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Melbourne Fringe X Forest Fringe

EOIs close 16 July 2017

Melbourne’s West hosts UK-based risk-takers (and risk-chasers) Forest Fringe in a two week long creative residency as part of Fringe 2017. The 10-day Forest Exchange Lab is a space for conversation, deep experimentation and creative exchange between three visiting and three local artists.

Fringe is calling for Expressions of Interest for local artists to participate in the Forest Exchange Lab, an opportunity to exchange ideas with international artists and take over

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Thinkers and Makers Salon – The Good Room

The Thinkers & Makers Salon is a monthly curated event with special guest presentations, jam sessions, an open mic segment, impromptu readings and performances

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Ian Potter Grants

Applications close 12 September 2017

The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $7,000 to assist emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.

They support applicants who can demonstrate both initiative and exceptional talent, together with an ability to convert their ambitions to reality.

The Trust primarily provides

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Yarra Annual Grants

Entries open for John Marsden & Hatchette Prize for Young Writers

Entries are now open for the 2017 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers, a developmental award open exclusively to Australian secondary school students across

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Callout for original works of fiction

Soma – Brunswick, 421 Sydney Road, Brunswick

We are collating work from a breadth and depth of people. A small black book will emerge from the motley and be distributed

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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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New Workshops at the Good Room

A month in the country

Applications close 19 June 2017

Expressions Of Interest are now being accepted for residency requests for the period July to December 2017.

Since 2004, in partnership with AlburyCity and Murray Arts, the Month In

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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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Write a Walking Tour – City of Literature

Applications close 29 May 2017

 In 2018, it will be 10 years since Melbourne was designated a UNESCO City of Literature. As part of the celebrations, the Melbourne City of Literature Office is developing a self-guided walking app for visitors and tourists to use.

The Office is seeking expressions of interest from writers to write one of the three walks that will be hosted within the app.

The Office is looking for a balance between what a tourist

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We Work This Shop – Spoken Word

Sun May 21 2017 at 6:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

We Work This Shop is a free weekly poetry & spoken word workshop hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word. It?s

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Boroondara Annual Grants

Applications close 5 June 2017

Each year, the City of Boroondara offers grants of up to $10,000 for not-for-profit community organisations, groups or clubs for new one-off projects activities and equipment

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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

Decolonising Climate Action

Image: Jahra Rager Wasasala – credit Jocelen Janon photograpghy

Saturday April 29 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Blak Dot Gallery – 33 Saxon Street  Brunswick

Blak Dot Gallery and the Counihan Gallery In Brunswick, in conjunction with ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE

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Spoken Word Night School: Reviewing with Bonny Cassidy

Melbourne Spoken Word is proud to host this workshop on reviewing with Bonny Cassidy, with the idea to help arm people with the skills to more critically review spoken word.

Tuesday

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Samstag Scholarships

Applications close 30 June 2017

The Samstag scholarship is intended to cover the reasonable costs for a period of twelve months overseas, and includes a tax-exempt stipend of US $48,000 plus return airfares,

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Bundanon Trust Residencies

Applications open 27 April – 19 June

The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. They support new work, research

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We Work This Shop – Spoken Word

Sunday April 30 from 6:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

We Work This Shop is a free weekly poetry & spoken word workshop hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word. It?s

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Commoning Ground: Mixed-format community workshop and public forum

Wednesday April 26th
Doors open 6.30pm

The Asian Australian Democracy Caucus (AADC) in partnership with The Good Room (East Brunswick) is presenting Commoning Ground a mixed-format

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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

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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Sukhjit Khalsa @ The Good Room

The Thinkers & Makers Salon is a monthly curated event with special guest presentations, jam sessions, an open mic segment, impromptu readings and performances these are

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Nathan Curnow – Spoken Word

Melbourne Spoken Word is hosting another special workshop, this time with Nathan Curnow.

Saturday April 22 2017 at 12:00 pm

Sat Apr 22 2017 at 12:00 pm

Join Nathan Curnow as he

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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
Tamara

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Seventh Gallery Applications Now Open

APPLICATIONS TO WRITE AND EXHIBIT AT SEVENTH ARE NOW OPEN FOR AUG – DEC 2017

EXHIBIT

SEVENTH is now taking applications for group, solo and curated projects as well as events and performances for our August ? December 2017 program. We encourage

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We Work This Shop

Sun Mar 19 2017 at 06:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

We Work This Shop is a free weekly poetry & spoken word workshop hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word. It?s

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Siteworks Open Call

Applications close 31 March 2017

SITEWORKS is Bundanon Trust’s annual spring event that brings together artists, scientists, scholars and community voices in a unique annual gathering to share knowledge and

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Griffith Speak @ The Good Room


Tuesday 14th March

GriffinSpeak is a celebration of poets and writers of diverse backgrounds and styles with a focus on creating space for their stories as they would have them told.

March?s line-up

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Living Now – Writers Residency

Image: Brown Cab Productions My Lovers’ Bones, 2015. Photo by Deryk McAlpin.

Applications close 13 March 2017

 In 2017 Malthouse Theatre and Footscray Community Arts Centre partner to deliver LIVING NOW, a new program providing a residency and commission opportunity for two writers from diverse backgrounds.

Expressions of interest are invited from writers, storytellers or playwrights from culturally and linguistically diverse or Indigenous backgrounds with an interest in developing

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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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City of Melbourne Triennial Arts Grants

Applications close 26 March 2017

 The triennial arts grants program provides three-yearly funding for arts organisations and festivals which enhance Melbourne’s cultural identity and reflect Melbourne’s goals and priorities. They are proud to support major and emerging arts organisations that make Melbourne a creative city.

The program supports a diverse mix of arts and cultural organisations, art forms, and contemporary and heritage practices.

The purpose of the program’s funding is to:

  • support innovation and experimentation in content, practice and engagement
  • enhance the Melbourne brand with a focus on excellence
  • support participation in and access to the arts and creative expression, including specific target groups such as children and families
  • increase city activation through delivering programming that increases city activity and attracts people into the city throughout the week day and night.

The triennial

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Art & About EOIs Open

Image: Nick Cave, HEARD·DETROIT 2015. Image courtesy of the artist & James Prinz PhotographyApplications close 10 March 2017

Applications close 10 March 2017

The City of Sydney is seeking expressions of interest for the Art & About Sydney 2017/18 program.

They are looking for big ideas that temporarily transform public and unusual

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Introducing: Thinkers & Makers Salon

This March, The Foundling Archive, in partnership with curator Nur Shkembi and our host Sukhjit Khalsa are very excited to announce the launch of our monthly programme:

The

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Call out for Dance Writers – Spring Forward Festiva

Applications close 27 February 2017

 Under the guidance of four experienced dance writers, participants have the chance to create, shape and share conversations about dance and hone their critical writing skills for a number of different formats. It’s a fast-track way to gain experience and technique in responsible, effective, attractive dance criticism as well as to explore and understand the opportunities that digital publishing has to offer. In 2017, Springback Academy will offer aspiring dance writers the chance to be mentored in the fundamentals of quality dance criticism in the action-packed environment of Spring Forward, Aerowaves’ buzzing annual festival that will take place this year in Aarhus, Denmark from 28-30 April 2017.

If selected for the project, Aerowaves will provide mentorship, accommodation and hospitality. Participants will be required to organise and fund their own return travel to

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Their Voices Project

Their Voices is a new project aimed at young people who have newly arrived or have a refugee background. These are free workshops that will give participants the skills and support

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State Library of Victoria Fellowships

Applications close 23 April 2017

 The State Library’s fellowship program is one of the most substantial in Australia. Each year, the Library offers Creative Fellowships to encourage the original and imaginative use or development of the Library’s collections for new work.

The Library also provides a number of specialist fellowships to support and recognise the importance of scholarly endeavour in areas ranging from children’s literature and social

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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.

The

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