We have lots to offer in Semester 2 with some great new programs! Please take a minute to read the complete guide and share with your friends, family and neighbours!
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
For the first time ever, MPavilion are welcoming submissions from architecture and design professionals and students to collaborate with them on their public program between
Opening Thursday 13 July, 6pm
13 – 30 July
Luke Duncan King’s practice continually considers the virtues of the biro drawing on paper. Obsessive repetition of line work expresses the tension between what is dangerous
EOIs close 16 July 2017Melbourne’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
MOREART PUBLIC ART SHOW
Artists are invited to submit a concept for our annual art in public spaces event along Moreland’s iconic transport corridors.
2017 THEME: THRESHOLDS
The level or point at which you start to experience
Selected Indigenous works from the Moreland Art Collection
Curated by Kate ten Buuren
In conjunction with NAIDOC week the Counihan
Gallery In Brunswick presents the
The Thinkers & Makers Salon is a monthly curated event with special guest presentations, jam sessions, an open mic segment, impromptu readings and performances
Soma – Brunswick, 421 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Poppy Elixir?s paintings explore the fluctuations and variance of intimacy through the depiction of intense human interaction and
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
4 – 9 July 2017 | La MamaThe Melbourne Festival of Puppetry is back! And this year, there is an incredible array of puppetry to be experienced from across Australia and across the world. This years program includes special performances from Anino Shadowplay Collective (Philipines), People Who Play With Theatre (New Zealand) as well as performances by the world-renowned Australian puppeteer Richard Bradshaw (NSW, Australia) to mention but a few. For more info go here
Opening Thursday 29 June, 6pm
29 June ? 9 July
The heroes of Wendy Korol?s making are overlooked, commonplace objects such as handles and knobs. We
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
MoreArt Public Art Show
Our annual art in public spaces event along Moreland’s iconic transport corridors.
Applications open now!
MoreArt is our annual art-in-public-spaces event that continues to surprise and engage
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
Tandum is a NGO who support a variety of initiatives in third world countries. This collaboration is to provide reusable sanitary packs for young girls in Kenya so they can
Sunday June 25 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 a space open to anyone
Applications are open for the next Round She Goes Market in Melbourne on Sunday 13 August at the Coburg Town Hall – roundshegoes.com.au/be-a-stallholder/melbourne/
Applications close 24
Powershop and MIFF are inviting filmmakers (and anyone) in Australia to create a short film for the inaugural Powershorts Film Competition
To enter, you must shoot a film using
Applications close 30 June 2017tilde: Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival is seeking submissions for their third international festival in October 2017. tilde was founded in 2014 to showcase the work of trans and gender diverse filmmakers as well as films containing trans and gender diverse content and characters.
tilde is seeking short and feature length entries of all genres from across the globe. Films will be selected in line with the festival values. tilde highlights the stories and perspectives
Applications close 30 June 2017Ausdance Victoria Dance Artist in Residence Program (DAIR) invites independent dance artists, collectives, collaborators and companies of any dance genre to submit proposals for the 2017 program.
DAIR is a direct response to the ongoing challenges of access to affordable and appropriate spaces to dance artists for the development of dance making and practice. DAIR activities
Applications close 29 May 2017Each 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
8 ~ 25 JUNE
Opening Thursday 8 June, 6pm
Born and raised in Vancouver, Spivak’s works offer no personal autobiography. They do not reference photography’s most commercially
Perceptual AbstractionChristopher Day Elizabeth Newman John Nixon Nick Ryrie Antonia Sellbach Esther Stewart Fairy Turner Lydia Wegner
Exhibition Friday 2 June – Saturday 1 July 2017
Perceptual abstraction was traditionally devoid of narrative, instead placing an emphasis on the clarity and precision
Towla & Identity Intersection
1 June until 25 June.
Deanna Hitti’s arts practice concerns the nuanced relationships between East and West and the place from which we look and construct
Applications close 29 May 2017In 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
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
Call for: Expressions of Interest for Exhibitions in 2017 at BSG
With multiple gallery spaces, we have a variety of approaches for our curatorial platform. Offering space for emerging
Applications close 21 May 2017
The 360 Artist Development is an initiative of Ausdance Victoria in conjunction with Gertrude Street Projection Festival to assist dance practitioners stage works for the virtual
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
18 MAY ~ 4 JUNE
Opening Thursday 18 May, 6pm
Artists Respond: Critical and Creative Responses to a Changing Planet
Wednesday 17 May, 6.30 ? 8 pm
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
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
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,