Opportunities in your community

Opportunities in the wider art and design community. From Grants and prizes, to residencies and employment we've got you covered ;)

We've compiled a list of things to pull your creativity through the age of social distancing.

This is a tough time and we want you to remind you that it's ok to be gentle with yourself, take time out, rest and that it's ok for you to have a break and do nothing at all. 

Awards, Grants & Prizes

Head on Photo Awards 2021: Deadline May 31, 11:59pm.

The Head On Photo Awards 2021 are now open to international professional, emerging and enthusiastic photographers.

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Melville Contemporary Art Prize 2021: Deadline: June 7, 11:59pm

Melville Contemporary is a new biennial art prize from the City of Melville and Goolugatup Heathcote.

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City of Melbourne 2022 Annual Arts Grants: Deadline 15 June 2021

What creative work would you develop or present with the support of an arts grant? Whether you compose, paint, sculpt, dance, write, perform, film or produce work unlike anything else, grants of up to $20,000 are available to make your project happen.

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Naked and Nude Art Prize 2021: Deadline 16 June

$32,000 prize money

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BICAS Matthew Flinders Art Prize: Deadline June 16, 11:59pm

Now in its 23rd year, it remains an open prize exhibition, with no set categories. Artists may create in any media.

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The Liminal & Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize: Deadline July 1, 11:59pm.

The LIMINAL & Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize for First Nations writers and writers of colour.

C.R.U.S.H Community Regional Up Skill Haven: Deadline August 6, 11:59pm.

C.R.U.S.H is seeking applications from regional Australian artists with disability or who are D/deaf for to apply for funds up to $2,000 to contribute towards travel, accommodation and attendance fees for C.R.U.S.H.

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Education and Workshops

Employment & Volunteering

PhD Scholarship: Artist-led approaches to new forms of social & economic organisation in the visual arts sector. Deadline: June 1, 11.59pm.

ARC Linkage project 'Ambitious & Fair: Strategies for a sustainable visual arts sector' with RMIT, University of Melbourne, National Association of Visual Arts and Australia Museums and Galleries Association.

Learning Facilitators (Casual): Deadline June 30, 11:59pm.

The National Portrait Gallery is seeking casual Learning Facilitators.

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City of Ryde Artist Register: Deadline April 30, 2022, 11:59pm.

Are you an artist or creative with a connection to the City of Ryde? Council love to find out more about you and your work!

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Call Outs and Commissions

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Open Program: Deadline, May 31, 2021.

Taking place over two months, the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale is Australia’s largest photographic biennale and attracts national and international audiences to Ballarat.

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4A Centre for contemporary Asian Art x Copyright Agency Partnerships (CAP) Commission: Deadline June 25, 11.59pm

Copyright Agency Partnerships is a new, annual series to support major commissions for mid-career and established visual artists in partnership with leading cultural organisations around Australia.

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Call out for 2022 Hughes Gallery Exhibition Proposals: June 25, 11:59pm.

Established and emerging artists in all media are invited to submit applications for the 2022 exhibition program.

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Call for 2022 exhibition program, Counihan Gallery: Deadline July 2, 5pm.

The call for proposals is now open for the 2022 exhibition program at the Counihan Gallery.

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ECU Galleries 2022 Exhibition Applications: Deadline, July 31, 11:59pm.

ECU Galleries is calling for applications for their 2022 round of exhibitions. The two galleries: Spectrum Project Space (SPS) and Gallery25 (G25) provide space for artists at all levels of development.

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Gallery Lane Cove Sculpture Plinth: Deadline, December 31, 11:59pm.

Artists producing small scale 3D work are invited to apply to exhibit in Gallery Lane Cove & Creative Studios outdoor sculpture plinth.

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Fellowships, Scholarships and Residencies

The Farm Margaret River 2021 Funded Residency: Deadline May 28, 5pm.

Western Australian artists are invited to apply to The Farm Margaret River’s 2021 Funded Artist-in-Residence.

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Bundanon 2022 Artist in Residence: Deadline May 31, 11.59pm

The Artist in Residence program provides participants with an inspiring and spacious environment to experiment with their arts practice, stimulate inspiration, energy and connection to other creative researchers.

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DOT Springboard Scholarship for Object Designers: Deadline June 14, 11.59pm

The Springboard Scholarship runs for one year and provides emerging designers with a studio space, access DOT’s equipment and tools as well as mentorship and practical guidance.

2022 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Scholarship: Deadline June 30, 11:59pm

The annual Samstag Scholarships enable Australian artists to develop their artistic capacities and skills through a dedicated period of practice-based learning in an international learning institution.

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