AD Opportunities Online

Opportunities to keep your creative juices flowing in the age of social distancing.

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

Create NSW, Small Project Grants (Quick Response)

Small Project Grants support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers.

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Create NSW Rescue and Restart Funding Opportunity for Organisations.

The NSW Government is offering a $5k quick-response support package for small volunteer/not-for-profit organisations. Organisations who are interested can email

City of Sydney, CBD Activation Grants Program: Deadline December 7.

This grant supports economic recovery by encouraging city centre businesses and creatives to activate spaces in the public domain and vacant corporate locations with cultural programming.

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City of Sydney, Cultural Sector Innovation grants: Deadline - December 7

This grant supports cultural organisations and businesses to innovate, adapt and grow through recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.

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The Dreaming Award: Deadline - 7 December, 3pm.

The Dreaming Award was established in 2012 to support an inspirational young First Nations artist aged 18-30 years to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships.

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Ramsay Art Prize 2021: Deadline 11 December, 11:59pm

Held every two years, the $100,000 acquisitive prize invites submissions of new or recent work by Australian artists under the age of 40 working in any medium, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, installation and time-based art.

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The Awesome Foundation Grants: Deadline 31 December, 11:59pm

The Awesome Foundation is a global network of micro-giving chapters that give $1000 of their own money every month to awesome projects.

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The Glover Prize 202: Deadline - 22 January, 6pm

The $50,000 Glover Prize is awarded for an artwork which reflects the unique landscape of Tasmania.

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Japanese Studies Mini Grants: Deadline February 15

Japanese Studies Mini Grants are designed to support small-scale local projects that will further Japan-related scholarship in Australia by contributing to intellectual exchange and the enhancement of academic networks.

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Education and Workshops

COVID-19 Support: Fee-Free Courses

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

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Employment & Volunteering

Graphics Volunteering for Short Film

Help create print graphics for a short independent sci-fi film. LOOKING FOR: a graphic design student who would like to gain some practical experience. You would be creating a small number of images to be printed and used in a short independent sci-fi fil

Creative Developer/ Director's Assistant

You will work in Sydney as part of the in-house creative team, which is responsible for the output of industry leading treatments. Finch works with leading directors based in Australia and New Zealand.

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Visitor Experience Intern, Art Gallery of NSW

This position is part of the Australian Network on Disability’s 'Stepping Into program', which facilitates paid internships that match talented university students with disability with roles in leading Australian businesses.

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First Nations Emerging Curator, Geelong Gallery: Deadline November 23, 11:59pm

The primary focus of this short-term project position is to welcome and introduce an emerging First Nations curator into the curatorial and collection management work of Geelong Gallery.

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Co-Director, Watch this Space: Deadline November 30, 11:59pm

Watch This Space is a catalyst and conduit for contemporary experimental arts practice and dialogue in Central Australia, working to nurture and promote local and visiting artists and their work.

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Gallery Assistant, Dominik Mersch Gallery: Deadline December 1, 11:59pm

Dominik Mersch Gallery is seeking a Gallery Assistant who is passionate about contemporary art and will be responsible for daily gallery operations under the guidance of Associate Director Alanna Irwin.

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Assistant Curator, Cement Fondu: Deadline December 10, 11:59pm

Cement Fondu has an exciting new permanent part-time position.

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Retail Manager, Northcote Pottery Supplies: Deadline December 31 - 11:59pm

Northcote Pottery Supplies is looking for a new retail manager!

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Event Producer, Festival PHOTO 2021: Deadline April 2, 11:59pm.

PHOTO 2021 is looking for a dynamic and experienced Events Producer to assist in the delivery of our inaugural Festival PHOTO 2021.

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Call Outs and Commissions

Invitation to participate in research-Online Survey

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a study on the effects of storytelling techniques on data comprehension. Over the age of 18 years / Have not taken part in this study before / Are fluent in the English language / Are not familiar with the World Developm

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Call Out: Artists For COVID-19 Initiative

Calling all Artists! Cream Town is an initiative born out of COVID-19's lockdown, helping artists sell their work online as a collective.

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Creative Callout for Vivid Sydney 2021 Light Artists: Deadline November 23, 10am.

The Vivid Sydney Light Expression of Interest is now open!

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EOI: First Nations Artists for Cronulla Public Artwork: Deadline November 30, 11:59pm

Sutherland Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from First Nations artists for public artwork at Cronulla Beach, NSW.

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The waiting room project: Deadline - November 30, 11:59pm

Calling emerging artists to apply for the 2021 exhibition program! The Waiting Room Project is an art space located within the Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC), aimed at diminishing the feelings of anxieties that may exist within a clinical waiting room

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

Gallery Lane Cove is seeking artists producing 3D work to exhibit in our Sculpture Plinth, located in the heart of Lane Cove for a minimal exhibition fee of $20 per week!

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Exhibition Call Out: Glimpse Art Space: Deadline January 4, 11:59pm

Glimpse Art Space is calling for artists!

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Fellowships, Scholarships and Residencies

ART ON THE MOVE Residencies: Deadline November 25 - 5pm

ART ON THE MOVE is inviting expressions of interest for Artist Residencies, or Creative Developments in our Beach Street gallery and workshop spaces.

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Japanese Art Research Fellowship, Japan Foundation: Deadline December 1

This program supports the development of professionals specialising in the study of Japanese art.

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Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship: Deadline - December 11, 11:59pm

2021 offers two successful applicants $20,000 each towards a domestic travel budget that ensures the further development of art practice or research contributing to an understanding of Australian art.

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Open Call for the 7th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency: Deadline - February 9 11:59pm

In this pandemic year, with travel on hold for everyone's safety, our residency in our departed co-founder Crystal's honor is transforming into online fellowship and distributed residency around the theme "Mediated."

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ANAT SYNAPSE 2021 Residency program, Call for Applications: Deadline February 17, 5pm

calling for applications from artists and scientists for our prestigious Synapse Residency program, which, since 2004, has enabled research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists.

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Arts and Disability Mentoring Initiative 2019-21: Deadline - 6 April, 11:59pm

The Australia Council for the Arts is offering six grants of $30,000 in each Arts and Disability Mentoring Initiative round.

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