Applications Open

Applications close 10 May 2017

Country Arts WA is on the hunt for professional, self-contained shows to tour to regional and remote Western Australia in 2018 as part of the Shows on the Go program.

Shows on the Go provides a unique experience for high-quality, self-contained shows to tour across regional Western Australia over a four to eight week period. Visiting a range

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Melbourne Fringe Artist Registration Open Soon

Applications open 10 April 2017

Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, they create a unique space for artistic self-expression

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Channels Festival Applications Open

Applications close 3 May 2017

Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival is dedicated to showcasing new contemporary moving image by some of the most exciting Australian and international artists. Following on from the success of our 2013 and 2015 events, Channels Festival is back for 2017 with a dynamic and inclusive festival of public engagement programs, free exhibitions, screenings and international and online programs. They’re currently seeking single-screen videos under 15 minutes for the popular Video Visions screening to be held at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. Submissions are open to both Australian and International artists. For more info go here read more

Multicultural Festival and Events

Applications close 10 April 2017

The Multicultural Festivals and Events program encourages participation of the whole Victorian community in festivals and events to celebrate and embrace our vibrant multicultural

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Melbourne Puppetry Festival

Applications close 21 April 2017

The Melbourne Festival of Puppetry will return to La Mama’s theatres in 4th – 9th July 2017. Co-curated by Lemony S Puppet Theatre and La Mama Theatre and supported by The City of Melbourne, the festival will host a children’s program during the day and a night program for adult audiences. New to the 2017 festival will be the ‘Avenue of Booths’, which, as the name suggests, is an avenue of puppet booths filling the La Mama forecourt and presenting 10 minute shows in each booth.

Their definition of ‘what make as a puppet show’ is very wide.

Non-traditional approaches to the form are encouraged. Cross-discipline works are also encouraged. All types of

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Creative Moreland – Are you listed?

Bring together the wealth of creativity in Moreland.

Hi from Tamara, a textile artist and the curator for creativemoreland.com.au ? a directory and resource for and about creatives

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The Comedy of Errors

Come on a whirlwind ride of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps in The Comedy of Errors at Siteworks this March

This hilarious new production

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NAVA S2M Report Launched

After a gap of 15 years, at last the visual arts sector has some up-to-date reliable evidence on which to base its ideas for changes needed to policy and funding, says

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Moreland Creative Strategy

Creative Capital

Engagement around Moreland?s next Arts and Culture Strategy is underway! From now until April Moreland will be providing opportunities for your input with

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Critical Animals: Call for Proposals

Applications close 31 March 2017

 Critical Animals are now calling for proposals from individuals and collaborators to participate in the 2017 symposium. The Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium is an annual conference, part of This is Not Art, one of Australia’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals, celebrating emerging and experimental practices. The symposium brings together students, researchers, writers, artists, academics and thinkers who are critically engaged in creative and experimental art practices. This year the theme is Criticism in Action.

Participating artists will be paid a fee of $300.

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Melbourne Spoken Word presents Luka Lesson

One of Australia?s most recognised spoken word artists, Luka Lesson, will perform an all spoken word set at Brunswick?s Howler presented by Melbourne Spoken Word

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Creatives – let the Council know your thoughts.

Moreland is alive with creative, co-working, incubator spaces and studios which add vibrancy and creativity to our arts, culture and business community.


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APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund

Applications close 21 February 2017

The Art Music Fund exists to commission new work that is innovative, displays professional compositional craft and represents a benchmark of excellence in its field. These works

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MATCH Lab applications now open!

MATCH Lab is the new iteration of our matched funding program for independent artists and groups. If successful, you?ll get an expenses-paid spot at our two-day professional

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Australia Council Grants

Applications close 7 February 2017

Career Development Grants

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

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Transurban Community Grants

Applications close 20 February 2017

 Transurban community grants offer up to $3000 to support initiatives that generate social and environmental benefits for communities near Australian roads.

Applications are assessed against the following criteria:

  • benefit

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Showcase Victoria 2017 dates

Applications close 08 February 2017

Delivered by the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) and Regional Arts Victoria with support from Creative Victoria, this annual event connects performing arts

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New Plot Development Award

Applications close 31 December 2016

 The New Plot: Bringing new Australian stories to the stage by developing the talent that makes them possible.

107 Projects and Actors Centre Australia (ACA) launch The New Plot, a new development award for Australian Playwrights. This initiative has been created to foster professional development

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Take Over!

Take Over! $30,000 Grant – Arts Centre Melbourne.

How great does look!. Take Over! will support an independent artist, company or collective to develop a creative idea

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Australian Children’s Theatre


Applications close 30 January 2017

The ACTF continues to be a strong supporter of theatre for young children across Victoria. The Foundation commissions (in whole or in part) the creative development of new small

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Screen Australia Wildcard Pitch


No closing date

The Wildcard Pitch provides an alternative avenue for filmmakers to access funding for the development of a fiction feature project, an online and interactive drama series, or a

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Body of Ideas Lab at Critical Path


9 & 10 December 2016

Body of Ideas is curated by Critical Path Associate Artist Samantha Chester and EOI’s are now open for 10-15

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Victorian Touring Workshop


10 November 2016

Places to the 2016 Victorian Touring Workshop are booking up fast. Don’t delay your registration – book today!

Sharpen your knowledge of touring with great sessions on technical

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Apply for Next Wave’s Kickstart Helix


Applications close 17 November 2016


Applications are now open for Kickstart Helix, Next Wave’s fresh new learning program designed to support emerging and early career artists, curators, producers and writers from

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Regional Arts Victoria’s Connecting Places program


Regional Arts Victoria’s Connecting Places program works in partnerships with local community groups to bring professional quality touring work to their communities and halls. Connecting

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Residencies at the Richmond Theatrette


Applications close 10 November 2016

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from Producers, Directors, Musicians, Programmers and/or Companies in Performance Development Residencies at the Richmond Theatrette

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2016 Victorian Touring Workshop


10 November 2016, Malthouse Theatre

 The 2016 Victorian Touring Workshop provides support, information and inspiration to practicing performing arts practitioners with all levels of experience looking at pathways and opportunities for touring and relationship building over the coming years. Proudly presented by Regional Arts Victoria, Theatre Network Australia, and the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres, this one-day workshop is full of practical advice, panel discussions, case studies, Q&A’s and networking opportunities. For more info visit https://www.trybooking.com read more

NEON NEXT Workshops & Masterclasses


4 – 16 November 2016

 2016 sees the return of the popular free NEON workshops and boutique masterclasses for independent theatre makers and practitioners. Spaces are strictly limited, so get your application in quick!

NEON NEXT is offering a range of free professional development workshops and masterclasses throughout November for independent theatre practitioners on writing, devising, producing,

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Flying Fruit Fly Circus Creative Space Program


Applications close 28 October 2016

A unique collaborative program, Creative Space invites individual artists, groups and small-scale companies to work at the circus for an agreed period of time to create circus and physical theatre works.

Creative Space offers:

  • A space to create and develop work and ideas in Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ fully equipped state-of-the-art training facility close to the Murray River in Albury, with use of apparatus and access to professional staff for guidance and mentoring.
  • Assistance to arrange local accommodation.
  • Support letters to strengthen potential grant applications.

Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the Fruit Fly community through skills sharing, knowledge and experience. They will work with Flying

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Australian Artists’ Grant

Image: Australian Artists’ Grant recipient, Tina Havelock Stevens Ghost Class 2015, video still

The Australian Artists? Grant is initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to produce, present and promote their work throughout

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Melbourne’s ‘Dead and Buried’ history


MELBOURNE’S dark and dirty past will be explored in a new six-part podcast series.

Brunswick researchers Carly Godden and Lee Hooper said their new series, Dead and Buried,

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Melbourne City Ballet’s Dracula


Bram Stoker?s ?Dracula? is one of the finest tales written, still relevant in this modern age. Principal Artist Brendan Bradshaw will recreate this story into

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