The Creators Fund will support creative practitioners across all disciplines, and at all career stages, to undertake an extended period of creative development, research or experimentation
Visible is an innovative music mentorship program which for the past four years has given a kick start to many musicians from new and emerging communities.
Are you a musician,
12 & 13 August 2017It’s back! And bigger than ever! Returning to this year’s Craft Cubed festival, Craft presents their Craft and Design as a Career symposium! Featuring an incredible line-up of guest speakers including The Good Copy’s Penny Modra and Radical Craftivist Rayna Fahey from Radical Cross Stitch, this year’s #CDC invites you to share in the stories of leading artists and designers as they relate their successes and missteps, advice and unique perspectives on contemporary craft and design practice in Australia and beyond. For more info go here
Applications close 24 July 2017
Are you an artist who arrived in Australia as a refugee after 1 January 1990? Artists with a refugee or asylum seeker background are invited to apply to exhibit in Home, which
Applications close 12 September 2017The 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
Applications close 24
Applications close 28 June 2017HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme is seeking applications from artists worldwide for residencies taking place at HIAP Suomenlinna and HIAP Cable Factory in 2018.
HIAP Residency Programme is HIAP’s main residency programme, which has welcomed artists to Helsinki since the year 1998. The programme focuses on contemporary art but is open for
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
This is a group #exhibition. But the art wont be created until the exhibition starts.
We are inviting Melbourne creatives to come and DO ART in our space over a two week
Monday 19 June 2017 7-9pm
New Futures Creative – Level 1/377 Sydney Rd, Coburg
This month’s soiree revolves around Sheena’s Level Playing Field 2017 project.
Chris Moses displays a collection of his contemporary photography in his inaugural exhibition titled ‘Koi Baat Nahi’.
The works transport us to a new viewpoint from
Applications close 30 June 2017Celebrating Glenfiddich’s commitment to the arts and the communities it serves, the program awards the winning artist with a unique residency prize valued at $21,000, where they will work and live for three months at the Glenfiddich Distillery located in Dufftown, Scotland in 2018.
The competition is open to all Australian artists using any art medium, including but not limited to print, photography, animation, performance and installation. The winning
Applications close 6 June 2017The 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
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH CITY OF MELBOURNE ANNUAL ARTS GRANTS PROGRAM
Creative Spaces is thrilled to announce that two new artist-in-residence grants
Entries close 27 July 2017
The $10,000 Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art.
It is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents residing primarily
Applications close 20 May 2017If 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
Applications close 2 June 2017
Council’s Festival City Grants Program provides financial and in-kind support for festivals that promote Maribyrnong City as ‘Festival City’.
As an applicant to the Festival
This is an invitation to connect with someone from the other side of the east-west divide. As well as a publication of thoughtful writing, Garland is also a platform where those
Applications close 29 May 2017Melbourne 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
Applications close 15 May 2017Yarra City Arts is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from artists to make a new site-specific work for exhibition on an historic plinth in Edinburgh Gardens. Council are seeking EOIs from artists to create a new work for this site that will be exhibited on the Plinth for 18 months from 2017 to 2019. To be eligible, artists must currently live, study or practice in Victoria. This is an opportunity to create a unique artistic statement in a busy, inner city park. Artists should be mindful of the key audience for Edinburgh Gardens that includes users of the community oval, local residents, pedestrians, nearby business patrons, commuters and national and international visitors to the area. The selected artist will receive a fee of $10,000. This fee is inclusive of all costs involved with the creation of the work. For more info go here
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.
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,
12-5pm, Sunday 30th April, 309-311 Victoria St, Brunswick.
The Homecooked Comics Mini-Market is a new event brought to you by the team behind the Homecooked Comics Festival.
We are now accepting exhibition proposals for August to December 2017.
Alternating Current Art Space is now accepting applications to exhibit between August to December 2017.
Applications close 25 April 2017In 2017 Melbourne Fringe is excited to announce that the Moreland City Council is offering microgrants to cover registration fees for selected Fringe artists living, or presenting their Fringe show, in the Moreland Local Government Area. These microgrants cover registration fees for selected Fringe artists living, or presenting their Fringe show, in the Moreland Local Government Area. Works that are both by Moreland-based artists, and that are to be presented in Moreland will be considered, with a preference for work that fulfil both criteria. So if you live in Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Coburg, Coburg North, Fawkner, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Hadfield, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale, and Pascoe Vale South, apply now. For more info go here
Applications close 9 May 2017Midsumma Futures is a nine-month development and mentoring program for early-career artists and culture-makers.
This program provides a queer context in which participants can develop their practice, and includes access to professional mentoring, workshops and likeminded (or radically different-minded)
The exhibition will launch with an official opening on Friday, April 21st from 6pm-10pm and features the artworks of local and national artists, all working within a diverse
Applications close 10 May 2017Country 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
Applications close 19 April 2017Applications are now open to present at the 2017 Performing Arts Exchange for individuals, artists, producers and other organisations with an interest in reaching performing arts presenters from across Australia and overseas. PAX is the largest national event of it’s kind and focusses on bringing producers and presenters together with specific networking and engagement strategies forming part of the PAX program.
Each application is assessed by a curatorial panel based on the following criteria:
- Artistic excellence – the perceived quality, distinctiveness and significance of the work based on the information you have submitted. Do not rely on the assessment panel to already be aware of your particular project.
- The potential for a deeper and longer engagement with Presenters and/or capacity for audience development.
- Applicants MUST be a professional artist or arts organisation.
Also note that PAX is more than a touring market and arts activities that can be programmed into
Applications close 30th April 2017
The National Wool Museum (Geelong Victoria) has announced the theme of the 2017 SCARF FESTIVAL© : GALAXIE ? A Textile Journey to Infinity
Our second exhibition ‘Autumn’ will also be a group show and submissions are still open until the 21st of April.
Autumn is not necessarily about the weather
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
Applications close 3 May 2017Channels, 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
Applications close 21 April 2017The 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
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
Applications close 13 April 2017ACMI is joining forces with the City of Melbourne and Catriona and Simon Mordant AM to launch the Mordant Family VR Commission: a three year commitment to Australian visual artists, stimulating cross disciplinary collaboration to produce bold new and ambitious works using virtual reality (VR) and associated technology. Open to mid-career and established visual artists, the Mordant Family VR Commission supports gallery-based practitioners to move into VR, encouraging experimentation and enabling the creation of ambitious artworks that push the limits of technology to engage audiences in new ways. Awarded annually, the Mordant Family VR Commission recipient will be granted $80,000 for the development and creation of a new work.
For more info go here
Do you make things? Do you want to bring your handmade goodness to a cool community celebration?
Submit a simple Expression of Interest to be part of the biggest festival of the handmade
Each year four $5,000 scholarships are awarded through The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists.
This scholarship assists four artists with the cost
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WANT TO EXHIBIT AT BLINDSIDE? PARTICIPATE IN A RESIDENCY? GAIN CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE?
BLINDSIDE is now accepting proposals for our 2018 Exhibition Program, alongside applications